8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Pune
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Pune
— 1 day
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
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Pune

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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 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parasnath Jain Tirth, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Moreshwar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON NVCC Temple, then examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pune trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Pune. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
ISKCON NVCC Temple ©
ISKCON NVCC Temple
Shree Moreshwar Temple ©
Shree Moreshwar Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Venna Lake, make a trip to Panch Ganga Temple, contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, then explore the ancient world of Krishnabai Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station.

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Traveling by car from Pune to Mahabaleshwar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

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Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Krishnabai Temple ©
Krishnabai Temple

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Popular historic sites such as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, cruise along Marine Drive, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and appreciate the history behind Gateway of India.

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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 April, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ajanta.

Things to do in Mumbai

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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

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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. When traveling from Mumbai in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ajanta: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 28°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Ajanta

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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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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 17th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, explore the historical opulence of Chini Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then delve into the distant past at Ellora Caves, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Daulatabad Fort.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Aurangabad road trip site .

Drive from Ajanta to Aurangabad in 1.5 hours. April in Aurangabad sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Shirdi.

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
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyan Thirth, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, then steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Khandoba Mandir.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shirdi online trip planner .

You can drive from Aurangabad to Shirdi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Shirdi can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Khandoba Mandir ©
Khandoba Mandir

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