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Road Trip from Pune to Gujrat

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by Excelerate, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Excelerate

    Excelerate Amatore

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    Hi All,

    I am planning for a road trip to Gujrat in November. Planning to cover 3000 Kms in about 8 days and cover saurashtra and Kutch. I have tried to chart an itinerary listed below. I am looking for suggestions on stay options and route plan.

    Day 0: Pune - Surat: stay in surat: Route: NH 8- 406 KM approx. 6.5 hours.
    Day 1: Surat-Junagadh: start early from Surat, to reach junagadh by evening, stay in Junagadh: Route: NH8,8A,8B,8D 552 KM approx. 9.5 hours.
    Day 2: junagadh-Gir: stay in Sasan Gir: Route: SH26 - 52 Km approx 1.5 Hours.
    Day 3: Gir-Somnath: visit the temple, Stay in Somnath. Route: SH26 approx 1.25 Hours.
    Day 4: Somanth- Porbandar: explore sabarmati ashram and around. Route: NH 8D,8E. approx 2.5 Hours.
    Day 4: Porbandar-Dwaraka: Visit the temple and stay in dwaraka. Route: NH 8E, approx 2 hours.
    Day 5: Dwaraka-Bhachau: Stay in Bhachau. stay options?
    Day 6: Bhachau-Dholavira: Start early Visit Dholavira, fossil park. Route: SH 51, approx 3 Hours.
    Day 6: Dholavira-Patan: Start in afternoon. stay at Patan.Route:SH 51 and NH 15 approx. 5.5 Hours. Stay Options?
    Day 7: Patan-Modhera:start at 10 AM reach by 11 AM. Visit Sun temple. Route: SH 7, approx 1 Hour.
    Day 7: Modhera-Ahmedabad: start at Noon. Stay in Ahmedabad.
    Day 8: Ahmedabad-Pune: Route: NH 8, approx. 11 hours
  2. rohitsharma

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    if possible plan this trip in December..you will find better facilities at Kutch otherwise stay is problem over there. Second December will be good time in term of weather in Gujarat as well as some Kutch festival also falls in this time.
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    you can also add diu in your itinerary.
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  3. Excelerate

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    @rohitsharma I understand your point, Unfortunately the dates are not flexible. would you be in a position to suggest stay options at dholavira, Bhachau, Patan?
  4. rohitsharma

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    sorry, I am outsider posted at Ahmedabad so wont be of any help..trip advisor can be of some help.
  5. Ravi_M

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    Don't miss Veraval sea-shore (beach) while going from Somnath to Porbandar. Do it during day-time. This route is along the sea-shore, actually even as you go from Porbandar to Dwarika. Though last years (during Dashehra) road work was in progress at some places. But Veraval beach is not safe, I understand. Two years ago, a family was swept away.

    When we travelled (a year ago) from Somnath to Rajkot via Gir, the road at Gir was very bad. We took 2 hours to cover 60 kms.
  6. Excelerate

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    @Ravi_M Thanks, the plan is to cover every opportunity that comes our way. I am looking details of stay options at Dholavira, Bhachau and Patan. Sadly not enough is present in tripadvisor and google results are also not increasing confidence. Hence relying on first hand experience.
  7. Ravi_M

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    I would say that apart from "Kuchch Din Toh Gujariye Gujrat MeN" ad, there is little there to promote tourism. You don't find guiding information boards and roads are bad at many places, though work may be in progress. Local people may not be affected by this, but for tourism, these things are essential. However, Gujrat is quite safe, I must admit. I have been told "a lone lady can drive from Rajkot to Ahemedabad at night without fear". Our Gujju members should be able to give more info to you.
  8. ghodlur

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    @Excelerate

    I would suggest drop a PM to @Harsh . He has done extensive Gujarat drives and will be able to guide your better.

    IMO you should take the first break at Nadiad or Vadodara so that the next day drive to Junagadh will be shorter.
  9. Excelerate

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  10. Excelerate

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    I have been finally able to nail down a plan, thanks to your suggestions and especially help from @Harsh.
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