Based on my personal experience, i have figured out few places which are tourist place near Ahmedabad. I have covered 1 day picnic places from Ahmedabad which is generally covers 150 kms to 180 Kms . Generally under 100 km is good for two wheelers and above that it is not recommondate to go on Bike due to long distance.
I have try to cover all places till 200 kms from ahmedabad. I have mentioned kms in front of each places so you can schedule accordingly
1 – Thol Lake (30 Kms) & Kanjari Deer Park (40 Kms) Route
Thol Lake (30 Kms)
Thol lake is thol bird sanctuary. Boating is not allowed here but atmosphere of this lake is Fresh and Awesome. Most people used to go in Early morning and evening to see number of cranes.
Kanjari Deer Park (40 Kms)
Kanzari is the village near the Thol Bird Sanctuary. There is no specific 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.
2 – Gandhinagar (30 kms) – Pratij Route (75 Kms)
Gandhinagar (30 Kms)
Gandhinagar is most favourite and nearest Picnic spot from Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Tourist Attractions – Gandhinagar is 30 Kms from Ahmedabad. It has very lush green environment and many places to visit
- 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 place for bird watcher’s and lovers 🙂
- 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)
Mahakali vad (banyan Tree) is located in between gandhinagar and pratij. This vad is considered second largest after Kabirvad in Gujarat. Click on View In Details button to read in details.
Galteshwar Pratij (75 Kms)
Galteshwar is good temple near Pratij. Main reason for this place is riverbed. You can enjoy the real Kotar around the Riverbed and enjoy the real beauty of Sabarmati river.
3 – Taranga – Ambaji Route (Places from 30 to 169 Kms)
Ahmedabad – Taranga – Ambaji Route This interesting hilly route has many interesting places. Which you can enjoy throughout. Following places will cover :
To complete all the places in 1 day is not possible. I have mentioned the time required for each places so you can schedule and plan 1 day trip. If you take night stay at Ambaji or Taranga, you can cover all places in 1 night and 2 days tours. It kind of weekend tour
Gandhinagar – 30 Km – see above details for Gandhinagar
Swapna Shrushti Water Park (52 Kms)
This waterpark is good option while in Summer (March to July). You can easily spend 4 to 6 Hours here. It has Many Rides and activities
Mahudi – 67 Km
Mahudi is Jain’s Pilgrim places and many devotees used to go regularly on Sunday and month of Paryushan. It is famous for Hot Sukhdi Prasad (Sweet Prasad). Many hindus who are not Jains also used to go there and pray to god and take sukhdi prasad. Generally people spend 30 mins to 1 hours
Sapteshwar Temple – 90 Kms
Sapeshwar Temple is shiv temple with kund. It is beautiful location. Good for bath in River. 2 to 3 hours if you have planned to take bath in river.
Dharoi Dam – 134 Kms
View of dam is awesome. Photography and other activities can take 1 hour. Dharoi dam road is
Amarnath Dham – 53 Kms
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. It has caves of 12 Jyotirling of India.
Tirupati Rushivan – 74 Kms
Tirupati Rushivan is fun park for all kind of age group. It is located in between Vijapur and Himmatnagar
Facilities : Rides, Zoo, Food, Waterpark. Good for : All Age . It may take 5 to 6 hours to enjoy park fully.
Taranga Hill – 128 Kms
Taranga hill is beautiful hill with having 1000+ years old Jain Temple. It is having 5 km drive to reach on hill. View from hill is breathtaking. You can spend 1 to 2 hours there.
Ambaji – 169 Kms
Ambaji is one of the shaktipeeth of India. The temple on the Gabbar hill is having ropeway. Which may take 1 to 2 hours.
4 – Modhera – Patan – Sidhpur – Palanpur Route
This is really historical routes and it will bring back to 1000 year back when Patan was the capital of Gujarat and one of the wealthy city of the World in the time of King Kumarpal and Siddhraj Jaysinh
There are 2 routes which you can cover because, all place can’t cover in 1 day.
