West India Tour

This is another of India’s less-visited (and, to be fair, less well-defined) regions. The coastal parts of Karnataka and Kerala are definitely classified as South India, so really the western India would largely consist of Maharashtra, a huge state of which Mumbai is the capital, and Gujarat.

Maharashtra has plenty of interesting places to see, but other than Aurangabad- the stepping-off point for the incredible ancient rock-cut cave temples of Ajanta and Ellora - and Mumbai itself there is relatively little infrastructure and distances are pretty imposing. Generally we would recommend in-depth touring of Maharashtra for your 5th-or-beyond visit to India, after you’ve explored far and wide in easier-to-visit places. But Ajanta and Ellora are the exception and are fairly easy to fit into any itinerary.