5 days in Mumbai, Ajanta & Ellora Itinerary

5 days in Mumbai, Ajanta & Ellora Itinerary

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5 days in Mumbai, Ajanta & Ellora Itinerary

Start: Thrissur
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ellora
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Thrissur

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at What The Fun and then find something for the whole family at Red Carpet Wax Museum. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, wander the streets of Nariman Point, then wander the streets of Colaba, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip itinerary maker .

Thrissur to Mumbai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ajanta.

Things to do in Mumbai

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Colaba ©
Colaba
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

1
night
Ajanta

Ajanta ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ajanta trip builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Ajanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect nights in Ajanta to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Ellora.

Things to do in Ajanta

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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

1
night
Ellora

Ellora ©
Ellora is one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple caves complexes in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Maharashtra, India. To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ellora driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ajanta to Ellora by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ellora can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ellora

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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves

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