16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Goa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Matheran
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lonavala
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
5
Dwarka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Somnath
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Diu
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: New Delhi


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3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Majorda Beach and Mobor Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Utorda Beach and Arossim Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sinquerim Beach, practice your aim at Milsim Goa Paintball, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanta Durga Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assissi.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Goa trip itinerary builder tool .

New Delhi to Goa is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in June, expect nights in Goa to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Matheran.

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Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach

1
day
Matheran

Matheran ©
High in the Western Ghats, Matheran offers visitors relief from the oppressive temperatures at lower elevations.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambarnath Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pisarnath Mahadev Mandir, get great views at King George Point, get great views at Louisa Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Charlotte Lake, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Matheran online tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goa to Matheran. In June, daytime highs in Matheran are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lonavala.

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Pisarnath Mahadev Mandir ©
Pisarnath Mahadev Mandir
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Louisa Point ©
Louisa Point

3
nights
Lonavala

Lonavala ©
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Imagica Water Park and Celebrity Wax Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Mountain Top Camping and Pawna Lake. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Lohagad Fort, don't miss a visit to Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple, examine the collection at Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bhaja Caves.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Lonavala tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Matheran to Lonavala. In June in Lonavala, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mumbai.

Things to do in Lonavala

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Imagica Water Park
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Mountain Top Camping ©
Mountain Top Camping
Lohagad Fort ©
Lohagad Fort
Imagica Water Park ©
Imagica Water Park

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Mary Basilica and KidZania Mumbai. Get some historical perspective at Mahalakshmi Temple and Mumba Devi Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Nerul Balaji Temple in Navi Mumbai (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Babulnath Temple, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, make a trip to Worli Sea Face, and try out the rides at Red Carpet Wax Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Lonavala to Mumbai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Dwarka.

Things to do in Mumbai

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nerul Balaji Temple
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KidZania Mumbai ©
KidZania Mumbai
Nerul Balaji Temple ©
Nerul Balaji Temple
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica

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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 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nageshwar Shiva Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gita Mandir Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkadhish Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rukshamanee Mandir. On the next day, kick back and relax at Blue Bell Beach, then make a trip to Siddheshwar Mahadev Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Dwarka Temple, and finally walk around Gomti Ghat.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dwarka trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Dwarka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Somnath.

Things to do in Dwarka

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shrinathji Temple
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Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Nageshwar Shiva Temple ©
Nageshwar Shiva Temple

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nights
Somnath

Somnath ©
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhalka Tirth, kick back and relax at Somnath Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Panch Pandava Gufa or Hinglaj Mataji Gufa, then make a trip to Gita Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Bhidbhanjan Mahadev Mandir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somnath Mahadev Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamnath Mahadev Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Veraval Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suraj Mandir.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Somnath trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Dwarka to Somnath by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Diu.

Things to do in Somnath

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Veraval Beach
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Somnath Mahadev Temple ©
Somnath Mahadev Temple
Bhalka Tirth ©
Bhalka Tirth
Laxmi Narayan Mandir ©
Laxmi Narayan Mandir

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night
Diu

Diu ©
The main town on the island of the same name, Diu connects to the south coast of Gujurat by bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Church, then kick back and relax at Ghogla Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangeshwar Temple, and finally take in the pleasant sights at INS Khukri Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Diu road trip planning website .

Drive from Somnath to Diu in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Diu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Gangeshwar Temple ©
Gangeshwar Temple
St Thomas Church ©
St Thomas Church
INS Khukri Memorial ©
INS Khukri Memorial

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