Ahmedabad is an extremely popular destination among tourists due to its endless beauty, ancient vibes, and modernity too. You will find many places near Ahmedabad also that are great for weekend trips to enjoy valuable time with your dear ones. These places will help you understand more about vibrant Gujarat.
1. Modhera (98 km from Ahmedabad)
People who enjoy photography or love history can visit Modhera which is quite known for its grand Sun Temple. Take a soothing road trip to this carved temple and learn about its history full of different events. The temple is a perfect example of stunning architecture and sculptures as well that depict stories from the past. Take time to explore this majestic temple with your family and also sit inside the temple and feel the tranquility. Modhera dance festival is also another reason for you to visit this quaint town.
2. Gir National Park (328 km from Ahmedabad)
One of the best weekend trips from Ahmedabad, Gir National Park will surely provide you an exciting experience because it is a protected sanctuary mainly for Asiatic Lions. One can enjoy thrilling jeep safaris and witness animals such as Lions, a variety of mammals, around 36 species of reptiles and 2000 insect species, sambar deer, and more. After a tiring week, a visit to this place will rejuvenate you. You should spend at least 2-3 days here and stay close to nature. Trekking is also another great option for adventure enthusiasts. Opt for a bus or car if you do not want to travel with ease and comfort.
3. Little Rann of Kutch (167 km from Ahmedabad)
Do plan your visit to Little Rann of Kutch because it’s amazing sights and mesmerizing beauty will surprise you. A nature lover should not worry because this place will take care of you. It is a home of unique threatened Indian Wild Ass (known as The Ghudkhar) which makes this place a perfect spot for wildlife enthusiasts. There are also other species of mammals like Jackals, Blackbucks, striped hyenas, and desert foxes.
If you want to explore some wildlife, then this is your best option to have an unforgettable and exciting experience.
4. Vadodara (111 km from Ahmedabad)
Vadodara is a beautiful city in Gujarat and is also called its cultural capital. This city is situated by the Vishwamitri River. It takes 2 hrs. approx. to reach this city. There are numerous monuments, Jain temples, and Hindu temples here. October until March is the most ideal time to explore Vadodara. If possible try to be there in this city on the 9th day of Navaratri celebrations as on this day, the celebration in this city attracts many people’s eyes. Also watching cultural performances all over the city is an amazing experience.