Gandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat, the westernmost state of India. It is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River in the north eastern region of Gujarat. It is a part of the industrial hub of the region. Gandhinagar is known to be the most well-planned city in India after Chandigarh.
Tourist Places in Gandhinagar
There are several places of tourist interest in Gandhinagar. Here's a list:
Swaminarayanan Akshardham Temple
It is a beautiful Hindu shrine in the heart of Gandhinagar sprawling across an area of 23 acres. It was established in 1992 by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The temple follows the lineage of the Swaminarayan faith. It is acclaimed for its splendid architecture.
Rani Roopmati's Mosque
Built by Sultan Mehmud Beghara in memory of his wife Rani Roopmati, the Rani Roopmati Mosque is known for its beautifully done minarets, domes and galleries. It is a unique edifice of the amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles.
Sarita Udayan is situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River and it happens to be one of the most-visited gardens in Gandhinagar. The beautiful ambience is perfect for relaxation and a pleasant stroll.
The Capital Complex is a popular site located in the heart of the city. All the prominent government buildings, including the Legislative Assembly, Secretariat and High Court, are located here. There is a beautiful lake in the middle of which is a dome-shaped building called the Vithalbhai Patel Bhavan.
Blackbuck National Park
Also known as the Velavadar National Park, the Blackbuck National Park is best known for breeding the endangered blackbucks. It was established in 1976 and is now a prominent tourist attraction. Visitors can also find the nilgai, Indian fox, wild boar, wolf, jackal, porcupine, hare and rodent roaming around freely in their natural habitat here. The park is also a haven for avid birdwatchers.
The Craftsmen's Village is situated in Pethapur just 7 km from Gandhinagar. It is towards the backside of Sabarmati River and was once famous for Bandhini sarees. Wooden printing blocks carved with beautiful patterns are made here and exported to countries such as Singapore.
Adalaj ni Vav is a famous stepwell situated about 18 km away from the main city of Gandhinagar. This well is located in the Adalaj Village and is popular among tourists for its intricate carvings. It was constructed by Queen Rudabai in 1499 and used to be one of the main halting points for travellers and caravans going through this trade route.
Apart from these, the Sabarmati Ashram and the Thol Bird Sanctuary are two other important tourist places located between 20 to 30 kms away from Gandhinagar city.
How to Reach Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar is easily accessible on account of being a major city of the state of Gujarat.
The nearest airport is in Ahmedabad. There are regular flights scheduled for all domestic and certain international destinations as well.
Both Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad are well connected by railways with all parts of India. There are additional trains connected with major cities of western India.
There are state-run as well as privately owned bus services that connect Gandhinagar with all parts of Gujarat.
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