Places to visit near ahmedabad (50 kms)

Based on my personal experience, i have figured out few places which are tourist place near Ahmedabad. This page contain the places which is

​Which can be one day picnic place for weekend for families and friends :

    1. Gandhinagar Tourist Attractions – Gandhingar is 30 Kms from Ahmedabad. It has very lush green environment and many places to visit.  – Please click here to see all places of gandhinagar
    2. Near to gandhinagar, towards the himatnagar 2 places you can cover.  Mahakali Vad  (40 Kms) | Galteshwar (Pratij) – 60 Kms
    3. On Mehsana route, there is no much option available except Shanku’s Water Park – 60 Kms
    4. Dehgam – Utkantheshwar – Kedareshwar (62 Kms)
    5. Dehgam – Zanzari (70 Kms)
    6. Siddhi Vinayak Mandir – Mehmdabad – Pij – Vadtal (70 Kms)
    7. Swapnashtrushti – Amarnath – Mahudi – Tirupati Rushivan Park (75 Kms)
    8. Shilaj – Thol Lake (35 Kms)
    9. Sanand – Bavla – Nalsarovar (60 Kms)
    10. Arnej temple, Ganeshpura Temple (68 Kms)
    11. Matar – Pariyej (60Kms)

1. Gandhinagar – 30 Kms

2. Galteshwar (Pratij) – Mahakali Vad (60 Kms)

  • Mahakali Vad This is famous vad (banyan tree) which is one of the most widest tree of the gujarat. It may be second after the kabirwad. The temple of the Mahakali Devi situated in the middle of the trunk. This vad is spreading around 5 meters each year. Thanks to the farmers who donate the land for this tree and showing the interest in progress of vad.
    • Good for – 1-2 Hours time spending with family
    • Special Notes – There is limited facility so carry some food / water with you and it is good if you arrange your own transportation.
    • Location – This vad is located near the chiloda towards the himmatnagar. After chiloda chokdi, find the board of the Mahakali vad (Kantarpur). It is 18 km from Chiloda. The Road is narrow but natural with many villages.
  • Galteshwar (Pratij) About temple, I do not have much information 😦 but is the good temple/view of sabarmati. Sabarmati’s sand is really amaze you when you pass through the kotar to reach galteshwar. Near to it there is bridge and check dam.
    • Location – From the chiloda, go towards the pratij. before pratij take left turn towards mahudi. Mahudi is 12 km from this place but last 4 km road is not good. (As per the 15th Nov 2015)

3. Mehsana – Shanku’s Water Park (60 Kms)

  • Shanku’s Water Park  – Water park and resorts. Cool water park near Mehsana. It is on the way of Ahmedabad Mehsana.

4. Utkantheshwar – Kedareshwar (62 Kms)

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5. Dehgam Zanzari (70 Kms)

  • Zanzari Water Falls Zanzari water fall is situated on Rocky zone of river Vatrak. It is 70 kms from ahmedabad. From dehgam, take turn towards bayad the road is narrow but worth going it. There is limoted transportation and food available so prefer to keep private vehicle and food for you and family. From the parking area around 1 to 2 km you have go walk to reach falls. The road rocky. It’s really nice place to visit. On Sunday and holiday its remain crowded. There are lot of peacocks you can find near parking area. We had seen approx 20 peocock at same place.

6. Siddhi Vinayak Mandir – Pij – Vadtal (70 Kms)

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7. Swapnashtrushti – Amarnath – Mahudi – Tirupati Rushivan Park (75 Kms)

  • Swapna Shrushti Water park 50 Km away from Ahmedabad (Gandhinagar – Vijapur Highway), on the bank of river in eye-pleasing & natural atmosphere.
    Location : Near Amrapur Village, Grambharti cross road, Gandhinagar Mahudi Highway
    Phone : 9824304705
    Tickets :

    • Monday to Friday Rs. 300/- (Verified on 30th Dec 2014)
    • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays Rs. 350/- (Verified on 30th Dec 2014)

Website :

