Best Places Near Ahmedabad For A Fun-filled Weekend Getaway
The web is flooded with stories of people who have quit their jobs and are traveling the world. “Full time travellers” as these travellers call themselves, have left many of us sinking in awe while have also made many people green with envy. Hiking, Backpacking, trekking, road trips; such words cause a sudden stir in us and we instantly start imagining ourselves doing all such things at some point in our lives. This is when we make a bucket list.
Full time traveling, no matter how enthralling it may sound, cannot be possible for many. But what can be possible for most of us, is a getaway. A getaway from our monotonous lives, a getaway from the concrete jungle that we live in. After all we work so hard that we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones. A weekend getaway is an excellent option for all those with a busy schedule as it helps us to escape from our mundane lives without spending a large chunk of time and yet give us an experience of a lifetime.
For all the weekenders in Ahmedabad, we have combined a list of the best places near Ahmedabad for a fun filled weekend getaway.
1) Saputara in Dang district
The mystical Gira waterfalls, breath-taking views from the Governor Hill or Gandhi Shikhar, a quite walk amidst the lush green surroundings, makes Saputara an idyllic paradise for the nature lovers. Even for those looking for adventure, the Saputara Adventure Park has everything from paragliding to river rappelling to zip line, in store for all the adventure enthusiasts, hence promising a trip full of exhilaration.
Distance- 400 kms
2) The Rann of Kutch
The Rann of Kutch has three major divisions, The Great Rann, The Little Rann and the Banni grasslands. The Great Rann, “The largest white desert” in the world is a large expanse of salt marsh. The exquisite scenario where the snow white land meets the star studded sky, makes every visitor feel liberated. The Little Rann, with its numerable wildlife sanctuaries supports a variety of wildlife including the Gudkar, blackbug, hedgehogs and any. The most distinguished “Rann Utsav” is an epitome of beauty, culture, flavour and colours.
Distance- 400 kms
3) Parvati Hills near Himmatnagar
Parvati Hills is one of the most coveted destinations for the tourists seeking relaxation and recreation. The Midas Touch Resort, a luxurious property on this tranquil landscape serves adventure sports, wellness & living, hospitality and many more leisure activities in one platter. You will find unprecedented blend of solitude and serenity with adventure and escapade, hence convering all aspects of a perfect weekend getaway for its guests.
Distance- 125 kms
A city located in the union territory of Daman & Diu, is the best choice for people looking forward to spend a quality time at the beach. Daman, an erstwhile of the Portuguese colony, is beautified with many scintillating buildings of historic interest like the fort of St. Jerome, church of Bom Jesus and also many word class beach hotels and resorts. The historical importance coupled with modernity and glamour of this beach city, Daman provides one of a kind experience to its visitors.
Distance- 360 kms
5) Polo Forest
This ancient site, located in Idar, is known as the gateway to Rajasthan. This archaeological site, once known to be a hiding place for rulers, possesses great historical importance. It carries splendid dilapidated temples, large canopy of trees and plants, exquisite waterfalls and diverse wildlife on its bosom. The profound star gazing experience that one shall gain in this site, is incomparable.
Distance- 160 kms
Often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’, the lake city of Udaipur is known as the centre for performing arts and crafts. The famous Lake Palace, is one of the most beautiful sights of Udaipur. Udaipur is also home to Jaisamand Lake, the largest artificial lake in Asia, the beautiful City Palace and Sajjan Garh (Monsoon Palace) adding to the architectural beauty and grandeur of the city.
Distance- 260 kms