5 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

5 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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5 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Kolhapur
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Ajanta
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

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Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
On the 16th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Nagaon Beach, contemplate the long history of Maharaja's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Mahalaxmi Temple, and finally explore the activities along Rankala Lake.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolhapur online trip itinerary maker .

Mumbai to Kolhapur is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Nagaon Beach
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Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple
Nagaon Beach ©
Nagaon Beach
Rankala Lake ©
Rankala Lake

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.
On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Dixit Wada Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkamai Masjid, contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khandoba Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shirdi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kolhapur to Shirdi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Ajanta.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Museums
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Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Baba's Chavadi ©
Baba's Chavadi

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night
Ajanta

Ajanta ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwar Mandir and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ajanta trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Shirdi to Ajanta by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ajanta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ajanta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Omkareshwar Mandir
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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