36 days in Western India Itinerary

36 days in Western India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western India route planner
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Mumbai
— 5 nights
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Aurangabad
— 1 night
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Ajanta
— 2 nights
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Goa
— 6 nights
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Pune
— 5 nights
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Khopoli
— 2 nights
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Udaipur
— 3 nights
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Jaipur
— 6 nights
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Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
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Jodhpur
— 1 night
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Mumbai — 5 nights

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Family-friendly places like Gateway of India and Bandra-Worli Sea Link will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: cruise along Marine Drive, see the interesting displays at Red Carpet Wax Museum, look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, and make a trip to Dhobi Ghat.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai driving holiday planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Mumbai is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Mumbai is 13.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Mumbai: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Aurangabad.
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Aurangabad — 1 night

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 15th (Wed): deepen your knowledge of military history at Daulatabad Fort and then Head underground at Ellora Caves.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mumbai to Aurangabad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Aurangabad, with lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ajanta.
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Ajanta — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ajanta visit planner.

Drive from Aurangabad to Ajanta in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ajanta can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Goa.
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Goa — 6 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kids will enjoy Baga Beach and Varca Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, explore the galleries of Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, stroll through Animal Shelter Agonda, and make a trip to Chapora Fort.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Goa trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ajanta to Goa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Ajanta, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Pune.
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Pune — 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum and Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Della Adventure Park in Lonavala (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the landmark architecture of Shinde Chatri, hunt for treasures at Phule Market, and stroll through Kranti Flamingo Point.

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Getting from Goa to Pune by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Khopoli.
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Khopoli — 2 nights

Khopoli, is an industrial city in the Khalapur taluka of Raigad district, in the Indian state of Maharashtra, at the base of the Sahyadri mountains. On the 29th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Imagicaa. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gagangiri Ashram.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Khopoli online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pune to Khopoli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Udaipur.
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Udaipur — 3 nights

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Family-friendly places like City Palace of Udaipur and Shri Ekling Ji Temple will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, cruise along Excursions Udaipur, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Pita Shree Handicraft, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Udaipur route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Khopoli to Udaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Khopoli in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Udaipur: temperatures range from 99°F by day to 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Jaipur.
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Jaipur — 6 nights

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Attractions like Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 9th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at The Rustic Paths, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, look for gifts at Gems Paradise, and admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Jaisalmer.
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Jaisalmer — 3 nights

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort and stop by Hari Om Jewellers.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer trip planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Jaisalmer by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.
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Jodhpur — 1 night

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) and then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Jodhpur online road trip planner.

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Jodhpur are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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