Winter is the best season to travel and have loads of fun outdoors in a tropical country like India. Also with Christmas and New Year round the corners there is a lot of scope for getting out and taking a break from your daily routine. We bring to you some of the best weekend from Ahmedabad for a quick and yet refreshing break this winters.
Distance from Ahmedabad: 185 kms
The Ambaji temple is an important Shakti Peeth of India which makes it a must visit for religious Hindu tourists. There various temples around here that offers the whole area a religious and pious aura.
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Gabbar hill is a lovely sightseeing place near the temple. The temple is most colorful and amazing during the festival of Navratri.
Distance from Ahmedabad: 228 kms
Mount Abu is one of the few places for weekend from Ahmedabad that have something for persons of all age groups.It is a perfect getaway with the beautiful views, the lovely Nakki Lake and many parks .
One can also can visit the Dilwara Jain Temple, Adhar Devi, Gaumukh and Trevor’s Crocodile Park at Abu. If you happen to be in Mount Abu in the month of December do not miss out the amazing Mount Abu Winter Festival.
Distance from Ahmedabad: 256 kms
The ”City Of Lakes‘ or the ‘Venice of East‘, whatever you may call it, Udaipur is one of the most picturesque and beautiful city near Ahmadabad. Chittorgarh Fort, City Palace, BadaMahal, Crystal Gallery, Fatehsagar Lake, Musical Garden, Eklingji Temple and Pichola Lake are some of the must-see places when in Udaipur.
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The Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, around 5 kilometers from Udaipur is an abode to a variety of wild-animals like wild boars,blue bulls, jackals, hyenas and hares. Kumbhalgarh Fort, near Udaipur be should not missed out, as it has the second largest wall after the Great Wall of China and is a spectacular fort. prasannaholidays
Rann Of Kutch
Distance from Ahmedabad: 270 kms
Kutch is well known for its vast area of white salt desert. And winters are the best times to visit the Rann as its too hot in summers. This place offers an almost surreal experience , it’s a white desert. The Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary here is India’s biggest wildlife sanctuary that extents to an area of 5000 square kms.
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This is the only home to the surviving Asiatic-Indian Wild Ass which is actually a member of the horse family and is capable of galloping at great speeds. Its also an ideal place to watch Flamingos, Pelicans, Common Cranes and Southern Grey Shrike the winter months. Do not miss out the Rann Utsav here in the winter months, its an experience of a life time.
Gir National Park
Distance from Ahmedabad: 370 kms
This is the place which offers an incomparable experience of seeing Asiatic Lions. Even if you miss out on spotting Asiatic lions, Gir national park has a lot more to offer. It is home to antelopes, leopards, sloth bears, jungle cats, rusty spotted cats, hyenas, bush quails, crested eagles and more.
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Somnath temple is also quite accessible from Gir through cabs or private four-wheelers. You can also visit Pirotan Island near Jamnagar, which is home to marine life like Octopus, Star Fish, Sea Anemones and sometimes Dolphins and even Dugongs.
Distance from Ahmedabad: 333 kms
Bhuj has a number of historic sites and lovely town with colorful markets. Bhuj is like a connecting link to lots of civilizations and South Asian historical events. There are archaeological remains, remnants of Harappan civilization, places that have been mentioned in the “Mahabharata” and Alexander the Great’s Indian march.
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Apart from these, there are tombs and palaces that are a proof of the vibrant history of Bhuj.
Distance from Ahmedabad: 334 kms
Ranakpura has the most famed Jain Temple of India, an amazing weekend from Ahmedabad. It’s captivating beauty in the pristine and isolated valley of Aravalli mountains is just spellbounding.
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The rich culture of Ranakpur , the pleasent winter climate and the serene environment here shall leave you revitalised and charged up when you leave the place.
Distance from Ahmedabad: 365 kms
Daman is a beautiful beach town by the Arabian Sea. It boasts of a quite , clean and lovely beach by the sea. The beaches here become lively and fun during the winter months with many activities.
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One can enjoy night parties , boating and beach games while here. Easy accessibility to liquor is also one of the reasons why youngsters of the “dry state” escape to Daman, during weekends. Image Source
Distance from Ahmedabad: 375kms
Silvassa is a real pleasure for adventure lovers and a paradise for travel enthusiasts. It offers natural rolling green n landscapes and superb resorts in a beautiful location. One can also enjoy various water park based activities here. Silvassa is also well-known for tax free alcohol.
Foodies also have an option of local Gujarati dishes along with continental cuisines that includes Italian as well as Chinese dishes.
Distance from Ahmedabad: 382 kms
Kutch is a paradise for beaches, and few of the best among them are Mandvi beach, Pingleshwar beach and the Wind Farm beach. The limitless while sands and the blue sea offers limitless possibilities of fun to all. These beaches are a haven for activites like water skking, surfing, parasaling, water scooters and speed boat trips.
Mandvi is also a great port town with wonderful docks worth visiting and is also a great place to shop.
Distance from Ahmedabad: 402 kms
A picturesque hill station in Dang District, Saputara, is famed for offering a plethora of adventure activities like trekking, hiking and boating. Wildlife photographers can find the most amazing captures here at Saputara wildernesses. There are many sightseeing places as well here.
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It is a ideal escape for eco lovers and people who love to be near the nature.
Explore these amazing places on weekend from Ahmedabad and enjoy a great time with your family and friends.