“Gandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat. It houses one of the largest temples in the country. It is the second well-planned city in the country, also known as the ‘Modern Day Capital’.”
Gandhinagar is the capital of the state of Gujarat, is one of the key tourist attractions in Western India. The city is located on the banks of River Sabarmati. It is a very well planned city and is divided into thirty sectors. Each sector is well laid with its own shopping and health center, primary school, community center, government, and private housing. It also houses a few important tourists’ attractions of Gujarat. It is very well-known for its rich cultural, spiritual legacy and religious spots. The famous attractions of the city include Akhshardham Temple, Lord Swaminarayan, Mahatma Mandir, Sabarmati Ashram, and Adalaj Step. The city is very famous for its Akshardham Temple, which is one of the largest temples in India. The folk dances of Gujarat such as Garba, Raas, and Dandiya are famous countrywide, during the time of the well-known festival Navratri. It is also a very colorful and vibrant dance form that is very famous around the world. Body language; expressions, eye contact, and rhythm play a vital role, in all the dance forms of Gujarat.
Places to visit in Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River; it is the newest capital of Gujarat. The city has amazing sights for the tourists, and it is an architecturally well-planned city with all sectors, roads, markets and residential areas properly laid out. It is the second well-planned city after Chandigarh.
Sabarmati Ashram - The name suggests us the name of Gandhi Ji, as it is a historic place for visitors. Sabarmati Ashram is situated on the banks of the River Sabarmati, It is also known as the ‘Satyagraha Ashram’, and it is located at a distance of about 23 km from the heart of the city. The major attractions of this site are the Gandhiji charkha, the writing desk, and the khadi kurta attract thousands of tourists around the year.
Akshardham Temple - A tourist’s destination for which Gandhinagar is famous in the country and around the world. Akshardham Temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. It is very well known for its religious importance by the pilgrims in Gandhinagar. The Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha built the temple. It is very well known for its beautiful architecture that includes balconies, a podium, 17 domes, and 100 pillars.
The Adalaj Stepwell - It is a beautiful tourist destination and is located at a distance of 15 km from Gandhinagar. The Adalaj Stepwell is located on the National Highway and is also known as Adalaj Vav, it is an ideal place for holidays and is extremely famous for its intricate architecture and gorgeous carvings. It is believed that the well was built by Muslim King Mohammed Begda in the year 1499.
Mahatma Mandir - The prosperity of Gujarat showcases the inspirational aspects of life and philosophy. The temple is dedicated to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is spread in a vast area of around 34-acre land. The tourists are mesmerized by the beautiful architecture and the grandeur.
Best time to visit Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar is a famous tourist’s destination of Gujarat, and the best season to visit the city is the winter season. The temperature is pleasant and is perfect for sightseeing, from the month of October to March.
How to Reach Gandhinagar
Ahmedabad is the largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is known for its lovely lakes, old monuments, excellent museums, and fabulous night markets.
By Air - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is the nearest International Airport located in Ahmedabad. It is about 26 mins drive away from Gandhinagar and is well connected to major cities of the country.
By Rail - Ahmedabad Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station to Gandhinagar. It is connected to the major cities of Gujarat. It is located at a distance of 26 km from Gandhinagar and is well connected to the major cities of the country.
By Road - Gandhinagar is linked very well with the nearby cities via road through Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) and some private travel services. It is Kms from Ahmedabad, 78 Kms from Nadiad, and 95 Kms from Anand.