5 Popular Picnic Spots Near Ahmedabad

The city of Ahmedabad and its surroundings boast of several beautiful gardens, amusement parks, nature and adventure parks, resorts, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls, dams, etc. which make for great picnic places. You can spend a relaxing weekend here with family and friends, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Apart from these picnic spots near Ahmedabad, there are many historical as well as cultural places that you can explore during the weekend. So, here is a list of the best places around the city where you can visit for a fun-filled holiday. 

5 Best Weekend Picnic Spots Near Ahmedabad

  1. Indroda Nature Park
  2. Statue Of Unity
  3. Maniar’s Wonderland
  4. Nalsarovar 
  5. Orsang Camp Resort

Indroda Nature Park

Spread across 400 acres of land on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Indroda Nature Park is a great place to visit with kids. Managed by the Gujarat Ecological and Research Foundation (GEERI), it is known for its Jurassic-kind setting and is aptly nicknamed India’s Jurassic Park. One can learn a lot about dinosaurs, plants, and other wildlife at this park. The beautiful gardens in the park are perfect places for picnicking with family.  Its dinosaur egg hatchery is said to be the second-largest in the world and its fossil museum boasts of one of the large sea animals, believed to be the ancestor of whales. There is a huge botanical garden, an amphitheater, and a zoo within this park, which is only an hour away from the city. 

Approximate Distance from Ahmedabad: 25 km

Entry fee: INR 30 for adults and INR 15 for children aged between 5 and 12

Open timings: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm (closed on Mondays)

Statue Of Unity

This is a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India who played an instrumental role in the country’s freedom struggle. Standing at 182 m, the Statue of Unity is the tallest in the world. This famous tourist attraction in Gujarat is popular with locals and foreign travelers alike. The statue is located near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in a village called Kevadiya. Haven’t seen it yet? Check it out the next time you book flights to Ahmedabad from San Francisco or other US cities.

Approximate Distance from Ahmedabad: 197 km

Entry fee: INR 120 for adults and INR 60 for kids 

Open timings: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm (closed on Mondays)

Maniar’s Wonderland

A snow-themed park, Maniar’s Wonderland is one of the most popular one-day picnic spots near Ahmedabad, especially among families. It consists of two zones, Wonderland and Snow Park, and offers a lot of fun-filled activities for both kids and adults. You can try a variety of thrilling rides such as aqua roller, zip lines, aqua ball, desert bikes, etc., at Wonderland or have a blast indulging in snow fights at the Snow Park. Maniar’s Wonderland is open on all days of the week and has a food court inside, where you enjoy some amazing Ahmedabadi snacks and other delicacies. 

Approximate Distance from Ahmedabad: 15 km

Entry fee: For Wonderland: INR 220 for adults and INR 180 for kids 

For Snow Park: INR 450 for adults and INR 400 for kids 

Open timings: 10.00 am to 8.30 pm

Orsang Camp Resort

Set amidst 125 acres of greenery on the banks of the Orsang River, Orsang Camp Resort is among the best picnic spots near Ahmedabad. A memorable holiday experience filled with lots of fun and adventure is on offer to visitors at this resort. You can enjoy a range of adrenaline-rushing activities such as trekking, zip-lining, flying fox, and kayaking among others. 

Approximate Distance from Ahmedabad: 165 km

Entry fee: No entry ticket is required, but you need to pay INR 13,000 for an overnight stay


Situated near a small town named Sanand, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is a haven for a diverse species of birds, including the migratory ones that fly all the way here (from places as far as Central Europe) during the winter season, in the months from November to January. The sanctuary is developed around the beautiful lake Nalsarovar and is Gujarat’s largest wetland bird sanctuary. The islands scattered around the lake are home to beautiful flora and fauna. You can explore the lake and its surroundings by opting for a boat ride. Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is a great place to visit for birding enthusiasts. You may spot different birds here such as flamingos, pelicans, herons, fishing eagles, ducks, geese, etc. 

Approximate Distance from Ahmedabad: 60 km

Entry fee: INR 75 for adults and INR 30 for kids on weekdays and INR 85 for adults and INR 40 for kids on the weekend. An additional 200/- is charged for the camera. 

Open timings: 6.00 am to 5.30 pm

So, which of these picnic spots near Ahmedabad are you going to visit this weekend? Or, are planning a trip to this city soon? Get the cheapest deals on flights to Ahmedabad from Los Angeles and other US cities at Indian Eagle.  

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