40 days in India Itinerary

40 days in India Itinerary

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40 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dehradun
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Pune
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Nashik
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mumbai
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
4
Dwarka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Somnath
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Ahmedabad
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dehradun

8
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.
When in Pune, make a side trip to see Parasailing & Paragliding in Kamshet, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koregaon Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Aga Khan Palace.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pune route builder .

Dehradun to Pune is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashik.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Sinhagad Fort ©
Sinhagad Fort
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

6
nights
Nashik

Nashik ©
Whether you want to tour important religious sites or explore the city's 22 wineries, you'll have no shortage of things to do in Nashik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashik: Lake Vaitarna Waterfalls (in Igatpuri), Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple (in Ozar) and Sinnar (Gargoti Mineral Museum & Gondeshwar Temple). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Navshya Ganapati Temple, do a tasting at Sula Vineyards, and explore the fascinating underground world of Chambharlena Caves.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashik trip planning site .

Getting from Pune to Nashik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mumbai.

Things to do in Nashik

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Sinnar, Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple, Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, Lake Vaitarna Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple ©
Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple
Sula Vineyards ©
Sula Vineyards
Kalaram Temple ©
Kalaram Temple

8
nights
Mumbai

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: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai trip builder website .

Getting from Nashik to Mumbai by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Mumbai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dwarka.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dwarka: Bet Dwarka (in Jamnagar) and Harsiddhi Mataji Temple (in Porbandar). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Dwarkadhish Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, step off the mainland to explore Beyt Dwarika, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gomti Ghat.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dwarka day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Dwarka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Somnath.

Things to do in Dwarka

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bet Dwarka, Harsiddhi Mataji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Beyt Dwarika ©
Beyt Dwarika
Dwarkadhish Temple ©
Dwarkadhish Temple
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

6
nights
Somnath

Somnath ©
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
Change things up with these side-trips from Somnath: Junagadh (Jatashankar Mahadev Temple, Bhavnath Mahadev Temple, & more) and Devalia Safari Park (in Sasan Gir). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnath Mahadev Temple and make a trip to Gita Mandir.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Somnath travel planning website .

Getting from Dwarka to Somnath by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Somnath

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Junagadh, Devalia Safari Park, Veraval Beach
Highlights from your plan
Somnath Mahadev Temple ©
Somnath Mahadev Temple
Dataar Hills ©
Dataar Hills

7
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ahmedabad: Shree Santram Samadhi Sthan (in Nadiad), Gandhinagar (Adalaj Trimandir & Capital Complex) and Kheda (Utkanteshwar Mahadev Temple, Vadtal, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, examine the collection at Auto World Vintage Car Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Masjid, and admire the striking features of Adalaj Stepwell.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ahmedabad trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Somnath to Ahmedabad takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 50°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kheda, Gandhinagar, Shree Santram Samadhi Sthan
Highlights from your plan
Sabarmati Riverfront ©
Sabarmati Riverfront
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake

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