Located very close to the city, this is a fun theme park that is ideal for a one-day picnic spot near Ahmedabad. It has two parts - Wonderland and Snow Park. In the Wonderland area, you can knock yourself out and enjoy some thrilling rides like the zip line, desert bike, traffic island, aqua ball, etc. In the Snow Park area, you can beat the heat and treat yourself to activities making use of snow like snowball combats. And in case of hunger pangs attack you amidst combat, there's a food court to take care of that. Visitors can hire a private vehicle to get to the park.
Timings: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Distance from Ahmedabad: 13 km
Entry Fees: Wonderland: INR 220 per adult, INR 180 per child
Snow Park: INR 450 per adult, INR 400 per child (inclusive of warm clothing)
Welcome to India's very own Jurassic Park. Yes, that's right. That's an official nickname earned by this place by being the second most significant hatchery of dinosaur eggs in the world and the only dino gallery in the whole of India. Apart from this, they also have various other sections like a walk-in aviary, marine section, reptile section, a botanical garden and camping facilities for a fun-filled picnic near Ahmedabad. Visitors can take their own vehicles or a private taxi to reach the park.
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Distance from Ahmedabad: 25 km
Entry fees: INR 10-20 per individual
Another perfect one-day picnic spot near Ahmedabad, Tirupati Rushivan Adventure Park is a great option if you are getting kids along. Situated on the banks of Sabarmati, it has a lot of fun rides for kids, a couple of activities like archery and paintball, a jungle safari, and a 6D theatre as well. A water park is also open to visitors during summers. Another exciting feature of this amusement park is that they have replicas of the seven wonders of the world.
Open Time: 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Cost: INR 100 per adult, INR 70 per child below 12 yrs
Distance from Ahmedabad: 74 km
One of the popular natural picnic spots near Ahmedabad, Thol consists of an artificial lake in the Mehsana district with over 150 species of exotic birds to be spotted. Bring your zoom lens and binoculars along because all kinds of birds, from the world's tallest bird, Sarus crane, to spoonbills and geese can be spotted here. You can spend a perfect day picnicking with your family or friends. Be sure to get a glimpse of the wonderful sunset over the lake as well. Getting to the lake by private car or taxi is the most common mode of transport.
Best time to visit: Winters/monsoons
Timings: 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
Distance from Ahmedabad: 25 km
Entry fees: INR 40 per head on weekdays, INR 50 per head on weekends, INR 200 for semi-professional cameras
Located near the rustic little town of Sanand, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is the largest wetland bird sanctuary of Gujarat. Nalsarovar is home to a beautiful lake spread across a scattered group of marshy islands which are vastly blessed with flora and fauna. Boating on the serene lake or Picnics in the vicinity of wildlife, Nalsarovar makes for a surreal experience. This place is quite popular among elderly picnickers for its tranquillity.
Timings: Monday to Sunday: 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Entry Fees : Weekdays: INR 75 for Adults, INR 30 for Children (INR 200 for Cameras)
Weekends: INR 85 for Adults, INR 40 for Children (INR 200 for Cameras)
Boat Riding Charges: Ranging from INR 220 (for 1 person) to INR 1320 (for 7 persons)
The Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar city is one of the biggest temples in India, and it is a wonderful picnic spot near Ahmedabad to go with the entire family. There is an enlightening video museum which tells you all about Lord Swaminarayan, the children's park, and an excellent restaurant too. In the evenings, a well-managed light and sound show is conducted. Overall, the place is beautifully kept making it an ideal picnic Spot near Ahmedabad.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM (Except Mondays)
Distance from Ahmedabad: 30 km
Polo Forest is one of the most famous picnic spots near Ahemadaba for spending some quality time amidst nature. It also makes for an excellent location for trekking. 400 kilometres of lush green cover, abundant wildlife, ancient temples and a picturesque dam site harnessing the river Harnav make for many wonderful photographic scenes and spots. The government also organises Polo Utsav every year which features many cultural and sports activities. One can take the bus to Polo forest but it is recommended to head there by car to reach faster.