Route option 1 which can be covered in 1 day
Modhera – 98 Kms
Patan – 126 Kms
Vadnagar – 100 Kms
Sidhpur – 114 kms
Route Option 2 which can be covered in 1 day
Sidhpur – 114 Kms
Balaram Palace – 160 Kms
Tirupati Natural Park Visnagar – 90 Kms
Vadnagar – 100 Kms
Jassore Sloth Bear Sanctuary – 186 kms
5 – Dehgam – Zanzari (70 Kms) Route
Zanzari waterfall is situated on Rocky zone of river Vatrak. It is 70 kms from ahmedabad. From dehgam, take turn towards bayad the road is narrow but worth going it. There is limited transportation and food available so prefer to keep private vehicle and food for you and family. From the parking area around 1 to 2 km you have go walk to reach falls. The road rocky.
It’s really nice place to visit. On Sunday and holiday its remain crowded. There are lot of peacocks you can find near parking area. We had seen approx 20 peacock at same place.
Good time to see after monsoon season. Cautions : Beware that, in the waterfall many people lost the life.
6 – Siddhi Vinayak Mandir – Mehmdabad – Pij – Vadtal (70 Kms)
7 – Arnej temple, Ganeshpura Temple (68 Kms)
8 – Matar – Pariyej (60 Kms)
Matar pariyej is located at on the road of Nadiad to Khambhat. It is narrow road and wetlands side on the road. After matar you can see various birds on left sides. Later on you will see pariyej wetland board where you can go to watch tower to see big shallow lake.where you can spare some times in the interpretation center.
9 – Bagodara – Arnej – Ganeshpura (68 Kms)
Ganeshpura is located around 14 km from bagodara junction. It is place for lord ganesh also picnic spot. You can get good wafers and other Street shopping near by. There is another temple (Butbhavani ma) near village arnej. Also you can travel to lothal if you have time. Reach back to Ahmedabad via dholka is other alternative.
10 – Sanand – Bavla – Nalsarovar Lake (60 Kms)
Nalsarovar is paradise for the bird watcher and well place for the picnic. Best time to visit is November to March. Early morning and evening is best time to visit there. There are lots of beyt in the lake. One beyt has local shepherds provides a kathiyavadi dish (bajra rotlo + sabji + pickel). Please check this separate page for Nalsarovar
Maniar’s Wonderland Snow Park (11 am to 8 pm)
Contact detail :
079-6541 0896 | Tollfree: 1800 233 0035
Snow Park Fees (as on 30-12-2014) : 350 Rs /Adult & 310 Rs / Child (45 Mins)
Other fees : Activities Fees : 30 Rs/Person which you can use in several activities like Aqua Roller | Aqua Ball | Zip Line | Aqua Splash | Break Dance Bumping Car | Desert Bikes | Zorb | Masti Planet | Sit and slide Joy Train | Jumping Jack | Fun House | Play Zone | Crazy car Joy | Boats | Wonder Chair | Sling Shot
Location : Sarkhej Chowkdi > maniar wonderland > Sanand
Website – http://maniarsnowpark.com/
Splash Water Park
Phone No: +91-909-907-3801/02/03/04/05
Location : Sarkhej-Sanand Road, Vill. Telav-kolat Road, Ahmedabad
Timings : 10:00Am-5:00Pm
Prices (as on 30-12-2014)
Adult Above 4’6” ft height – Rs. 400/- With food : Rs. 550/-
Child Below 4’6″ ft height Rs. 350/- With food : Rs.450/-
Child below 2’9″ ft height Complimentary
Location : Sarkhej Chowkdi > Splash Water Park > Sanand
Kensville Golf & Country Club – 51 km
Activities : 18 Hole Championship Golf Course | Swimming pool | Tennis Court | Gymnasium| Squash Court | Cricket | Golf Training on request | Table Tennis | Kids play Area | Pool Table | Basket Ball | Volley Ball Court | Bedminton | Spa | Bird watching
Website : http://www.kensville.co.in/
Location : Dev Dholera Village, Nr. Baldana Village, Opp. Lane of Sahyog Restaurant, Kerala GIDC, Bavla-Rajkot Highway. Sarkhej > Bavla > kensville
11 – Waterpark Route (Mahesana)
- Shanku’s Water park and resorts. Cool water park near Mehsana. It is on the way of Ahmedabad Mehsana.
- Fees – 350 Rs Per person.
- Timing – 10 AM to 5 PM
15th Nov 2015 based on website https://shankuswaterpark.com/
12 – Utkantheshwar – Kedareshwar (62 Kms)
13 – Siddhi Vinayak Mandir – Pij – Vadtal (70 Kms)