Dinosaur Park of Raiyoli Balasinor Gujarat

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.

Google Map Link – https://goo.gl/maps/twt9Z6rErSUitdJh9

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.

Swapnashrushti Water Park and Amarnath Dham

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
  • Pendulum
  • Wave Pool
  • Thrilling fog
  • Miracle Tunnel

Rides like

  • Aqua funnel ride
  • Safe cyclone
  • Rain Dance
  • Longest family rides
  • Kargil
  • 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.

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Thol Lake & Kanzari Deer Park near Ahmedabad

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

ParticularsFor IndianFor Foreigners
Individual Person Per Day40 Rs10 USD
LMV – Car Jeep (Upto 6 Persons) –
Charges includes entry charges
400 Rs40 USD
Matador, Station Wagon (Upto 15 Persons)
Charges includes entry charges
1,000 Rs100 USD
Heave Motor Vehicle Bus (Upto 60 Persons)
Charges includes entry charges
3,500 Rs350 USD

Timings of Thol Bird Sanctuary

6 AM to 5:30 PM

Photos


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.

Picnic spots on Gandhinagar – Pratij Route

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.

Kantharpur Mahakali Vad
Kantharpura Mahakali Vad near gandhinagar

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)

Galteshwar, Mahakali Vad, Pratij and Mahudi Route Map

Cab Hire from Ahmedabad

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 WayRound trip
Anand₹ 1,400.00₹ 1,600.00
Ankleshwar₹ 3,500.00₹ 4,600.00
Bharuch₹ 3,300.00₹ 4,300.00
Bhavnagar₹ 3,200.00₹ 3,800.00
Bhuj₹ 8,200.00₹ 9,200.00
Deesa₹ 4,000.00₹ 4,000.00
Gandhidham₹ 7,200.00₹ 7,200.00
Godhra₹ 3,200.00₹ 3,200.00
Halol₹ 3,500.00₹ 3,500.00
Himmatnagar₹ 1,800.00₹ 3,200.00
Mahesana₹ 1,900.00₹ 3,200.00
Mahudi₹ 1,900.00₹ 2,700.00
Modasa₹ 3,200.00₹ 3,200.00
Mount Abu₹ 5,000.00₹ 5,000.00
Nadiad₹ 1,300.00₹ 2,000.00
Palanpur₹ 3,400.00₹ 3,400.00
Palitana₹ 5,500.00₹ 5,500.00
Rajkot₹ 4,600.00₹ 5,000.00
Shankheshwar₹ 3,200.00₹ 3,200.00
Surat₹ 4,500.00₹ 5,600.00
Surendranagar₹ 2,800.00₹ 3,200.00
Udaipur₹ 4,800.00 ₹ 4,800.00
Unjha₹ 2,500.00₹ 3,200.00
Vadodara₹ 1,500.00₹ 3,200.00
Vithalpur₹ 2,200.00₹ 2,700.00

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AATAPI Wonderland Park (Ajwa) Full details

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.

Features

Timings

  • Mon – Fri : 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sat – Sun : 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday : Closed

Prices/Packages

PackageAny rides of Cat A/BAdultKidsIncludes
Gold Crown14/18970 Rs670 RsLaser Show
Silver Crown2/2300 Rs255 RsLaser Show
Fast TrackAll/All1,800 Rs1,200 Rs
Gold14/18855 Rs530 Rs
Silver2/2147 Rs105 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. 

aatapi
  • Vadodara 25 Kms
  • Anand 65 Kms
  • Bharuch 86 Kms
  • Surat 
  • 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

Ahmedabad Cycle on Rent

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/

Chhotu Maharaj Restaurant cum Theater coming soon at Ahmedabad

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.

SBR social

Sindhu Bhavan Marg, PRL Colony, Thaltej, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380059

https://goo.gl/maps/QL4rgjCxQK42

Menu : 7 courses meals

Price : 300/, 400, 500

Theater handled by k sera seta

Gandhinagar Rajbhawan Visit Possible Now for Common man

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.

From 15th May 2018 everyone can register themselves before going using following site – http://rajbhavan.gujarat.gov.in/rajbhavan-visitor-guide.aspx

Here are things which you need to keep in mind.

  • Rajbhawan fees : FREE
  • Open only on : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Not remain open on public holiday
  • Entry from gate number 2
  • Timing: 5 pm to 6 pm
  • Late by late Entry time is : 4:45 pm
  • Leave time late by late : 6:15 pm
  • Register before 7 days
  • Maximum 7 persons in group allowed
  • No mobile or camera allowed for security purposes
  • No direct registration
  • ID proof is required while visiting
  • Show email or sms of permission while entering
  • Maximum capacity is 50 persons

Ahmedabad Heritage Tours

Ahmedabad is living young since 600+ years. Ahmedabad grown from the old city. Many historical monuments and culture living still in the old city. How you feel when Mr Ashish Mehta as guide from that area accompanying you who know most of the things, passionate photographer and friendly in behaviour. To give such a wonderful experience of Heritage Ahmedabad he has organized special E-Rickshaw tour on every Sunday. Please get details below. Don’t bother to call on number mentioned below for booking.

Various kind of heritage Ahmedabad tour organized by Mr. Ashish. Here are list of tours

  • Heritage e-rickshaw tour
  • Heritage Walking Tour
  • Heritage Photography Tour
  • Night heritage Tour
  • Food walk
  • Fruits & Vegetable market heritage tours
  • Photography tours
  • Village Tours

Heritage Routes

  1. Kalupur Swaminarayan Temple – Kalupur
  2. Sidi saiyad mosque
  3. Bhadra fort
  4. Bhadrakali Mandir
  5. Teen Darvaja
  6. Jumma Masjid
  7. Das Khaman – Traditional gujarati food shop
  8. Asha bhil no Tekro
  9. Rani Sipri’s Masjid
  10. Guru Maneknath ni Samadhi
  11. Kandoi Bhogilal Mulchand Shop

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