8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  2 h
1
Pune
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Lonavala
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Mahabaleshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Goa
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Indore

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Mahalaxmi Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Moreshwar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ayyappa Temple, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Phule Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Mandir, stop by Studio Coppre Pvt Ltd, then examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON NVCC Temple, and finally examine the collection at Darshan Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Pune trip planner .

Indore to Pune is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lonavala.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
ISKCON NVCC Temple ©
ISKCON NVCC Temple
Sri Balaji Mandir ©
Sri Balaji Mandir

1
night
Lonavala

The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Lohagad Fort, and then look for gifts at A-1 Chikki.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lonavala day trip site .

Traveling by car from Pune to Lonavala takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Lonavala sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Lonavala

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lohagad Fort ©
Lohagad Fort
A-1 Chikki ©
A-1 Chikki

1
night
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 10th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, delve into the distant past at Krishnabai Temple, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mapro Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mahabaleshwar trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites
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Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Krishnabai Temple ©
Krishnabai Temple

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Escape the urban bustle at Agonda Beach and Animal Shelter Agonda. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Goa and Basilica of Bom Jesus. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Margao Market, and look for gifts at Sheek Emporium.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Goa trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Mahabaleshwar to Goa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Goa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

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