9 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

9 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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9 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Dehradun
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Aurangabad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ajanta
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Dehradun

3
nights
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: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take a stroll through Nariman Point.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip planner.

Dehradun to Mumbai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. March in Mumbai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the activities along Venna Lake, then delve into the distant past at Krishnabai Temple, then steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mapro Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Land, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Arthur's Seat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atibaleshwar madir.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mahabaleshwar road trip website .

Traveling by car from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Table Land
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Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Dixit Wada Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, 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 Gyan Thirth, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shirdi online route planner .

Getting from Mahabaleshwar to Shirdi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daytime highs in Shirdi are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Museums
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Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Dixit Wada Museum ©
Dixit Wada Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, step into the grandiose world of Chini Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellora Caves, and finally delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aurangabad trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Shirdi to Aurangabad in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough 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 29th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ajanta route planner.

Getting from Aurangabad to Ajanta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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