31 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

31 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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Mumbai
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lonavala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pune
— 4 nights
Drive
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Satara
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kolhapur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mahabaleshwar
— 4 nights
Taxi to Pune, Fly to Nasik
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Nashik
— 4 nights
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Ajanta
— 1 night
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Aurangabad
— 2 nights
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Mumbai

— 4 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Step out of Mumbai with an excursion to Juma Masjid in Navi Mumbai--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai road trip planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Mumbai. In October, daytime highs in Mumbai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lonavala.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Lonavala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum and then find something for the whole family at Della Adventure Park. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Imagicaa.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lonavala road trip planning tool.

Getting from Mumbai to Lonavala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pune.

Things to do in Lonavala

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Pune

— 4 nights

Oxford of the East

Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pune: Pimpri-Chinchwad (Mata Vaishno Devi Temple & Swasti Yoga Centre). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, visit Invato Travel, hunt for treasures at Phule Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Shinde Chatri.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pune trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lonavala to Pune takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Satara.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Transportation

Side Trip

Satara

— 6 nights
Tourism in Satara flourishes due to its main attraction, the Kaas Plateau--a World Heritage-listed "Valley of Flowers" teeming with wild, colorful blossoms.
Step out of Satara with an excursion to Krishna Koyna Pritisangam in Karad--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Thoseghar Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Yamai Devi, Sakhargadnivasini Temple, Kinhai Village, Satara, Maharashtra, explore the striking landscape at Kaas Pathar - Valley of Flowers, and relax in the rural setting at Chalkewadi Windmill Farms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Satara trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Pune to Satara takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Satara

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kolhapur

— 3 nights

Karveer

Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
Take a break from Kolhapur with a short trip to Masai Plateau in Injole, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mahalaxmi Temple, examine the collection at Kaneri Math, admire the natural beauty at National Flag Garden, and steep yourself in history at Maharaja's Palace.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kolhapur attractions planning app.

Drive from Satara to Kolhapur in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mahabaleshwar

— 4 nights
Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
You've now added Shivkalin Khedegaon to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mahabaleshwar: Panchgani (Devrai Art Village, Table Land, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, take some stellar pictures from Elphinstone Point, experience rural life at Laxmi Strawberry Farm, and explore the activities along Venna Lake.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabaleshwar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kolhapur to Mahabaleshwar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashik.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Nashik

— 4 nights

Wine Capital of India

Whether you want to tour important religious sites or explore the city's 22 wineries, you'll have no shortage of things to do in Nashik.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashik: Shirdi (Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, &more) and Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga (in Trimbak). The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at Sauyoga, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brahmagiri Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Nashik, Sri Sri Radha Madan Gopal Temple, and explore the fascinating underground world of Pandavleni Caves.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Nashik day trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mahabaleshwar to Nashik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ajanta.

Things to do in Nashik

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Ajanta

— 1 night
World-famous for its spellbinding prayer halls and cave temples carved into a horseshoe-shaped rock face, Ajanta lies in a mountainous region of a remote river valley.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ajanta trip planner.

You can drive from Nashik to Ajanta in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In October in Ajanta, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Ajanta

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Aurangabad

— 2 nights

City of Gates

A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, then delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort, and finally get great views at Mhaismal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhadra Maruti, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ellora Caves, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aurangabad tour website.

You can drive from Ajanta to Aurangabad in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Aurangabad are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Maharashtra travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Monuments · Architectural Buildings
Packed with some of India's top attractions, Maharashtra stretches from the country's western coast to its central section, encompassing equally varied landscapes and climates. Home to the most industrialized region in India, this sprawling state also boasts thriving agricultural and tourism sectors. Begin your tour of Maharashtra in Mumbai, India's commercial capital and hub of the successful Bollywood film and TV industries. Beyond this immense, cosmopolitan city, you can explore Buddhist caves, ancient temple complexes, modern beach resorts, national parks, and pleasant hill stations that the European colonists used as summer retreats.