Top 10 places to visit near Ahmedabad

Oct 14, 2023

By: Shagun Chaudhary & Ayush Mehrotra

Gandhinagar (25 km)

The capital of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, is a serene city known for its well-planned infrastructure and lush greenery. Visit the Akshardham Temple, a marvel of architecture and spirituality. The temple complex boasts stunning exhibitions, beautifully manicured gardens, and a peaceful atmosphere.

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Adalaj Stepwell

A short drive from Ahmedabad will take you to the mesmerizing Adalaj Stepwell. This intricately carved stepwell not only serves as a historical marvel but also provides respite from the sun's heat, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll and some beautiful photographs.

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Modhera Sun temple

Located in Mehsana district, the Modhera Sun Temple is a splendid example of ancient Indian architecture. This 11th-century temple dedicated to the sun god showcases intricate carvings and an impressive Kund (stepwell). The tranquility of the place and its historical significance make it a must-visit.

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The cultural capital of Gujarat, Vadodara, offers a plethora of attractions. Don't miss the grand Laxmi Vilas Palace, housing a fine collection of artifacts and artworks. The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is another gem for history buffs.

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Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary (64 km)

For nature enthusiasts, the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is a short drive away. It's the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat and is home to a diverse range of bird species. Take a boat ride on the lake to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

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Patan (127 km)

Explore the historical town of Patan, famous for its Rani Ki Vav, a UNESCO World Heritage site and stepwell known for its incredible carvings. Patan is also renowned for its Patola silk sarees, showcasing traditional craftsmanship.

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Rani no Hajiro (Old City Ahmedabad)

While in Ahmedabad for the World Cup, don't forget to wander through the bustling lanes of the old city, especially Rani no Hajiro. This vibrant market offers a unique blend of culture, heritage, and shopping, making it a great place to buy traditional Gujarati artifacts and street food.

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Sarkhej Roza (8 km)

Just a short distance from Ahmedabad, Sarkhej Roza is an architectural masterpiece that combines Islamic and Hindu design elements. This serene complex includes a mosque, tombs, and a picturesque stepwell. It's a peaceful place to soak in the architectural beauty and history.

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Rann of Kutch

If you have a bit more time on your hands, a visit to the Great Rann of Kutch is worth the journey. It's a unique salt desert and one of the largest in the world. The vast, white expanse against the blue sky is a breathtaking sight, especially during the Rann Utsav, a cultural festival celebrated with music, dance, and art.

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Champaner-Pavagadh (146 km)

This UNESCO World Heritage site is known for its archaeological and historical significance. Explore the ancient Champaner fort, Jama Masjid, and the impressive Pavagadh hill. The site is a fascinating journey into India's rich heritage and architecture.

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