55 days in Gujarat Itinerary

55 days in Gujarat Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gujarat travel planner

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Fly to Nashik Airport, Drive to Saputara
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Saputara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Surat
— 5 nights
Train
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Vadodara
— 5 nights
Drive
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Somnath
— 2 nights
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Junagadh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Porbandar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dwarka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jamnagar
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rajkot
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bhuj
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kutch
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mehsana
— 1 night
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Ahmedabad
— 5 nights
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Saputara

— 2 nights

Abode of the Serpent

The hill station town of Saputara sits in the Sahyadri mountain range and offers natural attractions, expansive vistas, and a cool climate.
Attractions like Saputara Lake and Townview Point make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: get great views at Sunset Point, make a trip to Table Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Gira Waterfalls, and see the interesting displays at Saputara Tribal Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Saputara trip planning site.

Wellington, New Zealand to Saputara is an approximately 38-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to India Standard Time is minus 6.5 hours. While traveling from Wellington, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saputara, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Surat.

Things to do in Saputara

Nature · Parks · Museums

Surat

— 5 nights

Diamond City

Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium and Swaminarayan Temple. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambika Niketan Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Gopi Talav, get lost in a book at Kavi Narmad Central Library, and get to know the resident critters at Sarthana Nature Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Surat trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Saputara to Surat in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Vadodara.

Things to do in Surat

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vadodara

— 5 nights

The Cultured City

Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
Kids will enjoy Lukshmi Vilas Palace and EME Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Vadodara side-trips: Bharuch (Golden Bridge, Guman Dev Mandir Temple, &more), Nilkanthdham Swaminarayan Temple Poicha (in Poicha) and Kayavarohan Shiva Temple (in Kayavarohan). There's lots more to do: walk around Sayaji Baug, make a trip to Tapovan Temple, browse the different shops at Inorbit Mall Vadodara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Baroda, Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundar Mandir Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vadodara vacation maker site.

Getting from Surat to Vadodara by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Somnath.

Things to do in Vadodara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Somnath

— 2 nights
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust, take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnath Mahadev Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Mandir, and finally make a trip to Triveni Sangam. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panch Pandava Gufa or Hinglaj Mataji Gufa, make a trip to Gita Mandir, then don't miss a visit to Prabhas Patan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhalka Tirth.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Somnath online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vadodara to Somnath takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Junagadh.

Things to do in Somnath

Historic Sites

Junagadh

— 5 nights
The ancient and storied town of Junagadh boasts a wealth of historic sites and places of pilgrimage.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sasan Gir National Park and Devalia Safari Park. Step out of Junagadh to go to Virpur and see Shree Jalaram Mandir, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Girnar, get to know the resident critters at Sakkarbaug Zoological Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neminath Jain Mandir, and admire the natural beauty at Moti Baug.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Junagadh trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Somnath to Junagadh in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Junagadh can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Porbandar.

Things to do in Junagadh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Porbandar

— 4 nights
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). Kids will enjoy Kirti Mandir Temple and Sri Hari Mandir Temple. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sudama Mandir Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Madhavpur Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rangbai Beach, and explore the ancient world of Ghumli.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porbandar itinerary planner.

You can drive from Junagadh to Porbandar in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Porbandar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dwarka.

Things to do in Porbandar

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Dwarka

— 3 nights
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 Shree Dwarkadhish Temple and Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Beyt Dwarika, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rukshamanee Mandir, make a trip to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dwarka, and visit a coastal fixture at Dwarka Lighthouse.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dwarka online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Porbandar to Dwarka takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Jamnagar.

Things to do in Dwarka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Jamnagar

— 5 nights

World's Oil City

Home to one of the world's biggest refineries, Jamnagar's modern facade often eclipses its natural and cultural charms.
Bring the kids along to Narara Marine National Park and Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sivrajpur Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lakhota Talav, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bala Hanuman Temple, and make a trip to Khijada Temple.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jamnagar trip planner.

You can drive from Dwarka to Jamnagar in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rajkot.

Things to do in Jamnagar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rajkot

— 5 nights
Visit Mahatma Gandhi's childhood home and other cultural attractions in Rajkot, a large industrial city with a historical old town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rotary Dolls Museum and Nyari Dam. Explore Rajkot's surroundings by going to Chotila (in Surendranagar) and Gondal (Shri Swaminarayan Mandir & Shri Ramanath Dham). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, make a trip to The Royal Garages, look for gifts at Jay Siyaram Pendawala, and go for a walk through Bhootnath Mahadev.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rajkot travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Jamnagar to Rajkot takes 2 hours. January in Rajkot sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bhuj.

Things to do in Rajkot

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bhuj

— 5 nights
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.
Attractions like White Desert Of Kutch and Aina Mahal make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Mandvi (Jain Temple & Vijay Vilas Palace). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj, take an in-depth tour of Sharad Baug Palace, step into the grandiose world of Pragmahal Palace, and make a trip to Rudramata.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bhuj road trip website.

You can drive from Rajkot to Bhuj in 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Bhuj can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Kutch.

Things to do in Bhuj

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kutch

— 4 nights
Home to India's largest salt marsh, Kutch lies on a flat tortoise-shaped piece of land at the India-Pakistan border.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Great Rann of Kutch and Desh Devi Maa Ashapura. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kala Dungar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koteshwar Mahadev Temple, delve into the distant past at Roha Fort, and identify plant and animal life at Anchorwala Ahinsha Dham.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kutch travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bhuj to Kutch takes 1.5 hours. January in Kutch sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mehsana.

Things to do in Kutch

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Mehsana

— 1 night
Mehsana, also spelled Mahesana, is a city and municipality in Mehsana district, in the Indian state of Gujarat.HistoryMehsaji Chavda, a Rajput and an heir of Chavda dynasty, established Mehsana. On the 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Maatangi Modheshwari Temple and then delve into the distant past at Sun Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Toda Bahuchar Maa( Bahuchar Mataji Pragatya Sthal) and then make a trip to Shree Umiya Mata Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mehsana visit website.

Traveling by car from Kutch to Mehsana takes 8 hours. In January in Mehsana, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Mehsana

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ahmedabad

— 5 nights

Manchester of India

The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Family-friendly places like Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home and Sabarmati Riverfront will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Ahmedabad: Indroda Nature Park (in Gandhinagar), Shree Ranchhodray Ji Mandir (in Kheda) and Adalaj Trimandir (in Adalaj). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dada Bhagwan Temple, see the interesting displays at Calico Museum of Textiles, and admire the striking features of Adalaj Stepwell.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ahmedabad trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mehsana to Ahmedabad takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ahmedabad can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gujarat travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
Busily scurrying between popular Rajasthan and Mumbai, most tourists skip a stop at Gujarat, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. Still off the well-beaten path, the region retains much of its bucolic charm, best glimpsed by visiting tiny tribal villages where the locals weave, dye, and embroider arguably the finest textiles available in India. Aside from the obvious cultural appeal, a tour of Gujarat ensures plenty of chances to come face-to-face with the unique regional wildlife, which includes many species of migratory birds and the last of the endangered Asiatic lions.