8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Pune
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Ratnagiri
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Aurangabad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Pune

1
day
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 16th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katraj Jain Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Sinhagad Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pune driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Pune. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ratnagiri.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple ©
Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple
Katraj Jain Temple ©
Katraj Jain Temple

1
day
Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri ©
Mango trees sway in the lush, fertile valleys surrounding Ratnagiri, a small city of around 76,000 on India's west coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Guhagar Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhu Ganpati Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ganapatipule Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ratnagiri online route builder .

Drive from Pune to Ratnagiri in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Ratnagiri

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Guhagar Beach
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Guhagar Beach ©
Guhagar Beach
Swayambhu Ganpati Temple ©
Swayambhu Ganpati Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Krishnabai Temple, get great views at Elphinstone Point, make a trip to Panch Ganga Temple, then explore and take pictures at Laxmi Strawberry Farm, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mapro Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Sydney Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Lingmala Waterfall, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, then make a trip to Kate's Point, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mahabaleshwar online travel planner .

You can drive from Ratnagiri to Mahabaleshwar in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sydney Point, Kate's Point
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Krishnabai Temple ©
Krishnabai Temple
Elphinstone Point ©
Elphinstone Point
Panch Ganga Temple ©
Panch Ganga Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 20th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Babulnath Temple, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally find something for the whole family at Red Carpet Wax Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mumbai road trip website .

Traveling by car from Mahabaleshwar to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Walking tours
Food Tours
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, step into the grandiose world of Chini Mahal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hemadpanthi Temple-Mosque, then admire the striking features of Jain Temple, and finally Head underground at Ellora Caves.

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You can fly from Mumbai to Aurangabad in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Aurangabad can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shirdi.

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
Chini Mahal ©
Chini Mahal

1
night
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 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyan Thirth, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir, see the interesting displays at Dixit Wada Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkamai Masjid, contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Khandoba Mandir.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Shirdi road trip planning website .

You can drive from Aurangabad to Shirdi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Dixit Wada Museum ©
Dixit Wada Museum
Khandoba Mandir ©
Khandoba Mandir

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