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Maharashtra, India

How much does it cost to travel to Maharashtra?

You should plan to spend around $63 (₨5,260) per day on your vacation in Maharashtra. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $23 (₨1,942) on meals
  • $9.30 (₨775) on local transportation
  • $56 (₨4,631) on hotels

A one week trip to Maharashtra for two people costs, on average, $884 (₨73,636). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Maharashtra cost?

A one week trip to Maharashtra usually costs around $442 (₨36,818) for one person and $884 (₨73,636) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Maharashtra on average costs around $884 (₨73,636) for one person and $1,768 (₨147,272) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Maharashtra will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Maharashtra on average costs around $1,894 (₨157,791) for one person and $3,789 (₨315,582) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Maharashtra has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Maharashtra expensive to visit?

Maharashtra is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in India, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Maharashtra is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Maharashtra Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Maharashtra?

The average Maharashtra trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Maharashtra travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 4,631 ($56)
Local Transportation 1 775 ($9)
Food 2 1,942 ($23)
Entertainment 1 915 ($11)
Tips and Handouts 1 26 - 77 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 438 - 1,314 ($5 - 16)
Accommodation Budget in Maharashtra
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Maharashtra is $28 (₨2,315). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Maharashtra is $56 (₨4,631). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Maharashtra

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Transportation Budget in Maharashtra
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Maharashtra is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $9.30 (₨775) per person, per day, on local transportation in Maharashtra.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Maharashtra
How much does it cost to go to Maharashtra? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Maharashtra
The price of renting a car in Maharashtra will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Maharashtra
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Maharashtra can vary, the average cost of food in Maharashtra is $23 (₨1,942) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Maharashtra should cost around $9.32 (₨777) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Maharashtra is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Maharashtra
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  • Entertainment and activities in Maharashtra typically cost an average of $11 (₨915) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Tips and Handouts Budget in Maharashtra
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Maharashtra is $0.62 (₨51) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Maharashtra is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Maharashtra
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  • The average person spends about $11 (₨876) on alcoholic beverages in Maharashtra per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Maharashtra
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  • On average, people spend $0.47 (₨39) on bottled water in Maharashtra per day. The public water in Maharashtra is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Maharashtra On a Budget
As the third largest state in India geographically, Maharashtra has its fair share of temples, ruins, landmarks , historic sites, natural scenery, and lookout points, amongst much more - all rich with the culture and heritage of India.
The Ajanta & Ellora caves, located in the city of Aurangabad, are especially popular world heritage sites. With a history that dates back to the 2nd century BCE, Ajanta is a site where monasteries (or viharas) were carved out of caves. This complex, with stunning cave paintings, represents some of the best of early Buddhist art. Additionally, the carvings in the Ellora caves track the changing fortunes of three major religions Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism between the 5th and the 10th centuries CE.

Another significant sight is Ashtavinayak - a collection of eight temples, mostly located in western Maharashtra. The city of Pune is a great home base for visiting the temples, as it is located at the approximate center, though it is also possible to travel to these pilgrimage temples from Mumbai, Nasik, and other cities in Maharashtra.

Other attractions include the Gateway of India monument in Mumbai, the meteor crater of Lonar, the Talasari heritage village, some national parks, beach resorts, a number of museums, and hill stations (or lookout points) which include Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Chikhaldara, Bhandardara, Amboli, and Raigad.
The state of Maharashtra stretches from India's west coast to its interior, with an industrialized region just as thriving as its agricultural parts. Mumbai is the capital of the state, as well as the commercial capital of India. Formerly called Bombay, Mumbai is best known as the seat of the Bollywood film industry. It also has sites like the British Raj-era Gateway of India monument and cave temples at Elephanta Island in addition to attractions like colonial buildings, museums, beaches, parks, gardens, zoos, and bustling markets. Pune is Maharashtra's second largest city and cultural capital. One of the most visited sites here is Aga Khan Palace, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Pune is also home to a number of museums, temples, beaches, and scenic overlooks. Other major cities include the more than 500-year-old Ahmednagar, the educational hub of Amravati, Aurangabad - the city of 52 doors known for its Mughal monuments, Kolhapur - home of Goddess Ambabai, the holy Sikh city of Nanded, Nagpur at India's geographic center, the pilgrimage city of Nashik, and the textile capital Ichalkaranji.

In addition to visiting the sights all mentioned above, amongst many other hidden gems, some other activities in the state of Maharashtra include things like shopping amidst bustling markets, sampling local flavors, and indulging in the rich culture, music, and art of India.

Outdoor activities like river rafting, mountain biking, and kayaking are also available near the village of Kolad. Located about 117 kilometers from Mumbai (along National Highway no 17), Kolad sits on the banks of the River Kundalika.

Trekking is also common in the Sahyadri range of mountains, located in the western parts of Maharashtra, running North to South.
Food and Dining
Maharashtrian cuisine largely consists of staples which include wheat, rice, jowar, bajri, vegetables, lentils, and fruit. Jowar and bajri are both grass species cultivated for their grain. Chicken and goat are the most popular meats for non-vegetarian dishes in Maharashtra. Meals are prepared in a variety of ways from curry sauces based in coconut milk to red gravies or white gravies, all usually served with rice. On the coast of the state, seafood is also common with dishes consisting of prawn, crab, bombay duck, pomfret, bangda and surmai (kingfish). Seafood is often served in curries, pan-fried dishes, and pilaf. Pickles and condiments often accompany main dishes. Chutneys, for example, are especially popular with preserves which include raw mango chutney, mint, tamarind chutney, cilantro, panchamrit, and mirachicha thecha, as well as dry varieties based on oil seeds such as flax seed, peanut, sesame, coconut, and karale. Herbs and spices used in much of the cooking include items like garlic, onion, coriander leaves, ginger, curry leaves, green chilli pepper, turmeric, mustard seeds, coriander, cumin, dried bay leaves, chili powder, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, cardamon, and nutmeg. Local fare can be found throughout the state with great options for sampling in the major cities, like Mumbai and Pune. Street food and fast food snacks are especially popular here.

Each major city in Maharastra is well-connected by rail, air and road.

By plane, there are five airports. These include Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, and Aurangabad - among which Mumbai is the busiest airport in India.

By train, India Railways connects much of Maharastra with other parts of India. Mumbai is the headquarters of the Central and Western railways, while Nagpur (which is close to the geographical center of India) has rail connections with all of the metro cities of India.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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