Best Day Trips From Gandhinagar This Monsoon

Patan

Patan

Imagine a place filled with lakes, forts and stunning temples, all in one town. The quaint town of Patan is just that and more. One of the famous sites called Rani ki Vav present in Patan has been named a World Heritage site recently by UNESCO. Khan Sarovar, Panchmukhi Hanuman, Hingaraj Mandir and Sheikh Farid no Rojo are amongst the main attractions of this place. What’s more, is that this place has some of the finest Patola sarees which are hand-woven!

Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary

Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary

A bird-watching experience can surely be made fun when it comes to watching a variety of species including the ones you haven’t seen before. Birds like pelicans, herons, flamingos, cranes and teals are all present in their natural habitat at Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary. Situated at a freshwater lake, this bird sanctuary offers a serene getaway from the bustling of regular city life as it is a mere 40-minute drive from the city.

Marine National Park

Marine National Park

Located on the shore of the Gulf of Kutch, a marine life experience awaits you in all its glory. That’s right! The Marine National Park is a unique park that aims at conserving many underwater species like the corals, Finless Porpoise, Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Sei Whales, Sperm Whales and Bottlenose Dolphin. This place is also famous for the fact that it is only here that you can see corals without having to dive in the water.

Rann Of Kutch

Rann Of Kutch

Walking amidst a white sand desert is not what anyone dreams of but in Gujarat, you can! Rann of Kutch in Gujarat is known to be one of the largest white salt deserts in India and is a must-visit, simply for the breathtaking view that it offers. It is one of the best places to visit near Gandhinagar this monsoon. A stunning sunset is your treat for the day and finding decent accommodation at the nearby villages of Hodka and Dhordo will add an extra authentic touch to your trip.

Diu

Diu

A former Portuguese colony, Diu is known for its beaches and cool breezy atmosphere all around the year. This small island has popular attractions like the Nagoa beach, and Diu Fort and to top it all off, alcohol is legal in Diu. You can also visit Vanakbara, a small fishing village that has a variety of vibrant fishing boats and the simple lifestyle of the locals attracts most visitors. Stop by Sea Shell Museum, to know more about beach life.

Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar

If you’re a history buff and wish to dig deeper into the cultural history of this beautiful state, then Bhavnagar is the place to be. Monuments such as Takhteshwar Temple, Nilambagh Palace, and Brahma Kund add to the charm of this glorious place. A perfect spot for a heritage tour, this place also has Velavadar Blackbuck National Park for those times when you wish to have a unique encounter with wildlife and nature.

Palitana

Palitana

Some of the most magnificent structures of Gujarat can be spotted and captured in your cameras at Palitana. With about 108 Jain temples, and 872 small shrines having 7000 images, we wouldn’t be surprised if your jaw drops at the view here! The exceptional craftsmanship and exclusive designs of these marvellous sites add to the beauty of this place. One of the must-visit places in this region is the grand Adishwar temple.

Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park

One of the UNESCO World heritage sites, Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park is situated amidst the beautiful hills of Pavagadh in the centre of Champaner city. Within the park, you can spot various archaeological gems of great historical significance belonging to both Hindu and Islamic versions of designs. It is also said that the Pavagadh hills were a part of the chunk of the Himalayas which were carried by Lord Hanuman to Lanka as per the epic of Ramayana.

Saputara

Saputara

The charming land of Saputara is famous as the only hill station in Gujarat. This monsoon, enjoy the drizzle with a hot beverage in your hand and spectacular panoramic views as far as your eyes can see. It is among the popular places to visit from Gandhinagar this monsoon. The locals are warm and welcoming, as in the case of entire Gujarat but more importantly, a monsoon vacation will surely be incomplete without a trip to this soothing place. Visit Sunrise point and Hatgad Fort to have a deeper insight into this place’s past!

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