Swapna Shrushti Water Park – 52 Kms from Ahmedabad
Swapna Shrushti Water park is located 52 Kms from Ahmedabad near Amrapur Village on Gandhinagar Mahudi / Vijapur Highway on the riverbank of Sabarmati.
It has 7 interesting wonders like
Missisippi water ride
Aqua funnel ride
Longest family rides
This waterpark is good option while in Summer (March to July). You can easily spend 4 to 6 Hours here. Also it is 1 Km away from the Amarnath Dham. Which is really must visit if you go to Swapna shrushti.
Tickets : Rs. 500/- (Verified on 1st January 2019)
There is a 5 feet high ‘shiv-ling’ (ICE-LINGAM) of pure ice. The pious icelingan of Amarnath Dham is available for worship throughout the year.
We reached at swapnashrushti and then little ahead it is parking area Available. From there you can reach to amarnath by walking or in jeep. Jeep charges (including return) was 30 rs/ person. The temple is large and the ling inside is actually made from ice. By giving some amount you can touch to ling.
Behind it there is caved which has 12 jyotirling darshan. It will take approx 20-25 mins to visit it. Near to temple there is downstairs which takes you to river sabarmati. There is refreshments area where you can have snacks and tea. There is children rides too where kids can have lot of fun.
On average it takes 1.5 to 2 hours. It’s very peaceful place too.
Thol lake (Thol bird wildlife sanctuary) is 35 kms from Ahmedabad. It is considered as heaven of the Birds after Nalsarovar.
Thol Lake is artificial lake which is believed to constructed in 1912 by Sayajirao Gayakvad for irrigation purposes for surrounding areas. It was declared as bird sanctuary in 1988. Two main prominents species recorded are Flamingoes and Sarus Cranes.
Sarus Cranes is State birds of Gujarat
150 species of birds in the sanctuary of which nearly 60% (90 species) are stated to be waterbirds which are mostly wintering birds.
During the November to February, migratory birds like great white pelicans, flamingos, a variety of waterfowl including mallards and large numbers of geese, sarus cranes and many other waders are common site at sanctuary.
Note : Boating is not permitted in the Lake.
Best time to visit : 05 to 08 AM in Morning. In evening, 3 PM to 6 PM and in most winter : Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb. Also you can see the birds during the sunset while they are arriving back to the lake from fields.
Entry Fees of Thol Bird Sanctuary
There are 2 types of entry fees. With vehicle and without vehicle. I personally suggest, it is not necessary to take entry with vehicle until you want to reach at Eco tourist center. Price based on 1st March 2019
Individual Person Per Day
LMV – Car Jeep (Upto 6 Persons) – Charges includes entry charges
Matador, Station Wagon (Upto 15 Persons) Charges includes entry charges
Heave Motor Vehicle Bus (Upto 60 Persons) Charges includes entry charges
Timings of Thol Bird Sanctuary
6 AM to 5:30 PM
Kanzari Deer park near thol Ahmedabad
Kanzari is the village near the Thol Bird Sanctuary. There is no specfic entry gate or border for this deer park. You need to go in bush and search for the Deers. Even you can find it on road.
You can identify area by the board of the Bus stand near by .
You can find Deers, Blackbucks and Bluebull (Nilgai) in this area.
Location of the Kanzari Deer Park and Thol Bird Sanctuary . Kanjari Deer park is 8 kms away from the Thol Bird sanctuary which you can see in the below image.
Gandhinagar is capital of Gujarat and one of the Greenest city of the India. Also it has many places to visit in and around. For Ahmedabad, It is common to roam around Gandhinagar. If you are planning to arrange picnic from Ahmedabad or Gandhinagar for 1 day within 80 kms, it is really good approach to use this route.
Gandhinagar (30 Kms) – Gandhinagar has several places which you can see below.
Dholeshwar Temple – On the way of gandhinagar
Indroda Park / Zoo – This Zoo have miniatures of dinosaurs. Also having animals like deer, lions, tiger, reptiles and birds. Its too huge park and need time to watch fully.
Swarnim Park – Central Vista Garden – Long garden for relaxment.
Adalaj Stepwell – It is middle of the Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar and very ancient Stepwell.
5+ places to see around. Good for all age and family or friend. You can enjoy full day in Gandhinagar and Akshardham. Best time to visit during the monsoon or after that. Monday Akshardham Remained close so plan accordingly.
This is famous vad (banyan tree) which is one of the most widest tree of the gujarat. It may be second after the Kabirwad. The temple of the Mahakali Devi situated in the middle of the trunk. This vad is spreading around 5 meters each year. Thanks to the farmers who donate the land for this tree and showing the interest in progress of vad.
