11 days in Ahmedabad, Vadodara & Surat Itinerary

11 days in Ahmedabad, Vadodara & Surat Itinerary

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11 days in Ahmedabad, Vadodara & Surat Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Ahmedabad
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Vadodara
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Surat
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Chennai

3
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dada Bhagwan Temple and Shree Ranchhodray Ji Mandir. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gurudwara Gobind Dham and Adalaj Trimandir. Step out of Ahmedabad to go to Nadiad and see Shree Santram Samadhi Sthan, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ahmedabad One Mall, make a trip to Camp Hanuman Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, and admire the striking features of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ahmedabad day trip app .

Chennai to Ahmedabad is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chennai in July, expect nights in Ahmedabad to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Vadodara.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

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Side Trips

Adalaj Trimandir, Shree Ranchhodray Ji Mandir, Shree Santram Samadhi Sthan
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Camp Hanuman Mandir ©
Camp Hanuman Mandir
Shree Santram Samadhi Sthan ©
Shree Santram Samadhi Sthan
Dada Bhagwan Temple ©
Dada Bhagwan Temple

3
nights
Vadodara

Vadodara ©
Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shree Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Mandir Haridham,Sokhada and Hanumanji Temple. Get some historical perspective at Kayavarohan Shiva Temple and EME Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Vadodara: Pavagadh (Goddess Mahakali & Sadanshah Pir Dargah), Kevada Masjid (in Champaner) and Jitodia Vaijnath Mahadev Temple (in Anand). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surpaneshwar Shiva Temple, steep yourself in history at Jubilee Baug, buy something for everyone on your list at Eva Mall, and revel in the low prices at Decathlon mall.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Vadodara visit planning app .

Traveling by train from Ahmedabad to Vadodara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Surat.

Things to do in Vadodara

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Side Trips

Anand, Pavagadh, Kayavarohan Shiva Temple, Vadtal, Kevada Masjid
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Hanumanji Temple ©
Hanumanji Temple
Kayavarohan Shiva Temple ©
Kayavarohan Shiva Temple

4
nights
Surat

Surat ©
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Swaminarayan Temple and Nishkalang Mahadev Temple. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and ISKCON Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Surat: Saibaba Temple (in Valsad) and Bharuch (Gayatri Mata Temple & Nilkantheshwar Mahadev). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambika Niketan Temple, stop by Rangoli Dress Mart, buy something for everyone on your list at StyleDarbaar, and browse the collection at Kavi Narmad Central Library.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Surat trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vadodara to Surat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Surat

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Side Trips

Bharuch, Valsad, Nishkalang Mahadev Temple
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Swaminarayan Temple ©
Swaminarayan Temple
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Nishkalang Mahadev Temple ©
Nishkalang Mahadev Temple

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