60 days in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh & Gujarat Itinerary

60 days in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh & Gujarat Itinerary

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Mumbai
— 5 nights
Fly
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Aurangabad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lonavala
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pune
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mahabaleshwar
— 5 nights
Taxi to Pune, Fly to Indore
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Indore
— 3 nights
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Ujjain
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bhopal
— 5 nights
Drive
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Khajuraho
— 5 nights
Train to Bhopal Jn, Fly to Vadodara
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Vadodara
— 4 nights
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Ahmedabad
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bhuj
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dwarka
— 2 nights
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Mumbai

— 5 nights

Gateway to India

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: make a trip to Gateway of India, stop by Colaba, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai holiday planning website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Mumbai. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aurangabad: Ajanta Caves (in Ajanta) and Shirdi (Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, Dwarkamai Masjid, &more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Ellora Caves, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Aurangabad road trip planning website.

Getting from Mumbai to Aurangabad by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in January, Aurangabad is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Lonavala.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Lonavala

— 5 nights
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lonavala: 19 Degree North, Adventure Park (in Aamby Valley City), Raigad (Sarasgad & Kondana Caves) and Imagicaa (in Khopoli). The adventure continues: get great views at Lion's Point, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at A-1 Chikki, and find something for the whole family at Della Adventure Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lonavala travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Aurangabad to Lonavala takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. January in Lonavala sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Pune.

Things to do in Lonavala

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Pune

— 5 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.
Pune is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Shinde Chatri, make a trip to Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Sinhagad Fort.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pune itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Lonavala to Pune in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mahabaleshwar: Vasota Fort (in Satara), Raigad (Shivthar Ghal, TaKmok Tok, &more) and Table Land (in Panchgani). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, pause for some photo ops at Shivkalin Khedegaon, explore the activities along Venna Lake, and get great views at Arthur's Seat.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mahabaleshwar, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Pune to Mahabaleshwar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Indore.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Indore

— 3 nights

Street Food Capital of India

The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Indore is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarafa Bazaar, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalay, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Indore trip planner.

Getting from Mahabaleshwar to Indore by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Indore can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ujjain.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Ujjain

— 5 nights

City of Temples

The capital of one of the region's ancient kingdoms, Ujjain lost some of its political and cultural importance during the years of the Raj.
Step out of Ujjain to go to Dewas and see Maa Chamunda Temple, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kal Bhairav Temple, head outdoors with Mahakaleshwar, and gain insight at Sandipani Ashram.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ujjain online travel planner.

Drive from Indore to Ujjain in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Bhopal.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bhopal

— 5 nights

City of Lakes

A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Explore Bhopal's surroundings by going to Raisen (Bhimbetka Caves & Raisen Fort) and Sanchi (Sanchi Stupas, Western Gate, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, make a trip to Taj Mahal Palace, head outdoors with Flying Fox, and admire the landmark architecture of Birla Mandir.

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You can drive from Ujjain to Bhopal in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Bhopal

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Khajuraho

— 5 nights
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
Venture out of the city with trips to Raneh Falls (in Chhatarpur), Mahamati Prannathji Temple (in Panna) and Janwaar Castle (in Panna Tiger Reserve). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple, admire the striking features of Devi Jagdamba Temple, and see the interesting displays at Dhubela Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Khajuraho holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bhopal to Khajuraho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vadodara.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Vadodara

— 4 nights

The Cultured City

Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
Get out of town with these interesting Vadodara side-trips: Manilaxmi Jain Tirth (in Anand), Khunia Mahadev (in Halol) and Bharuch (Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Guman Dev Mandir Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Lukshmi Vilas Palace, stroll around Sayaji Baug, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alkapuri Haveli, and admire the natural beauty at Nimeta Garden.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Khajuraho to Vadodara in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Vadodara

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ahmedabad

— 5 nights

Manchester of India

The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shree Ranchhodray Ji Mandir (in Kheda) and Capital Complex (in Gandhinagar). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, admire the striking features of Adalaj Stepwell, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sidi Saeed Mosque, and examine the collection at Auto World Vintage Car Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ahmedabad day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vadodara to Ahmedabad in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Ahmedabad are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Bhuj.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bhuj

— 5 nights
Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kutch (Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary & Anchorwala Ahinsha Dham), Mandvi (Mazar-e-Noorani & Jain Temple) and Vasai Jain Temple (in Mundra). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating landscape at White Desert Of Kutch, examine the collection at Vande Mataram Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddha Shree Dhoramnath Monastery, and look for gifts at Traditional Rogan Art.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bhuj trip planner.

Drive from Ahmedabad to Bhuj in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Bhuj, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dwarka.

Things to do in Bhuj

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Dwarka

— 2 nights
Way out west, the small city of Dwarka has a long history of pilgrimage, as a place central to Hindu mythology and belief.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple, then don't miss a visit to Shree Dwarkadhish Temple, and finally make a trip to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dwarka. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Beyt Dwarika, then kick back and relax at Okha-Madhi Beach, and then make a trip to Sudama Setu (Sudama Bridge).

Before you visit Dwarka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Bhuj to Dwarka by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Dwarka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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.

Madhya Pradesh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · History Museums
The Heart of India; The Heart of Incredible India; MP
Centrally located in the subcontinent, Madhya Pradesh has been the crossroads of cultures and influences--Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim alike--throughout its history. Things to see in Madhya Pradesh include ancient stone temple complexes with impressive towers and intricate erotic carvings, historic forts, elaborate mosques, and UNESCO-protected Mesolithic stone paintings. With a subtropical climate and 30 per cent of its territory covered by forest, the province offers numerous scenic hikes with waterfalls, hills, and rivulets to admire. Straddling the Narmada River, which runs through a magnificent marble gorge, Madhya Pradesh also abounds with wildlife and nature reserves. Visit the national park with the highest population density of tigers in the world, and see other magnificent animals while you're at it. Take a dip in one of the sacred rivers and sample regional cuisine rich with spices and exotic flavors.

Gujarat travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
Busily scurrying between popular Rajasthan and Mumbai, most tourists skip a stop at Gujarat, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. Still off the well-beaten path, the region retains much of its bucolic charm, best glimpsed by visiting tiny tribal villages where the locals weave, dye, and embroider arguably the finest textiles available in India. Aside from the obvious cultural appeal, a tour of Gujarat ensures plenty of chances to come face-to-face with the unique regional wildlife, which includes many species of migratory birds and the last of the endangered Asiatic lions.