Ahmedabad - Dwarka - Somnath - Diu in October

#1 Jun 4th, 2018, 18:52
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Hi all,
I'm planning to visit part of Gujarat during October. Initially thought of visiting South India(already posted few questions in different thread), but everyone wants to do Gujarat first. Here is my tentative itinerary :

Day-1 : Kolkata to Ahmedabad flight in the afternoon, visit sabarmati ashram, Kankaria Lake and board train at 11 pm
Day-2 : Reach Dwarka in the morning, visit temples, afternoon visit nageswar , stay in Dwarka
Day-3 : Visit Bet Dwarka, other temples and places, board train for Veraval in the night
Day-4 : Reach Somnath in the morning, visit the mandir, evening aarati, light and sound show, stay in Somnath
Day-5 : Leave for Diu in the afternoon, stay in Diu
Day-6 : Leave from Diu in the afternoon, reach to Veraval by evening, catch the train to Ahd
Day-7 : Reach Ahmedabad in the morning, visit places which are possible, catch flight to Kolkata in the afternoon...

How far is Dwarka to Somnath ? Is it better to leave Dwarka early by road and visit Porbandar on the way instead of night journey?
Diu or Gir ?
How is night bus service? Can I try Ahmedabad to Dwarka or Somnath to Ahmedabad by bus? will it be better?
I'll have afternoon 3-4 hours on Day-1 and morning 4-5 hours on Day-7 in Ahmedabad. What all places I can visit?

Thanks in advance!

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#2 Jun 5th, 2018, 11:20
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You can read aarosh's trip report for Ahmedabad. I'd recommend dropping Diu, adding a day in Ahmedabad (there's quite a bit to see) or covering Junagadh. Porbandar is a good idea as well.
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Thanks vaibhav!
Yes I'm planning to do a day trip in Porbandar while going from Dwarka to Somnath. I'll check aarosh's Ahmedabad trip report and plan few places in Ahmadabad also.
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Hi
I'm planning to stay in Sagar Dharsan Guest house in Somnath, looks like the best one in Somnath. But I'm not sure regarding the accommodation in Dwarka.
Can you please suggest a few, budget can be within 2k. Is there any guest house provided by Dwarka temple trust, similar to Somanth?

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#5 Jun 20th, 2018, 18:24
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A number of 'atithi gruh' exist in the vicinity of the temple - most are quite inexpensive (sub 1000 rs). Perhaps check those out?
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Hope, you have visited this page of temple trust.
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@vaibhav_arora - Thanks for your input. Yes, I did find few in dharmashala in YatraDham.com. I felt Shri Jaliyan Atithi Gruh, Brahmakshatriya Atithi Bhavan and Gayatri Shantivan as good one. any specific suggestion? or all are similar and good.

@Prakaant - thanks for your response. yes, I checked that link and did booking in Sagar Dharsan already
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Hi

Before start your trip you should check whole itinerary in official Tourism of Gujarat Department official website, where you can also get an option of free helpline number. You can contact them before start your trip to Gujarat and get all the travel information from there. Hope this will help you!
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Nick, is it really required?

Is there any loss if one doesn't contact/crosscheck the itinerary?
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Covering Sabarmati Ashram and Kankariya Lake within 4-6 hours is impossible. You have to choose only one of them. If you have children with you, kankariya lake is must. Only Kankariya lake will take 5-6 hours as there are lot of things to do for children. You can consider Gandhi Ashram on the last day of your tour.
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Hi
All the planning and bookings are done but my flight will be reaching at 7:30pm in Ahmedabad and so leaving the airport would be around 8pm or so. my train from Ahmedabad station is at 10.10pm. how far is the station from airport? will it be little risk?
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Could be a bit tight, but you should be able to make it.
However try to prebook your trip by a cab beforehand (would be costly) or head straight to the prepaid cab section and book your cab as soon as you exit the airport. Note that the traffic in Ahmedabad is atrocious.
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You have 2 buffer hours..would make it to station easily...don't worry...should not take more than an hour even if maximum traffic.

Pre-booking a cab will be better. Uber Autos will also be available.
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If you have a co-passenger, one of you may stay for luggage, and other may move to book pre-paid cab. It will save around 15 to 20 precious minutes.
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Friends, please guide me for my first pilgrimage to Gujarat

My research as follows:

Route—new mumbai--dwarka—jamnagar—back to dwarka--somnath—junagadh—ahmedabad

Dwarka---Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Gomti Ghat, Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Mandir,Samudra Narayana Temple, Beyt Dwarka, gyopi talav, rukmini devi temple

Jamnagar-- Bala Hanuman Temple, continuous chanting of ‘Shri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram’ since 1964

Somnath—Triveni Ghat, Bhalka Tirth,

Junagadh—adi kadi vuv, girnar hill temples,Buddhist caves, mohabaat makbura

Ahmedabad— sabarmati ashram, Akshardham Temple, manek chowk, morning heritage walk from Kalupur swami narayan temple,

north of ahmedabad— Adlaj ki vav,Modhera sun temple, Patan-- Rani ki vau, Polo temples-- near Vijaynagar--arriving at Ambaji

South of ahmedabad--Dakor, grand temple of Shree Ranchhodraiji, also a trading center where one can get the articles related to puja, and other rituals

Questions
1) I will be using public transport is the route ok
2) Places North of ahmedabad till Ambaji, how do I cover them, planning stay at patan
3) Suggestions of budget (just clean and neat) accommodations
4) Any other ancient temples etc which I have missed out
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