51 days in Western India Itinerary

51 days in Western India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mangalore
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Aurangabad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Ajanta
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Udaipur
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Kumbhalgarh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Pushkar
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Ranthambore National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  3 h
8
Jaipur
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
9
Jaisalmer
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
10
Jodhpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
11
Ahmedabad
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
12
Pune
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Kolhapur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
14
Goa
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h
End: Mangalore

4
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, take a stroll through Dharavi, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mumbai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Mangalore to Mumbai is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Walking tours
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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 3rd (Sun), deepen your knowledge of military history at Daulatabad Fort, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ellora Caves, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Baba Shah Muzafir, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Himroo Fabrics, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad trip planner.

Getting from Mumbai to Aurangabad by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aurangabad: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ajanta.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Spas Nature

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 5th (Tue), Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ajanta trip planner.

You can drive from Aurangabad to Ajanta in 3 hours. In May in Ajanta, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Ajanta

Nature Parks
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

5
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Change things up with a short trip to Art Haveli in Delwara (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, stop by Gothwal Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_understanding_of_the_past_and_present_with a heritage tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Udaipur trip builder website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ajanta to Udaipur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Udaipur sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kumbhalgarh.

Things to do in Udaipur

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Art Haveli
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

2
nights
Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh ©
Although many Kumbhalgarh tours revolve around distinctive historical and cultural heritage, there are still plenty of things to do for those pursuing great outdoors, such as trekking and camping.
On the 11th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Kumbhalgarh Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammadev Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Ganga Govrdhan Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Falna Swarna Jain Tirth - Golden Jain Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Charbhuja Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranakpur Jain Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumbhalgarh driving holiday planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kumbhalgarh can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pushkar.

Things to do in Kumbhalgarh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ranakpur Jain Temple, Shri Falna Swarna Jain Tirth - Golden Jain Temple, Charbhuja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kumbhalgarh Fort ©
Kumbhalgarh Fort
Ranakpur Jain Temple ©
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Ganga Govrdhan Museum ©
Ganga Govrdhan Museum

3
nights
Pushkar

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pushkar: Ajmer (Subhash Park & Dargah Shariff). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Pushkar Lake, get your game on at Xcapade Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahma Temple, and view the masterpieces at Vikas Handicrafts.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pushkar journey planner.

You can drive from Kumbhalgarh to Pushkar in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Pushkar

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ajmer, Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Xcapade Adventures ©
Xcapade Adventures
Pushkar Lake ©
Pushkar Lake
Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff

1
night
Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park ©
Named for the historic fortress it contains, Ranthambore National Park remains one of the best places to view tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ranthambore Fort and then identify plant and animal life at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ranthambore National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Pushkar to Ranthambore National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ranthambore Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve ©
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort

7
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Change things up with a short trip to Chhipa Textile in Bagru (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur sightseeing tool.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Ranthambore National Park to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Chhipa Textile
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

5
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Spend the 24th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amar Sagar Jain Temple, look for gifts at Shayama Cashmere Store, and admire the landmark architecture of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer day trip site.

Getting from Jaipur to Jaisalmer by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort

3
nights
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Jodhpur is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, admire the masterpieces at Ganesh Handicrafts, make a trip to Ghanta Ghar, and see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

4
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ahmedabad: Vadodara (EME Temple & Lukshmi Vilas Palace) and Utkanteshwar Mahadev Temple (in Kheda). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, delve into the distant past at Ambapur Stepwell, take a leisurely stroll along Sabarmati Riverfront, and admire the striking features of Adalaj Stepwell.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ahmedabad trip builder app.

You can fly from Jodhpur to Ahmedabad in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 50°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vadodara, Utkanteshwar Mahadev Temple
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Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home ©
Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home
Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles
Jami Masjid ©
Jami Masjid

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.
Step out of Pune with an excursion to Della Adventure Park in Lonavala--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, identify plant and animal life at Kranti Flamingo Point, examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and hunt for treasures at Phule Market.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pune day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ahmedabad to Pune takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Della Adventure Park
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Shinde Chatri ©
Shinde Chatri

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Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
Get out of town with these interesting Kolhapur side-trips: Sangli (Dandoba Hills Forest Preserve & Sangmeshwar Temple). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mahalaxmi Temple, don't miss a visit to Gagangad, delve into the distant past at Ramling Caves Temple, Palsambe, and examine the collection at Siddhagiri Museum.

Find out how to plan Kolhapur trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Pune to Kolhapur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Kolhapur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sangli
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Ancient Shri Kopeshwar Temple ©
Ancient Shri Kopeshwar Temple
Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple
Siddhagiri Museum ©
Siddhagiri Museum

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Goa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kolhapur to Goa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Goa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Goa

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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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