8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Nashik
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Bhimashankar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pune
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Goa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Aurangabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi


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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 18th (Tue), do a tasting at Sula Vineyards, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapileswara Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Nashik trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Nashik is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bhimashankar.

Things to do in Nashik

Historic Sites Wineries
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Sula Vineyards ©
Sula Vineyards

1
night
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 (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhimashankar Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bhimashankar road trip planner .

You can drive from Nashik to Bhimashankar in 4.5 hours. December in Bhimashankar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Pune.

Things to do in Bhimashankar

Historic Sites
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Bhimashankar Temple ©
Bhimashankar Temple

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.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Mahalaxmi Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasba Peth Ganpati Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Moreshwar Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pune itinerary builder website .

Drive from Bhimashankar to Pune in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple ©
Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple
Shri Mahalaxmi Mandir ©
Shri Mahalaxmi Mandir

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.
Get in touch with nature at Agonda Beach and Palolem Beach. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of Bom Jesus and St. Alex Church are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Baga Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mallikarjun Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Goa vacation tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Pune to Goa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Goa are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Goa

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Ellora Caves, steep yourself in history at Ellora Caves, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Chini Mahal, and finally delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Pithalkhora Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Ganj Masjid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dargah Baba Shah Muzafir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valley of the Sufi Saints, and finally enjoy some diversion at Wow Fun N Learn.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Aurangabad road trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Aurangabad takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Goa in December since evenings lows in Aurangabad dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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