9 days in Mumbai, Lonavala & Mahabaleshwar Itinerary

9 days in Mumbai, Lonavala & Mahabaleshwar Itinerary

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9 days in Mumbai, Lonavala & Mahabaleshwar Itinerary

Start: Surat
train:  3​h 45​min
1
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lonavala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  7​h 45​min
End: Surat

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Attractions like Chowpatty Beach and Red Carpet Wax Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Marine Drive and Bhandup Pumping Station. There's much more to do: stop by Bungalow Eight, find something for the whole family at Snow World Mumbai, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and appreciate the history behind Gateway of India.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai itinerary maker .

Surat to Mumbai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lonavala.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Bhandup Pumping Station ©
Bhandup Pumping Station

3
nights
Lonavala

Lonavala ©
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Imagica Theme Park and Della Adventure Park. Get outdoors at Independence Point and Pawna Lake. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Celebrity Wax Museum and explore the fascinating underground world of Karla Caves.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lonavala trip planner.

You can drive from Mumbai to Lonavala in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lonavala can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Lonavala

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Imagica Theme Park, Independence Point
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Independence Point ©
Independence Point
Imagica Theme Park ©
Imagica Theme Park
Della Adventure Park ©
Della Adventure Park

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 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Land, then stop by Devrai Art Village, and finally get great views at Elephant's Head Point. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Panch Ganga Temple, steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, and then explore the activities along Venna Lake.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mahabaleshwar trip planner .

Drive from Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Panchgani
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Table Land ©
Table Land
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake

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