Ahmedabad has a lot of places to keep the crowd engaged in the city like the huge malls, amazing restaurants and cafes, appealing riverfront, parks and a lot more. Not only in the city, but there are many places nearby Ahmedabad that the people can explore!
Planning to do something out of the box. Well you can plan to get away from the city and grasp some fresh air and escape from the maddening rush of the city this weekend. Here’s a list of the 11 best places you can plan to visit.
Thol Bird Sanctuary
THOL BIRD SANCTUARY! The paradise for bird watchers, peace lovers, nature gazers and of course the photographers! It is a shallow lake surrounded by grasslands located in the outskirts of the city in the lap of nature homing more than 100 species of birds. You can enjoy birding, nature gazing and the lovely lakeside view while spending some peaceful and lovely time with family and friends! You can also catch a glimpse of the beautiful sunrise and sunset if you reach up early or stay late. Don’t forget to take along some snacks, binoculars and a camera to enhance your experience!
Dastan Auto World Vintage Museum
Are you a car enthusiasts, a vintage car admirer or a keen historian, then Dastan Vintage Car Museum is your place to be. It will chauffeur you into the vintage era through its amazing collection of vintage cars, antique vehicles, utility vehicles, motorcycles and buggies. The museum has various cars from the rare Marques to ceremonial Limousines, romantic convertibles to sports car, etc., from all over the world from different time zones and of varies types. Do not miss to grab some bites of the delicious food available at Dastan Vintage Village accompanied by vintage car fanatics like you!
Indroda Nature’s Park
Spread over a large area of 400 hectares it is a must visit treasure place. Located in Gandhinagar, Indroda has a lot to learn, see and enjoy! Great place for the kids to learn with fun. Indroda has a botanical garden, museum of skeletons and fossils and a zoo that offers too much to learn. Even the adults can enjoy walking along the solitary road in company of the soothing nature and spend some great time clicking pictures of the surroundings. With a short drive, pocket friendly expenses Indroda is the best to visit on a lazy Sunday with family.
Rannof Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary
The largest wildlife sanctuaries in India, Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary is set a distance of 93km from Ahmedabad. Providing ample amount of food and shelter it is a home for varied rare species of animals and birds. Just pack some food, take along your camera and binoculars and you are all set to enjoy your day observing varied animal’s behavior and movements in their natural habitat. You will enjoy the cool breeze, hear the echo of sounds made by birds and experience animals in their own territory. People of all age groups will enjoy their time spent here.
Love water, peace and long drives, a trip to Zhanzhri waterfalls would be the best! Sitting in the clouds, legs dipped in water, air filled with the pleasant sound of the waterfall and chirping birds – it’s a heavenly bliss, isn’t it? You can’t think of planning your Sunday any better. The journey to Zhanzhri is also a very pleasant one, best for the long drive and adventure enthusiasts. If lucky you can also spot some birds fetching for water or food in the nearby rocks. It’s an ideal place for photo shoots and friends outing!
A paradise for nature lover and photographer, Polo Forest located in Vijaynagar is graced with captivating natural beauty! Lying in the lap of mother nature, surrounded by mountains, pleasant atmosphere, natural beauty and with the Harnay River running through it, it is the perfect place for a one-two day picnic near Ahmedabad if seeking some memorable time and tranquil. The government also organizes a Polo Utsav every year. Ancient temples, a dam by the river, overnight camping in the forest, nature photography and riverside activities are all the major attractions of Polo.
Located at a mere 75 km drive from the city, Lothal is a popular sightseeing option near Ahmedabad. What you find here is not intricate carvings or antiquated architecture, instead the place houses the desolated remains of the Indus Valley Civilization that existed around 4500 years ago. Looking at those remnants you can visualize what was once a well-planned city. To give you a better insight into the Harappa civilization, the gallery has a fine collection of beads, replicas of seals and sealing, terracotta ornament, shell and ivory objects, potteries, tools, animal and human figurines, burial and ritual objects, bricks etc. yielded from the excavations. For all the history buffs, this is a place for you.
100 Acres Resort
Planning to spend a relaxing and refreshing weekend with family and friends? You can’t find a place better than 100 Acres Resort. It has everything you need, be it a place to relax in luxury, or a place to spend some quality time with dear ones, or to find peace amidst the nature, or a place to thrill and engage in your choice outdoor and indoor games. Serving with you best in class luxury, delicious food and entertaining engagements like aqua rides, large and dedicated areas for various outdoor games and arrangements for all indoor and table games as well. You will surely enjoy your time, create wonderful memories and get rejuvenated after your visit.
Tirupati Rushivan Thrill Nation
Famous as Gujarat’s largest and amusement and theme park, Tirupati Rushivan is a place for all those of you who love adventure and rides. The amusement park and water rides can be enjoyed by all the age groups also it houses the replicas of many world-famous monuments that entertain the kids. With its economical rates it will also be a pocket friendly weekend getaway with family. Thrilling rides, Water Park, Nature Park and replicas of monuments you can enjoy all of them here.
Be spiritual and visit Akshardham in Gandhinagar, one of the best religious and spiritual place to visit near Ahmedabad. A place of teaching, amusement, and enlightment where you can witness the prehistoric astuteness, finest examples of stone and architecture and the best of modern technology to influence the people in the best way.
Devoted to lord Swami Narayan, it has a museum and a visual show depicting the entire spiritual journey of Lord Swami Narayan.Star highlight of the place is the golden colored temple and golden 10 story tall idol of Lord Swami Narayan. The environment is also clean and serene for people to enjoy peace. Rides and activities for the kids entertainment and food court serving pure and tasty food are available.
This all places are popular and common. Have already visited this places? Want to visit a new place? Bliss Aqua Water Park is newly opened India’s largest water park inaugurated on 26th January. Having something for everyone it will not disappoint people of any age groups. Be it giant and thrilling rides or the large pools to dive in, small rides and pools for kids to cafeteria serving yummy food and store serving all the required essentials, it has it all. So visit there and enjoy a day full of thrill, joy and memories.
So guys this are the best 11 location that you can plan to visit for a getaway from the city and escaping the rush and crowd. There are places for every one of you, be it a peace lover, adventure and thrill lover, nature or bird watcher, spiritual or lazy one.
Spare some time from your busy schedules for yourself and your dear ones and spend some leisure time with your loved ones.
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