Good for 1-2 Hours time spending with family. The location is really beautiful in middle of many villages so to reach here, you can see the beauty of Gujarat’s villages and lush green farms. It has only few shops around so carry some food/water if you have planned to stay longer. Also suggest to arrange your own transporation.
Location – This vad is located near the chiloda towards the himmatnagar. After chiloda chokdi, find the board of the Mahakali vad (Kantharpur). It is 18 km from Chiloda. The Road is narrow but it is worth to enjoy it.
Galteshwar near Pratij (60 Kms)
About temple, I do not have much information 🙁 but is the good temple/view of sabarmati. Sabarmati’s sand is really amaze you when you pass through the kotar to reach galteshwar. Near to it there is bridge and check dam. Which is really amazing to see
Location – From the chiloda, go towards the pratij. before pratij take left turn towards mahudi. Mahudi is 12 km from this place but last 4 km road is not good. (As per the 15th Nov 2015)
We are providing taxi services for Ahmedabad’s your location to Airport and Airport to your destination location. Ahmedabad airport Pickup and drop services.
Pickup and drop services to/from Airport started from 300 Rs for Hyundai Xcent Car. Based on location and car size prices will be changed. Kindly inform us at least 1 day in advance to arrange service.
Apart from that if you want to go from Airport or Ahmedabad to various places here are our prices for One Way charges for Hyundai Xcent (4 Persons max capacity).
Taxi From Ahmedabad or Ahmedabad Airport
From Ahmedabad to
Charges includes Driver Allowance for 1 Day
For additional day it may charge extra
Contact us 2 days in advanced
For the other inquiry, please discuss on call or whatsapp
SUV car available on request and prices will be shared during discussion
Newly developed must awaited ajwa amusement theme park opened on 25 December 2018 inaugurated by Chief Minster Shri Vijay Rupani. AATAPI means Ajwa Amusement Theme & Adventure Park of India
Amusement park is developed by Cube entertainment, Vadodara Municipal and Gujarat Tourism. Ajwa is already famous for its beautiful garden ATAPI wonderland created on the same spot with cost of 125 Crores. It is developed in area of 75 Acres.
A new concept of theme village of CHOTA BHEEM coming up in Aatapi wonderland—where the real village of Bheem will be open for the kids with the characters coming into real.Huge Food Court with varieties of choice spread out for all age of people.
AATAPI Wonderland located at Ajwa which is located 30 Km north from the Vadodara. So you can hire cab or rickshaw from Vadodara Railway stations, Airport and Bus stand. Vadodara is well connected with National Roads, Trains and Air routes.
Vadodara 25 Kms
Anand 65 Kms
Bharuch 86 Kms
Ahmedabad 135 Kms
Gandhinagar 165 Kms
Surat 169 Kms
Newly place is added in one day picnic spot near Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Anand, Bharuch, Dabhoi and Himatnagar
Glimpse of park please check . Video by deshgujarat
Here are the guidance how to reach statue of unity, fees, timings and what to see nearby and make perfect trip. Reach to Statue of Unity by Car and Bus from Ahmadabad and other destinations. Full details and guidance given below.
On 31st October the birthday of iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. World’s tallest statue (182 meters) of Shri Sardar Patel inaugurated by PM Shri Narendra Modi at Sadhu bet near kevadiya colony & sardar sarovar dam.
It is located far from the major city, due to that it does not have direct Rail and Air connectivity.
Entry Fees at Statue of Unity
There are various fees which you need to pay white travelling. I have mentioned the fees based on 20th July 2019.
Type A Express Tickets – 1000 Rs
This is express ticket and it does not requires to stand in queue.
This Ticket includes all tickets which is available in Option B
Type C (Less Popular)
120 Rs/Adult, 60 Rs/Child (3 to 15 Years)
Note : This ticket need additional bus Ticket of 30 Rs.
Valley of Flowers, Museum & Audio Visual Gallery, Sardar Sarovar Dam
Type B. Most Preferred :
380 Rs/Adult, 230 Rs/Child (3 to 15 Years)
Viewing Gallery, Valley of Flowers, Museum, Audio Visual Gallery, Sardar Sarovar Dam, Bus Ticket
Type D (Never use)
Bus Service Only
Important Notes : There are many Tickets Counter available with facilities from Parking to Enteance. But I suggest to buy ticket online to avoid Queue specially on Saturday and Sunday.
Ticketing at Shrestha Bharat Bhawan / Swagat Kaksh /Partima Hotel
If you are planning to take ticket from ticket counter instead of Online. There are 2 places from where you can get tickets. From Parking (6 km before Statue of Unity) and other is from the Swagat Kaksh at the site. Please check timing here.
