Places to visit near Ahmedabad for long breaks
From glimpses of wildlife at Gir National Park to exploring the architectural marvels of Ajanta and Ellora to the charming hill town of Mount Abu, there are a range of places to visit near Ahmedabad. Offering a respite from the daily bustle of Gujarat’s commercial hub, these rejuvenating long weekend escapes will compel you to pack your bags and hit the road.
From by-lanes lined with quaint eateries offering the most delectable Gujarati snacks to upscale markets housing massive jewellery showrooms, Surat is a city that offers almost everything you can ask for.
Formerly the seat of the Gaekwad dynasty, the erstwhile princely state of Baroda (also known as Vadodara) is 115 km away from Ahmedabad. Today, it is best-known for its palaces, museums, parks and historic university.
A 360-km-drive from Ahmedabad, the Union Territory of Daman (no, it’s not in Gujarat, which also means you’re good for a tipple) offers all the perks of a Goa vacation sans the teeming crowds.
Home to several rare animals and wildlife sanctuaries, this is one of Gujarat’s major tourist draws, located a distance of about 400 km from Ahmedabad.
Situated at a distance of 330 km from Ahmedabad, Gir National Park—the natural abode of the lion—is an ideal getaway for a long weekend escape. Sprawled across 1412 sq km of dense forest, it is the only place outside of Africa where you can see the wild cats in their natural habitat.