Make the most of this long weekend by visiting THESE getaway spots from Ahmedabad
This year's Republic Day is blessing us with a Friday off, and that means a long weekend! Time to ditch the daily grind, wave goodbye to the assignments, and embark on a three-day escape from Ahmedabad. Let's swap work stress for some much-needed rejuvenation and explore these fantastic travel destinations. Whether you're into beaches, mountains, historic spots, or sacred sites – the options are as diverse as your mood!
And make sure to snag your reservations early! Because this weekend is gearing up to be a bustling affair!
Diu (368 km from Ahmedabad)
Nestled along the western coast of India, Diu, a tranquil island, offers a perfect blend of sun, sand, and history. With its pristine beaches and Portuguese-influenced architecture, Diu is a haven for beach lovers and history enthusiasts alike.
Relax on the Nagoa Beach, where golden sands meet the Arabian Sea, or explore the ancient forts like Diu Fort. St. Paul's Church and the Sea Shell Museum provide insights into Diu's cultural and maritime heritage. The vibrant markets and local cuisine, influenced by a mix of Indian and Portuguese flavors, add a delightful touch to your Diu experience.
Mt Abu (237 km from Ahmedabad)
Escape to the hill station, Mount Abu, for a refreshing getaway amidst the Aravalli Range. Known for its cool climate and lush greenery, Mount Abu provides a soothing retreat from city life. The Dilwara Temples showcase the region's architectural brilliance. Nakki Lake, nestled amidst hills offers boating with a picturesque backdrop.
To experience panoramic views, head to the Guru Shikhar peak. Don't miss the stunning sunset at the Sunset Point. Whether it's exploring the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary or enjoying a leisurely stroll through the town's markets, this destination promises a rejuvenating experience.
Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh (251 km from Ahmedabad)
Known as the "City of Lakes," Udaipur exudes a regal charm with its palaces, lakes, and vibrant markets. Explore the opulent City Palace, a majestic complex overlooking Lake Pichola. Take a boat ride to Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and marvel at their architectural splendor.
For a historical detour, embark on a day trip to Kumbhalgarh, famous for its colossal fort with the second-longest wall in the world. The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary surrounding the fort is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.
Madhavpur - Dwarka (386 km from Ahmedabad)
Combine spirituality with coastal beauty by visiting Madhavpur and Dwarka. Madhavpur, a quaint coastal town, is steeped in mythology, believed to be the place where Lord Krishna married Rukmini. The Madhavpur Beach offers a serene escape with its white sands and clear blue waters.
Continue your journey to Dwarka. Dwarkadhish Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna is a must-visit while Beyt Dwarka, an island accessible by boat, enhances the pilgrimage experience.
Jaisalmer (538 km from Ahmedabad)
Known as the "Golden City," Jaisalmer offers enchanting sand dunes, majestic forts, and exquisite architecture. Begin your exploration at the Jaisalmer Fort and wander through the narrow lanes of the fort to discover ancient havelis.
A desert safari to the Sam Sand Dunes is where you can experience the mesmerizing beauty of the Thar Desert, especially during sunset. Jaisalmer's vibrant markets and the cultural extravaganza at Gadisar Lake further enrich your journey into this desert oasis.