14 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

14 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Pune
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Kolhapur
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Shirdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Aurangabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Pune to Lonavala to see Della Adventure Park about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, stop by Studio Coppre, hunt for treasures at Phule Market, and examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pune trip itinerary builder.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Pune is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Pune

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Della Adventure Park
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Della Adventure Park ©
Della Adventure Park
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

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night
Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
On the 18th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Ramling Caves Temple, Palsambe, make a trip to Gagangad, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ramtirth Waterfall, and finally admire the striking features of Mahalaxmi Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kolhapur attractions planning site.

Getting from Pune to Kolhapur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi 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 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Lingmala Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, then experience rural life at Laxmi Strawberry Farm, and finally explore the activities along Venna Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishnabai Temple, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Arthur's Seat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Atibaleshwar madir.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahabaleshwar trip planner.

Drive from Kolhapur to Mahabaleshwar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar 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.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyan Thirth, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir, then get in on the family fun at Sai Teerth Theme Park Shirdi, and then steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Shantinath Digamber Jain Kaach Mandir, Shirdi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shirdi online trip itinerary maker.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Ajanta.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Sai Teerth Theme Park Shirdi ©
Sai Teerth Theme Park Shirdi
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ajanta online trip maker.

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 December, daily temperatures in Ajanta can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Ellora Caves, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Daulatabad Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aurangabad Caves, and finally look for gifts at Paithani Silk Weaving Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad tour planner.

You can drive from Ajanta to Aurangabad in 3 hours. In December in Aurangabad, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

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

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip itinerary app.

Fly from Aurangabad to Mumbai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aurangabad in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mumbai, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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