60 days in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh & Bhopal Itinerary

60 days in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh & Bhopal Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Lonavala
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Pune
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Mahabaleshwar
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
5
Nashik
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Shirdi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Aurangabad
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  13 h
8
Jagdalpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
9
Durg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Bilaspur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Raipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
12
Bhopal
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

6
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mumbai: Thane (Parshuram Mandir, Shri Bhuvan Bhanu Jain Manas Mandir Tirtha, &more), Sai Vasan Shah Darbar (in Ulhasnagar) and Shiv Temple (in Ambarnath). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Mumbai. In March, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Lonavala.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Thane, Sai Vasan Shah Darbar, Shiv Temple
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 5:
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

5
nights
Lonavala

Lonavala ©
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lonavala: Raigad (Sarasgad & Raj Bhawan), Mahad Ganpati Temple (in Mahad) and Khopoli (Imagicaa & Imagica Water Park). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Della Adventure Park, look for gifts at A-1 Chikki, take some stellar pictures from Lion's Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Sudhagadh Fort.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lonavala attractions site.

You can drive from Mumbai to Lonavala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Lonavala can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Pune.

Things to do in Lonavala

Theme Parks Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Raigad, Kamshet, Khopoli, Mahad Ganpati Temple
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Della Adventure Park ©
Della Adventure Park
Parasailing & Paragliding
Imagica Water Park ©
Imagica Water Park

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bird Valley Udyan in Pimpri-Chinchwad (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, have some family-friendly fun at iB Cricket, identify plant and animal life at Kranti Flamingo Point, and see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Pune trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Lonavala to Pune in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bird Valley Udyan
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Phule Market ©
Phule Market

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mahabaleshwar: Satara (Shri Uttar Chidambaram Nataraja Mandir, Yamai Devi, Sakhargadnivasini Temple, Kinhai Village, Satara, Maharashtra, &more) and Panchgani (Table Land & Devrai Art Village). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishnabai Temple, explore the activities along Venna Lake, and don't miss a visit to Panch Ganga Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mahabaleshwar travel planner.

You can drive from Pune to Mahabaleshwar in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nashik.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Satara, Panchgani
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:
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Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Krishnabai Temple ©
Krishnabai Temple
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake

6
nights
Nashik

Nashik ©
Whether you want to tour important religious sites or explore the city's 22 wineries, you'll have no shortage of things to do in Nashik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashik: Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga (in Trimbak) and Gondeshwar Temple (in Sinnar). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Sula Vineyards, Head underground at Chambharlena Caves, admire the landmark architecture of Kalaram Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gajpantha Jain Siddha Kshetra Temple - Digambar & Chamar Leni.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nashik trip itinerary app.

Getting from Mahabaleshwar to Nashik by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Nashik

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga, Gondeshwar Temple
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 28:
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Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga ©
Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga
Sula Vineyards ©
Sula Vineyards

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shirdi: Ahmednagar (St. John's Catholic Church & Agastya Rishi Ashram) and Kopargaon (Saidham Temple & Vishwatmak Jangli Maharaj Ashram). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, admire the natural beauty at Lendi Baug, and examine the collection at Dixit Wada Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shirdi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Nashik to Shirdi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ahmednagar, Kopargaon
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
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

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aurangabad: Tomb of Malik Ambar (in Talyachi Wadi) and Ajanta Caves (in Ajanta). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Ellora Caves, explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, and stop by Paithani Silk Weaving Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aurangabad trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Shirdi to Aurangabad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Aurangabad, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jagdalpur.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Daulatabad, Tomb of Malik Ambar, Ajanta Caves
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort

3
nights
Jagdalpur

Jagdalpur ©
Jagdalpur is a city in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Explore Jagdalpur's surroundings by going to Kanger Valley National Park (Tirathgarh Falls & Chitrakote Falls) and Goddess Danteshwari Temple (in Bastar). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Chitradhara Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Kailash and Kotumsar Cave, delve into the lush surroundings at Kanger Valley National Park, and examine the collection at Zonal Anthropological Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jagdalpur trip website.

Explore your travel options from Aurangabad to Jagdalpur with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Durg.

Things to do in Jagdalpur

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kanger Valley National Park, Bastar
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Tirathgarh Falls ©
Tirathgarh Falls
Chitrakot Waterfall ©
Chitrakot Waterfall
Goddess Danteshwari Temple ©
Goddess Danteshwari Temple

3
nights
Durg

Durg ©
Durg is a Beautiful major city Of Chhattisgarh state,east of the Seonath River (Shivnath River) and is part of the Durg-Bhilai urban agglomeration. When in Durg, make a side trip to see Mata Sheetala Devi Shakti Peetha in Rajnandgaon, approximately Rajnandgaon away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, admire the landmark architecture of Kukurdev Temple, learn more about the world around you at Kamalakant Patel, and admire the engineering at Tandula Dam.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Durg road trip planning website.

You can drive from Jagdalpur to Durg in 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bilaspur.

Things to do in Durg

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bhilai, Mata Sheetala Devi Shakti Peetha
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Jagannath Mandir ©
Jagannath Mandir
Chandi Mandir ©
Chandi Mandir
Shree Shirdi Saibaba Mandir ©
Shree Shirdi Saibaba Mandir

3
nights
Bilaspur

Bilaspur ©
Bilaspur is a city in Bilaspur District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, situated 133 km (83 miles) north of the state capital, Naya Raipur. Take a break from Bilaspur with a short trip to Kori Dam in Parsada, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shitla Mandir, browse the different shops at Rama Magneto - The Mall, admire the engineering at Kutaghat Dam, and steep yourself in history at Mahamaya Devi Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilaspur road trip planner.

You can drive from Durg to Bilaspur in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Raipur.

Things to do in Bilaspur

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kori Dam
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Shitla Mandir ©
Shitla Mandir
Mahamaya Devi Temple ©
Mahamaya Devi Temple
Deorani-Jethani Temple ©
Deorani-Jethani Temple

5
nights
Raipur

Raipur ©
The administrative capital of Chhattisgarh state, scorching hot Raipur offers more in the way of government and business buildings than tourist attractions.
Explore Raipur's surroundings by going to Lakshman Temple (in Mahasamund) and Sirpur (Surang Tila & Laxman Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple, identify plant and animal life at Udanti Sanctuary, let little ones run wild at Naya Raipur Central Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Magneto - The Mall.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Raipur day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bilaspur to Raipur in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Raipur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sirpur, Lakshman Temple
Find places to stay May 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Banjari Mata Mandir ©
Banjari Mata Mandir
Kevalya Dham Jain Temple ©
Kevalya Dham Jain Temple
Magneto - The Mall ©
Magneto - The Mall

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nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Bhopal side-trips: Bhimbetka Caves (in Raisen), Sanchi (Sanchi Stupa No. 2, Northern Gate, &more) and Bhojeshwar Temple (in Bhojpur). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal Palace, explore the fascinating underground world of Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, and get engrossed in the history at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bhopal trip website.

Explore your travel options from Raipur to Bhopal with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bhopal

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sanchi, Bhimbetka Caves, Bhojeshwar Temple
Find places to stay May 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum ©
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum
Taj Mahal Palace ©
Taj Mahal Palace

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