Shulpaneshwar wildlife sanctuary and Zarwani water fall – (July To November) 500 Rs Additional as Entry fee of the Wildlife Sanctuary. When sardar sarovar dam is overflowing, this remain close.
India is consider as very ancient land. Its older than Dinosaur’s Era (65 Million years) and Evidence of it found in many area. In Gujarat, it is found near the Balasinor (100 Km from Ahmedabad).
Raiyoli area of Gujarat is known to be the third largest dinosaur fossil site in the world, and also the second largest dinosaur hatchery in the world, where thousands of eggs had been found.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on 8th June 2019 inaugurated India’s first dinosaur museum and fossil park at Raiyoli village near Balasinor town of Mahisagar district.
The new museum will create a prehistoric-like era environment when dinosaurs might have roamed around freely in Raiyoli.
50 sculptures of dinosaurs, including a life-size one of Rajasaurus Narmadensis that was found in Gujarat, have been erected at the museum.
The museum would have
- 3D projection
- 360 degrees virtual reality presentations
- Interactive kiosks
- Gaming consoles
Next to It you can roam in the real field which is declared as Dinosaurs fossil park.
Location of the Raiyoli Dinosaurs Museum
103 Kms from Ahmedabad
103 Kms from Vadodara too
92 Kms From Himatnagar
57 Kms from Modasa
118 Kms from Gandhinagar
80 Kms from Nadiad
267 Kms from Surat
135 Kms from Dahod
Dinosaurs Museum Timings
9 AM to 6 PM Everyday
Places near by which you can visit along with Dinosaurs Museum
- Vanakbori Dam (28 Kms)
- Galteshwar (Dakor) – 44 Kms
- Dakor Mandir – 47 Kms
- Zanzari Waterfall (55 Kms) – Good in July to December
- Bakor (55 Kms) – Natural place
- Kadana Dam (70 Kms)
I will provide further information soon.
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
- Snow fall
- Missisippi water ride
- Wave Pool
- Thrilling fog
- Miracle Tunnel
- Aqua funnel ride
- Safe cyclone
- Rain Dance
- Longest family rides
- Children Rides
- Wave ball
- Other 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)
See prices of costume and other on this link – http://www.swapnasrushtiwaterpark.in/tariff
Amarnath Dham – 53 Kms from Ahmedabad
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
|Particulars||For Indian||For Foreigners|
|Individual Person Per Day||40 Rs||10 USD|
|LMV – Car Jeep (Upto 6 Persons) – |
Charges includes entry charges
|400 Rs||40 USD|
|Matador, Station Wagon (Upto 15 Persons)|
Charges includes entry charges
|1,000 Rs||100 USD|
|Heave Motor Vehicle Bus (Upto 60 Persons)|
Charges includes entry charges
|3,500 Rs||350 USD|
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.
- Sarita Udhyan – This is bird watcher’s good place
- Akshardham (Monday Closed) – View More details of akshardham
- 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.
Mahakali Vad (60 Kms)
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||One Way||Round trip|
|Ambaji||₹ 3,000.00||₹ 3,900.00|
|Amreli||₹ 4,500.00||₹ 5,500.00|
|Anand||₹ 1,700.00||₹ 3,300.00|
|Ankleshwar||₹ 3,850.00||₹ 4,600.00|
|Bharuch||₹ 3,700.00||₹ 4,300.00|
|Bhavnagar||₹ 3,100.00||₹ 3,800.00|
|Bhuj||₹ 6,200.00||₹ 9,200.00|
|Dhrangadhra||₹ 2,000.00||₹ 3,200.00|
|Dholera||₹ 2,300.00||₹ 3,200.00|
|Deesa||₹ 4,000.00||₹ 4,000.00|
|Gandhidham||₹ 5,500.00||₹ 7,200.00|
|Godhra||₹ 3,200.00||₹ 3,200.00|
|Idar||₹ 2,100.00||₹ 3,300.00|
|Khedbrahma||₹ 2,450.00||₹ 3,300.00|
|Halol||₹ 3,500.00||₹ 3,500.00|
|Himmatnagar||₹ 1,800.00||₹ 3,200.00|
|Mahesana||₹ 2,000.00||₹ 3,200.00|
|Mahudi||₹ 1,900.00||₹ 2,700.00|
|Modasa||₹ 3,200.00||₹ 3,200.00|
|Morbi||₹ 4,300.00||₹ 4,500.00|
|Mount Abu||₹ 5,000.00||₹ 5,000.00|
|Nadiad||₹ 1,700.00||₹ 2,500.00|
|Palanpur||₹ 3,400.00||₹ 3,400.00|
|Palitana||₹ 4,200.00||₹ 5,500.00|
|Rajkot||₹ 4,200.00||₹ 5,000.00|
|Sidhpur||₹ 2,200.00||₹ 3,300.00|
|Shankheshwar||₹ 3,200.00||₹ 3,300.00|
|Surat||₹ 5,000.00||₹ 5,700.00|
|Surendranagar||₹ 2,300.00||₹ 3,300.00|
|Udaipur||₹ 4,800.00||₹ 4,800.00|
|Unjha||₹ 2,100.00||₹ 3,300.00|
|Vadodara||₹ 1,750.00||₹ 3,300.00|
|Vithalpur||₹ 2,200.00||₹ 2,700.00|
- 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.
