9 days in Goa, Mahabaleshwar & Matheran Itinerary

9 days in Goa, Mahabaleshwar & Matheran Itinerary

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Goa
— 4 nights
Fly to Pune, Taxi to Mahabaleshwar
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Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matheran
— 2 nights
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Goa — 4 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cavelossim Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Himalayan Therapeutic Studio, and admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Goa online road trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Goa is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ahmedabad in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Goa, with lows around 26°C. You'll set off for Mahabaleshwar on the 7th (Fri).
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Mahabaleshwar — 2 nights

Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Atibaleshwar madir. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Shivkalin Khedegaon, then get great views at Arthur's Seat, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, and finally make a trip to Shri Panchganga Mandir.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahabaleshwar visit planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Goa to Mahabaleshwar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Matheran.
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Matheran — 2 nights

High in the Western Ghats, Matheran offers visitors relief from the oppressive temperatures at lower elevations.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get great views at Louisa Point, explore the activities along Charlotte Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pisarnath Mahadev Mandir, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Malang Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lord Point, then make a trip to Irshalgad Fort, and finally get great views at Kalavantin Durg.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Matheran trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Mahabaleshwar to Matheran takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Matheran can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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