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Dwarka-Somnath-Diu-Gir Itinerary
(6 Nights)

Holiday Overview

Gir Safari
St Pauls Church
Diu Fort
Nagoa Beach
Vanakbara
Somnath Temple
Dwarkadheesh Temple
Trilok Darshan Art Gallery
Nageshwar Mahadev Temple

This itinerary combines pilgrim destinations of Dwarka and Somnath alongwith Wildlife destination of Sasan Gir and beach getaway of Diu.

Route

Dwarka(1) - Somnath(1) - Diu(2) - Sasan Gir(2)

Summarised Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrival at Jamnagar and Proceed to Dwarka. Visit Dwarkadheesh Temple.
  • Day-2 Temple visits in and around Dwarka. Proceed to Somnath.Temple visits in and around Dwarka. Proceed to Somnath.
  • Day-3 Somnath Temple visit. Travel to Diu. Evening beach visit.
  • Day-4 Sightseeing and activities around Diu
  • Day-5 Travel to Sasan Gir via Somnath. Evening Safari in Sasan Gir.
  • Day-6 Morning and Evening Safari at Sasan Gir
  • Day-7 Departure

Sightseeing Summary

Diu - Diu Museum (2.00 kms), St Pauls Church (3.00 kms), Diu Fort (3.00 kms), Nagoa Beach at Diu (4.00 kms), Ahmadpur Mandvi Beach (10.00 kms), Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple (86.00 kms)

Dwarka - Dwarkadheesh Temple (0.50 kms), Rukmini Temple (2.00 kms), Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple (17.00 kms), Beyt Dwarka (32.00 kms), Harsiddhi Mata Temple (60.00 kms)

Sasan Gir - Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple (42.00 kms)

Somnath - Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple (0.50 kms), Bhalka Tirth (2.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination

Arrival - Jamnagar Departure - Rajkot

Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests travelling from Ahmedabad can opt for Dasada in Little Rann of Kutch, a bird watching destination.

Distances

  • Jamnagar to Dwarka -133 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Dwarka to Somnath -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Somnath to Diu -90 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Diu to Sasan Gir -110 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Sasan Gir to Rajkot -154 kms (3.5 hrs)

Route

Dwarka(1) - Somnath(1) - Diu(2) - Sasan Gir(2)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Jamnagar and Proceed to Dwarka. Visit Dwarkadheesh Temple.  Arrive at Jamnagar and proceed to Dwarka (150 kms - 4 hours). Visit Dwarkadheesh Temple in the evening. Dwarkadhish Temple is one of the most significant and visited Lord Krishna Temples in India.

Day-2 Temple visits in and around Dwarka. Proceed to Somnath.Temple visits in and around Dwarka. Proceed to Somnath. Early morning visit Okha for the Beyt Dwarka. Beyt Dwarka is an island accessible over a short boat ride where a prominent Lord Krishna Temple is located. Upon return visit Nageshwar Mahadev Temple enroute. Nageshwar temple is believed to be one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples. Visit Rukmini Devi Temple, Gomati Ghat Temples after returning to Dwarka. Travel to Somnath (240 kms - 4.5 hours). Enroute stopover at the Harsiddh Mata temple offering excellent views of the the Arabian Sea. Reach Somnath by evening.

Day-3 Somnath Temple visit. Travel to Diu. Evening beach visit.  Visit Somnath Temple, a renowned Shiva Temple and considered one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples and one of the most visited Shiva Temples in India. Time permitting visit Bhalka Teerth. Travel to Diu (90 kms - 2 hours) .Diu, an erstwhile Portuguese Colony and now a popular beach getaway. Evening visit to the Nagoa beach.

Day-4 Sightseeing and activities around Diu Sightseeing around Diu includes Nagoa Beach, St. Pauls Church, Diu Museum, Diu Fort. Watersports include Para Sailing, water skiing, water scooter, Family boat and speedboats are on offer at Ahmadpur Mandvi beach.

Day-5 Travel to Sasan Gir via Somnath. Evening Safari in Sasan Gir. Proceed to Sasan Gir (120 kms - 3 hrs). Sasan Gir is only abode of Asiatic Lions and considered excellent for bird watching. The park checklist has 250 birds and about 50 other species (including the endangered lesser florican and the saras crane) are recorded in the grasslands along the perifery of the sanctuary. Evening Safari in Gir.

Day-6 Morning and Evening Safari at Sasan Gir Sasan Gir has number of areas / wetlands that offer excellent Bird watching opportuniteis. Undertake safaris (morning and evening) for exploring different areas of the park. Kamleshwar Dams are home to Crocodiles. Lion sighting is generally good all through the year.