Best time to visit: Monsoon or any time between September and December
Distance from Ahmedabad: 150 km
Entry fees: No entry fees
Law Garden, a lush green garden in the middle of the city, is a popular picnic spot. This well-maintained oasis is frequently visited by locals for recreational purposes. The garden is famous for its market where tourists and locals indulge in shopping and find great deals. The night market is a treat for shoppers where one can find intricate traditional items on sale. It's a fabulous place to buy traditional Gujarati apparel, accessories, ornaments and handicraft with traditional handwork on them.
Situated in the village of Makarba, 7 kms from Ahmedabad, Sarkhej Roza is a mosque and tomb complex. Bosting of absolutely striking early Islamic architectural finesse with spacious corridors and pillared domes, and surrounded by a mesmerising water tank, the tomb houses the grave of Ahmad Khattu Ganj Baksh (the former resident of the place). One can easily find many private taxis which can be hired to Sarkhej Roza.
Another popular picnic spot for nature enthusiasts is Zanzari Waterfalls. With the height of the main waterfall being around 25 feet high, this is located on the river Vatrak in Dehgam and is an absolute visual treat. A Shiva temple is also present in the vicinity, and camel rides are an option in this waterfall near Ahmedabad. Kids love to play in the waters and the coolness near the waterfall also makes for an ideal outdoor picnic area. One can drive their private car or hire a taxi to reach Zanzari Waterfalls from Ahmedabad.
Best time to visit: September to February
Distance from Ahmedabad: 75 km
Entry fees: None
Awarded the best green resort of Gujarat, this 125 acre land of lush greenery also has the country's longest zip line. It is just the place for camping or trekking. Other adventurous activities like kayaking and swing jump supervised by professionals can be undertaken. Adventure rides, swimming pool, and overnight stay and food options are all available on the premises. The resort is great for picnics with friends and groups who love to get an adrenaline rush through these various activities.
Best time to visit: Weekends
Distance from Ahmedabad: 170 km
Entry fees: INR 175 per person
Modhera is an ancient village in the state of Gujarat, famed for housing the remains of the Sun Temple built by the Chalukya dynasty is a true historical treasure. A culture and history enthusiasts hotspot, this village is a perfect getaway for those who are interested in learning about history and architecture. The village is surrounded by a mystical aura that the Sun Temple brings along, it is also a hub for spirituality and culture. Modhera gives you a glimpse into the glory days of the royal lineage of the Chalukyas and is one of the finest testaments of the architectural excellence of the past.
Vadla is a soon-to-be conservatory and haven for migratory birds making their way to the marshy wetlands of Gujarat, just a short drive away from Ahmedabad. Vadla still remains an offbeat picnic spot near Ahmedabad in comparison to the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary and is a hidden gem only known to the locals. Due to the lesser number of visitors, the calm and undisturbed environment is perfect for those who shy away from crowds. One can take their own vehicle or hire a taxi to reach Vadla.
Situated on the Sarkhej Sanand Road in Ahmedabad, Splash The Fun World is a popular hangout and weekend entertainment place near Ahmedabad. With over 25 water rides and regular rides, the place also has an artificial waterfall which is the highlight of the place. The water park also has a lazy river where you can float or swim downstream. Quite popular among kids and young adults, it serves as an excellent place for a weekend's picnic.
One Tree Hill Garden located in Kankaria in Ahmedabad is well-maintained garden popular among all age groups. Boasting of a charming lake, charming gateways, well-maintained lawns, orderly flower beds and charming fountains, the garden also has the ruins of an ancient structure as a decor to its ambience. It is one of the most visited and finest gardens in the city.
Essentially an excavation site, Lothal is a 6000-yr old city which tells us all about the Indus Valley civilisation. Excellent town planning and craftsmanship can be seen here. It is recommended that you first visit the adjacent museum to get a better understanding of the millennia-old Harappan remains. Lothal is a perfect picnic spot near Ahmedabad if history fascinates you. Lothal is best reached via road by private car or a hired taxi.
Timings: All days except Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Distance from Ahmedabad: 78 km
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee, A nominal fee for the museum