8 days in Aurangabad, Shirdi & Mumbai Itinerary

8 days in Aurangabad, Shirdi & Mumbai Itinerary

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8 days in Aurangabad, Shirdi & Mumbai Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Aurangabad
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

3
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.
Ellora Caves and Gurudwara Bhai Saheb Bhai Daya Singh Ji Bhai Dharam Singh Ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Ajanta Caves and Gautala Autramghat Sanctuary. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Daulatabad Fort, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Himroo Fabrics, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aurangabad trip maker app .

Bengaluru to Aurangabad is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Aurangabad, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ajanta Caves, Gautala Autramghat Sanctuary, Daulatabad Fort
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort

1
night
Shirdi

Shirdi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi, browse the exhibits of Shree Sai Hemant Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyan Thirth, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir, then examine the collection at Dixit Wada Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkamai Masjid, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Shirdi online holiday planner .

You can drive from Aurangabad to Shirdi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Mumbai.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Visiting Chowpatty Beach and Marine Drive will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Dharavi, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mumbai vacation planner .

Drive from Shirdi to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Mumbai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Museums Outdoors
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Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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