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Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat, is located on the banks of the river Sabarmati. It is the administrative centre of the state of Gujarat. It is also the central point of the industrial corridor between Delhi and Mumbai and often regarded as the modernised twin city of Ahmedabad. Gandhinagar is considered as an emerging 'Knowledge Hub' with the establishment of many education institutions of national and international repute. There are many renowned colleges in Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad like the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and many more.

The Bombay state was divided into two states, Gujarat and Maharashtra, in 1960. A new capital for Gujarat was proposed to be built near the banks of Sabarmati. H. K. Mewada, a renowned architecture, along with his assistant M. Apte planned this new city, which was later named as Gandhinagar. Currently, there are 30 sectors in the city and each sector has all the basic facilities that are essential for residential areas including community centres, markets, health care centres and primary schools. There are many malls and multiplexes in the city.

Places to See

Known for its colourful culture and delicious authentic Gujarati food, Gandhinagar is a nice tourist attraction. Below mentioned are some of the many places of interest in the city:

Akshardham Temple: Also known as Swaminarayan temple, Akshardham Temple is the most popular temple and tourist attraction in the city. With a panoptic amalgamation of education, entertainment and enlightenment, the temple showcases hundreds of sculptures and dioramas and many audio-visual shows that unfold a stream of timeless experiences of Lord Swaminarayan and provides knowledge about ancient Indian cultures. A marvel of traditional stone architecture, Akshardham Temple combines thoughts with modern technology to give a panoramic view of life.

Adalaj ni Vav: Situated a few kilometres away from the main city, Adalaj ni Vav is a five-storey step-well that is quite known for intricate cravings with beautiful Islamic floral patterns, coalescing with Hindu and Jain symbolism. It was built by Queen Rudabai in 1499.

Gujarat Science Centre: Situated on the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway, this science centre was built by the Gujarat government for the promotion of science among students. The centre has an IMAX 3D theatre, a Planet Earth pavilion, CLP Electrodrome Museum, a hall of science, an amphitheatre, a Life Science Park, an energy park, a thrill ride and several dancing musical fountains.

GIFT City Tower: This state-of-the-art 28-storeyed structure is the tallest building in Gujarat. Gujarat International Finance Tec-City was planned as the global hub for financial services.

Sabarmati Ashram: Located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Ashram was once a residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It has a museum - the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, which has the personal memorabilia of Mahatma Gandhi and depicts the vivid and historic events of Gandhiji's life. It houses many paintings, books, letters and manuscripts of Gandhiji and even his writing desk and spinning wheel.

Deer Park: It is a large area having many sections including Jurassic Park, Snake Park, Deer Park, Bird Park, etc.

Sarita Udhyan: Located along the banks of Sabarmati, it is a popular picnic spot that offers many recreational activities and features various flora and fauna in its botanical garden.

How to Reach?

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad is the nearest airport to the city that has connectivity to domestic and international destinations. The Gandhinagar railway station provides connectivity to limited cities like Delhi, Haridwar and Indore, while the Ahmedabad railway station has connectivity to almost every major city and town of the country. National Highway 8C connects it to other cities like New Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Udaipur. National Highway 8 connects it to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Surat. The local transportation needs are met by the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC).


Last Updated on : May 28, 2015

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