8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Goa
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Pune
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Bhimashankar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Nashik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Pandharpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Kolhapur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Goa

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bull Temple, walk around Cubbon Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru road trip planning tool .

Goa to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Bengaluru. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Sinhagad Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasba Peth Ganpati Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parasnath Jain Tirth, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pune trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Bengaluru to Pune in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bhimashankar.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Sinhagad Fort ©
Sinhagad Fort
Parasnath Jain Tirth ©
Parasnath Jain Tirth

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Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar ©
Bhīmāshankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine located 50 km northwest of Khed (alias Rajguru Nagar), near Pune, in India. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Bhimashankar Jyotirling Mandir.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bhimashankar trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pune to Bhimashankar in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Bhimashankar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nashik.

Things to do in Bhimashankar

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Shree Bhimashankar Jyotirling Mandir ©

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Nashik

Nashik ©
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.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the striking features of Kalaram Temple, do a tasting at Sula Vineyards, then explore the galleries of WeGo Art Gallery & Art Exhibition, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Pandavleni Caves.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nashik journey planner .

Traveling by car from Bhimashankar to Nashik takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Nashik

Historic Sites Wineries Parks
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Kalaram Temple ©
Kalaram Temple
Sula Vineyards ©
Sula Vineyards
WeGo Art Gallery & Art Exhibition ©
WeGo Art Gallery & Art Exhibition

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Shirdi trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Nashik to Shirdi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Pandharpur.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

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Pandharpur

Pandharpur ©
Pandharpur is a well known pilgrimage town on the banks of Bhimā river in Solāpur district, Maharashtra, India. On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Pandharpur, Sri Sri Radha Pandharinath Temple, then make a trip to Kaikadi Maharaj Math, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pandharpur trip website .

Traveling by car from Shirdi to Pandharpur takes 6.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Pandharpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Pandharpur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kaikadi Maharaj Math ©
Kaikadi Maharaj Math

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Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Siddhagiri Museum, then admire the sheer force of Ramtirth Waterfall, then make a trip to Gagangad, and finally admire the striking features of Mahalaxmi Temple.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kolhapur sightseeing planner.

Drive from Pandharpur to Kolhapur in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Siddhagiri Museum ©
Siddhagiri Museum
Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple

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