The Gujarat Road Trip

 Missing a turn on the road, getting lost in the wild, a hault for a sip of Tea, living the life of a Nomad- that's what a Road trip is all about. Gujarat is a land full of colours, delicious food, intricate art and a very rich cultural history.

Day 1 - Mumbai to Ahmedabad (527 Kilometers)

We started our journey at 9am in the morning from Mumbai. Mumbai - Ahmedabad highway is one of the best highways in India. We stopped at Surat for Brunch and Vadodara for Evening Snacks and Tea. A lot of tourists prefer to visit Daman and Silvassa as well. We reached Ahmedabad at 8pm. 
Ahmedabad or Amdavad is popular for the night markets, excellent museums and amazing food. A lot of travelers visit Sabarmati Ashram( Mahatma Gandhi’s Home) while they are in Ahmedabad. A lot of people come to visit Akshardham Temple. 

Day 2 - Ahmedabad to Kutchh (340 Kilometers)

Day 2 marked the journey from Ahmedabad to Bhuj. It was a 340 kilometers journey marked by beautiful metallic roads and scenic desert roads.

Devpur Homestay

Day 3- Kutchh to Mandvi (132 Kilometers)

Though known as one of the harshest lands in India, Kutchh offers a lot of stunning and interesting things. A number of palaces displaying grandeur and royalty of the historic era is a quintessential part of every traveler’s itinerary. The Land of the White desert, and impeccable artwork is a quiet haven.  Rann of Kutchh is the largest salt desert in the world. The desert submerges in water during Monsoon, while in Winter, it shows a different beauty altogether.

 The warmth of the people blended with the ethereal beauty of nature provides for an extremely charming combination for tourists. October to March is the ideal time to visit Kutchh. The white desert comes alive underneath the moonlight. 
Rann of Kutchh

We left Kutchh in the evening for Mandvi after evening snacks and tea. We reached Mandvi at Night. 

Day 4- Mandvi to Gir (456 Kilometers)

Mandvi was originally a small fortified town having a fort wall of about 8 m high and 1.2 m wide stone masonry. The city has a 400 year old ship building industry. A lot of tourists visit Mandvi to see the windmills, experience the camel ride at Beach and relax. 

Mandvi Beach

Resort at Gir
Day 5- Jeep Safari at Gir National Park; Gir to Diu ( 66 Kilometers)

Existing over 1,412 sq km of land full of dry deciduous forest and some marshland, Gir is a delight for every travel enthusiast.  It is home to the Asiatic lions, the only place where they can be found.There are roughly 300 water points for wild animals. There are 38 species of mammals, approximately 300 species of birds, 37 species of reptiles and more than 2,000 species of insects present in Gir.

Rare sight of Lion

Day 6- Diu Local Sight Seeing; Relaxing on the beach

Day 7- Diu to Vadodara ( 404 Kilometers)

Vadodara is known as the cultural capital of Gujarat. It is also popular for amazing Gujarati delicacies.Some of the major places that tourists visit in Vadodara are Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Laxmi NIwas Palace, Sursagar Lake.

Day 8- Vadodara to Mumbai ( 411 kilometers)

We started the last day of our journey after breakfast at Vadodara. We haulted at Surat for Lunch and finally arrived at Mumbai by late evening.

As they say, People don’t take trips, trips take people. Sometimes, we discover ourselves after getting lost.