After 3 lockdown, Tourist from ahmedabad looking for one day safe picnic points. Temples, Monuments, Status and Sanctury are still closed (Upto 31s August, not sure about 1st September after). Resorts and hotels are opened but attractions are not opened + Monsoon is on its peak so sanctuary remain the close. One day picnic around ahmedabad
We got many calls for the 1 day points so we thought to write it here.
One day Picnic places around ahmedabad to visit. Specially in August 2020 and October Considering COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak.
1 – Jungle Safari Near Statue of Unity
Jungle Safari is located near statue of unity. It is new attraction. It was ready around March April but could not opened due to corona outbreak. Now in unlock government has officially opened for public with new normal of corona. Advanced booking is essential to visit that. Its 220 Kms from Ahmedabad. Park has more than 1000 animals and birds.
Ticket Charges – Adults – 200 Rs, Kids – 125 Rs (3 to 15 Years).
Booking Site – www.soutickets.in
2 – Polo Forest
As per 3rd October 2020 Notice by Toursim Department of Gujarat – Polo forest will remain closed on every saturday sunday till 18 October 2020 due to Corona.
Polo Forest is 169 Kms from Ahmedabad. It’s beautiful place to see in the Monsoon. Jungle, River and Cloud gives you Refreshing atmosphere. There is many resorts and hotels available for lunch and stay and relax. For More details and price click here
3 – Idar Gadh
Idar is located 120 Kms from the Ahmedabad. You can cover this while going toward the Polo Forest. Idar gadh is good for the trekking lover and for hiking. View more on following Youtube video.
4 – Bakor
Bakor is just 120-130 Kms from Ahmedabad. Also it is beautiful during the monsoon. There are various home stay and resorts which offers the Stay and Lunch/Dinner. Advanced planning required to go there as they have limited availability. For more details and price click here
5 – Pavagadh and Hathnimata waterfall
As per 3rd October 2020 Notice by Toursim Department of Gujarat – Pavagadh temple is closed until futher notice.
Pavagadh hill is best place to visit in Monsoon. It has cloudy top, rainny all the time on the hill top, lakes near by pavagadh is really nice experience to see the natural beauty. Hathnimata waterfall is running in full flow due to the Good rain in that area. For more details and price click here
6 – Taranga Hill and Dharoi Dam
Taranga hill is around 100 kms from ahmedabad and its small beautiful hill. The road which leads to the top of the hill is excellent. Beauty nearby is excellent. Dharoi dam is also attractive in this season. For more information click here
7 – Little Rann of Kutchh
Little rann of kutchh (Dasada, Patdi, Mandal) is around 100 kms from Ahmedabad. The sanctuary remain close but you can enjoy the desert beauty in monsoon by going toward Jinjuvadiya shankheshwar. It has also number of resorts available on the way where you can take lunch and get relaxation. Click here for more details
8 – Pariyej/Matar
If you are bird lover and want to see birds with small chicks then pariyej / matar. Pariyej is on the way to Khambhat from Ahmedabad via Matar. Pariyej has shallow water lake where you can see lots of local birds. The road is very narrow and its not advisable to go during heavy rains as water running over the road. We do not have any special trip for this but if you have own vehicle you can try it.
9 – Vishweshwar Mahadev (River)
Photo by saiyam patel
Its 175 kms from Ahmedabad near palanpur Ikbalgadh. It has good view of the mountain and cloud in rainy season . Tourist generally takes bath in the river as it has shallow water. Mountains behind the river is the jassor sloth bear sanctuary.
Map Location – https://goo.gl/maps/Pg8vwYw5b3eW5rFh9
When you move ahead from the Palanpur, you can visit the Balaram (3 to 4 kms from Palanpur towards abu road). It is very natural place. Still if you have time to road go towards Ambaji from balaram. Road is narrow but good for the photography and natural surroundings.
10 – Zarwani Waterfall
Here is the photo of the Zarwani fall taken in August 2020 by Rajendra Shah
Zarwani waterfall is located 10 kms from Statue of Unity (Approx 220 kms from Ahmedabad). Statue of Unity is closed due to COVID-19 but you can go to Waterfall. Depending on the waterfall flow, local authority restrict the entry of the visitors sometimes. Even, if you don’t get chance to look Waterfall, dont worry. Surrounding and road towards it is excellent. Its also refreshing, cloudy and lush green.
You can also get chance to see Statue of Unity from distance.
11 – Mahakali Vad and Shamlaji
Shamlaji is 130 kms from Ahmedabad on the Road to Udaipur via himmatnagar. It has mountains, Krishna Temple and Dam to visit in this time. Road and atmosphere is excellent. In return, you can visit to Mahakali vad in between pratij and chiloda. Its road is beautiful.
Google map location of Mahakali Vad – https://goo.gl/maps/H95BBW2ecsy4oiRu6
12 – Sunsar Waterfall
Beautiful Sunsar Waterfall is located in between Shamlaji and Idar near Bhiloda. Its around 120 kms from Ahemedabad. Waterfall has shallow water and can take a bath. You can cover this place while visiting Shamlaji or Idar.
Google Map – https://goo.gl/maps/sR673PfvTpEsNzdn9
13 – Kanjari Deer Park
Kanjari Deer Park is 40 kms from Ahmedabad 10 kms from Thol lake. Deer park has no boundary, no ticket nothing. you can visit it from road. It is good place for short duration picnic place from ahmedabad.
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