7 days in Gir National Park, Ahmedabad & Vadodara Itinerary

7 days in Gir National Park, Ahmedabad & Vadodara Itinerary

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7 days in Gir National Park, Ahmedabad & Vadodara Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Gir National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Vadodara
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Gir National Park

Gir National Park ©
Gir National Park, known to be the last sanctuary of the Asiatic lion, spreads across 1,412 sq km (877 sq mi) of thick dry forest and plains.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Somnath Mahadev Temple and Diu Fort. Visiting Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagoa Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Gir National Park: Somnath (Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust & Prabhas Patan Museum) and St Thomas Church (in Diu). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Devalia Safari Park and identify plant and animal life at Sasan Gir National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gir National Park road trip planner.

Bengaluru to Gir National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Gir National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Diu, Somnath, Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
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Somnath Mahadev Temple ©
Somnath Mahadev Temple
Diu Fort ©
Diu Fort

1
night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, admire the striking features of Sidi Saeed Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Sabarmati Riverfront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koteshwar Mahadev Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Adalaj Stepwell, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple, Ahmedabad.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ahmedabad trip planner.

Drive from Gir National Park to Ahmedabad in 7.5 hours. In July in Ahmedabad, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Vadodara.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary
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Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Vadodara

Vadodara ©
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.
On the 7th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Shruti Mandir Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of EME Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Lukshmi Vilas Palace, and finally walk around Sayaji Baug.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vadodara trip planner.

Traveling by train from Ahmedabad to Vadodara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vadodara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Shruti Mandir Ashram ©
Shruti Mandir Ashram
Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
EME Temple ©
EME Temple

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