  • Amarnath Dham
    Amarnath dham near swapnashrushti mahudi.good place

    12 jyotirling’s darshan at one place in nice caves
  • is divine and world’s first ‘CAVE-TEMPLE’ situated at Gujarat (India). There is a 5 feet high ‘shiv-ling’ (ICE-LINGAM) of pure ice. The pious icelingan of Amarnath Dham is available for worship through out the year.Amarnath Dham is situated on a eye-catching panorama of Sabarmati river-bank at Amarapur village of Mansa tehsil. ( Dist. Gandhinagar ) In vicinity of Amarnath Dham.
  • Personal experience : we visited in January​. We reached at swapnashrushti and then little ahead it is parking area Available.
  • From there you can reach to amarnath by walking or in jeep. Jeep charges (including return) was 30 rs/ person. The temple is large and it is actually made from ice. By giving some amount you can touch to ling.
  • Behind it there is caved which has 12 jyotirling darshan. It will take approx 20-25 mins to visit it.
  • Near to temple there is downstairs which takes you to river sabarmati.
  • There is refreshments area where you can have snacks and tea.
  • There is children rides too where kids can have lot of fun.
  • We return back from jeep. Jeep run is adventures passing from the sand mountains. Must visit place if you travel mahudi or swapnashrushti. On average it takes 1.5 to 2 hours. Its very peaceful place too.
  • Location : It is 1 km from the swapnashrishti water park.

8. Thol Lake (35 Kms)

  • Thol bird Sanctuary – Now a days it is attract more visitors compare to Nalsarovar.
    Thol lake
    Thol Lake Near Ahmedabad
    Pelican in thol lake – 2014
    • In Thol, boating is not permitted so one can find lots of birds there. Must take binocular with you else you can’t see bird from close distance.
    • There is watch tower and ecotourist center inside the sanctuary area. The vehicle charges are applicable if you want to reach to watch tower and center. Charges are 400+ Rs for the vehicle. It is 1.5 km from the main gate to reach the watch tower.
    • Best time to visit : 05 to 08 AM + 4 to 6 PM and in most winter : Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb. Also you can see the birds during the sunset while they are arriving back to the lake from fields.
    • Location :
      From Ahmedabad : Thaltej > SP Ringroad > Shilaj > Thol Lake
      From Sanand : Sanand > Thol Lake > Kadi
    • Fees : There is vehicle permit fees and entry fees per person. I do not know exact amount

9. Sanand – Bavla – Nalsarovar (60 Kms)

  • Maniar’s Wonderland Snow Park (11 am to 8 pm)

Contact detail :
079-6541 0896 | Tollfree: 1800 233 0035

Snow Park Fees (as on 30-12-2014) : 350 Rs /Adult & 310 Rs / Child  (45 Mins)

Other fees : Activities Fees : 30 Rs/Person which you can use in several activities like Aqua Roller | Aqua Ball | Zip Line | Aqua Splash | Break Dance Bumping Car | Desert Bikes | Zorb | Masti Planet | Sit and slide Joy Train | Jumping Jack | Fun House | Play Zone | Crazy car Joy |  Boats | Wonder Chair | Sling Shot

Location : Sarkhej Chowkdi > maniar wonderland > Sanand
Website –

  • Splash Water Park

Phone No: +91-909-907-3801/02/03/04/05
Location : Sarkhej-Sanand Road, Vill. Telav-kolat Road, Ahmedabad
Timings : 10:00Am-5:00Pm
Prices (as on 30-12-2014)

Adult Above 4’6” ft height – Rs. 400/- With food : Rs. 550/-
Child Below 4’6″ ft height Rs. 350/- With food : Rs.450/-
Child below 2’9″ ft height Complimentary

Website –
Location : Sarkhej Chowkdi > Splash Water Park > Sanand

  • Kensville Golf & Country Club – 51 km

Activities : 18 Hole Championship Golf Course | Swimming pool | Tennis Court | Gymnasium| Squash Court | Cricket | Golf Training on request | Table Tennis | Kids play Area | Pool Table | Basket Ball | Volley Ball Court | Bedminton | Spa | Bird watching

Website :
Location : Dev Dholera Village, Nr. Baldana Village, Opp. Lane of Sahyog Restaurant, Kerala GIDC, Bavla-Rajkot Highway. Sarkhej > Bavla > kensville

  • Nalsarovar Lake – 60 KM
Nalsarovar Flamingo Launching
Flamingo in Nalsarovar

Nalsarovar  is paradise for the bird watcher and well place for the picnic. Best time to visit is November to March. Early morning and evening is best time to visit there. There are lots of beyt in the lake. One beyt has local shepherds provides a kathiyavadi dish (bajra rotlo + sabji + pickel). Please check this separate page for Nalsarovar


10. Bagodara – Arnej – Ganeshpura (68 Kms)

Ganeshpura is located around 14 km from bagodara junction. It is place for lord ganesh also picnic spot. You can get good wafers and other Street shopping near by. There is another temple (Butbhavani ma) near village arnej. Also you can travel to lothal if you have time. Reach back to Ahmedabad via dholka is other alternative.

