8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Ahmedabad
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Vadodara
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Dwarka
— 1 day
4
Somnath
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Rajkot
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Change things up with a short trip to Adalaj Trimandir in Gandhinagar (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, admire the landmark architecture of Adalaj Stepwell, make a trip to Sidi Saeed Mosque, and examine the collection at Auto World Vintage Car Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ahmedabad trip itinerary maker .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Ahmedabad is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Ahmedabad. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vadodara.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Adalaj Trimandir
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Sabarmati Riverfront ©
Sabarmati Riverfront

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 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, admire the striking features of Lukshmi Vilas Palace, see the interesting displays at Baroda Museum And Picture Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sayaji Baug, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at EME Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vadodara journey planner .

Getting from Ahmedabad to Vadodara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Dwarka.

Things to do in Vadodara

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Maharaja Fatesingh Museum ©
Maharaja Fatesingh Museum
Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
Sayaji Baug ©
Sayaji Baug

1
day
Dwarka

Dwarka ©
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 14th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Gomti Ghat, make a trip to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dwarka, then don't miss a visit to Dwarkadhish Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nageshwar Shiva Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dwarka trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Vadodara to Dwarka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Somnath.

Things to do in Dwarka

Historic Sites Parks
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Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Dwarkadhish Temple ©
Dwarkadhish Temple
Nageshwar Shiva Temple ©
Nageshwar Shiva Temple

1
night
Somnath

Somnath ©
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamnath Mahadev Temple, don't miss a visit to Triveni Sangam, don't miss a visit to Gita Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Laxmi Narayan Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnath Mahadev Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhalka Tirth.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Somnath trip itinerary app .

Drive from Dwarka to Somnath in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rajkot.

Things to do in Somnath

Historic Sites
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Somnath Mahadev Temple ©
Somnath Mahadev Temple
Bhalka Tirth ©
Bhalka Tirth
Triveni Sangam ©
Triveni Sangam

1
night
Rajkot

Rajkot ©
Visit Mahatma Gandhi's childhood home and other cultural attractions in Rajkot, a large industrial city with a historical old town.
On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Rotary Dolls Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagat Mandir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rajkot online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Somnath to Rajkot takes 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Rajkot are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rajkot

Museums Historic Sites
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Rotary Dolls Museum ©
Rotary Dolls Museum
Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama ©
Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama

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