Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • Culture Vultures
  • Family Fun
    • Language

      Gujarati. Though Hindi and English are also widely spoken and understood in the state as well.
    • Altitude

      81 metres above sea level
    • Time zone

      IST (UTC+5.5 hours)
    • Theme

      Heritage

Perched on the banks of the Sabarmati River and with its wide tree lined avenues and lush green surroundings, say hello to Gandhinagar!

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  • Akshardham Temple

    One of the city’s chief tourist attractions, the awe inspiring pink sandstone structure of the Akshardham Temple is truly a sight to behold. The Akshardham Temple is one of the largest temples not only in the city, but the entire state of Gujarat. The temple is spread over a rambling 23 acres and is home to the temple, beautifully manicured gardens, a research centre, exhibition halls and a water show. The Akshardham Temple is definitely a must visit when in Gandhinagar.

  • Culture

    The city of Gandhinagar is brimming with culture and when in the city do make it a point to check out the various forms of Gujarati dance such as Garbha, Raas and Dandiya. Apart from that there are many colourful festivals celebrated in Gandhinagar, such as Uttarayan, an annual day of kite flying celebrated in January and the most popular Navratri festival which is spread over nine days of celebrations and comprises of the Garbha dance and other vibrant celebrations.

  • Food

    Gandhinagar is truly a food lover’s dream come true. Foodies can enjoy a mouthwatering array of delectable Gujarati delights such as light and fluffy dhoklas, delicious khandvi and crisp khakra. Round off your meal with and rich and creamy Shrikhand.

Be prepared

  • Ban on Alcohol

    Party animals and those who like to end their day with a relaxing drink in a fancy pub may be disappointed as there is ban on alcohol consumption throughout the state of Gujarat. Those who wish to consume alcohol in Gujarat need to get an alcohol permit upon arrival.

Describing It

Gujarat’s cosmopolitan new capital, Gandhinagar is the largest city in Gujarat. Located 23 kilometers north of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar is a serene and peaceful city and is named after the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. India’s second planned city after Chandigarh, the layout of Gandhinagar was planned by architects Prakash M Apte and and H.K Mewada who were Le Corbusier’s interns while he planned Chandigarh.

The spacious city of Gandhinagar has been divided into thirty organised sectors, each of which are very well equipped. Gandhinagar is also home to large, spacious avenues lined with trees and also palatial homes of state politicians.

Apart from this Gandhinagar also boats of the magnificent Akshardham Temple, owned by the Swaminarayan Group and is a major tourist attraction in the city. For those interested the Akshardham Temple also has an informative multimedia presentation on the Swaminarayan movement and also throws light on the Hindu epics and also on other world religions. Gandhinagar is also a foodie’s delight and food lovers must not miss Gujarati delicacies such as dhokla, khandavi, khakra and shrikhand.

Visit Gandhinagar for a rich amalgamation of history, culture and its rich culinary delights.