11. Matar – Pariyej (60Kms)

Pariyej Lake
Pariyej Birds

Matar pariyej is located at on the road of Nadiad to Khambhaat. It is narrow road and wetlands side on the road. After matar you can see various birds on left sides. Later on you will see pariyej wetland board where you can go to watch tower to see big shallow lake.where you can spare some times in the interpretation center.


19 thoughts on “Places to visit near ahmedabad (50 kms)

    1. There are many options available for stay. Select any hotel around ellisbridge lawgarden are is fine. Go to site like makemytrip, oyo, ibibo offer affordable stay.

      Here i can schedule 3 days as below

      Morning : goto Gandhi ashram. It gives idea about the life of Mahatma Gandhi and give peaceful experience of ashram. Must visit

      It will take around 30 mins to 3 hours depending on interest.

      Then take lunch there are many options available from 2 km of it.


      After lunch go towards the kankariya lake (monday it remains close) go to zoo first as it closes early. Then go to kids city of kankariya. I am sure you will love it as it offer kids to become doctor, radio jockey, police, piolet. There are adventure park, toy train, sage way, boating, laser show in naginawadi, butterfly park, big balloons, water rides and lot more things. This will take approx 5 – 8 hours

      Take dinner

      Day 2


      Go to sardar patel muesuem near shahibag. It gives idea about sardar patel’s life and contribution.

      Then go towards science city. On the way take lunch and reach to science city. It has 3d theatre start at around 1 pm onwards. It has science practical and many more interesting things.

      Total time it will take around 5 hours.

      At night go to vastrapur lake it has modern rides of adventure. After that go to ahmedabad one mall in front of it. It has best gamezone.

      Take dinner around lake or in mall

      Day 3
      Option 1 Gandhinagar
      Go to adalaj stepwell if son is curious about art culture and history. It little far from city towards Gandhinagar. Then go to Gandhinagar indroda park where big zoo with dinousors sculpture Available. Then go to akshardham. It has big muesuem about life and relivion around 3 hrs it will take but i promise your son will never forget it. Then visit temple .

      Dont forget to see water light and sound show at night. Around 7 pm. Its one of the best in india.

      Then move towards ahmedabad take dinner on dhaba at highway.

      Day 3 option 2b
      Goto science museum at Isro Jodhpur tekra then visit sundarvan next to it. Make sure sundarvan close around 12 pm. And open at 4 pm.

      Then take lunch and go to hussain doshi’s gufa at university he will love the art. Then move towards city area where you can find monument like sidi saiyaf mosque, bhadra fort, street shopping, Swaminarayan temple at last dont forget to go manek chawk .it offers wide range of delicious street food

      Hope this helps to you have a memorable stay.

  1. Indroa park is really a good place situated at starting of gandhinagar.
    Per person fees 20 rs. For more than 12 years age.

      1. – Indroda park is located at start point of gandhinagar near indroda village. Gujarat govt. buses are passes 1 km from there so you can go from it.
        – It is very large nature park which has the zoo, dinosaur park (artificial), early morning you can go for bird watching if interested. It is small picnic kind of garden. It is very quite place. You can hire a cycle from entry point.
        – I am not aware about latest fees. But it is not much that for sure.
        – it open from early morning and close at 6 pm around at evening.
        – It is good for : Large family, children and couple.

    1. Hello Sanjiv, You do not need to book it in advance. You can enjoy snow world for 45 Mins in 220 Rs. They have batches on every hours from 10:30 am … they have other rides like joy train, desert safari and other more activities through out the day.

      1. Yes, for snow park you will get 45 Mins (As per my experience it’s more than enough to enjoy snow ) in 220 Rs. In wonderland, there are others attractions like desert ride, water sports, childrens fun park, food court and other adventurous sports. You can enjoy this by giving additional bucks. You can spend atleast 3 to 4 hours including the snow part’s 45 mins.

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