Weekend Getaways From Ahmedabad Within 250 Kms

21

It is very important to take a break from the mundane and stressful life that we have. Given below are the best weekend getaways from Ahmedabad within 250 kilometers.

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

Distance From Ahmedabad – 65 kms approx.

A splendid natural lake with many lagoons where you can see more than 200 varieties of migratory birds in the months of November to April.

If you are a photographer and love bird watching, its an ideal place for you. Take a early morning boat ride along the lagoons and the lake to get a close view of these spectacular birds. One can visit anytime between 6am to 6pm, everyday.

Reasons to Visit

One of the largest wet lands of India, Paradise for bird watchers, Beautiful natural surroundings.

Places to See

Nalsarovar lake, Bird Sanctuary.


Zanzari Waterfalls

Distance From Ahmedabad – 70 kms approx.

You can trek, have fun and breathe in fresh air at Zanzari waterfalls, situated in the Vartak river. Boulders and craters leading to the 25 feet high waterfall make it perfect for trekking.

The actual waterfall it a little away from the main road so be prepared to trek or ride on a camel for reaching the fall area.

Reasons To Visit

Beautiful nature, trekking, camel rides, fun in the water fall

Places to See

Waterfall and plush surroundings


Vadodara

Distance From Ahmedabad – 106 kms approx.

Vadodara also known as Baroda has lots of places to visit and is known as the cultural capital of Gujarat.

Weekend Getaways From Ahmedabad
Image source – Wikimedia

Vadodara has some lovely city sight seeing places, but one of the must see destinations here is the stunning Unesco World Heritage Site ofnearby. On the way to Vadodara, you can even visit the Shiv temple of Petlad . Apart from that, the Swami Narayan Temple at Anand(famous for Amul Dairy of Gujarat) is also worth a visit.

Reasons To Visit

UNESCO sites nearby , Beautiful City, Lovely Food, Many Sightseeing Places.

Places to See

Kamati Baug, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Kirti Stambh, Ajwa Nimeta, Orsang Resort.


Patan

Distance From Ahmedabad –  125 kms approx.

There is a feeling of ancientness in Patan which would leave you impressed and  intrigued. Patan in an ancient fortified town that was once the capital of Gujarat .

Weekend Getaways From Ahmedabad
Image source – Wikipedia

Check out Patan museum and Pashupatinath Temple while here. Patan is also the place where the famed Patola Silk saris are weaved , dont forget to pick up one when here!

Reasons To Visit

An ancient city, Various big and small Jain Temples worth exploring.

Places to See

Rani ki Vav, Sahastralinga Talav and Khan Sarovar


Surendranagar

Distance From Ahmedabad – 125 kms approx.

Surendranagar is a lovely town that is textile market in India with some huge showrooms for garments and saris.

Weekend Getaways From Ahmedabad
Image source – Wikipedia

Half-way to Surendranagar, there is Chamunda Mata Temple that rests on Chotila dungar(hill). If you are on the way to Surendranagar, it is recommended that you visit it.

Reasons To Visit

The largest cotton hub of India, Awesome Textile market.

Places to See

Trimbakeshwar Temple, Textile market, Rajmahal Palace, Dholidhaja Dam and Rotary garden


Pavagadh

Distance From Ahmedabad – 140 kms approx.

Pavagadh is a lovely historical and religious city. One needs to either climb 1500 steps or choose to spend 90 bucks and enjoy a ropeway from Manchi up to the Kalika Mata Temple here.

Weekend Getaways From Ahmedabad
Image source – Wikipedia

During festivals and holidays, you might have to wait in a long queue for the ropeway booking. Besides the temple, you can even enjoy a heritage walk in the archaeological park of Champaner-Pavagadh. Navlakha Kothar is also a picturesque location at this place.

Reasons To Visit

UNESCO heritage site, ancient city, religious place.

Places to See

Pavgadh hill , Kakilka Mata Temple, Champaner- Pavgadh archelogical park, Navlakha Kothar


Velavadar Blackbuck Sanctuary

Distance From Ahmedabad – 140 kms approx.

