Gujarat, located in the western part of India, is a true gem that boasts of its rich cultural heritage, historical significance, and natural beauty. Although it is famous as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and the home of the famous Gir Forest, there is much more to discover in this vibrant state. Gujarat offers a wide range of options for a perfect weekend getaway, including historical landmarks, pristine beaches, serene hill stations, and mouth-watering cuisine. In this article, we will guide you through some of the most alluring weekend getaways in Gujarat, showcasing the state's breathtaking landscapes and rich history. It is worth mentioning that Gujarat is one of the safest places in India to travel and is known for its exotic destinations. 


With tons of amazing weekend getaways, you can end your week on a fantastic note!


Don Hill Station

Don, located in the Dang region is a hidden gem in true essence, as very few people are actually acquainted with this place. This hill station is perfect for a day-out, since there are not many provisions available to spend more than a day. You can enjoy the nature at its best in Don during the monsoon season. The virgin nature with its verdant beauty down the rolling hills paints a breathtaking canvas with the recurring rains. The most optimal months to visit Don Hill Station are July to September and December to January. Surat is the nearest city from where you can make the commute by road. 


Gir National Park

The magnificent abode of the majestic Asiatic Lions, Gir National Park is a popular weekend destination in Gujarat. Embarking on the jeep safari is a perfect weekend plan to catch a glimpse of the Asiatic Lions. To experience the enthralling safari, an advance online booking is required. The most suitable time to visit Gir National Park is from November to February due to the favourable weather and the national park is closed from mid-June to mid-October. However, if you do not get a safari in Gir, conduct your booking for Devaliya which extends the same dose of thrill while on a safari ride. Spending a couple of days in Gir will be a lifetime experience as there are other activities to engage in along with the jeep safari. 



While planning for the weekend to a sacred abode in Gujarat, what can be the best option than visiting the historical and spiritual hub of Gujarat, that is Dwarka. The Dwarkadeesh Temple, the most revered abode of Lord Krishna is one among the Char Dham circuit in India. Dwarka is located at the western tip of the peninsular region of Saurashtra. The architectural wonder and spiritual aura of the Dwarkadeesh Temples entice devotees from all across the country. Apart from the holy abode of Lord Krishna, Dwarka city also offers locations like Dwarka Beach or Gomti Ghat where can choose to spend a beautiful evening watching the sunset. 


Rann of Kutch

The Rann of Kutch or the White Desert of Kutch is a unique destination to explore. The location never fails to amaze the first-timers, whose minds get thrilled watching the flat land of the white desert, which seems to be never-ending. The sunset hour is the best time of the day to visit Kutch to watch the sky turning orange while standing on the white land. Visiting Kutch on a full moon night is an amazing experience as the white desert shines like a diamond. 


Nadabet Seema Darshan

We all know about the retreat ceremony of Wagah Border in Amritsar. However, Nadabet is a rising star of Indo-Pak border tourism, where tourists are allowed to visit the last limits of India, till the fencing of the India and Pakistan border. The retreat ceremony at the time of sunset, by the Indian BSF is the primary attraction at Nadabet.