Weekend Getaways in India

Weekend Getaway from Mumbai to Aurangabad, Bike Rides

  • Starting Point:

    Mumbai

  • Destination:

    Aurangabad

  • When to Visit:

    October to March

  • Type of Bike Required:

    Any bike in good condition will be ideal for the journey

  • Cuisine:

    Non- Vegetarian cuisine, Specialty- ‘Nankhaliya’

  1. Mumbai - Igatpuri - Nashik - Yeola - Vaijapur - Aurangabad Via NH160 and Maharashtra State Highway

    348kms

    Approx. 7 Hours

  2. Mumbai- Igatpuri - Ghoti Budruk – Sinnar – Derde Korhale - Aurangabad Via NH160, Ghoti-Shirdi Road, Nagpur-Aurangabad-Mumbai Highway

    335kms

    Approx. 7 Hours

  3. Mumbai- Igatpuri - Ghoti Budruk - Sinnar – Loni – Newasa - Aurangabad Via NH160

    358kms

    Approx. 7 Hours

‘Aurangabad’ one of the historic cities of India, is a location of beautiful historic monuments. Few of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites are also found in this city. The city is usually art, food, and joy lover. Being under the Muslim dominance, the city’s cuisine reflects a Mughal taste. Variety in Mughlai dishes, the city is a paradise for Non-Vegetarian lovers. Kebabs are another most picked dish by the visitors as well as are equally loved by the locals too. The city has also in its list a lot for people with sweet tooth. Delicacies like gulab jamun and mava jalebi tops the sweet list in Aurangabad.

The location is also a rising hub for IT sector as well as for locally grown fine silk. Many tourist locations such as Bibi ka Makbara, Daulatabad Fort, Panchchakki, Aurangabad Caves, Salim Ali Lake and Bird Sanctuary, and many more such destinations. The city is also called as the ‘City of Gates’ because of 52 gates being built in the city during Mughal Era.

Being as an often chosen destination by the historic lovers, let’s explore the various routes to reach the city of history.


Option 1: Mumbai – Igatpuri – Nashik – Yeola – Vaijapur – Aurangabad

  • Starting point: Kurla (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
  • Ending point: Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
  • Via: NH160 and Maharashtra State Highway
  • Distance: 348 Kms
  • Duration: Approx. 7 Hrs

Being a journey of approximately 348 km along with a smooth and even road condition the bikers can sum up the journey without any hassle. The route passes via mountainous routes of Kasara and Ghoti. The riders are advised to ride carefully over this stretch. Proper meals can be done on the hotels and dhabas alongside the way offering various cuisines to choose from.


Option 2: Mumbai- Igatpuri – Ghoti Budruk – Sinnar – Derde Korhale – Aurangabad

  • Starting point: Kurla (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
  • Ending point: Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
  • Via: NH160, Ghoti-Shirdi Road, Nagpur-Aurangabad-Mumbai Highway
  • Distance: 335 Kms
  • Duration: Approx. 7 Hrs

The journey via this route takes around 7 hrs of time span of a rider, a good stretch to enjoy the ride. The bikers are advised to start their journey early in the morning or in late evenings to avoid the heat of noon. The condition of the route is an obstacle-free one except a few potholes on the way.


Option 3: Mumbai- Igatpuri – Ghoti Budruk – Sinnar – Loni – Newasa – Aurangabad

  • Starting point: Kurla (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
  • Ending point: Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
  • Via: NH160
  • Distance: 358 Kms
  • Duration: Approx. 7 Hrs

The route passes via NH160. It is a good stretch of about 358 km, which may take a time span of about 7 hours of a ride to reach the destination. The riders have to pass the mountainous stretch of Kasara and Ghoti, which may prove challenging for the first time riders.


Being available with variety of hotels with Maharashtrian cuisine one can take a breakpoint to enjoy and savour hot Vada Pav or can even have proper meal. The journey sums up a distance of approximately 369 km. One can enjoy the journey through the beautiful fields and greenery around.

Being a historic city there are many such monuments which should definitely not be missed out while roaming around the city. Places like Bibi Ka Makbara, Aurangabad Caves, Buddhist Caves, can be visited on the day you arrive in the city. After enjoying a fulfilling dinner one can visit, ‘Salim Ali Lake’ and enjoy the serene experience of variety of birds flocking around the lake. One can also enjoy a boat ride in the lake as well. After exploring few locations of Aurangabad, shopping can really be a stress buster and mood lifter in evenings.

Hope BforBiker was successful enough in providing the riders ample information to head towards the city of monuments and history.