13 days in Gujarat Itinerary

13 days in Gujarat Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gujarat trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Ahmedabad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rajkot
— 1 night
Drive
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Somnath
— 1 night
Drive
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Porbandar
— 1 night
Drive
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Dwarka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bhuj
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kutch
— 2 nights
Drive to Bhuj Airport, Fly to Lucknow

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Ahmedabad

— 2 nights

Manchester of India

The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home and Jami Masjid will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akshardham and Kankaria Lake. There's more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Sabarmati Riverfront and admire the landmark architecture of Adalaj Stepwell.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ahmedabad travel route planner.

Lucknow to Ahmedabad is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucknow in December; daily highs in Ahmedabad reach 34°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rajkot.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Rajkot

— 1 night
Visit Mahatma Gandhi's childhood home and other cultural attractions in Rajkot, a large industrial city with a historical old town.
On the 1st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Kaba Gandhi No Delo and then examine the collection at Rotary Dolls Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rajkot, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ahmedabad to Rajkot takes 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Somnath.

Things to do in Rajkot

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

Somnath

— 1 night
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Mandir and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnath Mahadev Temple.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Somnath tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rajkot to Somnath in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Porbandar.

Things to do in Somnath

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

Porbandar

— 1 night
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 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harsiddhi Mataji Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Hari Mandir Temple.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Porbandar holiday planner.

Drive from Somnath to Porbandar in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Porbandar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dwarka.

Things to do in Porbandar

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Dwarka

— 2 nights
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 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Sudama Setu (Sudama Bridge) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dwarka and then make a trip to Shree Dwarkadhish Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dwarka trip itinerary website.

Getting from Porbandar to Dwarka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bhuj.

Things to do in Dwarka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Bhuj

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chattardi and Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj. Let the collections at Hiralakshmi Memorial Craft Park and Kranti Tirth for Shyamji Krishna Varma capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Living and Learning Design Centre.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bhuj online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dwarka to Bhuj in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kutch.

Things to do in Bhuj

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

Kutch

— 2 nights
Home to India's largest salt marsh, Kutch lies on a flat tortoise-shaped piece of land at the India-Pakistan border.
On the 9th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koteshwar Mahadev Temple. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Desh Devi Maa Ashapura.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kutch trip itinerary app.

Getting from Bhuj to Kutch by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Kutch sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kutch

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

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.