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Tourist Places near Gandhinagar

There are a number of places, such as hill stations, beaches, parks and picnic spots located in the vicinity of Gandhinagar, the capital cit of Gujarat. That is why don’t  forget to vist those places whever you go to Gandhinagar. This article deals with those regopins which are situated close to this city in the State of Gujarat.
Tourist Places near Gandhinagar

Hill Stations near Gandhinagar

Though Gandhinagar is itself not a hill station, but there are several other hill stations nearby the city in and around 300 km approximately. These hill stations are as discussed below.

Mount Abu

This is a very popular tourist place in this area. Though the place is not in the state of Gujarat, but still people who generally visit Gandhinagar, visit this place as a nearby hill station. It is just 153 km away from Gandhinagar. You can go to mount Abu easily as there are good railway communications between other places to this place. The climate is hot during the summer months and cool during the winter months. The night is very cool during winter. The places of attraction here are the following:
  • Adhar Devi Temple
  • Shri Raghunathji Temple
  • Dattatreya
  • Dilwara Temples
  • Achaleswar Mahadev Temple
  • Durga temple
  • Vimal Vasahi temple
  • Kantinath Temple
  • Achalgarh fort
  • Nakki Lake
  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
As we can see there are a number of Hindu as well as Jain temples in this mountain which you can visit. So make sure to visit mount Abu during your trip to Gandhinagar.

Satpura Hills

Though a little are away from the city of Gandhinagar, but if you have some time extra then make sure to visit this place. The place is about 313.4 km away from the city and has many forest areas in it. The hills are really vast and have covered four states namely Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.  Previously famous for Indian elephants and lions, this place is now a very important reserve forest for many endangered species like the royal Bengal tiger, gaur and some more. There are excellent road transport ways to this place and you will reach here in no time. There are several very famous national parks and reserve forests, namely Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench and so on. There are several hill stations as well like Panchamarhi.

Shatrunjaya Hills

This is also another place nearby to Gandhinagar where you can visit. This place is famous for the Jains and they believe that it is a place where all the enemies are defeated. There are numerous Palitana temples present here. Two very important cities in the foothills are Palitana and Bhavnagar. The place is well connected by road and rail to the rest of Gujarat. Bhavnagar is even connected greatly with Mumbai through the air.

Beaches near Gandhinagar

There are some very famous beaches nearby the city of Gandhinagar. All these beaches are mainly located in the Arabian sea and they are of about 300 km around the city. They are discussed below:

Suvali Beach

This beach is about 227.2 km from the city. The beach is near the city of Surat. There are excellent road transportations between Surat and Gandhinagar and thus you will not have much problem reaching the beach. The beach can also be a good picnic spot for a whole day. The best time to visit here is during the summer as well as the winter months. If you are really in search of aloneness, then this is the best possible place for you without much crowd.

Mandvi Beach

The Mandvi beach is about 345.5 k away from Gandhinagar. This is one of the grandest beaches of the state of Gujarat where many film shootings have happened. Moreover, while your visit to the beach, you can also go for the visit to the palaces situated in the city and experience the flamingo rich Mandvi creek. Moreover, the water is also warm as they are tropical and the sun pecked beach.

Porbandar Beach

Another famous beach which is not far away from the city of Gandhinagar is the Porbandar each which is just 361.6 km away from this city. The place is both historically famous as well as famous due to the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. The place has an ancient port. There are several other tourist attractions as well like the Kirti Mandir, Gandhi museum, planetarium and so on. To reach this place, you can avail the great road services which run throughout the state of Gujarat.

Chowrad Beach

The chowrad beach is quite nearer to Gandhinagar than other beaches and it is only 258.6 km away from the city. If you are fond of adventures, then this is the right place for you. You can go for the boat rides and view the rocky hills along the beach. Moreover, here you will find the only beach palace resort. There is the famous palace constructed by the chowrad rulers present here. The place has good connections to the city of Gujarat like Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar etc. through road. This is actually a beautiful village where the main profession for a livelihood is fishing.

Balachadi Beach

This beach is truly for nature lovers who also want to experience some calm and quiet time far away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. This beach is about 263.1 km away from Gandhinagar. This beach looks best in a moonlight night.

Picnic Spots near Gandhinagar

The city is really very beautifully planned and thus quite some number of picnic spots have also developed on and around the city. Other than the picnic spots, there are many beautiful tourist attractions as well. They will be discussed later. The picnic spots are as follows:-

Indroda Nature Park

Also famous by the name of the dinosaur ad the fossil park, the Indroda Nature Park is nearby the city. Its address is as follows:-
National Highway 8C, Sector 8,
Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382421, India

The park is also famous by the name of the Jurassic Park of India, is the second biggest hatchery of dinosaur eggs in the world. More than a few fossilized dinosaur eggs as well as the skeletal fragments have been discovered in this place. Moreover, you can also see many other mammal species like the boar, porcupine, deer and so on. The park is open and can be visited throughout the year. There are different dinosaur models as well like the tirenosorous and other varieties.

Nangina Wadi

Another very popular tourist attraction is the Nagina Wadi. This place is a big recreation ground and a lake is there which has added its beauty. Its address is as follows:

Kankaria, Ahmedabad,
Gujarat 380002, India

The main way to visit there is through the straight, concrete, walkway lined with trees crisscrossing half through the lake. A lighted fountain has also been built here so that you can enjoy the place even at night. Moreover, you will also find delicious street foods here.

Punit Van

Another very popular tourist attraction of this city, this is one of its kind. The garden has been set up according to the different zodiac signs and the stars and so on all according to the Hindu mythology. The address is as follows:
Road Number 4th B, Sector 19,
Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382021, India
At present, there are about 3500 trees total planted.

Sarita Udyan

Another very famous park in this city, the Sarita udyan attracts  a major crowd throughout the year. Actually the dinosaur park is a part of this udyan. It is in the sector 9 area along the bank of the river Sabarmati. You can reach to this place through every possible means on the road.

There are various other places to visit here as well like the Craftmen’s village, Adalaj, Gujrat Science ity, children’s park, Aksharadham Temple ad so on.

Gujarat has developed a lot from the past and now when you will visit the city, you will truly be spellbound by its development the various facilities, yet it has retained all the glory of the past. The state, very famous during the time of the Greeks and the Persians for its resources, have become  a very important tourist place in this country for both international a well as the domestic tourists.

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