7 days in Shimla & Aurangabad District Itinerary

7 days in Shimla & Aurangabad District Itinerary

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7 days in Shimla & Aurangabad District Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
2
Ajanta
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Aurangabad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Pune

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
For shopping fun, head to Image Art Gallery or Lakkar Bazaar. Visit Tara Devi Temple and Jakhu Temple for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan), Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra) and Craignano (in Mashobra). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Kotkhai Palace, and appreciate the views at The Glen.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Shimla online itinerary builder .

Pune to Shimla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ajanta.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Grave of Barog, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Craignano, Mahamai Temple
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ajanta trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Ajanta takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Ajanta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Ajanta

Nature Parks
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for gifts at Himroo Fabrics, then Head underground at Aurangabad Caves, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellora Caves, and finally explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Aurangabad online trip maker .

You can drive from Ajanta to Aurangabad in 3 hours. October in Aurangabad sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
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Himroo Fabrics ©
Himroo Fabrics
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Aurangabad Caves ©
Aurangabad Caves

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