8 Weekend Getaways near Ahmedabad for all Nature Lovers!


Ahmedabad has numerous weekend getaways and excursion spots for your revival and rejuvenation. Most of these places should be visited early in the morning if you want to refresh your soul and take a break from the hustle- bustle of city life.

Let’s check these top 8 Weekend Getaways around Ahmedabad to be visited in the morning time! 

Why: Nalsarovar is a paradise for migratory birds especially from November to January and also for those looking for weekend getaways around Ahmedabad. Around 200 species of birds are around the lake from places including Central Europe during this period. Birds such as pelicans, flamingos, geese, angling falcons can be found around this time, and for people who are a little adventurous, there are activities such as boating, camping, animal rides etc.

Where: West of Ahmedabad near Sanand Village, in Gujarat - 60 km from Ahmedabad

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Photo of Nalsarovar, Gujarat, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: Polo Forest is surrounded by mountains and has the Harnav River going through it. The best time to visit Polo Forest is definitely during the morning hours when you will hear the chirping of various birds and voices of different animals. Overnight outdoor camping in this spectacular forest is again a brilliant idea! You can also choose from the innumerable activities here and spend some memorable days with your family. The air here will hypnotise you with its tranquility and serenity without any doubt.

Where: Polo Forest, District Sabarkatha, Abhapur, Gujarat- 108 km from Ahmedabad

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Photo of Polo Forest, Abhapur, Gujarat, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: A scenic man-made freshwater wetland in Mehsana, this sanctuary has the world’s tallest bird, Sarus crane and more than 100 species of other transitory or migratory water birds. Visit Thol early in the morning after monsoon and witness daybreak at the banks. There are quaint corners where you can spend time leisurely with your family and spot a lot of rare species of birds!

Where: Thol Bird Sanctuary Rd, Thol, Gujarat - 29 km from Ahmedabad

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Photo of Thol Bird Sanctuary, Thol, Gujarat, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: Zanzari is a progression of rapids with the main waterfall being around 25 feet high. For individuals who love to catch nature on camera, this is the perfect spot for them! Zanzari Waterfalls attract a large number of voyagers and it is full of tourists especially in the morning hours. You can take the famous camel ride and click pictures of the rising sun.

Where: Dehgam-Bayad highway to Zanzari, Dabha, Gujarat - 66 km from Ahmedabad

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Photo of ZanZari Waterfall, Dabha, Dabha, Gujarat, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: Indroda Nature Park or India’s Jurassic Park is thought to be the second biggest incubation hatchery of dinosaur eggs on the planet. In case you’re in Ahmedabad and you’re a nature and animal lover, you can visit this exceptional place and discover various sections, like Dinosaur and Fossil Section, Mammal Section, Reptile Section, Marine section, Earth Section and the Botanical Garden!

Where: Geer Foundation, Deer Park, Indroda Village, J road, Gandhinagar, Gujarat - 29 km from Ahmedabad on the banks of river Sabarmati

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Photo of Indroda Nature Park, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: The Rann of Kutch wildlife sanctuary provides food and shelter to a number of migratory and local wildlife species. The marshy land, with its surrounding Thar Desert area in Sindh, is one of the most potential habitats for a number of animals and birds in the province. The site supports many locally and globally threatened species, including the flamingos, great Indian bustard, houbara bustard, sarus crane, and striped hyena.

Where: Great Rann of Kutch, Badin district - 93 km from the Ahmedabad

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Photo of Wild Life Sanctuary, Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: Gulmohar Green is a hidden heaven - a 30 minute drive along the western suburbia of Ahmedabad, that will leave you awe inspired!

The view gifts you a calm and exhilarating feeling along with sights of some of the rarest migratory birds. This place pampers the golf and tennis players like no other. Gulmohar Greens Golf & Country Club boasts an outdoor pool, a water park, a sports complex, an outdoor barbecue, along with a library and cinema to entertain its guests!

Where: Sanand, Gujarat - 21 km from Ahmedabad

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Photo of Gulmohar Greens Golf & Country Club Ltd., Sanand, Gujarat, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: The Hingolgadh Sanctuary, which is an eco-educational centre is spread over an area of 654 sq. kms and is also known as the Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary. Almost 230 different kinds of birds including native birds like the vibrant Red-vented Bulbul, twittering Green bee-eater, Spotted Dove, Wood Pecker are commonly seen flying and nesting all over the region. Animals include Chinkara, Bluebull, Wolf, Jackal, Foxes, Indian Porcupine, Indian Hare, Hyena, Flying foxes etc.

Where: Taluka Vinchhiya, Post Amarapur, Rajkot District, Hingolgadh, Gujarat - 180 km from Ahmedabad

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Photo of Hingolgadh, Gujarat, India by Tanushree Patwa