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The weekend is upon us. And here’s where you should be heading!

As part of our ongoing series, we bring you our list of top five getaways from Ahmedabad

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One of the most thriving cities in the west of India and the seventh largest metropolitan in the country, Ahmedabad is an amazing place to be.

With the Sabarmati Ashram, the Bhadra Fort, the Swaminarayan Temple and the Jhoolta Minar within the city, it’s not a wonder why you wouldn’t want to venture outside the city.

But with this list of five amazing places around Ahmedabad you should definitely consider taking a trip soon.

 

1. Silvassa

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Known for its scenic beauty, wildlife sanctuaries, beaches and the opportunities for water sports, Silvassa is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

A former Portuguese colony, the many Roman Catholic churches and the stone walls will keep the history enthusiasts occupied while the water sports will not disappoint the adventure junkies.

Distance from Ahmedabad: 376 km

Travel Time: 6 hours

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2. Udaipur

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With the many lakes and palaces around the city of Udaipur, a visit here is bound to be one filled with romance.

If the heritage and beauty of palaces doesn’t interest you, the city offers you plenty of places to shop for some authentic Rajasthani clothing and other things like paintings, handicrafts, silver jewellery, wooden toys and antique items.

And if you want to just sit by the water, Udaipur’s Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake will not disappoint you.

256 kms away from Ahmedabad, it won’t take you longer than five hours to get there.

Distance from Ahmedabad: 256 km

Travel Time: 5 hours

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3. Bhuj

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A maze of alleys with some fine Gujarati architecture in the form of houses and temples, the city of Bhuj is spread around the Bhujiyo Dungar hill from which it gets its name.

A paradise for tourists who are interested in purchasing handicrafts and embroidered textiles, the Aina Mahal, the bell tower in Prag Mahal and the Kutch Museum, known to be the oldest in the region, are also beautiful to visit.

Distance from Ahmedabad: 334 km

Travel Time: 6 hours

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4. Mount Abu

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The only hill station in Rajasthan, the cool temperatures attract tourists from all over the country with its lush green surroundings and beautiful lakes.

Known for the authentic Rajasthani handicrafts that are sold here, the city also has the Dilwara Temples, the Nakki Lake, the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary and the Peace Park that offer something for every kind of traveler.

Distance from Ahmedabad: 226 km

Travel Time: 5 hours

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5. Maheshwar

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The temple town of Madhya Pradesh may not necessarily be very high on the agenda of most tourists but it should be.

A major centre of handloom weaving, the Maheshwari saris introduced by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar 250 years ago are a must buy for all tourists visiting there.

Stay at the Ahilya Fort that is now a luxury hotel, visit the Holkar Fort and the Rajareshwara Temple or just sit at the Ghat and watch life unfold in small town India.

Located 7 hours away from Ahmedabad, at the distance of 429 km, the town is sure to make your weekend a fulfilling one.

Distance from Ahmedabad: 429 kms

Travel Time: 7 hours

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With so many amazing places to visit, where will you be this weekend?