9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
Aurangabad
— 1 night
2
Goa
— 4 nights
3
Pune
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bhimashankar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Trimbak
— 1 night
End: New Delhi

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 15th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ellora Caves, and then Head underground at Ellora Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dargah Baba Shah Muzafir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valley of the Sufi Saints, then step into the grandiose world of Chini Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Hemadpanthi Temple-Mosque, and finally delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aurangabad trip planner .

New Delhi to Aurangabad is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Aurangabad hover around 34°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
We've included these beaches for you: Agonda Beach and Betalbatim Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reis Magos Fort and Mangeshi Temple. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Spirit, have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanta Durga Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Goa trip itinerary site .

Getting from Aurangabad to Goa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Aurangabad in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Goa, with highs around 31°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Reis Magos Fort ©
Reis Magos Fort
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parvati Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturshrungi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chatushrungi Mata Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pune trip maker tool .

Getting from Goa to Pune by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Bhimashankar.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple ©
Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple
Chaturshrungi Temple ©
Chaturshrungi Temple

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night
Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar ©
Bhīmāshankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine located 50 km northwest of Khed (alias Rajguru Nagar), near Pune, in India. On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhimashankar Temple.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Bhimashankar trip planner .

You can drive from Pune to Bhimashankar in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Trimbak.

Things to do in Bhimashankar

Historic Sites
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Bhimashankar Temple ©
Bhimashankar Temple

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night
Trimbak

Trimbak ©
Trimbak is a city and a municipal council in Nashik District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Neel Parbat.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Trimbak route planning app .

Drive from Bhimashankar to Trimbak in 5 hours. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Neel Parbat ©
Neel Parbat

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