8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Pune
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Mahabaleshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
4
Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Aurangabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dubai

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hours
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.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pune driving holiday app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Pune is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to Pune, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Pune

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©

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 16th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Mapro Garden, contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, and finally explore the activities along Venna Lake.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mahabaleshwar itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Pune to Mahabaleshwar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, cruise along Marine Drive, and take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai online route planner .

You can drive from Mahabaleshwar to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Ajanta.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Food Tours
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

1
night
Ajanta

Ajanta ©
World-famous for its spellbinding prayer halls and cave temples carved into a horseshoe-shaped rock face, Ajanta lies in a mountainous region of a remote river valley.
On the 20th (Wed), Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ajanta online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Ajanta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. March in Ajanta sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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 21st (Thu): delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort, explore the historical opulence of Chini Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then don't miss a visit to Ellora Caves, and finally stroll through Ellora Caves. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dargah Baba Shah Muzafir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Valley of the Sufi Saints, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aurangabad Caves, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Aurangabad travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ajanta to Aurangabad takes 1.5 hours. In March in Aurangabad, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Bibi Ka Maqbara ©
Bibi Ka Maqbara

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