- Mini Lake with Boating
- Mini Golf Course
- Center Plaza
- Tagada rides
- Water Zombing
- Giant Swing
- Dinasours park
- Rides Check here – http://aatapiwonderland.com/Attractions.aspx
- Mon – Fri : 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Sat – Sun : 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday : Closed
|Package||Any rides of Cat A/B||Adult||Kids||Includes|
|Gold Crown||14/18||970 Rs||670 Rs||Laser Show|
|Silver Crown||2/2||300 Rs||255 Rs||Laser Show|
|Fast Track||All/All||1,800 Rs||1,200 Rs|
|Gold||14/18||855 Rs||530 Rs|
|Silver||2/2||147 Rs||105 Rs|
Note : Kids ticket start from 32″ height upto 46″ inch (Age Proof is required on Entry Gate) !
Note : 3 years to 12 years will be counted as Kids. Free for below 3 years.
For Online booking and see latest prices please visit official website – http://aatapiwonderland.com/Packages.aspx
How to Reach
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
MyByk has introduced the cycle on rent in 2014. Now a days its becoming famous due to hi-tech cycles.
Initially they have started near by the BRTS bus stand but when they grow, they are available at various places.
Its pleasure to have cycle in the places like Lakes, River, Campus and narrow street. Keep this concept in mind MyByk had started services in
- Kankariya Lake
- River Front
- Walled city
- Many Campuses
- Near BRTS Bus Stands
- Many Residential and corporate flats
In places like lakes and river front you can enjoy for nominal hourly rates. They also offer for the monthly basis based on the cycle types.
As per 15th December 2018 they charged:
- Go (Single Speed) : 500 Rs/ Month
- Plus (Single Speed) : 700 Rs/ Month
- Pro (Multi Speed) : 900 Rs / Month
Security Charges ( Fully Refundable) : 3000 Rs
They provide doorstep services too So you can ask them to give cycle on your proffered location. They are charging 50 Rs for this service.
Even you can contact them to operate services from your locations
Contact Information :
Mobile : +91-7043 987 987
Website : http://mybyk.in/
In January 2019 chhotu Maharaj Restaurant and theatre coming soon in Ahmedabad near Sindhu Bhavan road.
Seat capacity : 100
Location : SBR Social, Opposite Gotila Garden, Sindhu bhavan road.
Sindhu Bhavan Marg, PRL Colony, Thaltej, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380059
Menu : 7 courses meals
Price : 300/, 400, 500
Theater handled by k sera seta
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.
Statue of unity 210 Kms far from Ahmedabad. You can reach easily by Car. Apart from statue of unity, you can visit near by places and complete 1 day trip from Ahmedabad to statue of unity. There are many places like Poicha Swaminarayan Temple, Zarwani Waterfall and Many more places which you can cover during the trip.
On 27th August 2019, it was awarded by TIME’s World’s Greatest Places 2019
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 August 2019.
Express Tickets – 1,030 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)
90 Rs/Child (3 to 15 Years)
Note : This ticket includes bus Ticket of 30 Rs.
Valley of Flowers, Museum & Audio Visual Gallery, Sardar Sarovar Dam
Type B. Most Preferred :
230 Rs/Child (3 to 15 Years)
Valley of Flowers,
Audio Visual Gallery,
Sardar Sarovar Dam,
Type D (Never use)
Bus Service Only
Important Notes :
There are many Tickets Counter available with facilities from Parking to Enteance. There are also options to purchase tickets from online. If online tickets not available, you can purchase from counter anytime.
For online booking please visit this official site https://www.soutickets.in
Timings of Statue of Unity
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.
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
SOU Ticket Center
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
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.
Viewing Gallery / Observation deck
Remain closed on
How to reach Statue of unity
It is located far from the major city, due to that it does not have direct Rail and Air connectivity. Still you can reach there by following options
Option 1 – By Government Buses
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)
Option 3 – Tour operator’s Private buses (From Ahmedabad)
Our partner bus service operating daily buses except monday to Statue of unity from Ahmedabad which includes the meals, Tickets and All including. To read more click on this link below
Bus is operating on sharing basis running only Saturday and Sunday. If there are 15+ travelers other day then it can operate in 5+ days prior booking.
How to reach Statue of unity By Air or Rail
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
There is narmada tent City. You can see online booking here http://narmadatentcity.info/
Option 2 – Ramada Encore
This hotel is located near to sardar sarovar dam and it has all kind of amenities. You can book it from www.makemytrip.com, www.booking.com, www.goibibo.com and their own site http://ramadaencoresou.com/
Option 3 – Narmada Nihar
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.
Please discuss with me to find better staying options. I will guide for that.
Things to do near by 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.
1 – Helicopter ride near statue 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.
2 – Valley of flower (2 Km) – This is Included in ticket
3 – Sardar sarovar dam (6 km) – This is included in ticket
4 – Shulpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (Zarwani is inside this sanctuary) – 17 Kms (July 15 to November Depending on Rain)
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)
There are many activities are taking place near by statue of Unity. It is expected to launch around 31st October 2019 during Shri Narendra Modi’s visit on completion of 1 year of statue of Unity. Statue of Unity will have activities like Butterfly park, Zoo, River rafting, cycling, adventure parks, cactus garden. I will share its details soon. River rafting and Cycling are started. I am gathering its detailed information.
5 – 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.
6 – 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.
7 – Chandod / kuber bhandari (43 km)
Please check Schedule and car hire package from this link