8 days in Mahabaleshwar, Shirdi & Lonavala Itinerary

8 days in Mahabaleshwar, Shirdi & Lonavala Itinerary

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8 days in Mahabaleshwar, Shirdi & Lonavala Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Shirdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lonavala
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Bhubaneswar

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Atibaleshwar madir, get great views at Arthur's Seat, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, then explore the activities along Venna Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mahabaleshwar vacation planning site .

Bhubaneswar to Mahabaleshwar is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Table Land
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Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
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 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, and then find something for the whole family at Sai Teerth Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of House of Laxmibai Shinde, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khandoba Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkamai Masjid, then examine the collection at Dixit Wada Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyan Thirth, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Shirdi Saibaba Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Shirdi online holiday planner .

You can drive from Mahabaleshwar to Shirdi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lonavala.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Dixit Wada Museum ©
Dixit Wada Museum

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nights
Lonavala

Lonavala ©
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Explore Lonavala's surroundings by going to Imagica Theme Park (in Khopoli), Karnala Bird Sanctuary (in Karnala) and Independence Point (in Mulshi). There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Della Adventure Park and get great views at Lion's Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lonavala tour planner.

You can drive from Shirdi to Lonavala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Lonavala can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lonavala

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Independence Point, Imagica Theme Park, Karnala Bird Sanctuary
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Independence Point ©
Independence Point
Karnala Bird Sanctuary ©
Karnala Bird Sanctuary
Imagica Theme Park ©
Imagica Theme Park

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