41 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

41 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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41 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, make a trip to Nagraj Mandir, admire the striking features of Shinde Chatri, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Phule Market.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pune travel planner.

Coimbatore to Pune is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Pune

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

4
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.
Step out of Aurangabad to go to Talyachi Wadi and see Tomb of Malik Ambar, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: Head underground at Ellora Caves, admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Pune to Aurangabad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Aurangabad are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Ajanta.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tomb of Malik Ambar, 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 1st (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To plan Ajanta vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Aurangabad to Ajanta takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Shirdi.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

4
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.
Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sai Teerth Theme Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi, examine the collection at Dixit Wada Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Lendi Baug.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Shirdi tour planning tool .

Drive from Ajanta to Shirdi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashik.

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

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.
Explore Nashik's surroundings by going to Deobandh Temple (in Khodala), Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple (in Ozar) and Gargoti Mineral Museum (in Sinnar). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Sula Vineyards, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Kalsubai, explore the fascinating underground world of Pandavleni Caves, and admire the striking features of Kalaram Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nashik tour planner.

You can drive from Shirdi to Nashik in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Nashik

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ahmednagar, Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple, Deobandh Temple, Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga, Gargoti Mineral Museum
Highlights from your plan
Vaitarna Dam ©
Vaitarna Dam
Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga ©
Sula Vineyards ©
Sula Vineyards

6
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 an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and cruise along Marine Drive.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mumbai trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Nashik to Mumbai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lonavala.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

4
nights
Lonavala

Lonavala ©
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Go for a jaunt from Lonavala to Khopoli to see Imagica Theme Park about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Della Adventure Park, steep yourself in history at Lohagad Fort, explore the activities along Pawna Lake, and see the interesting displays at Celebrity Wax Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lonavala trip builder site .

Drive from Mumbai to Lonavala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Lonavala, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ganpatipule.

Things to do in Lonavala

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, 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

3
nights
Ganpatipule

Ganpatipule ©
Famous for its pristine beaches and namesake temple, Ganpatipule offers tourists a blissful getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Ganpatipule side-trips: Ratnagiri (Karhateshwar Temple, Thiba Palace, & more) and Marleshwar Temple (in Sangameshwar). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganpatipule Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Arey Ware Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ganapatipule Beach, and make a trip to Jay Vinayak Temple Jaigad.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ganpatipule online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lonavala to Ganpatipule in 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Ganpatipule

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ratnagiri, Marleshwar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Ganpatipule Temple ©
Ganpatipule Temple
Ganeshghule Beach ©
Ganeshghule Beach
Ganapatipule Beach ©
Ganapatipule Beach

4
nights
Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kolhapur: Sangli (Ganapati Temple, Sangmeshwar Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Mahalaxmi Temple, see the interesting displays at Siddhagiri Museum, admire the sheer force of Ramtirth Waterfall, and admire the engineering at Radhanagari Dam.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kolhapur holiday planning app .

You can drive from Ganpatipule to Kolhapur in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Explore Mahabaleshwar's surroundings by going to Pratapgad Fort (in Satara) and Panchgani (Parsi Point, Sydney Point, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, take some stellar pictures from Arthur's Seat, take in the dramatic scenery at Lingmala Waterfall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishnabai Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mahabaleshwar driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kolhapur to Mahabaleshwar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Panchgani, Kate's Point
Highlights from your plan
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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