10 Hill Stations Near Ahmedabad For A Weekend Trip In 2020

Hill Stations near Ahmedabad

Mount Abu, Wilson Hills, Saputara, Toranmal, Matheran, Jawhar, Suryamal, Khandala, Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar and many more.

If you are in the capital city of Gujarat and you are looking for a quick and convenient getaway, then you can check out the many beautiful hill stations near Ahmedabad. Nestled amidst the sloping hills of the Western Ghats, some of the most popular hill stations in the area include Mount Abu, Wilson Hills, Satpura, Toranmal, and Matheran.

You can also indulge in various exciting activities like hiking, trekking and paragliding in places like Jawhar, Suryamal, Khandala, Lonavala and Mahabaleshwar. These hill stations are located at a very short and convenient distance from Ahmedabad and ideal for a quick getaway, whether you want a quiet retreat or an adventure-filled weekend.

Here are some of the best hill stations near Ahmedabad:

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Mount Abu

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On the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan, flanked between the Aravalli Mountains, is a hill station Mount Abu amidst the dry desserts of Rajasthan. You can visit this hill station, especially, in summers and enjoy treks and sightseeing in the nearby places. It has temples and depicts a strong Hindu and Jain culture from the ancient times. You can trek at the forest areas near the Aravalli Mountain range. You can get a spiritual retreat and fall in love with the nature when you go on adventure, biking tours and walks in the hilly areas and camping sites of Mount Abu.

Enjoy the food and drinks, shopping handicrafts, and outdoor activities at various sites in Mount Abu. This is a serene and a peaceful hill station in Rajasthan. You will find a distinct culture and taste when you visit this place. You will also find many archeological and medieval sites in Mount Abu, for which it has always been originally popular. You can look at the carvings on these buildings and paintings that denote an era of the Rajputs and Kings that ruled this place. You can reach Mount Abu from any place in India, and take a bus from Jaipur or Jaisalmer to Mount Abu.


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Wilson Hills

Wilson Hills

Wilson Hills is one of the most unique hill stations in India that offer the tourists a picturesque glimpse of the sea. Trekking on Wilson Hills is highly engrossing for beginners and expert trekkers alike. Standing on the hilltop, you can catch a glimpse of the glimmering Arabian Sea.

This one of the popular hill stations near Ahmedabad which is nestled in the middle of a densely forested region. Therefore, if you are looking for the perfect trekking spot for this season, Wilson Hills is the destination for you.

Best Time to Visit: Between the months of March to June.

Highlights: Lady Wilson Museum, Marble Chatri Point, Ozone Valley Point, Steep Valley Point, Sankar Waterfalls Point, Sunset Point, U Turn Point, Bilpudi Twin Waterfalls and more.

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Saputara

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Saputara is a tourist destination situated in the Dang district of Gujarat. It offers a spectacular view of the Western Ghats residing amid the undulating mountains at a distance of 250 km from Mumbai, and 4 km from the Mumbai border. Being the only hill station in Gujarat, it is located at a height of 1,000 meters and attracts tourists, especially during the summers. 

In recent days, it has become a pioneered tourist destination. The tribal community residing here, known as Adivasis, evacuated the area at the request of the government and settled in the nearby Nawanagar, thus making the place an exclusive tourist destination.

Saputara is a haven for art and nature lovers alike. Artist Village, a place only a few kilometers from Saputara, is a benevolent place of artwork by various national and international artists. It displays handicrafts and craftsmanship of various artisans in the area around. There are local traditional stores, and stalls selling Bamboo artifacts that work as thoughtful souvenirs. The Hatgadh Fort is an admirable site of historical significance built by Shivaji during his reign. You can find the statue of Lord Shiva resting on the top of this fort which exudes the aura of sanctity

For those who are wanderers of wilderness, Saputara has an oasis of exotic wildlife at the Vansda National Park inhabiting carnivores, herbivores, avian fauna and reptiles like python and crocodiles. Purna Sanctuary is another such site of exploration. One can seek the remnants of the city’s rich heritage trekking through the forts and hillocks surrounding the place. 

The maximum temperature of Saputara is an astounding 30 degrees Celsius, even during summers. This acts to the benefit of many, who seek escape from the otherwise imposing heat of the sun. During winter the temperature drops down over here to a very low level due to which people do not resort to visiting this place during winters.

