Visiting Gujarat by bicycle
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Visiting Gujarat by bicycle

Hi we are a couple of italian ciclysts. We have already travelled India by bicycle. This Christmas Holidays we plan to do a short journey in Gujarat and we would like to have some suggestions about the route. Our basic plan is first to move by bicycle from Ahmedabad on Dec 24th arriving to Mount Abu (passing through Modhera, Mehsana, Siddhpur, Taranga Hill and Ambaji) then get the train back to Ahmedabad.For the second stretch we plan to go from Ahmedabad to Vadodara by train and then to go from Vadodara to Somnath via Palitana/Junagadh by bicycle.Alternatively we can go all the way down to Dwarka by train but in that case we do not know whether we have enough time to go all the way back to Palitana (by bicycle) and then Ahmedabad (by train). In any case we must be in Ahmedabad by Jan 7th.
We are more interested in artistical and cultural heritages than in natural parks and "tribal" tours this is why at first we didn't include Kutch in our journey.
Further to this we wonder whether Mount Abu could be fully packed during Christhmas. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Ciao. Marco & Paola.

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See if you can acoomodate Polo forest from Ahmedabad to Mount abu. There are some very old Jain temples belonging to 15th century that will interest you more. When you around Vadodara, do not forget to checkout Champaner. There you can see magnificent Jama Masjid, which ranks amongst the finest architectural edifices in Gujarat.
I do not see too much issue in Mount abu in Christmas. Mount abu normally gets crowded when there is a long weekend in Gujarat, that is normal but should not be an issue.
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As you are already visiting Vadodara, do visit Champaner (halol) located around 49KM from Vadodara. You will enjoy the heritage of this ancient city.

I do agree with Manan, there wont be much crowd in Abu during Christmas but you need to make sure it should not be a weekend. As long weekend is the only time when Abu is crowded.
My travelogues - Dwarka / Haridwar - Rishikesh

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