10 days in Pune District & Mumbai Itinerary

10 days in Pune District & Mumbai Itinerary

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Pune — 2 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.
Pune is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, don't miss a visit to Narayani Dham Temple, examine the collection at Darshan Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Sinhagad Fort.

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Chennai to Pune is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lonavala.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Lonavala — 3 nights

The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Take a break from Lonavala with a short trip to Imagicaa in Khopoli, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Della Adventure Park, contemplate the long history of Lohagad Fort, explore the activities along Pawna Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Lion's Point.

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Traveling by car from Pune to Lonavala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Lonavala, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Mumbai.
Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Mumbai — 4 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai driving holiday site.

You can drive from Lonavala to Mumbai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Pune District travel guide

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.