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Toranmal

Toranmal

Situated at the Nandurbar District in Maharashtra, Toranmal is one of the most popular hill stations near Ahmedabad that attracts tourists in hoards. It is a flat-topped hill station which is environed by celestial lakes, luscious forests, and picturesque waterfalls.The hill station is also popular with pilgrims who come flocking to the Gorakhnath Temple on the day of Mahashivratri.

Tourists can also find breathtaking viewpoints like the Sunset Point, and Nagarjuna Point to witness the beauty and grandeur of the verdant hills.You can also visit various other points of interest on the hills including Yashwant Lake, a naturally formed lake, Khadki Point, a popular trekking region and the Torna Devi Temple.

Best Time to Visit: November to March

Highlights: Lotus Lake, Sunset Point, Yashwant Lake, Gorakhnath Temple, Coffee Garden, Sita Khai, Medicinal Plant Garden and Forest Park.

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Matheran

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Known as the” cutest little hill station of India”, the Matheran hill station is the best place to enjoy the sunset and sunrise view along with some mind blowing sceneries to keep you fresh and up front. This extraordinary hill station offers the best tourist places in Matheran which are untouched and undisturbed by the rustling city life that surrounds the town. The place is actually located on the Western Ghats that ranges in an elevation of around 800 meter above the sea level. The place always has a pleasant weather to enjoy during any time of the year, but its beauty gets added up during the season of rain and thunderstorm.

 Another thing about the beautiful hill station is that it is eco friendly and has no rush of cars and buses honking on the street. The major was taken by the government of Maharashtra in order to protect Matheran. The best thing about this place is that it is like a quiet and relaxing place with no buzzing of horns and pollution and along with that it contains some mesmerizing places and views of the extraordinary nature that will leave you bewitched of its beauty and make you feel relax and stress free.

 Just not only trekker, Matheran is a treat for the photographers also to explore and capture the best of the beauty of the beautiful hill station. The beauty of Western Ghats, Matheran is the smallest hill station of India. Travellers and tourists who visit the place love exploring the place by walking on foot. By which it becomes more exciting to get lost in the scenic beauty of the town while finding your way. Plan your trip to Matheran and indulge yourself in various activities that Matheran provides like camping, trekking, rappelling etc.

Matheran town is the best option for a person who loves getting lost in the nature and also for those who wants to take a break from their busy city life. The tourist places in Matheran are absolutely breathtaking.

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Jawhar

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Nestled in the lap of nature, Jawhar is a popular tourist station laced with numerous waterfalls and scenic beauty. Popularly known as the town of waterfalls, the unexplored hill station is an ideal gateway for people residing in major cities like Mumbai, Pune and Nashik. 

While the hill station is popular for waterfalls, it is also dotted with several temples and heritage structures which will interest history buffs. Explore the grand Jai Vilas Palace constructed in 1940, which tells tales of the erstwhile Mukane king and gives a peek insight into their royal tribal culture. Immerse yourself in the unprecedented views of the setting Sun at the Sunset Point, or simply indulge in adventurous activities like trekking, mountaineering, and camping to excite your adrenaline levels. 

Jawhar is also popular for its cashew nut plantation and thick forests, which make the climate pleasant throughout the year for visitors. Unwind in nature as the rustic charm of Jawhar enthrals your body, mind and soul with its enchanting landscape and interesting culture. 

Jawhar offers a range of accommodation options with amenities without burning a hole in your pocket. Visit the quaint hill station and munch on some local delicacies for a memorable sojourn in the mountains, not far from the hustle-bustle of your city. 

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Suryamal

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Situated in the state of Maharashtra, the Suryamal hill station is one of the lesser-known areas of attractions near Ahmedabad. The hill station is a paradise for trekkers and nature lovers.

Tick off some of the most thrilling items of your list like camping under the stars, swimming under a waterfall, mountain climbing, and bird watching. If you enjoy lush greenery which extends beyond horizons, this hill station is just the destination you would want to visit.

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year.

