December 21, 2022
CM Content Team
Sit on the riverbank of Sabarmati, stroll through the Law Garden, or go sightseeing at various places- there can be many things to do near Ahmedabad for people of all kinds. Additionally, Ahmedabad can be an ideal starting point for many road trips, especially if you visit the city during Christmas as this city has great road connectivity to different places.
Following are the five road trips from Ahmedabad that can serve as a perfect Christmas getaway.
Modhera village is situated on the bank of river Pushpavati in Gujarat’s Mehsana district. At a distance of 98 km, Modhera is one of the nearest weekend getaways from Ahmedabad, lying on the Ahmedabad-Patan Highway road. The drive time can be about 2 hours in normal traffic conditions.
The village is famous for the Modhera Sun Temple, built by Bhima I of the Chalukya Dynasty in 1026-27 CE. On entering the temple, you’ll first see the magnificent Rama Kund, a rectangular reservoir with 108 shrines dedicated to various gods and demigods. The Sabha Mandap, or the convene, has pillars with 12 representations of the Sun god carved in them.
Nalsarovar bird sanctuary is one of the best places to visit near Ahmedabad for the Christmas holidays. The area comprises about 120 square km of lake and marshland, about 62 km west of Ahmedabad. Famous for attracting numerous migratory birds during winter, it is a birdwatcher's paradise. Here, you can spot rare bird species like rosy pelicans, herons, flamingos, and white strokes in winter.
Check into Club Mahindra Kensville Golf Resort, one of the best resorts in Ahmedabad. The 900-acre resort can be ideal for staying with your family and rejuvenating in the lap of greenery all around. You can book a private vehicle and explore Modhera and Nalsarovar for two consecutive days while returning to the resort at night.
Gir is the only place outside Africa where you can spot a lion in the wild. So, you can't miss Gir while in Ahmedabad. The place is about 369 km from Ahmedabad. However, the almost 8-hour road journey from Ahmedabad to Gir via NH27 can be one of the best road trips from Ahmedabad if you start early in the morning.
Check into Club Mahindra Gir Resort in Junagarh after you reach here from Ahmedabad. From jungle theme night and Aqua aerobic classes to trying Kathiawadi cuisines and learning towel origami- you can indulge in a range of fun-filled activities with your family during your stay here. Moreover, you can also visit some nearby tourist attractions like Tulsi Shyam ant–gravity hills, Somenath temple, ancient Buddhist caves, etc.
Located about 198 km away from Ahmedabad, the Statue of Unity near Kevadia is the latest Christmas getaway from Ahmedabad. The route via NE1 is the simple and straight route to reach here from Ahmedabad in less than 4 hours.
The 182-meter-tall statue of free India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel is the tallest statue in the world as of 2022. A 12 km long artificial lake surrounds the 4.9 km area on which the statue is built. An exhibition hall is located inside the statue, and you can have a panoramic view of the Sardar Sarovar Dam from here.
You can also explore nearby places like the Shoolpaneshwar Sanctuary and temple, the Zarvani ecological area, and the valley of flowers.
Located at an altitude of 1,220 meters, Mount Abu in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district is a picturesque hill station in the Aravalli mountain range. At a distance of 230 km, it’s one of the best places to visit near Ahmedabad for a 2-4-day trip. The 8-hour road trip via the Ahmedabad-Palanpur highway road is full of natural greenery and beautiful lakes that will keep you in good spirits.
The Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary, the scenic Brahmakumaris Ashram, and the 14th-century Achalgarh fort are some tourist attractions you must check off your list while visiting Mount Abu.
Check into Hummingbird Resort, a Club Mahindra affiliate resorts in Mount Abu. Enjoy a comfortable stay amidst the sprawling greenery and create unforgettable moments with your loved ones.
So, if you're in Ahmedabad during Christmas, plan the above road trips with your loved ones to spend quality time together away from the maddening city rush.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.