10 days in Mumbai & Pune District Itinerary

10 days in Mumbai & Pune District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maharashtra trip planner
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Mumbai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lonavala
— 1 night
Drive
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Pune
— 3 nights
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Mumbai — 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Saint Andrew Church. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and look for gifts at Kitab Khana.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip itinerary builder tool.

Washington, USA to Mumbai is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mumbai, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lonavala.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Lonavala — 1 night

The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Della Adventure Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lonavala trip planner.

Drive from Mumbai to Lonavala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lonavala are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pune.
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Pune — 3 nights

Oxford of the East

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple and Sinhagad Fort. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pune trip planning website.

You can drive from Lonavala to Pune in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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Pune District travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Theme Parks · Castles
Pune is situated in Maharashtra state of India. Pune city is the district headquarters. In the most recent census on 2011, the total population of the district was 9,426,959, making it the fourth most populous district in India . Urban population comprises 58.08% of the total population. The current population of Pune urban agglomerate is over 5 million.HistoryPlaces in Pune district have a long history.The town of Junnar and the Buddhist caves at Karla have history dating more than two thousand years ago.There also records of visitors to Junnar in 1400s.The area was under islamic rule from 13th 17th century.From 17th century, the Marathas under Shivaji laid the foundation of an independent kingdom in the Pune district area.Peshwas, the de facto rulers of the vastly expanded Maratha empire set up their head quarters in Pune and turned that into a large city.The city and the district became part of the British empire in the 19th century.Many of the early Indian Nationalists and Marathi social reformers came from the city.Ancient and Medieval HistorySince Pune district borders the Western ghat,it formed on the trade route that links the ports of western India or more specifically of Konkan with Deccan interiors.places like Junnar have been an important trading and political center for the last two millennia. The first mention of Junnar comes the Greco -Roman travellers from the first millennium, The Karla Caves are also located close to the Western ghat near a major ancient trade route, running eastward from the Arabian Sea into the Deccan.They are a complex of ancient Indian Buddhist rock-cut cave shrines located in Karli near Lonavala. The shrines were developed over the period – from the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD. The oldest of the cave shrines is believed to date back to 160 BC, having arisen n Many traders and Satvahana rulers made grants for construction of these caves. Buddhists, having become identified with commerce and manufacturing through their early association with traders, tended to locate their monastic establishments in natural geographic formations close to major trade routes so as to provide lodging houses for travelling traders.

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