Highlights: Deoband Temple, Trekking at Suryamal Peak, Amala Wildlife Sanctuary

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Khandala

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Made popular around the world all thanks to Bollywood, the city of Khandala is tucked amidst the Western Ghats. Located near Mumbai, Pune as well as Lonavala, this hilly city serves as a perfect weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy city limits. Situated at the top end of Bhor Ghat, Khandala is also amongst the famous hill stations in the country.

Khandala is also home to several picturesque peaks, age-old caves as well as pristine and crystal-clear lakes. It has many different viewpoints, which offer panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, in addition to a few peaks which resemble a pointed nose and a leaping tiger. The Buddhist Caves at Karla and Bhaja in Khandala are also very famous. They are the preludes and interludes to the Ajanta and Ellora caves and tend to attract a lot of tourists. Khandala is also home to the Bedse Caves, which date back to 60 B.C. and are amongst the oldest caves in the country.

Along with this, Khandala boasts of many other beautiful attractions, such as the Kune Waterfalls, which is the 14th highest waterfall in India. It is a three-tiered waterfall with an overall height of 200 metres. Other such places include the Lion’s Point, a cliff between Aamby Valley and the Bhushi Dam which gives scintillating views of the Tungarli Lake.

One of the best things about this city is that it caters to all kinds of tourists, from adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers or even those who simply wish to have a relaxing holiday. One of the most common activities one can enjoy in Khandala is hiking and tourists from all over India come here to partake in this activity. One can also arrange for picnics at the several vantage points or swim in the many waterfalls here.

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Lonavala

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Lonavala is a hill station near Pune district of Maharashtra. At the height of 2,047 feet from sea level and sprawling over 38 kilometer square of land, Lonavala is an escapist city from the fast-paced and extreme conditions that inhabit both Mumbai and Pune. It offers the perfect retreat to the city dwellers through its serenity and peaceful atmosphere.

Several places of interest around Lonavala and Khandala attract tourists throughout the year. They include vivid and picturesque lakes, cliff-tops, eluding caves, and magnificent forts. Dams and waterfalls are a pioneer attraction during and immediately after the monsoon. Some of these places are Rajmachi Point,  Lonavala Lake, and Shivaji Udyan, Valvan Dam, Ryewood Park, Della Adventure Park, Duke’s Nose, Tiger’s Leap and Lohagad and Visapur forts.

If you dive into the history of Lonavala, you will find that it was a part of the Yadava dynasty. Khandala is another hill adjacent to Lonavala, both of which were discovered by the then Governor of Bombay Presidency, Lord Elphinstone. The Maratha and Peshwa empires played a prominent historical role with its Malva warriors. But its history is not the only reason to visit Lonavala.

Lonavala is 96 km away from the city of Mumbai and only 64 km from the modern city of Pune. It falls in between the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, thus making commute all the easier. And if you can’t find a rental car, then you have buses and trains to rely on.

Train journeys are comfortable and filled with lush green passages, especially during the monsoon. If this has aroused you enough to visit the hill-station once, then here is a detailed guide on how and when to go about.

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Mahabaleshwar

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Nestled in the picturesque Western Ghats, tourist places in Mahabaleshwar will captivate your imagination with their natural splendor. Mahabaleshwar is well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades, and majestic peaks. The city comprises of ancient temples, boarding schools, manicured and lush green dense forest, waterfalls, hills, valleys that will take your breath away on your visit. The city is definitely among the most sought-after weekend getaways from metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Pune. Once, a summer capital of Bombay during the British Raj, the city has British influence of in its architecture. It is a very popular hill station that offers a plethora of tourist activities and attractions to avid travelers and nature lovers.

Amid your visit to Mahabaleshwar witness the alluring dawns and dusks from the slope, in the midst of the rich green vista. Located about 120 kilometers southwest of Pune and 285 kilometers from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau measuring 150 kilometers, bound by valleys on all sides. The hill station in the Western Ghats is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Known for its captivating beauty and the stunning strawberry farms, Mahabaleshwar boasts of zigzagging roads, a calm breeze at all times, vantage points offering stunning views of hills and valleys, plenty of strawberries to gorge on and the main street full of shops offering all kinds of curios and snacks.