Day-7 Departure Departure to Rajkot (160 kms - 3 hours) and proceed to onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Diu: -
  • Diu Museum - St. Thomas Church was converted into Diu museum. Diu Museum houses wooden carvings, statues, idols, shadow clocks and other important artifacts collected from various sites.
  • St Pauls Church - The St. Paul's Church is most renowned, surviving and functioning church, among the three churches built by the Portuguese in Diu. It is considered one of the best examples of baroque architecture (artistic style) in India. The St. Paul's Church is a popular site to visit for tourists to Diu.
  • Diu Fort - Diu Fort is a very large and imposing structure, situated on the coast of the island. This fort was constructed between 1535 and 1541 AD. The fort is surrounded by the sea on the three sides and a canal on the fourth side. The fort offers a magnificent view of sea. On the fort stands a giant structure which now houses a Light House and the Diu jail. The beam from the lighthouse reaches to about 32 kms. Several canons are still located on the top of the fort and peep out of the holes on the walls of this gigantic structure.
  • Nagoa Beach at Diu - Nagoa beach is a promenade and a popular beach front in Diu at a few kms from Airport and main jetty / town centre area. Evening would be best time to visit the beach for a walk.
  • Ahmadpur Mandvi Beach - Ahmadpur Mandvi is a 6 km stretch of beach in outskirts of Diu. Ahmedpur Mandvi is one of Gujarats finest beaches. The beach offers many water sport adventures and opportunities for dolphin sightings. Watersports include Para Sailing, water skiing, water scooter, Family boat and speedboats Ahmadpur Mandvi is a popular option for guests looking for a bit of activities arriving at Diu.
  • Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple - Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Temple has a rich history and was built and razed down several times over the centuries and was finally restored to its current form after Indian independence.
Dwarka: -
  • Dwarkadheesh Temple - Dwarkadish Temple is a shore temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and one of the major Krishna pilgrimages. Temple is 78.3 meters high and is built on 72 pillars. Vajranabha, Lord Krishnas grandson built the temple. The Jagat temple, which forms the sanctum of this temple, is believed to be at least 2500 years old.
  • Rukmini Temple - Rukmini temple is a 12th-13th century temple having beautiful carvings and pillars. The temple was built to honour Rani Rukmani, wife of Lord Krishna. Rukmini temple is a popular option for pilgrim travellers.
  • Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple - Nageshwar Temple a few kms from Dwarka is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples and is well visited. The temple features a Massive Shiva statue right outside the Temple. Interestingly Jageshwar Temple in Almora and Nagnath temple in Aundha also are believed to the Nageshvara Jyotirlingas. Therefore guests visit them as well as Jyotirlingas along with Nageshwar Temple near Dwarka.
  • Beyt Dwarka - Dwarka Pilgrimage is not considered complete without a visit to Beyt Dwarka, It is believed that Lord Krishna resided here with his family. It takes about half-an hour to across a ferry ride to reach Beyt Dwarka off coast of Okha (30 kms from Dwarka).
  • Harsiddhi Mata Temple - Harsiddhi mata temple is located 45 kms from Porbandar on Dwarka road and is a renowned local pilgrim Centre. Guests on Somnath - Dwarka route make a stop. Temple location on a hilltop overlooking stunning arabian sea views makes it a popular stop.
Sasan Gir: -
  • Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple - Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Temple has a rich history and was built and razed down several times over the centuries and was finally restored to its current form after Indian independence.
Somnath: -
  • Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple - Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Temple has a rich history and was built and razed down several times over the centuries and was finally restored to its current form after Indian independence.
  • Bhalka Tirth - Bhalka Tirth is the confluence of rivers are said to be Hirannya, Saraswati and Kapila. Dehotsarg, at Triveni Ghat near Bhalka Tirth is believed to be the site of Krishnas cremation. Bhalka Tirth has also been a reclining statue of Krishna, signifying his death by an arrow of a Bhill hunter, who mistook him for a deer

Destination Overview

Jamnagar - Jamnagar lies at the northern end of Saurashtra and home to Reliance Petrochemical complex (20 km on the Dwarka road) and 150 kms from Dwarka. For Bird Watchers, Jamnagar has a number of areas around that are a must visit in Winter for migratory birds.

Rajkot - Rajkot, the commercial capital of region of Saurashtra region in North West Gujarat. Rajkot is a popular arrival point for guests looking to visit Pilgrim centre of Junagadh and Sasan Gir (Asiatic Lions, Bird watching and Crocodiles).

Dwarka - Dwarka is one of the four most visited and revered Krishna Pilgrimages in India. Dwarka is set on the Arabian Sea and the Dwarkadhish temple is situated right next to the sea.

Somnath - Somnath is a pilgrim town in Gujarat at 80 kms from Junagadh and a few kilometers from Port city of Veraval and where Jyotirlinga Shiva temple is situated on the Arabian sea.

Diu - Diu is visited for its secluded and peaceful beaches and a popular weekend getaway ex-Ahmedabad (400 km) or Bhavnagar (225 km) or Rajkot (300 km)

Sasan Gir - Sasan Gir is the only place where Asitic Lions are found in the wild. Sasan Gir is also a popular option for spotting migratory birds (in Winter) and Crocodiles.

Access

Prefered Arrival
Prefered Departure
Jamnagar
Jamnagar
Rajkot
Rajkot

Distances

  • Jamnagar to Dwarka -133 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Dwarka to Somnath -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Somnath to Diu -90 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Diu to Sasan Gir -110 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Sasan Gir to Rajkot -154 kms (3.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas

  • Dwarka is a pilgrim town lies on the western edge of Gujarat overlooking the Arabian Sea. more
  • Dwarka is a pilgrim town lies on the western edge of Gujarat overlooking the Arabian Sea. more
  • Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and more
  • Union territory of Diu is a small beach getaway in Southern part of Saurashtra (Part of North West more

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Distances

  • Jamnagar to Dwarka -133 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Dwarka to Somnath -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Somnath to Diu -90 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Diu to Sasan Gir -110 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Sasan Gir to Rajkot -154 kms (3.5 hrs)

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