Entry Ticket 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
SOU Ticket Center 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Bus Ticket 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Statue of Unity, Viewing Gallery, Museum and Hotel Remain Open from 8 AM to 6 PM
Notes: Parking is 6 km before the Statue so Buses are options to reach at statue from Parking. There are 60 buses running and each bus has guide who will give information about surrounding and statue of unity.
Recently GSRTC (Gujarat State Road Transport Services) operated buses To and From Statue of Unity from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Dabhoi, Surat, Rajpipla and Ankleshwar. Here I have put down the timetable and price fare based on 1st February 2019. I suggest to book online or check availability before going using this website http://gsrtc.in/site/index.html
Timetable & Ticket prices from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Ankleshwar, Rajpipla and Dabhoi
Timetable & Ticket prices from Statue of Unity to Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Ankleshwar, Rajpipla and Dabhoi
Other option is – Nearest towns are Kevadiya Colony (2 kms), Rajpipla (25 kms) so take bus to Kevadiya or Rajpipla (as it has more frequency). From rajpipla, you can hire rickshaw/car on sharing basis or you can get bus to Kevadiya colony every 1.5 hrs
25 km from Rajpipla
93 km from Bharuch
90 km from Vadodara
197 km from Ahmedabad
154 km from Surat
I personally suggest to use personal vehicle or hire cab because it has many things to see around so it’s comfortable to have hired or owned vehicle
Option 2 – By Car (From Ahmedabad)
We are operating private car from 1 person to 7 persons daily basis except Monday. Please have a look schedule and prices click on this link below (Running all day except Monday)
Nearest Airports/Railway Stations are Ahmedabad (197 Kms), Surat(154 Kms), Vadodara(95 Kms) and Mumbai (420km) where Ahmedabad & Mumbai are well connected with National and International Flights and Railway networks.
For traveler, I suggest to hire cab from Airport or hotels which is most convenient way of transport.
Work in Progress : 1 – Direct railway till Kevadiya Colony. 2 – Sea Plane to reach statue of unity from Ahmedabad.
Also for the accommodation there is limited options to stay as it is in developing.
Option 1 – Narmada Tent City
Note : Tent City is not available till 31st August 2019
Other economical hotel near statue of unity is Narmada Nihar. It offeres direct booking as well you can do booking using www.makemytrip.com
Option 4 – Other options
Other alternatives you can get in eco campsite but it required direct booking. If you want for flexible options then I suggest to stay at Vadodara, Rajpipla from there you can get Air, Train, Bus and Local better connectivity.
What to see near by of Statue of Unity
Statue of Unity located in the middle of the mountain ranges of Vindhyachal and Satpuda with Narmada Valley. So it has lots of attractive natural and manmade places nearby to visit along with Statue.
Helicopter ride near status of unity
You can enjoy ride in helicopter for 10 minutes and it’s cost is 2,900 RS/person. Starts on 9:30 am to 1 hr before sunset. At a time 7 persons can travel. It’s operating from helipad near statue of Unity. Online Booking details are not available as of now.
10 minutes ride – 2900 Rs per person Can carry 7 persons at a time.
It is started around 10 am and ended at sunset
It has no facility of online booking so you need to reach helipad near statue of unity and give priority first come first serve basis.
Valley of flower (2 Km) – This is Included in ticket
Sardar sarovar dam (6 km) – This is included in ticket
3 Lakes before Dam (6 Kms)
Other 1 lake (I don’t know its name)
Shulpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (Zarwani is inside this sanctuary) – 17 Kms (July 15 to November)
I suggest to go in between August to November to see full flow of water and lush green surroundings.
It has entry fees which is 400 Rs/Car
Zarwani waterfall (14 km)
Zarwani eco campsite (16 km)
Kalbhairav Temple (On the way of Zarwani)
Rajwant Palace Rajpipla (25 Kms) On the way of Ahmedabad
Rajpipla was the princely state before 1947. It was the prosperous state during that time. If you are really keen in the history and want to explore the era of that time, Must visit this place.
Very beautiful Poicha Swaminarayan temple & Sahjananad Universe (40 km)
Excellent Temple giving wow effect everytime you visit. It is the place located near Narmada river. Beautiful temple, sahjanand universe and many things to see.
Chandod / kuber bhandari (43 km)
Please check Schedule and car hire package from this link click here
Gujarat’s green city gandhinagar has green and beautiful Rajbhawan which was lies in restricted zone. But favor from the current governor O.P.Kohli has taken initiative to keep it open for public for limited rights and time.
It’s really amazing moment to visit such a beautiful Rajbhawan.