5. Daman and Diu -Natural scenic beauty, inviting beaches and cheap alcohol all but make Daman an ideal destination for a short weekend trip. The place is not short on history either with a rich historical culture dating back to over 2000 years. A Saturday evening on the beach truly calls for a weekend of fun with loud live beachside music to get you into the swing all night long. Its beachside hotels are the perfect place to enjoy all the gaiety. Just a little over 5 hours away on the west coast of India is the captivating beauty of the most famed beach destination in Gujrat. Known for their clean and pristine beaches, the twin islands of Daman and Diu offer up an invigorating experience for all those who are in need of it.You can drink and party the night away on its soft, sandy beaches or take in some sight-seeing of century’s old forts and monasteries during the day. If you are looking to escape to a beachside city, Diu should be high on your list of places to visit. Nagoa beach offers tourists an escape from their mundane lives. Towards the evening, make your way to Diu Fort and experience Portuguese architecture at its best. You should also find the time to visit a quaint fishing villages called Vanakbara. The small fishing boats and the peace the place offers will attract you to stay there a little longer that planned. You can also visit museums in the vicinity like Sea Shell museum as well as some local churches. Diu is should be considered when deciding on places to visit near Ahmedabad for a perfect short trip.