7 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

7 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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7 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Pune
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
4
Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Aurangabad
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Chennai

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hours
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.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Mandir, see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Pune trip planning tool .

Chennai to Pune is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Sri Balaji Mandir ©
Sri Balaji Mandir
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

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nights
Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar ©
Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the activities along Venna Lake, contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, then get great views at Arthur's Seat, then delve into the distant past at Krishnabai Temple, and finally explore and take pictures at Laxmi Strawberry Farm. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, then make a trip to Kate's Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lingmala Waterfall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Table Land.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mahabaleshwar tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Pune to Mahabaleshwar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kate's Point, Table Land
Highlights from your plan
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 10th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Nariman Point, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Masjid.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mahabaleshwar to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Ajanta.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Juma Masjid
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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 12th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ajanta tour itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Ajanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mumbai in September since evenings lows in Ajanta dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Ajanta

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort, explore the fascinating underground world of Ellora Caves, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aurangabad sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Ajanta to Aurangabad takes 3 hours. September in Aurangabad sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort

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