34 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

34 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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34 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lonavala (Della Adventure Park, Lion's Point, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, step into the grandiose world of Sinhagad Fort, examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and admire the striking features of Shinde Chatri.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pune trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Pune. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nagpur.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lonavala
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Della Adventure Park ©
Della Adventure Park

3
nights
Nagpur

Nagpur ©
Located right in the center of the country, the relatively isolated Nagpur has remained off the typical tourist radar.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ramtek (Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple & Ramtek Gad Mandir). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Manav Mandir, contemplate the waterfront views at Arani River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Vyankatesh Temple, and take in the views from Ram Jhula.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nagpur road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Pune to Nagpur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Nagpur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Nagpur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ramtek
Highlights from your plan
Ramtek Gad Mandir ©
Ramtek Gad Mandir
Bohra Masjid Mosque ©
Bohra Masjid Mosque
Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple ©
Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple

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.
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellora Caves, and then delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Baba Shah Muzafir, take some stellar pictures from Mhaismal, then admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, and finally stop by Paithani Silk Weaving Center.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad sightseeing site .

Traveling by flight from Nagpur to Aurangabad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Aurangabad, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ajanta.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Nature Spas

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ajanta attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Aurangabad to Ajanta takes 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Ajanta

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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 Shirdi, contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, and see the interesting displays at Dixit Wada Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shirdi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ajanta to Shirdi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashik.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Shri Saibaba Tapobhumi Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Khandoba Mandir ©
Khandoba Mandir

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashik: Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple (in Ozar), Deobandh Temple (in Khodala) and Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga (in Trimbak). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Sula Vineyards, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Infant Jesus, Nashik, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Mandir Nashik, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lake Vaitarna Waterfalls.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nashik trip planner .

You can drive from Shirdi to Nashik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mumbai.

Things to do in Nashik

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, take a stroll through Nariman Point, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai online tour planner .

You can drive from Nashik to Mumbai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Raigad.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

3
nights
Raigad

Raigad ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Khopoli (Imagica Snow Park & Imagica Theme Park), Shri Ballaleshwar Ashtvinayak Temple (in Nagothane) and Kashid Beach (in Kashid).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Raigad day trip planning tool .

Getting from Mumbai to Raigad by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Raigad are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ratnagiri.

Things to do in Raigad

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khopoli, Kashid Beach, Shri Ballaleshwar Ashtvinayak Temple
Highlights from your plan
Imagica Theme Park ©
Imagica Theme Park
Kashid Beach
Kashid Beach
Shri Ballaleshwar Ashtvinayak Temple ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ratnagiri: Ganpatipule (Ganpatipule Temple & Ganapatipule Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ganeshghule Beach, appreciate the history behind Patitpavan Mandir, don't miss a visit to Jay Vinayak Temple Jaigad, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swami Swaroopanand Samadhi Math.

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

You can drive from Raigad to Ratnagiri in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive 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

3
nights
Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kolhapur: Sangli (Dandoba Hills Forest Preserve, Irwin Bridge, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mahalaxmi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramtirth Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ancient Shri Kopeshwar Temple, and make a trip to Gagangad.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kolhapur trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Ratnagiri to Kolhapur in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Sangli
Highlights from your plan
Radhanagari Dam ©
Radhanagari Dam
Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple
Ancient Shri Kopeshwar Temple ©
Ancient Shri Kopeshwar Temple

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Table Land in Panchgani (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, delve into the distant past at Krishnabai Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Lingmala Waterfall, and take some stellar pictures from Elephant's Head Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mahabaleshwar online trip builder .

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 13th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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