Picnic Spots Near Ahmedabad for a Short Getaway

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All work and no vacation makes Jack a dull boy. Everybody deserves to unwind and take a chill pill after a long and tiring week of monotony. If you happen to be in the world heritage city of Ahmedabad and are looking for some picnic spots, look no further.

Here is the list of 20 Picnic Spots Near Ahmedabad for a Short Getaway

1. Tirupati Rushivan Adventure Park

Tirupati Rushivan Adventure Park

A 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. A great place to learn while having fun, huh?

Open Time: 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM); Summers not recommended

Cost: INR 100 per adult, INR 70 per child below 12 yrs

Distance from Ahmedabad: 74 km

2. Law Garden, Ahmedabad

Law Garden, Ahmedabad
3.7 /5

Law Garden, a lush green garden in the middle of a bustling city, is located in Ahmedabad in the colourful Indian state of Gujarat. 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 as the true colours of Vibrant Gujarat shimmer in the kiosks, and one can find intricate traditional work on the flamboyant items on sale. It's a fabulous place to buy traditional Gujarati apparel, accessories, ornaments and handicraft with traditional handwork on them.

3. Sarkhej Roza

Sarkhej Roza

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).

4. Modhera

Modhera

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. 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. If history entices then this place is perfect for you with the village being neck deep in historical relics, structures and legends.

5. Vadla

Vadla

Vadla is an up and coming haven for migratory birds making their way to the marshy wetlands of Gujarat, just a short drive away from Ahmedabad. Vadla still remains relatively unknown and undiscovered in comparison to the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary and is a hidden gem only known to the locals.

6. Splash The Fun World

Splash The Fun World

Situated on the Sarkhej Sanand Road in Ahmedabad, Splash The Fun World is popular hangout and weekend entertainment place in the city. 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.

7. One Tree Hill Garden

One Tree Hill Garden

One Tree Hill Garden located in Kankaria in Ahmedabad is synonymous with beauty. 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 ambiance. It is one of the most visited and finest gardens in the city.

8. Maniar's Wonderland, Ahmedabad

Maniar's Wonderland, Ahmedabad

Situated on the Sarkhej Sanand Highway in Ahmedabad, Maniar's Wonderland, true to its name, is truly a wonderland for both the adults and kids. It is the best place to beat the heat amidst snow or in the water park while having fun all the while. Among the most thrilling and popular rides are Aqua Roller, Aqua Splash, Zip Line, Wonder Chair etc.

9. Splash The Fun World

Splash The Fun World

Situated on the Sarkhej Sanand Road in Ahmedabad, Splash The Fun World is popular hangout and weekend entertainment place in the city. 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.

10. Orsang Camp Resort

Orsang Camp Resort

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.

Best time to visit: Weekends

Distance from Ahmedabad: 170 km

Entry fees: INR 175 per person

11. Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple
3.7 /5

The Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar city is one of the biggest temples in India, and it is a major pilgrim destination that many people swarm to. This temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and was built by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, the same organisation as the one in Delhi. There is an enlightening video museum to know all about Lord Swaminarayan, a 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

12. Butterfly Park

Butterfly Park

Butterfly Park is a vibrant park situated in One Tree Hill in Kankaria in Ahmedabad. Spread across 8000 square meters of lush green land, the park is dotted with trees, benches, and colourful flower beds. It is especially popular among the kids who flock the place throughout the year. Established with a sum of INR 89 lakhs, this butterfly park houses an array of about 150 species of flowers in addition to the in-house Skyderman Glider and Junior rides.

Entry Fee: Children (5 to 12 years) - INR 5
Adults (12 years and above) - INR 10

Rides
Skyderman Glider - INR 25
Skyderman Junior - INR 15
Timings : March to October - 9:00 AM to 6:15 PM
November to February - 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

13. Lothal, Ahmedabad

Lothal, Ahmedabad

All of us will agree that there is something very fascinating about abandoned ancient places with a rich history. Essentially an excavation site, this 6000-yr old city dates back to and tells us all about the Indus Valley civilisation which was so ahead of its time. Excellent town planning and craftsmanship can be seen; almost as if the history textbook from eighth grade came alive. 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 picninc spot near Ahmedabad if history fascinates you.

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

14. Thol Bird Sanctuary

Thol Bird Sanctuary

Another great option for the budding ornithologist, 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 found here. You can spend a perfect day picnincing with your family or friends.

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

15. Zanzari Waterfalls

Zanzari Waterfalls

Another perfect spot for nature enthusiasts. 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. While soaking up all the peace, you can feel your weariness disappearing into the cascading sounds of the water. A Shiva temple is also present in the vicinity, and camel rides are an option in this waterfall near Ahmedabad.

Best time to visit: September to February

Distance from Ahmedabad: 75 km

Entry fees: None

16. Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity is a memorial to The Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue has been erected to propagate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's vision of India and to inspire the Citizens of India through his patriotism and freedom struggle. The Bronze statue of the founding father of the Republic of India stands 182 metres tall grabbing the attention of the whole world as the 'Tallest statue in the World'. The statue of Unity is Located in Gujrat, by the banks of River Narmada on the River Island of Sadhu Bet overlooking the Narmada Dam (Sardar Sarovar Dam) from 3.2 km away.

17. Indroda Nature Park

Indroda Nature Park

Any Jurassic fans or Ross Geller here? 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.

Timings: Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Distance from Ahmedabad: 25 km

Entry fees: INR 10-20 per individual

18. Nal Sarovar

Nal Sarovar

This one is for the avid birdwatcher. Home to more than 210 species of migratory birds, it is the most significant wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat. While you are here, you can spot herons, flamingoes, rosy pelicans, ducks, geese, ibises and many more nomadic species. And if you don't enjoy birdwatching that much, there are other activities like boating, horse riding along the lake and camping to enjoy at this picnic spot near Ahmedabad.

Best time to visit: Winter and Spring

Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Distance from Ahmedabad: 64 km

Entry fees: INR 60 per visitor, INR 100 for the camera, INR 220 per head for boating, INR 1320 per individual boat

19. Maniar's Wonderland

Maniar's Wonderland

Located very close to the city, this is a fun theme park that is ideal for a one-day picnic near Ahmedabad. It is segregated into 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.

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)

20. Polo Forest

Polo Forest

Polo Forest is one of the most famous picnic spots near Ahemadaba for spending some quality time with nature and tranquillity. 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 - you will probably require two SD cards to capture all of these. The government also organises Polo Utsav every year which features many cultural and sports activities.

Best time to visit: Monsoon or any time between September and December

Distance from Ahmedabad: 150 km

Entry fees: No entry fees

Boy, that's a list to take home and make notes out of. So what are you waiting for? You know you need that break. Pack your lunch and get going!

This post was published by Manisha Panda

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