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The weekends are the much-needed respite after a long and stressful week at work. They give you a chance to escape the whole week’s grind and unwind while doing the things you love the most. People prefer to get behind the wheel and visit mountains, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, and quaint cities. It is a thrill that will relax you and also bring back that rejuvenating energy to start the next week.

Ahmedabad is a beautiful city that has several eye-catchy attractions within its boundaries. And if you want to go beyond, there are places that you can visit during your weekend. People who come from other places can book their stays with Treebo Ahmedabad Hotels, explore the city and then go on to see these jaw-dropping weekend getaways.

Here are the 10 best weekend getaways that you can experience near Ahmedabad City –

1. Lothal

Lothal is a place by the Sabarmati River that is sure to impress history enthusiasts. The area holds the remnants of the Indus Valley Civilisation, which takes us back to the beginning of humans living in colonies.  The archaeological remains also give us a glimpse of the Harappan Civilisation. Lothal has been an important part of our history textbooks, and it is a very enriching experience to go and witness the place.  You can tag along with your friends and see how the ancient humans transformed a terrain into a residential hub.

2. Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

Nal Sarovar is the largest wetland bird sanctuary with 210 different species flapping their wings around the place. It is very close to Ahmedabad and the perfect getaway for people who have a taste for ornithology and love the wonders of nature. It is spread across an area of 120. 8 sq.Km. Just after the monsoon season, you will see the birdy visitors flocking from Oman, UAE, and Siberia too! This place is the safe abode for them. You can come across Rosy Pelicans, Brahminy Ducks, Purple Moorhen, and Pelicans among others. It is best to visit the place in the mornings to experience the melodious chirping of birds, the enthralling view of the sunrise, and breathe in the fresh air. You can also go boating here, but you will have to fetch the local boatmen and bargain to settle on a reasonable price.

3. Mount Abu

Mount Abu is a breath of relief for the people of Rajasthan and Gujarat during the summer months. The hill station is the highest peak in the Aravalli range and stands at an elevation of 1220 meters above sea level. You can take the scenic roads from Ahmedabad and enjoy the views while you drive to the main centre of Mount Abu. Here, you have mesmerising lakes and mighty forts to go visit. And then there are the unique Dilwara Jain Temples. These pilgrimage sites are of great significance to the Jain community. Their intricate marble carvings are a treat to the eye, and all you would want to do is stand and marvel at their modest charm.

4. Modhera

Even if you are not aware of Modhera, you must have heard about the 1000-year-old Sun temple. Modhera stands on the banks of River Pushpavati and is the home to the unique and powerful Sun Temple. It is a place of religious significance and has a history that dates back to the 11th and 12th centuries. It is one of the finest examples of world-class temple architecture in Gujarat. It is designed with intricate carvings that depict Hindu mythology. The dimensions are such that the first rays of the sun will directly land on the idol. There is a step-well where devotees conduct religious activities and a Sabha mandap where people gather for prayers. The Guda Mandap hosts the idol of the Sun God or Surya Deva. You will have the time of your life if you visit this place during the Annual Modhera Dance Festival.

5. Vadodara

Vadodara is an enchanting place that is very close to the Ahmedabad city. It has several temples, Jain pilgrimage sites, museums, and parks. Vadodara is known for its Pre-Mughal architectural delights that will give you a brief taste of how the Royal Indian dynasties preferred to have their palaces. This is a must-visit place during the Navratri celebrations. The people hail Goddess Durga during the nine nights, the festive energy is enthralling and contagious at the same time. If you want to taste the best food and get a heartwarming welcome, try to be here during the celebrations.

6. Patan

Patan is a must-visit place for people who love shopping for hand-woven sarees. The Patani and Mashru weavers make some of the finest textiles that need six months to take shape. On the other side, there is the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Rani ka Vav. It is a stepwell that is shaped like an inverted temple. You can also take blessings from the 1000-year-old Kali temple, the Kuldevi of the ruling Solanki Dynasty in the past.

7. Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh is a famous town in Rajasthan, a place that will show you the beauty of the Mughal and Rajputi fusion of architecture. You can check out the Great Wall of India or Kumbhalgarh Fort here – the second-largest continuous wall in the country with fortified gateways. It is also recognised as a World Heritage Site. Kumbhalgarh town also has a temple dedicated to the Trimurthys – Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Apart from that, there are other Hindu and Jain temples that will impress you.

8. Chittorgarh

Now you must be wondering where you heard about Chittorgarh. Hmm…it does sound familiar, doesn’t it? Yes! Rani Padmavati belonged to the Mewar Kingdom of Chittorgarh. You can explore the Chittorgarh Fort which has Royal Residential Spaces, Meeting Halls, and Recreational Areas. There are 19 Religious Temples within the limits of the Fort and several Water Sources that still run strong. The Vijay Stambh is another place worth visiting. This place should be on your travel list for its hilltop panoramic views and the magnificence of Rajput architecture.

9. Rann of Kutch

The Rann of Kutch is a scenic place where you can click Insta-worthy pictures. It is home to the most exotic Flora and Fauna in the country. You can steal a glimpse of the endangered land mammals in this region. If you are lucky, you can capture them in your pictures. People from across the world travel to Rann of Kutch to see the intimidating yet interesting Indian Wild Ass, Jackels, Desert Fox, and Hyenas among other animals. The White Salt Desert in the Rann of Kutch region is another tourist favourite owing to its ethereal beauty. When you stand at a spot, it feels like the place has no end.

10. Udaipur

Udaipur is the City of Lakes and has a rich cultural heritage. The stunning palaces will make you envy the Royal life of our past kings. The mighty structures tower over rippling lakes and are surrounded by plush green gardens. The famous local markets have a stock of Rajasthani Hand Art, Textiles, Accessories, and Home Decor Furniture. It is also a popular place for destination weddings in India.

Ahmedabad is a kind of place that can have an aesthetic hold on you. Once you visit here, you will not want to leave. You can book your budget-friendly extended stays with Treebo Hotels in Ahmedabad. Apart from hygienic rooms, you can also expect –

  • Complimentary Breakfast and Access to Free WiFi
  • Useful Amenities to make your stay more comfortable
  • Affordable deals on the official website/app with seasonal discounts and coupons
  • Hospitality that will compel you to come back to Treebo Ahmedabad Hotels more often

Ahmedabad is a serene and calm city despite being one of the leading industrial hubs in the country. It has so much to offer to the people that visit the place – everything from Ashrams to Lakes and Gardens to Malls. While you are here, consider visiting the above-mentioned tourist attractions around Ahmedabad to make your trip more worthwhile.


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