23 days in Gujarat, Diu & Varanasi Itinerary

23 days in Gujarat, Diu & Varanasi Itinerary

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Kevadia
— 1 day
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Vadodara
— 3 nights
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Diu
— 1 night
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Sasan Gir
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Somnath
— 2 nights
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Rajkot
— 1 night
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Dwarka
— 2 nights
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Ahmedabad
— 2 nights
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Ambaji
— 1 night
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Sidhpur
— 1 day
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Patan
— 1 night
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12
Gandhinagar
— 1 night
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Bhuj
— 2 nights
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Varanasi
— 2 nights
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Kevadia

— 1 day
Kevadia vacations reveal an inimitable blend of pristine nature and impressive man-made attractions.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Zarwani Falls, stroll through Statue Of Unity, and then admire the engineering at Sardar Sarovar Dam.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kevadia trip maker tool.

Siliguri to Kevadia is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Vadodara.

Things to do in Kevadia

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Vadodara

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Alkapuri Haveli, take in the spiritual surroundings of EME Temple, and then browse the different shops at Inorbit Mall Vadodara. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tomb of Qutubuddin Muhammad Khan, examine the collection at Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Lukshmi Vilas Palace, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sayaji Baug.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vadodara online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kevadia to Vadodara takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Diu.

Things to do in Vadodara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:

Diu

— 1 night
The main town on the island of the same name, Diu connects to the south coast of Gujurat by bridge.
On the 17th (Sun), stroll through Nagoa Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangeshwar Temple, then contemplate the long history of Diu Fort, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Diu day trip planning site.

Fly from Vadodara to Diu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sasan Gir.

Things to do in Diu

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Sasan Gir

Fulfill your wildlife fantasies at Sasan Gir, the only place in Asia where you can still see lions roaming free in the wild.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Devalia Safari Park.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Sasan Gir attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Diu to Sasan Gir takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Somnath.

Things to do in Sasan Gir

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Somnath

— 2 nights
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
On the 19th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhalka Tirth, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somnath Mahadev Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Triveni Sangam.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Somnath trip planner.

You can drive from Sasan Gir to Somnath in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Rajkot.

Things to do in Somnath

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Rajkot

— 1 night
Visit Mahatma Gandhi's childhood home and other cultural attractions in Rajkot, a large industrial city with a historical old town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Rotary Dolls Museum, contemplate the long history of Kaba Gandhi No Delo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rajkot trip planner.

Getting from Somnath to Rajkot by car takes about 4 hours. In October in Rajkot, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Dwarka.

Things to do in Rajkot

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

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.
On the 21st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Siddheshwar Mahadev Mandir and then make a trip to Sudama Setu (Sudama Bridge). Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Gopi Talab, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, don't miss a visit to Shree Dwarkadhish Temple, then make a trip to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dwarka, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Dwarka Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dwarka trip maker site.

You can drive from Rajkot to Dwarka in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Dwarka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

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.
Ahmedabad is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, admire the landmark architecture of Sidi Saeed Mosque, examine the collection at Calico Museum of Textiles, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Harir ni Vav ( Stepwell ).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ahmedabad online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dwarka to Ahmedabad takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ambaji.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:

Ambaji

— 1 night
To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ambaji day trip site.

Drive from Ahmedabad to Ambaji in 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Sidhpur on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Ambaji

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Sidhpur

— 1 day
Siddhpur, also spelled Sidhpur is a town and a municipality in Patan district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Shree Umiya Mata Temple, then make a trip to Bindu Sarovar, and then contemplate the long history of Rudra Mahalaya.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sidhpur trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ambaji to Sidhpur takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sidhpur are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Patan.

Things to do in Sidhpur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Patan

— 1 night
Patan, an ancient fortified town, was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom. To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Patan online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sidhpur to Patan takes an hour. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Gandhinagar.

Things to do in Patan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Gandhinagar

— 1 night
Gandhinagar is the capital of the state of Gujarat in Western India. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Indroda Nature Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Adalaj Trimandir.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gandhinagar online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Patan to Gandhinagar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bhuj.

Things to do in Gandhinagar

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Bhuj

— 2 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.
Bhuj is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at White Desert Of Kutch, don't miss a visit to Bhujia Hill, explore the historical opulence of Pragmahal Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Sharad Baug Palace.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bhuj road trip planning app.

You can drive from Gandhinagar to Bhuj in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Bhuj, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Bhuj

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Varanasi

— 2 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the activities along Ganges River, and then stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bhuj to Varanasi takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bhuj in November: high temperatures in Varanasi hover around 34°C and lows are around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

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.