Weekend Getaways from Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is a city with the Sabarmati River running in the middle. The river divides the city in two—old city to the east of the river and new city to the west.
If you find yourself overwhelmed with the maelstrom around the city, there are several weekend getaways from Ahmedabad that one may look for.
- Gir National Park Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is the sole habitat of the pure Asiatic Lions. Around 350 km away, it is one of the most popular tourist places near Ahmedabad. Undoubtedly, the biggest attraction for Gir are the lions, however, there are various other wildlife species ranging from leopards to wild boars, too. From children to adults, everyone will have something to take away from a visit to Gir.
The winter season is the best time to visit. You may reach there with a 7-hour drive via the NH47.
- NathdwaraLiterally translating to “The Lord’s Door”, the city of Nathdwara is a perfect place for a weekend recluse among all the places to visit near Ahmedabad. Nathdwara has an immense spiritual value and is a great place for people of all ages. The Srinathji Temple is very popular, here. Eklingji is another temple situated by a stunning lake. A visit to this temple will be enjoyed by kids as well.
Diwali is the perfect time to visit this place as the city comes alive with celebrations in and around the temple. Nathdwara is located around 305 km away from Ahmedabad and you may reach there via a car or a bus.
- DamanWith a rich history spanning back to thousands of years and multiple dynasties, Daman is a mix of cultural heritage and modern elegance. It has several parks and expansive beaches, which are perfect for students and young adults. The Daman Fort is a great destination for the whole family. Kids will also enjoy visiting the Daman Museum.
Best time to visit Daman is from October to March. You may travel by road for around 364 km to reach Daman.
These destinations make for perfect Ahmedabad weekend getaways when you want to take a mini break without spending too much money and time.