Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gujarat Travel Itinerary

After travelling across some of the states of India, this time we planned to tour state of Gujarat on April 2014. We wanted to cover whatever little possible in 10 days and we chalked out a plan after a lot of research.  Hotel bookings and a vehicle for entire trip was booked 2 months in advance. We started from Bangalore on Day 1 and reached Vadodara by 09:30 A.M.



After touring the city on the first day we visited palace, museum, and garden among other sites. On the second day with Vadodara as base location we did full day tour of world heritage city Champaner and Pavagadh. On third day we moved to Ahmedabad and on that day we covered various heritage monuments like mosques, step-well and a fort.  



On fourth day we started from Ahmedabad with end destination as temple at Ambaji. On the way we covered various heritage monuments like step-well at Adalaj and temple at Shamalaji. On day five we reached Rajkot while en-route covering step-well at Patan and Sun Temple at Modhera. Sixth day we left Rajkot for Somnath. It was exciting day as we covered palaces at Gondal and fort at Junagadh



Next day after visiting the temple at Somnath we moved to Diu for full day tour. On eight day we reached wild life sanctuary Gir. The afternoon was most exciting 4 hour lion safari and we could also spot lions in the jungle.


Day
Start From
Stay At
Sightseeing
Day 1
Bangalore
Vadodara
Vadodara
Day 2

Vadodara
Champaner
Pavagadh
Halol
Day 3
Vadodara
Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Day4
Ahmadabad
Ambaji
Adalaj
Shamalaji
Ambaji
Day 5
Ambaji
Rajkot
Patan
Modhera
Day 6
Rajkot
Somnath
Rajkot
Gondal
Junagadh
Day 7
Somnath
Diu
Somnath
Diu
Day 8
Diu
Gir
Gir
Day 9
Gir
Bhavnagar
Sihor
Day 10
Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar
Lothal

Next day evening we reached Bhavnagar on the way we visited Sihor. On the final day we visited Indus Valley civilization at Lothal and reached Ahmedabad. In the evening we boarded the train back to Bangalore. It was exiting trip with family which had piece of heritage monuments, beaches, temples, mosques, garden, shopping and jungle safari. 

We will cover each of these above places in detail in subsequent posts.  

27 comments:

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

so much you have traveled :)

Reader Wil said...

If I ever go to India, I know I would like to have you as my guide! Thanks for your post!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

We did Gujarat for a fortnight in February 2014. We did many of the places you visited. We also visited Kutch - the Rann Utsav, The Little Rann, Dwaraka & Palitana amongst many others.Thoroughly enjoyable.

Jeevan said...

Seems you covered places as much possible! Hope you too enjoyed the journey. Good highways

Leovi said...

Wonderful gems of immense artistic heritage of India. Pure beauty!

ladyfi said...

What a lovely temple.

LindyLou Mac said...

An interesting road trip, looking forward to the rest of your posts.

'Tsuki said...

This road trip looks a lot of fun to do : nice proposal !

Audrey said...

magnifique !

Marie said...

What a great trip! Wonderful pictures!

NatureFootstep said...

it is great to plan your trip. :)

Thomas Lee said...

Long trip,luckily you have nice road.

Jim said...

Beautiful.
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LV said...

Glad you shared this interesting and fascinating trip. Through your lens the only way I could ever see it.

Shweta Dave said...

Gujrat is my state.... Nostalgic to the core reading this as I have seen all of them. Thank you very nice post.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Great account...with detailing... :-)

Datta Ghosh said...

I loved the pics, What was wonderful was the tabular schedule of the trip

Balaka Basu said...

liked your itinerary...must have been hectic

Aparna Anurag said...

lots of travel..lovely pics

D. Prabhu said...

Nice detailed post :)

Hildred said...

A wonderful trip!

photowannabe said...

You certainly have done some amazing travel throughout the states of your fascinating country.
Thank you for all the information.

Roger Owen Green said...

Oddly interesting to me: your road signs are blue, not GREEN.

ROG, ABCW

ellen b. said...

That's quite a trip! I'm sure you are glad you can travel!

Cristina Pop said...

You`re so organized. I just love the idea that you planned ahead everything you want to see!

Lmkazmierczak said...

I'm exhausted just reading that schedule♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/go-right/

ruchi2312 said...

oh U have been to Lothal, I have always planned it. good shots :-)