9 days in Maharashtra & Goa Itinerary

9 days in Maharashtra & Goa Itinerary

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9 days in Maharashtra & Goa Itinerary

Start: Pune
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Pune
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Mahabaleshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Ganpatipule
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Goa
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Mumbai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Nagpur
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Darshan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple, then see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then hunt for treasures at Phule Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pune road trip planning website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Pune. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Pune

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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple ©
Sarasbaug Ganesh 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Venna Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishnabai Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahabaleshwar trip planner .

You can drive from Pune to Mahabaleshwar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Ganpatipule.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

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Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake

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Ganpatipule

Ganpatipule ©
Famous for its pristine beaches and namesake temple, Ganpatipule offers tourists a blissful getaway.
On the 30th (Fri), make a trip to Jay Vinayak Temple Jaigad, browse the exhibits of Kavi Keshavsoot Smarak, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ganapatipule Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganpatipule Temple.

Plan trip to Ganpatipule with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Mahabaleshwar to Ganpatipule takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Ganpatipule

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Ganapatipule Beach ©
Ganapatipule Beach
Ganpatipule Temple ©
Ganpatipule Temple
Jay Vinayak Temple Jaigad ©
Jay Vinayak Temple Jaigad

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus, then admire the landmark architecture of Se Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Goa online holiday maker .

Drive from Ganpatipule to Goa in 7.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Goa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

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Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and finally view the masterpieces at Jehangir Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Mumbai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Shirdi.

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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), find something for the whole family at Sai Teerth Theme Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Shirdi attractions planner .

Getting from Mumbai to Shirdi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Shirdi when traveling from Mumbai in September, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ajanta.

Things to do in Shirdi

Theme Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ajanta holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Shirdi to Ajanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ajanta are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nagpur.

Things to do in Ajanta

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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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Nagpur

Nagpur ©
Located right in the center of the country, the relatively isolated Nagpur has remained off the typical tourist radar.
On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi, steep yourself in history at All Saints' Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Ambagarh Fort, then make a trip to Dhapewada Vithoba Temple, then explore the activities along Arani River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Vyankatesh Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagpur trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Ajanta to Nagpur by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In September in Nagpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagpur

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All Saints' Cathedral ©
All Saints' Cathedral
Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi ©
Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi

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