12 days in Ahmedabad, Somnath & Dwarka Itinerary

12 days in Ahmedabad, Somnath & Dwarka Itinerary

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12 days in Ahmedabad, Somnath & Dwarka Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
1
Ahmedabad
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Somnath
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dwarka
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

5
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kankaria Lake and EME Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ahmedabad: Shree Ranchhodray Ji Mandir (in Kheda), Gandhinagar (Adalaj Trimandir & Indroda Nature Park) and Vadodara (Sayaji Baug, Lukshmi Vilas Palace, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, see the interesting displays at Auto World Vintage Car Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple, and take in the waterfront at Sabarmati Riverfront.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ahmedabad attractions planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Ahmedabad. In September, daytime highs in Ahmedabad are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Somnath.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Shree Ranchhodray Ji Mandir
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Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

3
nights
Somnath

Somnath ©
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Nagoa Beach, then steep yourself in history at Diu Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnath Mahadev Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhalka Tirth, don't miss a visit to Gita Mandir, and then identify plant and animal life at Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Somnath road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ahmedabad to Somnath in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dwarka.

Things to do in Somnath

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Diu, Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
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Somnath Mahadev Temple ©
Somnath Mahadev Temple
Nagoa Beach ©
Nagoa Beach

3
nights
Dwarka

Dwarka ©
Way out west, the small city of Dwarka has a long history of pilgrimage, as a place central to Hindu mythology and belief.
Attractions like Dwarkadhish Temple and Beyt Dwarika make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, make a trip to Siddheshwar Mahadev Mandir, stroll through Gomti Ghat, and enjoy the sea views from Dwarka Lighthouse.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Dwarka trip tool .

You can drive from Somnath to Dwarka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Dwarka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dwarkadhish Temple
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Dwarkadhish Temple ©
Dwarkadhish Temple
Beyt Dwarika ©
Beyt Dwarika
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

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