Swanky and modern, yet sophisticated and cultured, the capital city of Gujarat indeed reflects the very spirit of the state. The magnificent buildings, plush roads, meticulously planned neighborhoods and booming commercial success, all give it a highly modernized air. Yet the essential Gujarati soul of the city not only thrives, but also blends with this gleaming façade. With its distinctly, urban yet cultured image, Gandhinagar is sure to win you over.
Named after Mahatma Gandhi, the city of Gandhinagar is the second planned urban space in India. A mere 27 km from the former capital Ahmedabad, the city was declared as the capital of Gujarat in 1970. Situated on the banks of the River Sabarmati, it is renowned as the administrative and business hub of Gujarat.
The upscale and organized cityscape of Gandhinagar is an attraction in itself. The careful division of the city into different sectors makes exploring the city fun and easy for the travelers. One of the most striking tourist attractions in Gandhinagar is the ornate, pink sandstone structure of Akshardham Temple. The temple is as popular for its aesthetic beauty, as for its religious significance. Needless to say, the capital of Gujarat houses some of the most important administrative structures of the state. The Vidhan Sabha of Gujarat, along with other legislative offices can be found in the traditionally designed structure of Vithalbhai Patel Bhavan.
In tune with its modern ethos, Gandhinagar offers a number of leisure activities and commercial attractions. The Children’s Park and Sarita Udyan, located within the city are ideal spots for spending some quality time with your family. The city successfully strikes a balance between its commercial image and its cultural heritage. Visit the enclave of Craftsmen’s Village close to the city to get a glimpse of its traditional arts and handicrafts. Here you can buy the ethnic ‘Bandhni’ sarees, decked with patterns and bright colors upon textured cotton fabric.
As a highly modernized city, there are a number of transport facilities available in Gandhinagar. CNG fueled auto-rickshaws can be found easily on the streets and are convenient for moving about the city. The privately operated VTCOS bus service is another economical way of traveling within the city. You can also hire private taxis online or over the telephone.
On a daily basis there are approximately 135 flights that operate at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport.IndiGo, SpiceJet and Air India are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Gandhinagar through train.Gandhinagar Capis one of the most popular train stations in Gandhinagar.
By road Gandhinagar is surrounded by Ranip, Ahmedabad, Vejalpur which are 10.57 km, 14.35 km, 16.63 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.
Gandhinagar has a total of 7 hotels.There are 7 hotels in Gandhinagar with the popular ones being Cambay Sapphire, Gandhinagar, Fortune Inn Haveli Gandhinagar, Skylon Hotel, Infocity Club & Resort, Hotel Isher International, Hotel Ashooka Inn etc.