12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dehradun
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Ahmedabad
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Somnath
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dwarka
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Pune
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Dehradun

2
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Ahmedabad is known for historic sites, nature, museums, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Masjid, see the interesting displays at Auto World Vintage Car Museum, and admire the striking features of Adalaj Stepwell.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ahmedabad online trip itinerary builder .

Dehradun to Ahmedabad is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Ahmedabad can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Somnath.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Balvatika ©
Balvatika
Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles

2
nights
Somnath

Somnath ©
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dehotsarg Teerth, take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnath Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panch Pandava Gufa or Hinglaj Mataji Gufa, make a trip to Triveni Sangam, then don't miss a visit to Gita Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhalka Tirth. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Junagadh Gate, don't miss a visit to Prachi Tirth, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Parshuram Temple, then don't miss a visit to Prabhas Patan Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Laxmi Narayan Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamnath Mahadev Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Somnath holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ahmedabad to Somnath in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dwarka.

Things to do in Somnath

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Somnath Mahadev Temple ©
Somnath Mahadev Temple
Laxmi Narayan Mandir ©
Laxmi Narayan Mandir
Gita Mandir ©
Gita Mandir

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nageshwar Shiva Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple, make a trip to Dwarkadhish Temple, then make a trip to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dwarka, and finally make a trip to Sudama Setu (Sudama Bridge).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dwarka road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Somnath to Dwarka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Dwarka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Shree Dwarkadhish Temple ©
Shree Dwarkadhish Temple
Nageshwar Shiva Temple ©
Nageshwar Shiva Temple

4
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Gateway of India, head outdoors with Marine Drive, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dwarka to Mumbai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. April in Mumbai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pune.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

2
nights
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasba Peth Ganpati Temple, don't miss a visit to Bhimthadi Jatra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON NVCC Temple, then see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Phule Market, admire the landmark architecture of Shinde Chatri, then examine the collection at Darshan Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Mandir, and finally look for gifts at Studio Coppre Pvt Ltd.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pune route website .

Traveling by car from Mumbai to Pune takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Shinde Chatri ©
Shinde Chatri

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