32 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

32 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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32 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Nashik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Shirdi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Aurangabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Nagpur
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
6
Mahabaleshwar
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Ratnagiri
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Kolhapur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Pune
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Lonavala
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Mumbai
— 5 nights
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Nashik

Nashik ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple (in Ozar), Lake Vaitarna Waterfalls (in Igatpuri) and Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga (in Trimbak). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Sula Vineyards, admire the striking features of Kalaram Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Infant Jesus, Nashik, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Mandir Nashik.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashik trip planner.

Mumbai to Nashik is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shirdi.

Things to do in Nashik

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Vaitarna Waterfalls, Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple, Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Shirdi

Shirdi ©
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
Shirdi is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, get in on the family fun at Sai Teerth Theme Park, contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, and see the interesting displays at Dixit Wada Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shirdi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nashik to Shirdi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ajanta.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Vishwatmak Jangli Maharaj Ashram
Highlights from your plan
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Khandoba Mandir ©
Khandoba Mandir

1
night
Ajanta

Ajanta ©
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 6th (Sun): Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ajanta road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Shirdi to Ajanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. 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 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

2
nights
Aurangabad

Aurangabad ©
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 7th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, expand your understanding of the military at Daulatabad Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellora Caves, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chini Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Aurangabad Caves, admire the landmark architecture of Jain Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Baba Shah Muzafir, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aurangabad day trip planning website .

You can drive from Ajanta to Aurangabad in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Aurangabad can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nagpur.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Bibi Ka Maqbara ©
Bibi Ka Maqbara

3
nights
Nagpur

Nagpur ©
Located right in the center of the country, the relatively isolated Nagpur has remained off the typical tourist radar.
Get out of town with these interesting Nagpur side-trips: Ramtek (Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple & Ramtek Gad Mandir). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Arani River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Vyankatesh Temple, don't miss a visit to Koradi Temple, and steep yourself in history at Ambagarh Fort.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Nagpur trip itinerary app .

Getting from Aurangabad to Nagpur by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Nagpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Nagpur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ramtek
Highlights from your plan
Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple ©
Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple
Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi ©
Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi
Ramtek Gad Mandir ©
Ramtek Gad Mandir

3
nights
Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar ©
Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mahabaleshwar: Shivthar Ghal (in Raigad) and Table Land (in Panchgani). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church, explore the ancient world of Krishnabai Temple, and explore the activities along Venna Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mahabaleshwar vacation builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nagpur to Mahabaleshwar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ratnagiri.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shivthar Ghal, Table Land
Highlights from your plan
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri ©
Mango trees sway in the lush, fertile valleys surrounding Ratnagiri, a small city of around 76,000 on India's west coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ratnagiri: Ganpatipule (Ganapatipule Beach & Ganpatipule Temple). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ganeshghule Beach, take in breathtaking views at Bamanghal, make a trip to Jay Vinayak Temple Jaigad, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagwati Mandir.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ratnagiri driving holiday planner .

Drive from Mahabaleshwar to Ratnagiri in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Ratnagiri

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Ganpatipule
Highlights from your plan
Ganeshghule Beach ©
Ganeshghule Beach
Ganpatipule Temple ©
Ganpatipule Temple
Ganapatipule Beach ©
Ganapatipule Beach

2
nights
Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Gagangad, admire the sheer force of Ramtirth Waterfall, then admire the landmark architecture of Mahalaxmi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jyotiba Temple, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Radhanagari Dam. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Narsinhwadi Datta Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ancient Shri Kopeshwar Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Siddhagiri Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kolhapur road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ratnagiri to Kolhapur takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pune.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Radhanagari Dam ©
Radhanagari Dam
Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple
Ancient Shri Kopeshwar Temple ©
Ancient Shri Kopeshwar Temple

4
nights
Pune

Pune ©
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.
Pune is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, make a trip to Nagraj Mandir, hunt for treasures at Phule Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Shinde Chatri.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pune trip planning website .

Drive from Kolhapur to Pune in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lonavala.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Sinhagad Fort ©
Sinhagad Fort

3
nights
Lonavala

Lonavala ©
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lonavala: Imagica Theme Park (in Khopoli) and Uksan lake, kamshet (in Kamshet). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Della Adventure Park, get great views at Tiger’s Point, admire the striking features of Sudhagadh Fort, and see the interesting displays at Celebrity Wax Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lonavala online tour planner .

Getting from Pune to Lonavala by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lonavala can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Lonavala

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Uksan lake, kamshet, Imagica Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Imagica Theme Park ©
Imagica Theme Park
Della Adventure Park ©
Della Adventure Park
Lion's Point ©
Lion's Point

5
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take a stroll through Nariman Point, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai day trip website .

You can drive from Lonavala to Mumbai in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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