60 days in Gujarat & India Itinerary

60 days in Gujarat & India Itinerary

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Ahmedabad
— 27 nights
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Surat
— 1 night
Train to Madgaon, Taxi to Goa
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Goa
— 5 nights
Taxi to Madgaon, Train to Ahmedabad
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Ahmedabad
— 2 nights
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Udaipur
— 1 night
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Jodhpur
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 2 nights
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Amritsar
— 1 night
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Jammu City
— 1 night
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Shimla
— 1 night
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Haridwar
— 2 nights
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Rishikesh
— 1 night
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Dehradun
— 2 nights
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Ahmedabad

— 27 nights

Manchester of India

The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Auto World Vintage Car Museum and Sanskar Kendra. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Adalaj Stepwell and Sabarmati Riverfront. Explore Ahmedabad's surroundings by going to Pariej Lake (in Pariyej), Gandhinagar (Indroda Nature Park & City Pulse) and Kheda (Roza Rozi Maqbara, Ramji Mandir, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hathee Singh Jain Temple, contemplate the long history of Teen Darwaza, don't miss a visit to Qutbuddin Mosque, and browse the different shops at Ahmedabad One Mall.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ahmedabad day trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Ahmedabad is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Ahmedabad, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Ahmedabad to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Surat.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — Jan 2:

Surat

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Modi Atash Bahram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ichhanath Mahadev Temple, and then explore the galleries of J J Art gallery. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at VR Surat and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dumas Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Surat day trip tool.

You can take a train from Ahmedabad to Surat in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Goa.

Things to do in Surat

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Goa

— 5 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Relax by the water at Betalbatim Beach and Benaulim Beach. Head to Din Brothers Jewellers and Gold Smiths and Zorro Jewellersfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cansaulim Beach, stroll through Colva Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Arya Ayurvedic Center, and see the interesting displays at Goa Chitra Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Goa trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Surat to Goa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Goa

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

Ahmedabad

— 2 nights

Manchester of India

Discover out-of-the-way places like Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial. Get a sense of the local culture at Kankaria Lake and Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur. Go for a jaunt from Ahmedabad to Adalaj to see Adalaj Trimandir about 34 minutes away. Enjoy Ahmedabad some more: take in the spiritual surroundings of Camp Hanuman Mandir, admire the striking features of Bai Harir ni Vav ( Stepwell ), and view the masterpieces at NC Mehta Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Ahmedabad travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Ahmedabad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ahmedabad when traveling from Goa in January, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Udaipur.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Udaipur

— 1 night

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then explore the galleries of Gothwal Art. Keep things going the next day: learn and have fun at Pacific Art, then take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Udaipur driving holiday planning tool.

Fly from Ahmedabad to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ahmedabad in January, things will get slightly colder in Udaipur: highs are around 28°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Shopping · Classes · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Jodhpur

— 2 nights

Sun City

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mehrangarh Fort and Shri Ganesh Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Umaid Heritage Art School and Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum. And it doesn't end there: stop by Spice Paradise, contemplate the long history of Loha Pol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Mahavira Temple, and explore the galleries of Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jodhpur trip maker.

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Jodhpur are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

Jaipur

— 2 nights

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Explore hidden gems such as Moti Dungari Temple and Royal Gaitor Tumbas. Get some cultural insight at Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, see the interesting displays at Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, and stop by Fair Deal Textile.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur vacation builder.

Fly from Jodhpur to Jaipur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Jaipur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

New Delhi

— 2 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then take an in-depth tour of Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. On the next day, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at Rajpath.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Jaipur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Amritsar

— 1 night

Golden City

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santokhsar Sahib.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar trip itinerary maker.

Fly from New Delhi to Amritsar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in January, expect Amritsar to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jammu City.

Things to do in Amritsar

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Jammu City

— 1 night

City of Temples

Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Raghunath Bazaar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mantalai Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranbireshwar Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Dogra Art Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi Mandir.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jammu City visit planner.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Jammu City takes 4 hours. January in Jammu City sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Shimla.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

Shimla

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Sankat Mochan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Shimla itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Jammu City to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

Haridwar

— 2 nights

Gateway to Gods

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adhbut Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Vyas Ashram. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaitanya Mutt.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Haridwar online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Shimla to Haridwar by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for Rishikesh on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Haridwar

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Rishikesh

— 1 night

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stop by Shiv Gauri Pashmina World and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh journey planner.

You can drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Spas · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

Dehradun

— 2 nights

Doon City

Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Subir Raha Oil Museum, get engrossed in the history at Forest Research Institute Museum, and then deepen your understanding at Forest Research Institute.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dehradun trip maker site.

Getting from Rishikesh to Dehradun by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dehradun

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.