Tourism in Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat is a popular tourist hub that attracts lots of tourists every year. With a myriad of tourist hotspots displaying amazing craftsmanship, the city also has a rich culture enticing people to be part of it.

Gandhinagar Tourism

Tourist Spots in Gandhinagar

There are various tourist spots in Gandhinagar including monuments, forts, temples and gardens.The monuments and forts here stand in the form of edifices that reveal architectural brilliance. Gandhi Ashram and Capital Complex are some of the major monuments of Gandhinagar. Other hotspots include Akshardham Temple, Sarita Udyan, Adalaj Step Well, Craftsmen Village and Children’s Park. These tourist destinations along with some others have been detailed below:
  • Akshardham Temple: This is the most visited temple in Gandhinagar. About 1000 artisans were involved in building this temple which is intricately carved with 6000 tones of pink sandstone.

  • Capital Complex: Capital Complex is located in sector 10 which serves as the center of the city. This is a very huge building complex that consists of several buildings housing government and legislature offices.
  • Craftsmen Village: Craftsmen Village is situated very close to Gandhinagar at the back of River Sabarmati. This village is popular for Bandhani saris and wooden printing blocks. The craftsmen of this village are generally Gujjars.
  •  Adalaj Step Well: Adalaj Step Well is an architectural marvel which is located at a distance of 15 kilometers from Gandhinagar on National Highway. The well is very popular for the unique architecture that it possesses. It consists of a very massive artistic edifice along with steps.
  • Children’s Park: This is also a major attraction especially for children. The park has a lake that provides boating facilities and also has a mini train for the kids to ride and enjoy.
  • Sarita Udyan: Sarita Udyan is located in sector 9 and it serves as the best and the perfect place for picnickers. The area is fully developed with recreational facilities for the localites and even for the tourists who visit Gandhinagar.
  • GIFT City Tower: The GIFT City Tower is the tallest building located in Gujarat. This building is 28 storied and it ranks first in the buildings that have been built in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City that is GIFT.
  • Mahatma Mandir: Mahatma Mandir is situated in sector 13. Though named as Mahatma Mandir, it is not a temple. It serves as an exihibitory area for industrial and economic development.
  • Punit Van: Punit Van is a botanical garden located in sector 19 and it consists of a blend of Amphitheatre and Botanical Garden based on Zodiac signs.
  • Hanumanji Temple: Hanumanji Temple lies at a distance of 25 kilometers from Gandhinagar and this temple is devoted to Lord Hanuman.
  •  Sabarmati Ashram: Situated on the banks of the Sabarmati river and also known as Satyagraha Ashram, the ashram lies at a distance of 23 kilometers from Gandhinagar and displays belongings of Gandhiji.
              

Shopping in Gandhinagar

For shopping-lovers, Gandhinagar offers lot of shopping fun through it's range of items like sarees, kurtas, salwars and lots of handicraft stuff. The city ranks first in the production of cotton. Khadi is a very popular and important fiber that is spun from the cotton that is produced in Gandhinagar. Apart from Khadi, there are many other articles that are manufactured from cotton. Therefore Gandhinagar serves as the perfect place to get hold of cotton clothes. The market places in Gandhinagar sell a variety of them at affordable price.

Gandhinagar is a city that can serve as the best place for relaxation and comfort because of the fact that the people in this city are not found to be influenced by the modern techniques of leading life. Gandhinagar is more of a religious place that offers sanctity and peace to the people who visit this city.

Contact Details of Gandhinagar Tourist Corporation

Address: Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited, Udyog Bhavan, Block No. 16, 4th Floor, Sector-11, Gandhinagar – 382011
Contact Number: +91 79 23222523/ 23222645/ 23220002
Fax: +91-79-23238908
Email: ps2md-tcgl@gujarat.gov.in, ps2jtmd-tcgl@gujarat.gov.in
Gandhinagar Tourism Customer Care Number: 1800-233-7951 (Toll Free)

Transport in Gandhinagar

Getting around Gandhinagar is possible with many transport options like CNG Auto Rickshaws, Gujarat State Board Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) buses. You can move around the sectors and localities of the city in auto rickshaws.

The National Highway 8A connects Gandhinagar to cities like Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Surat. The State Highways connect Gandhinagar to major cities like Saurahsthtra, Rajkot, Kachhh, Navsari, Bhuj, Valsad, Diu, Patan, Mehsana, Vapi, Anand and Bharuch.

How to Reach Gandhinagar

  • By Air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad that lies at a distance of 18 kilometers from Gandhinagar provides good connectivity with international as well as domestic destinations.
  • By Rail: Gandhinagar Capital is the main railway station of Gandhinagar which is sited at sector 14. There are many trains that run on the western zone, passing through Gandhinagar. At present there are a total of five trains that run from Gandhinagar Capital among which there are two MEMU trains and three express trains. Ahmedabad railway Station at Kalupur in Ahmedabad is the nearest railway station to Gandhinagar.
  • By Road: Gandhinagar is well connected with cities like Mumbai, Surat and Navi Mumbai through the National Highway 8A and with Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, and New Delhi through National Highway 8C.

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