9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Bhuj
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mandvi
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Dwarka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Porbandar
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
6
Diu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sasan Gir
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Rajkot
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Sabarmati Riverfront, contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, then explore the activities along Kankaria Lake, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sidi Saeed Mosque. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sola Mandir Bhagwat Vidyapith, see the interesting displays at Calico Museum of Textiles, admire the landmark architecture of Adalaj Stepwell, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dada Bhagwan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ahmedabad vacation builder tool .

New Delhi to Ahmedabad is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Ahmedabad sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Bhuj.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Sabarmati Riverfront ©
Sabarmati Riverfront
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake

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night
Bhuj

Bhuj ©
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.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the fascinating landscape at White Desert Bhuj, then steep yourself in history at Kakkadbhit Yaksha, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bhuj trip planner .

You can fly from Ahmedabad to Bhuj in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Bhuj sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mandvi.

Things to do in Bhuj

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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White Desert Of Kutch ©
White Desert Of Kutch
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj ©
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj
Kakkadbhit Yaksha ©
Kakkadbhit Yaksha

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night
Mandvi

Mandvi ©
A former summer retreat for the Maharajas of the Kutch State, Mandvi remains a little town tucked in between the seashore and the Rukmavati River, still well known for its 400-year-old shipbuilding yards.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Jain Temple, kick back and relax at Mandvi Beach, admire the striking features of Vijay Vilas Palace, then appreciate the history behind Mazar-e-Noorani, and finally step aboard Shipyards at Mandvi.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mandvi trip planner .

You can drive from Bhuj to Mandvi in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mandvi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dwarka.

Things to do in Mandvi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Mandvi Beach ©
Mandvi Beach
Mazar-e-Noorani ©
Mazar-e-Noorani
Jain Temple ©
Jain Temple

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): head off the coast to Beyt Dwarika, then make a trip to Dwarkadhish Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dwarka.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dwarka visit planning website .

You can drive from Mandvi to Dwarka in 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Porbandar.

Things to do in Dwarka

Nature Parks
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Dwarkadhish Temple ©
Dwarkadhish Temple
Beyt Dwarika ©
Beyt Dwarika

few
hours
Porbandar

Porbandar ©
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). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Hari Mandir Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harsiddhi Mataji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sudama Mandir Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Kirti Mandir Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porbandar day trip website .

Drive from Dwarka to Porbandar in 2.5 hours. In August in Porbandar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Diu.

Things to do in Porbandar

Historic Sites
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Kirti Mandir Temple ©
Kirti Mandir Temple
Harsiddhi Mataji Temple ©
Harsiddhi Mataji Temple
Sudama Mandir Temple ©
Sudama Mandir Temple

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Diu

Diu ©
The main town on the island of the same name, Diu connects to the south coast of Gujurat by bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Nagoa Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangeshwar Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Church, then steep yourself in history at Diu Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Diu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Porbandar to Diu takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sasan Gir.

Things to do in Diu

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Gangeshwar Temple ©
Gangeshwar Temple
Diu Fort ©
Diu Fort
Nagoa Beach ©
Nagoa Beach

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night
Sasan Gir

Sasan Gir ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the engineering at Kamleshwar Dam, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, and then explore the striking landscape of Devalia Safari Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sasan Gir trip maker tool .

You can drive from Diu to Sasan Gir in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rajkot.

Things to do in Sasan Gir

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Junagadh
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Devalia Safari Park ©
Devalia Safari Park
Kamleshwar Dam ©
Kamleshwar Dam

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Rajkot

Rajkot ©
Visit Mahatma Gandhi's childhood home and other cultural attractions in Rajkot, a large industrial city with a historical old town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Rotary Dolls Museum, then see human ingenuity at work at Nyari Dam, then make a trip to The Royal Garages, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rajkot travel app .

Getting from Sasan Gir to Rajkot by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August in Rajkot, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Gandhidham.

Things to do in Rajkot

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Rotary Dolls Museum ©
Rotary Dolls Museum
Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama ©
Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama
The Royal Garages ©
The Royal Garages

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