Delhi to Diu Road trip in October - Help reqd

CADA

Active Member
Dear All,

I am thinking of making a road trip to Diu in October first week during the Dussehra break. I am planning on doing it in my i10 and I have 6 days in hand. I will be travelling with my wife and two kids (10yo and 6yo).

Following is the tentative itinerary I have in my mind:

Day 1: Start from Delhi early morning. Reach Udaipur by evening 700 km

Day 2: Udaipur to Rajkot. 500 km

Day 3 : Rajkot to diu via Somnath. 200 km to somnath. To diu 100 kms.

Day 4 : Diu

Day 5 : Diu to udaipur 700 km

Day 6 : Udaipur to Delhi 700 km

Folowing are the queries:

1. Is the above plan doable considering I am the single driver or is it too hectic. (I had done a similar trip to jaisalmer in January and it went fine. Max I drove in a day was around 700 kms)

2. Is the route I plan on taking is Ok or is there an alternative/ better route.

3. Are road conditions in Gujarat good like rajasthan or not.

4. Is it safe to travel with the family on these places?

Kindly revert with your suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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CADA

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Hi Everyone,
I have now finalised the following itinerary. Instead of starting from Delhi on the Morning of 2nd, I will start a day before in the evening.

Day 0: Leave Delhi in evening around 5 Pm. Reach Jaipur/ Nearby around 11.00PM. Stay at Jaipur.
Total distance- around 280Km, time 6 Hrs

Day 1: Leave Jaipur around 8.30Am-9Am. .
Route to be taken: Jaipur  Ajmer - Pali  Sirohi  Abu Road  Palanpur  Mehsana.
Reach Mehsana around 9.30 Pm. Stay at Mehsana.
Total distance- around 600 Km, time 12-13 Hrs

Day 2: Leave Mehsana around 8.30- 9 Am.
Route to be taken: Mehsana Rajkot Gondal  Amreli  Una  Diu.
Reach Diu around 8 Pm. Stay at Diu.
Total distance- around 480 Km, time 11-12 Hrs

Day 3: Diu Sightseeing.

Day 4: Leave Diu post lunch around 2.00 Pm. Reach Somnath around 5 Pm. Evening aarti at Somnath. Stay at Somnath.
Total distance- around 85 Km, time 3 Hrs

Day 5: Leave Somnath around 9.00 AM. Take a detour to Madhavpur.
Route to be taken: Somnath  Madhavpur  Keshod  Junagadh  Rajkot  Mehsana  Palanpur  Abu Road
Reach Abu road around 10Pm. Stay at Abu Road.
Total distance- around 630 Km, time 13-14 Hrs

Day 6: Leave Abu Road around 8.00Am.
Route to be taken: Abu Road  Pali  Beawar  Ajmer  Jaipur  Delhi
Reach Delhi around 11-12 midnight.
Total distance- 750 Km, time 15-16 hrs

Day 7: Buffer Day


Kindly go through the above and suggest if I have better alternatives w.r.t. route to be taken/ places to take night halt etc. I also hope the travel time is not under estimated.
Thanks in advance.


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Gaurav Tomar

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I suggest as follows: -

Day 1 - Jaipur to Ahmedabad (8-9 hrs drive)
Day 2 - Ahmedabad to Somnath ji (5-6 hrs)
Day 3 - Somnath ji to Diu (2 hrs)
Day 4 - Diu to Dwarkadheesh (visit Bhet Dwarka too) 6-8 hrs drive via Porbandar
Day 5 - Dwarka to Mt Abu (7-8 hrs)
Day 6 - Mt Abu to Jaipur/Delhi (10 hrs)
Spend buffer at any place u would like to spend time, I did this circuit in 5 days couple of years back.

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Gaurav Tomar

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Last trip of 2016

A road trip to #Gujarat covering 3305 kilometers in 5 days.. Great experience exploring new cities, new roads and new culture altogether. State highways within Gujarat are all free for cars.

People in Gujarat are making their state bestest amongst neighbors, extremely safe 24 x 7 even if you are passing by jungles at night i have self experienced it.

Day 1 - Delhi - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Ahmedabad - Rajkot 1147 kms
Day 2 - Rajkot - Junagarh - Somnath ji 200 kms
Day 3 - Somnath ji - Diu - Porbandar 350 kms
Day 4 - Porbandar - Dwarkadhish - Jamnagar 250 kms
Day 5 - Jamnagar - Ahmedabad - Mount Abu - Delhi 1312 kms

Ahmedabad to Delhi via Mehsana - Palanpur - Pali - Beawar is butter smooth.. Highly recommended route with less traffic.

Hope this will help..


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CADA

Active Member
I suggest as follows: -

Day 1 - Jaipur to Ahmedabad (8-9 hrs drive)
Day 2 - Ahmedabad to Somnath ji (5-6 hrs)
Day 3 - Somnath ji to Diu (2 hrs)
Day 4 - Diu to Dwarkadheesh (visit Bhet Dwarka too) 6-8 hrs drive via Porbandar
Day 5 - Dwarka to Mt Abu (7-8 hrs)
Day 6 - Mt Abu to Jaipur/Delhi (10 hrs)
Spend buffer at any place u would like to spend time, I did this circuit in 5 days couple of years back.

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Thanks a lot Gaurav Bhai..

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