There’s something unique about road trips -the Journey itself turns into a memorable discovery. You are free to discover new lanes, places, streets and enjoy the true flavour of the landscapes passing by. It is always fun to go on a road trip with family or friends, even if its a short one, and have a quality time with them. Some of the best weekend road trips from Ahmedabad are described below.
Little Rann of Kutch
Distance from Ahmedabad: 90 kms
Little Rann of Kutch is hardly around 2 hours drive from Ahmedabad. Its a perfect driving holiday of hyou love wildlife, flamingos , wide stretches of emptiness and photography.
Start early in the morning and enjoy a lovely drive. 9th November 2015 to 23rd February 2016 is the schedule for Rann Utsav in 2015-2016. It is surely worth a visit. For more details, you can check http://www.rannutsav.net/. A fullmoon night during October to March is the best time to be at Kutch. For the border area, you may need a permit to visit it.
Places to visit: Rich salt pans; Wild Ass Sanctuary; Mandvi Beach; Dholavira; Narayan Sarovar, Chadi Dand, Kutch Bustard, Banni Grasslands for bird watching; Bhuj; Handicraft villages
Distance from Ahmedabad: 225 kms
Mount Abu is the most visited hill station by the people of Ahmedabad. It takes five hours at the maximum to reach here.
Picturesque landscapes of Aravalli ranges make the drive even more delightful. You can even take a halt at Danta Ambaji en route.
Places to Visit: Crocodile Park, Nakki Lake, Dilwara Temple
Distance from Ahmedabad: 260 kms
Ahmedabad to Udaipur is hardly five to six hours via great roads. The drive is scenic and you reach the beautiful city of lakes with grand palaces.
Soak on to the heritage of the city and enjoy some awesome shopping while here. You can also visit Shrinathji Temple on the way to Udaipur.
Places to Visit: Pichola lake for boating, Fatehsagar Lake, City Palace, Saheliyo ki Bari, Shipgram for souvenir shopping, Monsoon Palace.
Distance from Ahmedabad: 276 kms
Banswara- literally meaning the bamboo country is a splendid place in Rajasthan that has something to offer to everyone.
This is one place in Rajasthan that is green and is surrounded by splendid bamboo forests, The mahi river flowing by makes the surroundings all the more picturesque The forest like surroundings , along withb a rich history make it sought after weekend road trip from Ahmedabad
Places to Visit: Mahi Dam, Kagdi Pick Up Weir, Ram Kund, Shree Tripura Sundari Temple, Madareshwar Shiva Temple, Dialab Lake
Distance from Ahmedabad: 330 kms
Gir to Ahmedabad is a great option for weekend road trip. You can take halts along the way and reach Gir by evening quite conveniently.
It is the only place in India where you can spot Asiatic lions in their natural habitat. Besides, you can also get a chance to view deer, foxes, mongoose and some species of birds. A perfect getaway from a bustling city life.
Places to Visit: Gir National Park by a jeep safari, Devaliya in a canter, Crocodile Farm, Somnath Temple
Distance from Ahmedabad: 365 kms
Daman from Ahmedabad via Vapi is one of the most recommended road trips. Its scenic , easy and fun.
If you are looking for a nice time on a great beach to relax and rejuvenate head to Daman. You can enjoy the scenic sunsets and while slurping on the drinks.
Places to Visit: Mirasol Lake Garden, Bom Jesu Cathedral, Jampore Beach, Nani Daman, Panikota Fort, Dominican Monastery
Distance from Ahmedabad: 400 kms
The plush hill station of Saputara amidst Sahyadri Ranges is a great place for a pictiresque road trip from Ahmedabad.
The native wildlife species like cobra, jungle cat and python add to its splendor. You can even enjoy the beauty of Dangs on foot.
Places to Visit: Saputara Museum, Waghai, Ahwa, Gira Falls, Cable way to Sunset Point, Nageshwar Mahadev, Honey Bees Center
Distance from Ahmedabad: 441 kms
Dwarka is a very significant pilgrimage site of Gujarat. The tiny island of Dwarka is the place where Lord Krishna bulit his own kingdom, lived for long and then passed away.
Hear the tales of Lord Krishna from the inmates there and wallow in a spiritual aura.
Places to Visit: Dwarkadhish Temple also called Jagat Mandir, Veraval and Porbandar near Dwarka
Distance from Ahmedabad: 454 kms
Visit Jodhpur from October to February in any long weekend. The road trip is really picturesque.
The main reasons for visiting Jodhpur are the heritage palaces, desert safaris, forts and memorials. You can visit Bikaner and Jaisalmer too when you are on the way to Jodhpur.
Places to Visit: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thanda marble memorial, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Desert safari in Jaisalmer.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves
Distance from Ahmedabad: 577 kms
This is another not to miss places on a long weekend. The roads are excellent and you will love the drive of you are one of those who love the sight of long enticing roads.
Ajanta and Ellora caves display the world’s most splendid frescos and sculptures related to Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism.
Places to Visit: Jain caves, Buddhist caves, Hindu caves, Kailasa Temple, Hilltop fortress at Daulatabad
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get set to go on the most beautiful weekend road trips around Ahmedabad.