60 days in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh & Bhopal Itinerary

60 days in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh & Bhopal Itinerary

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Mumbai
— 6 nights
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Lonavala
— 5 nights
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Pune
— 7 nights
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Mahabaleshwar
— 5 nights
Taxi to Pune, Fly to Nashik
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Nashik
— 6 nights
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Shirdi
— 5 nights
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Aurangabad
— 4 nights
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Jagdalpur
— 3 nights
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Durg
— 3 nights
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Bilaspur
— 3 nights
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Raipur
— 5 nights
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Bhopal
— 6 nights
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Mumbai

— 6 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mumbai: Shiv Temple (in Ambarnath), Thane (Shri Bhuvan Bhanu Jain Manas Mandir Tirtha & Bene Israel Cemetery) and Sai Vasan Shah Darbar (in Ulhasnagar). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Mumbai. In March in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lonavala.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Lonavala

— 5 nights
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lonavala: Khopoli (Imagicaa & Imagica Water Park), Sarasgad (in Raigad) and Mahad Ganpati Temple (in Mahad). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Della Adventure Park, look for gifts at A-1 Chikki, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take some stellar pictures from Lion's Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lonavala travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Mumbai to Lonavala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lonavala can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pune.

Things to do in Lonavala

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Pune

— 7 nights

Oxford of the East

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bird Valley Udyan in Pimpri-Chinchwad (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, admire the striking features of Shinde Chatri, hunt for treasures at Phule Market, and try out the rides at Skyjumper Trampoline Park - Pune.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pune road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lonavala to Pune takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mahabaleshwar

— 5 nights
Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mahabaleshwar: Panchgani (Table Land & Devrai Art Village) and Satara (Shri Uttar Chidambaram Nataraja Mandir & Yamai Devi, Sakhargadnivasini Temple, Kinhai Village, Satara, Maharashtra). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, delve into the distant past at Krishnabai Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atibaleshwar madir, and explore the activities along Venna Lake.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahabaleshwar online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Pune to Mahabaleshwar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nashik.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Nashik

— 6 nights

Wine Capital of India

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashik: Gondeshwar Temple (in Sinnar) and Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga (in Trimbak). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Sula Vineyards, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Swami Samartha Kendra, browse the exhibits of WeGo Art Gallery & Art Exhibition, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Infant Jesus, Nashik.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashik online journey planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mahabaleshwar to Nashik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shirdi.

Things to do in Nashik

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Shirdi

— 5 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shirdi: Kopargaon (Saidham Temple & Vishwatmak Jangli Maharaj Ashram) and Ahmednagar (St. John's Catholic Church & Agastya Rishi Ashram). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, see the interesting displays at Dixit Wada Museum, contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lendi Baug.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shirdi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Nashik to Shirdi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Aurangabad

— 4 nights

City of Gates

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aurangabad: Ajanta Caves (in Ajanta) and Tomb of Malik Ambar (in Talyachi Wadi). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Ellora Caves, admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, and stop by Paithani Silk Weaving Center.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aurangabad trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Shirdi to Aurangabad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Aurangabad, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jagdalpur.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Jagdalpur

— 3 nights
Jagdalpur is a city in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Explore Jagdalpur's surroundings by going to Kanger Valley National Park (Tirathgarh Falls & Chitrakote Falls) and Tiratgarh Falls (in Bastar). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Danteshwari Temple, delve into the lush surroundings at Kanger Valley National Park, examine the collection at Zonal Anthropological Museum, and admire the sheer force of Chitradhara Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jagdalpur trip planner.

You can drive from Aurangabad to Jagdalpur in 18 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Durg.

Things to do in Jagdalpur

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durg

— 3 nights
Durg is a Beautiful major city Of Chhattisgarh state,east of the Seonath River (Shivnath River) and is part of the Durg-Bhilai urban agglomeration. When in Durg, make a side trip to see Mata Sheetala Devi Shakti Peetha in Rajnandgaon, approximately Rajnandgaon away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, get to know the resident critters at Maitri Bagh, don't miss a visit to Chandi Mandir, and pause for some photo ops at Pioneers' Monument.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Durg travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jagdalpur to Durg in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bilaspur.

Things to do in Durg

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bilaspur

— 3 nights
Bilaspur is a city in Bilaspur District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, situated 133 km (83 miles) north of the state capital, Naya Raipur. Take a break from Bilaspur with a short trip to Kori Dam in Parsada, about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shitla Mandir, browse the different shops at Rama Magneto - The Mall, steep yourself in history at Mahamaya Devi Temple, and admire the engineering at Kutaghat Dam.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bilaspur day trip planning app.

You can drive from Durg to Bilaspur in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Raipur.

Things to do in Bilaspur

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Raipur

— 5 nights
The administrative capital of Chhattisgarh state, scorching hot Raipur offers more in the way of government and business buildings than tourist attractions.
Explore Raipur's surroundings by going to Sirpur (Surang Tila & Laxman Temple) and Lakshman Temple (in Mahasamund). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Udanti Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Purkhouti Muktangan, and buy something for everyone on your list at Magneto - The Mall.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Raipur day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bilaspur to Raipur in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Raipur

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bhopal

— 6 nights

City of Lakes

A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Bhopal side-trips: Sanchi (Sanchi Stupa No. 2, Northern Gate, &more), Bhimbetka Caves (in Raisen) and Bhojeshwar Temple (in Bhojpur). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, make a trip to Taj Mahal Palace, take an in-depth tour of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind, and brush up on your military savvy at Yodhasthal.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bhopal trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Raipur to Bhopal. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bhopal

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Maharashtra travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Monuments · Architectural Buildings
Packed with some of India's top attractions, Maharashtra stretches from the country's western coast to its central section, encompassing equally varied landscapes and climates. Home to the most industrialized region in India, this sprawling state also boasts thriving agricultural and tourism sectors. Begin your tour of Maharashtra in Mumbai, India's commercial capital and hub of the successful Bollywood film and TV industries. Beyond this immense, cosmopolitan city, you can explore Buddhist caves, ancient temple complexes, modern beach resorts, national parks, and pleasant hill stations that the European colonists used as summer retreats.

Chhattisgarh travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Sacred & Religious Sites · Waterfalls
Situated in the heart of India with three national parks and 11 wildlife sanctuaries, Chhattisgarh offers a real treat for nature lovers. Tourism in Chhattisgarh focuses on the state's natural and tribal diversity with tours of ancient caves, Hindu and Buddhist temples, picturesque palaces, and villages with India's oldest tribal communities. Countless ecotourism attractions lie tucked away amidst dense tropical forests, abundant in the national sal tree, waterfalls, hot springs, and parks sheltering tigers, langur monkeys, wild boars, and wild buffalos. Sample some of the traditional cuisine on your tour of Chhattisgarh, including sweet jalebis.