Velavadar Blackbuck Sanctuary is around 3 hour drive from Ahmedabad. Blackbucks are one of the endangered species and spotting them in huge numbers is surely an opportunity to cherish.

Weekend Getaways From Ahmedabad
Image source – Wikipedia

You can stay overnight at Dasada and go for safari early morning. You can add Bhavnagar also to your itinerary. It is around 45 kilometers from Velavadar.

Reasons To Visit

Wildlife spotting, religious sites and beaches in and around Bhavnagar

Places to See

Khodiyar Mandir, Takhteshwar temple, Nishkalang Mahadev temple, Ghogha Beach, Piram Bet Island


Danta Ambaji

Distance From Ahmedabad – 192  kms approx.

Ambaji is one of the most sacred temples of Gujarat. It is one of the Shaktipeeth same like the one at Pavagadh.

Weekend Getaways From Ahmedabad
Image source – Wikipedia

You can go to Kumbhariya Jain Temples and Gabbar around Ambaji temple. There are economical accommodation options too available for overnight stay. Here, also they have the facility of ropeway to reach the Gabbar Temple. On the way to Ambaji, you can even visit Shamlaji temple. People usually plan their trip from Ahmedabad to Mount Abu via Ambaji.

Reasons To Visit

Religious city.

Places to See

Ambaji Temple, Shamlaji temple, Kumbhariya Jain Temple


Rajkot

Distance From Ahmedabad – 214 kms approx.

Rajkot, a typical urban city is a great option for weekend getaway near Ahmedabad within 250 kilometers.A beautiful vibrant city with lovely people .

Weekend Getaways From Ahmedabad
Image source – Wikipedia

On the way to Rajkot, you can visit Naulakha Palace at Gondal that is around 45 kilometers from Rajkot. You can also take  aday trip to Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary near Rajkot.

Reasons To Visit

Fun and frolic, wildlife spotting, spiritual aura

Places to See

Mahatma Gandhi House, Shri Ramakrishna Ashram, Fun World, Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary (65 kilometers from Rajkot) and Khambalida Buddhist Caves


Palitana

Distance From Ahmedabad – 214  kms approx.

Palitana is a very famous religious site for Jains and is known for its largest cluster of Jain temples.

Weekend Getaways From Ahmedabad
Image source – Wikipedia

These are ancinet temples that were built over a period of 900 years around 11th and 12th century AD.  From the base to the peak of Shatrunjaja hills here there are a total of 863 temples .

Reasons To Visit

Holy shrine

Places to See

Vishal Jain Museum and Shatrunjaya Hill Temple


Mount Abu

Distance From Ahmedabad – 225 kms approx.

Mount Abu is one of the most sought after hill station weekend getaways from Ahmedabad.

Mount Abu is famed for its lush green forested hills, serene nature and great hotels and resorts to stay. do not miss out on the Mt. Abu Wildlife Sanctuary while here.

Reasons To Visit

Serene Hill Station, Wild Life Spotting.

Places to See

Nakki Lake, Dilwara Temple , Crocodile Park, Mt. Abu Wildlife Sanctuary


Udaipur

Distance From Ahmedabad – 250 kms approx.

Udaipur, the city of lakes is also an excellent option to spend the weekend.

Get relaxed at the gardens , lakes and check out the splendid palaces of Udaipur to collect some amazing memories during the short vacation. While here you can also plan a day trip to Kumbhalghar and Chittorghar.

Reasons To Visit

Royal Heritage Sites , City of lakes, Excellent Rajasthani Shopping

Places to See

Boating at Pichola Lake, City Palace, Saheliyo ki Bari, Jag Mandir, Jagdish Temple, Shrinathji Temple en route, Eklingji Temple.

Weekend getaways from Ahmedabad listed above have something to offer to everyone in the family. Choose the best one for you and let us know your experience.

comments

NO COMMENTS