8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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

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 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, don't miss a visit to Kate's Point, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mapro Garden. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Krishnabai Temple, make a trip to Panch Ganga Temple, then steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Arthur's Seat, and finally explore the activities along Venna Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mahabaleshwar trip planning tool .

Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pune.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kate's Point
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Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Phule Market, examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ayyappa Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Moreshwar Temple.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pune trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mahabaleshwar to Pune takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Phule Market ©
Phule Market

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, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Pune to Mumbai by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
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.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, step into the grandiose world of Chini Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then Head underground at Ellora Caves, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Daulatabad Fort.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Aurangabad trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Aurangabad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Aurangabad are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ajanta.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Bibi Ka Maqbara ©
Bibi Ka Maqbara

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 22nd (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ajanta online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Aurangabad to Ajanta takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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