5 Weekend Getaways near Ahmedabad


Situated on the banks of the Sabarmati river on the western side of India, the city of Ahmedabad is one of the largest cities in the country. Around 55 lakh residents call this city home. The presence of a well-connected road network and its proximity to major tourist destinations makes memorable weekend trips not one for the books, but something that can be easily realised. Here is a list of the best weekend getaways from Ahmedabad that we think everyone should treat themselves to!

Vadodara


Just like Ahmedabad, the city of Vadodara (also called Baroda) is situated in the state of Gujarat. If you are an admirer of exquisite architecture and monumental buildings that soothe your senses when you lay eyes on them, then a trip to Vadodara is a no-brainer. Despite being gifted with more than enough to entice any traveller, Vadodara is just an hour’s drive away from the historical city of Champaner, which is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Distance from Ahmedabad: 111 km

Champaneer Vadodara
Polo and Vijaynagar Forest

Polo and Vijaynagar Forest


Are you a nature enthusiast who takes respite in the embrace of mother nature? Then get your camping gear ready because this forest hums with a quaint sound that mysteriously draws you in! This canvas of green is bestowed with beautiful natural features like the Harnav River that flows through, and the towering mountains that encapsulate. Another intriguing factor of the locale is the ruins of age-old temples, and remnants that stand testament to an ancient civilization. Visit Polo and Vijaynagar Forest between October and March for the best experience!

Distance from Ahmedabad: 152 km

Zarwani Waterfalls


The perennial waters of the Zarwani Waterfalls are a gorgeous sight for sore eyes. Located at the core of Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, a trek to Zarwani Waterfalls is the best way to make the most of your visit. Check out Shoolpaneshwar Temple, Gheer Khadi and witness rare species like rhesus monkeys and barking deer (muntjac), among a plethora of others. Nothing beats the heat like a shower under a cascading waterfall. Take a dip in the waters to cool off the old-school way..  

Distance from Ahmedabad: 206 km

Zarwani Waterfalls
Mount Abu

Mount Abu


Mount Abu is the sole hill station in Rajasthan, and that speaks volumes. While a hot and sandy image comes to mind when you hear the word ‘Rajasthan’, Mount Abu, located at an elevation of 4,003 feet above sea level, is the exact opposite. If the idea of a road trip excites you, then a weekend trip from Ahmedabad to this oasis is highly recommended. It is comparatively cooler than the city and offers joyful sights for your eyes. The green cover is nourished by Nakki Lake, which is enclosed by mountains. The intricate architecture of Dilwara, made out of white marble, is a top attraction here.

Distance from Ahmedabad: 222 km

Udaipur


The ‘City of Lakes’ - Udaipur is a place that can't be left out. This romantic city remains a dream destination for many. While much has been said and written about the utopia that it is, only experiencing it first-hand does it any justice! A tranquil cruise over Lake Pichola, the golden sunset reflecting off of the palatial buildings near its banks, its mystique architecture and handcrafts that intrigue everyone are just a fraction of its allure. A city that you can never grow bored of!

Distance from Ahmedabad: 257 km

Udaipur

Weekend Getaway Resorts near Ahmedabad


We saved the best for last. Yes, when you seek a blissful escape, Udaipur beckons to you with open arms. Nothing beats the magical charm of this city, and nothing compliments your visit here like a stay at The Ananta Udaipur. Allow the Aravalli Hills in the backdrop to enchant you, as you revel in a resplendent stay. Gorge on delectable dishes that can be customised to your dietary requirements, including special vegetarian and jain food preparations. Go on an extended tour of Udaipur and make the most of your weekend getaway trip from Ahmedabad!