9 days in Karnataka & Maharashtra Itinerary

9 days in Karnataka & Maharashtra Itinerary

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9 days in Karnataka & Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pune
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Aurangabad
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Chennai


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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, and then examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) route builder app .

Chennai to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in December, expect Mysuru (Mysore) to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Museums Historic Sites
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum ©
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum
Sea Shell Museum ©
Sea Shell Museum

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will leave for Mumbai on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, then make a trip to Gateway of India, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahalakshmi Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mumbai online tour builder .

Getting from Bengaluru to Mumbai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: highs in Mumbai hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pune.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Historic Sites
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Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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night
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.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then see the interesting displays at Fire Brigade Museum, and finally examine the collection at Darshan Museum.

Plan my day in Pune using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Mumbai to Pune in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Pune

Museums Historic Sites
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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Fire Brigade Museum ©
Fire Brigade Museum

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ellora Caves. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, stroll through Ellora Caves, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhadra Maruti. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Aurangabad Caves, explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad online vacation planner .

Drive from Pune to Aurangabad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

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