This year, Christmas comes bearing a special present – a long weekend! Several places across India turn into majestic pieces of heaven during winter. And what better time to take a trip than during the festive season! Most cities in India are surrounded by beautiful getaways that have something for all kinds of travelers. One such city is Ahmedabad in Gujarat. While Gujarat may not be one of India’s most popular tourist attractions, it is home to some amazing places to visit that can surprise you. (ALSO SEE Best Offbeat Places to Visit in Gujarat in 2018) So, if you’re in Ahmedabad, here are some of the best holiday destinations for the Christmas 2017 long weekend. Also Read - Statue of Unity Put up ‘For Sale’ For Rs 30,000 Crore on OLX to Fight COVID-19, Case Registered

Great Rann of Kutch

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December is the best time to visit India’s natural wonder, the marshy salt lands of the Great Rann of Kutch. The weather is splendid and the annual Rann Utsav is on making it the best time to explore the culture and beauty of this region. Also Read - Amid Lockdown, Gujarat Govt to Provide Food Items Freely to Poor Families From April 1

Ahmedabad to Great Rann of Kutch distance: 272 km



Udaipur

Udaipur

Known as one of India’s most romantic cities, Udaipur is a delightful destination for the winter season. Be it the serenity of Lake Pichola or the magnificence of the famous and humongous City Palace, Udaipur’s attractions will leave you mesmerized.

Ahmedabad to Udaipur distance: 260 km

Gir Forest National Park

Gujarat photo Gir Forest lion

Home to the Asiatic lion, Gir Forest National Park is an excellent getaway for those who love nature and wildlife. It is worth a visit for its rich ecosystem which comprises the diverse flora and fauns of the region. Taking a njeep safari here is a great way to witness wilderness at its best.

Ahmedabad to Gir National Park distance: 347 km

Champaner

Champaner

Champaner

One of the lesser-known attractions of Gujarat, Champaner is worth a visit for its ancient temples located in the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is home to shrines that take you back in time and leave you in awe of their stunning architecture and intrinsic sculptures.

Ahmedabad to Champaner distance: 146 km

Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh fort

Chittorgarh fort

Known for its historical monuments, especially the humongous 7th century fort, Chittorgarh in Rajasthan is a delight for history buffs. Chittorgarh happens to be the largest fort complex in India and is surrounded by breathtaking beauty of tall cliffs. You can combine your trip with other parts of Rajasthan as winter is the best time to explore this state.

Ahmedabad to Chittorgarh distance: 372 km

So, use this long weekend to embark upon a memorable trip with your family to one of these amazing getaways from Ahmedabad.