35 days in India Itinerary

35 days in India Itinerary

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35 days in India Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Pune
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Mahabaleshwar
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Lonavala
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 24 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Sundarbans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maruti Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Upasani Kanyakumari Sthan, contemplate the long history of House of Laxmibai Shinde, then view the masterpieces at Shree Sai Hemant Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Adul Baba Cottage, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyan Thirth, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shirdi online trip maker .

Toronto, Canada to Shirdi is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Shirdi is 10 hours. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pune.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Dixit Wada Museum ©
Dixit Wada Museum
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Tamhini Ghat and then admire the sheer force of Devkund Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pune trip planner .

You can drive from Shirdi to Pune in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Pune

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tamhini Ghat ©
Tamhini Ghat
Devkund Waterfall ©
Devkund Waterfall

1
day
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.
To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mahabaleshwar online route planner .

You can drive from Pune to Mahabaleshwar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lonavala.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Connaught Peak ©
Connaught Peak
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake

few
hours
Lonavala

Lonavala ©
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Lonavala trip app .

Getting from Mahabaleshwar to Lonavala by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lonavala are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Lonavala

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bhaja Caves ©
Bhaja Caves
Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum ©
Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
For shopping fun, head to Colaba Causeway or High Street Phoenix. Get outdoors at Marine Drive and SMART Eco Park. Get out of town with these interesting Mumbai side-trips: Goregaon (Aarey Colony & Oberoi Mall). There's lots more to do: stop by Charagh Din Shirts, browse the different shops at Phoenix Marketcity, tour the water at your own pace with India Boats, and steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lonavala to Mumbai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

SMART Eco Park, Inorbit Mall Vashi
Highlights from your plan
Colaba Causeway ©
Colaba Causeway
Red Carpet Wax Museum ©
Red Carpet Wax Museum

24
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New Market and Sunshine. Head to Quest Mall and Park Streetfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Kolkata (Calcutta): Howrah (Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Avani Riverside Mall, & more), Bandel (in Hooghly) and Chandannagar (The Strand, Nandadulal Temple, & more). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Keibul Lamjao National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, browse the different shops at Forum Courtyard, take in the spiritual surroundings of Belur Math, and get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In October in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sundarbans National Park.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Howrah, Bishnupur, Chandannagar, Hooghly, Belur Math
Highlights from your plan
Belur Math ©
Belur Math
Birla Temple ©
Birla Temple
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Sundarbans National Park

Sundarbans National Park ©
To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sundarbans National Park vacation maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Sundarbans National Park. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sundarbans National Park

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hiron Point ©
Hiron Point

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