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Introduction

Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujarat State, India. It is one of the three planned cities of India. In 1960, when the old Mumbai State was bifurcated into the present States of Maharashtra and Gujarat, Mumbai city fell to the share of Maharastra. It was then decided to build and entirely new capital for Gujarat. Gandhinagar, Gujarat's new capital city, rises on the west bank of the Sabarmati river, about 32 kms. north east of Ahmedabad, the commercial and cultural heart of Gujarat. Gandhinagar presents the spacious, well-organized look of an architecturally integrated city. Around the Central Government compels, stretch 30 sectors into which the city has been divided. Each sector has its own shopping and community center, primary school, health center, Government and private housing. Apart from which there is a generous provision for wide open green parks, extensive planting and a large recreational area along the river giving the city a lush green garden-city atmosphere.

Area 57 sq km
Altitude 81 sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-26.0C,Max.-42.0 C Winter,Min.-19.0C,Max.-27.0C
Language Gujarati, English, Hindi
STD Code 02712
Rainfall 1200 mm. average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to March

Gandhinagar MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-Nearest Airport is Ahmedabad situated about 31 km. from the city of Gandhinagar
  2. Rail:-Nearest Railway Stations are Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad and are connected with all the major cities in western parts of India.
  3. Road:- Coonoor is also linked by road to Mettupalayam. The road which continues on to Ooty is one of the Nilgiri Ghat Roads and is one of the main access routes for the entire district.

Places to Visit

Akshardham Capital Complex Children's Park Sarita Udyan
Craftsmen's Village      

Excursion

Lothal Sun Temple Ranchhodraiji Temple Shanku Water Park
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary      

Shopping

Shopping in Gandhinagar is incomplete without the purchase of Khadi clothing.

Accommodation

Cambay Spa & Resort Hotel Haveli Isher International Hotel Narayani Farm & Resort