There are numerous enchanting tourist places in Mahabaleshwar exuding charm and elegance. Bordered by a few murmuring waterways, evergreen timberlands, captivating slopes and mountains there are some mesmerizing tourist places in Mahabaleshwar. Arranged in the Satara region in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar will get you near the captivating excellence of nature. The wonderful hill retreat brags of being one of the most splendid evergreen slope stations in India.

 

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  1. Which are the famous hill stations near Ahmedabad to visit for Honeymoon?

    Lonavala: Surrounded by lush misty valleys of the Western Ghats, Lonavala lets you escape into romantic serenity like no place else. See beautiful sunsets and views from the majestic Rajmachi Fort and Tiger’s Leap, take a walk around the Lonavala Lake, and explore the ancient Karla Buddhist caves.

    Wilson Hills: One of the most romantic hill stations, Wilson Hills is loved for its cloudy valleys, crisp mountain breeze, and lush forest cover. Spend time at the Bilpudi Twin waterfalls, visit the ancient Barumal Shiva Temple, see a romantic sunset at Ozone Valley, and take jungle safaris at the Pangarbari Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Mount Abu: Serene evening time boating at Nakki Lake, raw wilderness explorations at the wildlife sanctuary, and trek to the top of Guru Shikhar to see panoramic views & a romantic sunset- that’s what Mount Abu welcomes you with on your honeymoon. Don’t miss to see the ancient temples like Arbuda Devi temple & Raghunath Temple and other fun places like Toad Rock & Trevor’s Tank.
  2. Which are the best hill stations near Ahmedabad within 500 Km?

    Don Hill Station: Located in the Dang District and named after Guru Dronacharya, Don is famous for its dense & lush landscape, cool climate, and tribal heritage. Attend the Don Mahotsav that’s held in February each year and enjoy hiking at this secluded hill station.

    Toranmal: This hidden gem of a hill station is famous not only for its pleasant climate but also for jaw-dropping attractions like the Sita Khai Valley, the beautiful lakes like the Lotus & Yashvant, and several old temples. Explore the ancient Machhindranath Caves and shop for pure cotton products here.

    Saputara: Perfect for nature and heritage lovers & adventure seekers, the scenic Saputara welcomes you with several attractions like the Nageshwar Mahadev Temple & Swaminarayan Temple, Rose & Lake Garden, and Vansda National Park that houses leopards and tigers. Enjoy hiking at Tridhara and Dhupgarh here.
  3. Which are the most famous hill stations near Ahmedabad to visit within 200 Km?

    Pavagadh: Built on a volcanic surface, this hill station is famous for its ancient architecture like the UNESCO protected Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, the 10th-century Kaali temple and its ropeway ride, and Sahar ki Masjid.

    Polo Forest: This ancient city, an erstwhile royal hiding place amidst dense fig tree jungles, has its own share of charm & intrigue that’s perfect for an offbeat honeymoon. Spend time listening to the calls of the wild, look for birds like Grey Hornbill and Brown-headed Barbet, and see a 10th-century water body.

    Mount Abu: This picturesque hill station in the midst of the Rajasthan desert is famous for its intriguing attractions like the Toad’s Rock, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary for its hiking trails & exotic flora & fauna species, and the 14th-century Achalgarh Fort. See beautiful waterside sunsets at Nakki and Mandakini Lakes.
  4. Which are the famous hill stations near Ahmedabad to visit for a one day trip?

    Mandu: Explore the iconic architecture of Rani Roopmati’s pavilion dedicated to her by the ruler Baaz Bahadur, Jahaz Mahal’s shiplike structure, and Jami Masjid’s Afghan influenced architecture. Other major attractions include Hoshang’s Tomb, which is the oldest marble structure in India, and Taveli Mahal, which houses an ASI gallery.

    Suryamal: Located in Thane, Suryamal is the highest peak of the region and one of the best places to visit to take a respite from the summer heat. The hike to the peak is exciting and rewards one with stunning summit views of the surrounding valleys and meadows. Don’t miss to see the ancient Deoband Temple nearby.

    Taranga Hill: Located in the Aravalli ranges, this Jain & Buddhist pilgrimage site gets its name from Taran Mata. The hike to the hilltop treats you not only with panoramic views but also with the serene ambience of the 12th-century Taranmata and Dharanmata temples that house broken terracotta Buddha murals and walls carved with dancing figurines.

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