Ahmedabad is a great city to live in. There are many cultural activities to do, water parks to enjoy and many sites to see. But sometimes, you want to escape the city life and head out to nearby places in Gujarat to see what else the lovely state of Gujarat has to offer, even if it is for a one-day outing.
For the best holiday experience in Gujarat, we suggest that you visit the following places we have mentioned in this article. We have listed the places in order of distance for your convenience. Here are the top places to visit near Ahmedabad for one day.
Places to visit near Ahmedabad near one day: Under 50 kilometres away
1. Sarkhej Roza
Located on the outskirts of the city, the Sarkhej Roza is a must visit place for anyone that loves architecture and history. Rooted in history, the mosque is well decorated in ancient Islamic architecture. At the Sarkhej Roza, you will also see the tombs of Saint Ahmed Khattu Ganj Baksh, king Mahmud Shah Begada and his wife.
- Distance from Ahmedabad: 8 kilometres
2. Adalaj Stepwell
An iconic site, the Adalaj Stepwell is a historical place to visit. The place has a lot of history behind it and you can see lovely architecture and construction at Adalaj Stepwell.
Guides are available at the place to give you a deep insight into the history of the stepwell. Charges for guides range from Rs. 200 to Rs. 300 depending on the experience of the tour guide. Entry to the step well is free.
- Distance from Ahmedabad: 18 kilometres
3. Adalaj Trimandir
For a relaxed peaceful outing, visit the Adalaj Trimandir. The temple is spacious and a haven of peace. Visit the temple in the morning, spend a few minutes offering prayers and then laze around at the spacious annexure outside.
At the temple, there is a large spacious garden and a room where exhibitions on the life of Dada Bhagwan are showcased. For those who want to grab a quick bite, there are stalls that serve delicious food.
- Distance from Ahmedabad: 19 kilometres
4. Indroda Nature Park
If you want to visit a place where kids can learn about wildlife and nature, the Indroda Nature Park is your best bet. The park is home to a few wildlife species, fossils and replicas of a variety of dinosaurs.
Those who love greenery and nature can check out the botanical garden at the Indroda Nature Park. There are no restaurants or canteens at the park, so it is better to carry food from home or have a meal or snack at Gandhinagar.
- Distance from Ahmedabad: 23 kilometres
5. Dandi Kutir
The Dandi Kutir Museum is a must visit for anyone travelling to Gujarat. The museum is dedicated to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and it has a large collection of artefacts and displays on the like of the Mahatma.
Watch audio-visuals or wander through the museum browsing through different aspects of Gandhi’s life, from his time in London to his stint in South Africa and the iconic movements he oversaw in India, you can witness it all at this museum.
- Distance from Ahmedabad: 29 kilometres
6. Akshardham Temple
Besides being a gorgeous spiritual place, the Akshardham Temple is also good for a one-day outing. The temple has a lot of open spaces around it, where locals and tourists often come to relax and unwind, after spending a few moments praying to God.
There are excellent facilities near the temple, there is a large parking zone, food courts and a lovely garden to walk about or just relax.
- Distance from Ahmedabad: 29 kilometres
7. Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary
Situated near the Thol Lake, the Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary is home to many different species of birds. It is a good place to visit for tourists who love the outdoors, nature trails and bird watching. Photographers too will love exploring the place as there is a lot of opportunity for good photographs.
Vehicles are not allowed inside the Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary. If you are driving down to the Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary, there is a large parking area outside the place.
- Distance from Ahmedabad: 30 kilometres
Places to visit near Ahmedabad near one day: Under 100 kilometres away
8. Zanzari Waterfalls
The best time to visit the Zanzari Waterfalls is during the months of June to September. This is when the lakes and the waterfall are at their peak and you can enjoy the best moments. The area near the Zanzari Waterfalls is great for s picnic, you can enjoy the outdoors, go hiking and even swim in the natural pool below the waterfall.
There is parking a few kilometres away from the waterfall and there are also good options for food and snacks.
- Distance from Ahmedabad: 74 kilometres
Lothal is a city of ancient ruins. Once the gem of the Harappa kingdom, the town today lies in ruins. Visit the place to check out gorgeous constructions and architecture. If you are keen to learn about Harappa art, hire a guide to show you around.
- Distance from Ahmedabad: 75 kilometres
Places to visit near Ahmedabad for one day: Over 100 kilometres away
Vadodara is also called Baroda. A commercial city, Vadodara has some good options for tourists to enjoy. From Ahmedabad, you can get to Vadodara by rail, road or plane.
There are some good places to see in Vadodara. One of the most iconic places is the Laxmi Vilas Palace. Other must visit places are the Nyay Mandir and the Hathni Mata. A must do in Vadodara is to watch the sunset from the Sursagar Lake.
- Distance from Ahmedabad: 111 kilometres
11. Suvali Beach
There is nothing like spending a day out from the city than at the beach. And, near Ahmedabad, the Suvali Beach is the best one you can think of. A favourite for the locals, the beach is buzzing with locals enjoying themselves by the sea.
There is plenty to do at the Suvali Beach. You can play outdoor games and even go on camel rides, there’s also some delicious local cuisine to enjoy at food counters near the beach.
- Distance from Ahmedabad: 278 kilometres
12. Dumas Beach
Dumas Beach near Surat is a good place for a one-day outing. Just like any beach, this place too is a lot of fun. Swimming here is a bit dangerous so avoid going too deep into the sea.
Other things to do here is shopping at the promenade and visiting the Dariya Ganesh Temple.
- Distance from Ahmedabad: 284 kilometres
If you plan to take a one-day trip from Ahmedabad, these are the places you should visit. They can be reached by road and rail and you can have an excellent time exploring them. For a good experience, we have put in a mix of places, so what are you waiting for? Head out to one of these destinations for your next holiday.