Places to Visit near Ahmedabad – Weekend Getaways Sightseeing

Places to Visit near Ahmedabad – Weekend Getaways Sightseeing
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Places to visit near Ahmedabad, weekend Getaways – List of 14 Best Tourist Places near Ahmedabad Tourist Attractions, Activities, Things to Do – Gandhinagar, Akshardham, Ambaji, Pavagadh, Adalaj, Combay, Nalsarovar, Lothal, Patan.

Tourist Places to visit near Ahmedabad are :

Gandhinagar

It is Gujarat’s new capital city which rises on the west bank of the Sabarmati river, about 32 kms. north east of Ahmedabad. Occupying an area of 57sq. km. Gandhinagar presents a spacious, well designed look of an architecturally integrated city. Extensive planting of trees and large recreational areas along the river give the city a fresh, green garden city atmosphere. The famous temple of Swaminarayan is also built in Gandhinagar. Top in the list of tourist places to visit near Ahmedabad.

 

Akshardham

tourist places to visit near Ahmedabad - Akshardham, Gandhinagar

Akshardham, Gandhinagar

It is a unique cultural complex built in Gandhinagar in memory of Lord Swaminarayan. It is an intricately carved, majestic monument built of 6000 tons of pink sand stone. The entire monument was built without the use of steel and consist of a 7 feet gold leafed idol of Lord Swaminarayan and his holy relics. Top in the list of tourist places to visit near Ahmedabad.

 

 

Ambaji

198 km. from Ahmedabad on Arasur mountain is the famous temple of Goddess Ambaji. Folk artists, farmers and the rural tribes have immense faith in Ambaji.

Pavagadh

It is about 190 km from Ahmedabad situated in Halol on Panchmahal District. The hills of Pavagadh rise in three stages from Champaner. The plateau at an altitude of 1471 feet is known an Machi Haveli. The two points on the hill are named after Goddess Bhadrakali and Mahakali.

Adalaj

Situated 19 km north of Ahmedabad, Adalaj is one of the finest of the Gujarat step wells or baolis. Built by Queen Rudabai in 1499, it provided a cool and secluded retreat during the hot summer months.

Combay

The old sea port of Ahmedabad is situated to the south-west, at the northern end of the Gulf of combay.

Nalsarovar

From November to February this 116 square lake is a home for vast flocks of indigenous and migratory birds-ducks, geese, pelicans and flamingoes.

Lothal

It lies 80 km south of Ahmedabad towards Bhavnagar, and is of great interest to archaeological as the city which stood here, 4500 years ago was closely related to the Indus valley cities of Mohanjodaro and Harappa.

Patan

Situated about 120 km north-west of Ahmedabad, this was as ancient Hindu capital before being sacked by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1024 , Now a pale shadow of its former glory, it still has over 100 Jain temples and is a center for the manufacture designed Patola silk saris.

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