12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
bus:  4​h 30​min
1
Narmada
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Mandvi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bhuj
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kutch
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Dwarka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Porbandar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Junagadh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Somnath
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Diu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Ahmedabad
— 2 nights
End: Ahmedabad

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hours
Narmada

Narmada ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swaminarayan Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Vishal Khadi Eco Tourism Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Narmada trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Narmada is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mandvi.

Things to do in Narmada

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vishal Khadi Eco Tourism Centre
Highlights from your plan
Swaminarayan Temple ©
Swaminarayan Temple

1
night
Mandvi

Mandvi ©
A former summer retreat for the Maharajas of the Kutch State, Mandvi remains a little town tucked in between the seashore and the Rukmavati River, still well known for its 400-year-old shipbuilding yards.
On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach At Mandvi Palace, stroll through Mandvi Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Mazar-e-Noorani, and finally step aboard Shipyards at Mandvi.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mandvi trip app .

Traveling by car from Narmada to Mandvi takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bhuj.

Things to do in Mandvi

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mandvi Beach ©
Mandvi Beach
Mazar-e-Noorani ©
Mazar-e-Noorani

1
night
Bhuj

Bhuj ©
Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stop by Traditional Rogan Art, examine the collection at Vande Mataram Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddha Shree Dhoramnath Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aath Koti Nani Paksh Jain Sthanak, and finally steep yourself in history at Kakkadbhit Yaksha.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bhuj day trip planning app .

You can drive from Mandvi to Bhuj in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Kutch.

Things to do in Bhuj

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kakkadbhit Yaksha ©
Kakkadbhit Yaksha
Vande Mataram Memorial ©
Vande Mataram Memorial

1
night
Kutch

Kutch ©
Home to India's largest salt marsh, Kutch lies on a flat tortoise-shaped piece of land at the India-Pakistan border.
On the 3rd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Anchorwala Ahinsha Dham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koteshwar Mahadev Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Shrujan Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kutch trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Bhuj to Kutch takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dwarka.

Things to do in Kutch

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shrujan Museum ©
Shrujan Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple, enjoy the sea views from Dwarka Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gita Mandir Temple, then don't miss a visit to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dwarka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkadhish Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Sudama Setu (Sudama Bridge).

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Dwarka trip itinerary website .

Getting from Kutch to Dwarka by car takes about 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porbandar.

Things to do in Dwarka

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dwarkadhish Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Dwarkadhish Temple ©
Dwarkadhish Temple
Sudama Setu (Sudama Bridge) ©
Sudama Setu (Sudama Bridge)

1
night
Porbandar

Porbandar
Porbandar is a coastal city in the Indian state of Gujarat, perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (friend of Lord Krishna). Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Jadeshwar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khimeshwar Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Madhavpur Ghed, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rangbai Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Porbandar trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dwarka to Porbandar takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Junagadh.

Things to do in Porbandar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

1
night
Junagadh

Junagadh ©
The ancient and storied town of Junagadh boasts a wealth of historic sites and places of pilgrimage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Ayurvedic Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dataar Hills, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neminath Jain Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhavnath Mahadev Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Darbar Hall Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Junagadh online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Porbandar to Junagadh takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Somnath.

Things to do in Junagadh

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dataar Hills ©
Dataar Hills
Neminath Jain Mandir ©
Neminath Jain Mandir
Darbar Hall Museum ©
Darbar Hall Museum

1
night
Somnath

Somnath ©
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dehotsarg Teerth, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamnath Mahadev Temple, then kick back and relax at Veraval Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Parshuram Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Somnath day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Junagadh to Somnath in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Diu.

Things to do in Somnath

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Veraval Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust ©
Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust

1
night
Diu

Diu ©
The main town on the island of the same name, Diu connects to the south coast of Gujurat by bridge.
On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Shell Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of Our Lady of Remedes, stroll through Chakratirth Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Diu Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Diu driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Somnath to Diu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Diu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shell Museum ©
Shell Museum
Church Of Our Lady of Remedes ©
Church Of Our Lady of Remedes
Diu Museum ©
Diu Museum

2
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ahmedabad One Mall and Shree Ranchhodray Ji Mandir. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dada Bhagwan Temple and Gulmohar Greens - Golf & Country Club Ltd.. Change things up with these side-trips from Ahmedabad: Thol (in Kadi) and Adalaj Trimandir (in Gandhinagar). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Gobind Dham, get curious at Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition, and examine the collection at Utensils Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ahmedabad trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Diu to Ahmedabad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Adalaj Trimandir, Thol, Shree Ranchhodray Ji Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Dada Bhagwan Temple ©
Dada Bhagwan Temple
Adalaj Trimandir ©
Adalaj Trimandir
Gurudwara Gobind Dham ©
Gurudwara Gobind Dham

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