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Ahmedabad is one of the most popular tourist places in Gujarat and an important commercial hub. The city is a bustling new-age metropolis with countless offices and residential areas. Apart from the many places of interest in the city, you can also explore several tourist getaways that are within driving distance from Ahmedabad.

Following is the compilation of 6 places you can choose to visit for a one-day trip near Ahmedabad

Sr. No.

Place

Distance from Ahmedabad (in Km)

1

Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary

25

2

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

66

3

Lothal

78

4

Zanzari Waterfall

72.7

5

Blackbuck National Park at Valavadar

143

6

Polo Forest

159

  • Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary

One of the most popular places to visit near Ahmedabad, Thol lake is an artificial lake near Thol village. The lake and its surrounding area are home to about 150 species of birds, including many migratory birds. Bird watchers regularly throng this place to see the famous Flamingoes and Sarus cranes. 

  • Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

Situated near Sanand village, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat. Numerous species of migratory birds from Central Europe visit the place in the winter season. Once you’ve had your fill of nature, you can further indulge in camping, animal rides, and boating to make the trip memorable for your family.

  • Lothal

Lothal was an important city during the Harappan civilisation. The amazing town planning and the large ancient port that has been excavated here mesmerise even the modern architects and planners. The famous archaeological site is a goldmine for history buffs and regular tourists alike. 

  • Zanzari Waterfall

Zanzari waterfall is situated on the banks of river Vatrak. You can easily reach here from Ahmedabad by road through buses or private cars. Local residents of Ahmedabad regularly visit the place on weekends. You can consider going there on a weekday to avoid the crowd.

  • Blackbuck National Park at Valavadar

Located at Valvadar in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat, Blackbuck national park is the home of the endangered blackbuck antelope. You can also spot some other exotic animals like the short-toed snake eagle, Indian wolf, striped Hyena, and Nilgais. 

The national park also boasts of the largest population of Lesser Florican, a highly endangered Indian species of bird from the Bustard family. 

  • Polo Forest

While there are many places to visit near Ahmedabad within a range of 300 km, you shouldn’t miss the Polo forest. Also known as the Vijaynagar forest, the dry mixed deciduous forest is spread on the bank of the Harnav river, surrounded by the mighty hills of the Aravali mountain range. 

The serene atmosphere here and the picturesque beauty of the lake inside the forest will transfer to another world sans your worries and daily anxiety.

Where to Stay?

The Club Mahindra Kensville Golf Resort near Ahmedabad is the right place to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city. The resort is spread over 900 acres of lush greenery with trees and water bodies. You can play golf with friends or chill out with family in the swimming pool. 

 

Check into this resort in Ahmedabad and make it your main base to explore all the places mentioned above at your own pace. 

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