Western India


Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, and is known for its rich history and cultural heritage. Places of interest: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Ranthambore, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Chambal, Bikaner, Ajmer.





Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani are popular weekend getaways from Mumbai or Pune. The misty hillscapes and the serpentine roads make for a picturesque vacation. Go off the beaten track on small trekking routes around the region. Popular add-ons include Wai, Kaas, Dhom Dam, Venna Lake, Satara, and Koynanagar.




From beaches and hill stations, to wildlife destinations, the Konkan coast is a diverse region. Places of interest: Tarkarli, Dive Agar, Alibaug, Akshi, Naogaon, Kashid, Amboli, Murud, Janjira, Malvan, Ratnagiri, Velas, Ganpatipule, Harihareshwar, Dapoli.





The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India are about 29 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. Adorned with beautiful sculptures, paintings and frescoes, Ajanta and Ellora caves are an amalgamation of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu monuments as the complex includes both Buddhist monasteries as well as Hindu and Jain temples. It is difficult to complete sightseeing in just one day. But if you start early in the morning and visit Ajanta caves in the first half of the day and keep the other half of the day for Ellora caves, at least most of the important sights are covered. Visiting the Bibi ka Makbara is a must in nearby Aurangabad. It bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal. While in Aurangabad the Daulatabad Fort can be covered too.






From spicy Kolhapuri cuisine to the temple of Goddess Mahalakshmi, the region around Kolhapur is steeped in history and culture. Places of interest: Panhala, Rankala, Panchaganga Ghat, Radhanagari, Dajipur, Gagangad, Amba.


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