History of Gandhinagar
It got recognition as a capital city in 1960 when Mumbai was split into two cities namely, Mumbai and Gujarat. Gandhinagar served as a second home to Mahatma Gandhi from where he started the freedom struggle and so got its name from him.
Gandhinagar Geography and Climate
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Gandhinagar experiences three common seasons namely winter, monsoon and summer. The climate here is normally hot and dry except in the monsoon season. From the months of March to June, the weather remains very hot with maximum temperature measured in the range of 36 - 42 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature recorded is 19 - 27 degrees Celsius.
City Plan of GandhinagarGandhinagar has been divided into
thirty sectors that stretch across the central complex of the government
of Gujarat. Every sector in Gandhinagar has its own
community center, health center, shopping center, primary school,
private housing and government housing as well. All the sectors also
have the provision of extensive planting, recreational area and parks
beside River Sabarmati that offers the city an atmosphere of green
The planning of entire city of Gandhinagar has been done by two planners from India namely H.K. Mewada and Prakash M Apte. Gandhinagar possesses Akshardham Temple which is the most important temple in Gujarat. Gandhinagar ranks second among the planned cities of India, the being Chandigarh. Gandhinagar also serves as the administrative and the commercial center of Gujarat. The areas in and around Gandhinagar are rich in black soil which makes them good for cultivation.
Tourism in Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar presents a wide range of hotels to its visitors.
Transport in Gandhinagar
The buses of Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation run on Gandhinagar roads. It also operates intercity buses that connect Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. You can also travel through the local buses and auto-rickshaws. Click here for more.
Culture of GandhinagarGandhinagar carries the rich Gujarati legacy through its culture that is presented by the amazing craftsmanship like wood carvings, terracotta work and ethnic wears. It enjoys exotic festivals like Uttarayan, Navratri and Diwali.
Population of Gandhinagar
Fast Facts about Gandhinagar
- State: Gujarat
- District: Gandhinagar
- Languages Spoken: Hindi, English and Gujarati
- Best Season to Visit: Winter; October to March
- Weather: Sub tropical type; Hot during summers and reasonably cool during winters
- Altitude: 81 m
- Pin code: 382010
- STD code: 02712
- Seismic Zone: Zone III
- Literacy Rate: 77.11%
- Sex Ratio 911 Females per 1000 Males
- Talukas: 4
- District Headquarter Gandhinagar
- Area: 205 sq. km
- Rivers : 4 (Khari, Sabarmati,Vatrak, Meshvo)
- Average Rainfall: 803.4, 7.5º Centigrade (Minimum), 45º Centigrade (Maximum)
- Temperature: 23.0º to 23.6º North (Latitude) ,72.3º to 73.7º East (Longitude)
- Geographical location: 23.0º to 23.6º North (Latitude) 72.3º to 73.7º East (Longitude)