Gandhinagar FAQs

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Area geography

Sitting on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Gandhinagar is situated in North-Central-East Gujarat. Gandhinagar is also known as the greenest capital of India, owing to its ample foliage cover.

Cellular service for tourists

To avoid high roaming charges, tourists visiting from overseas can easily purchase a local pre-paid SIM card from the any one of the mobile shops in Gandhinagar.

Wifi internet

Internet is available in most hotels in Gandhinagar. Apart from that, many restaurants also provide patrons with free WiFi access.

Drinking laws

The consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Gandhinagar and the entire state of Gujarat.


It is a standard practice to tip in India. Tipping waiters at a restaurant and cab drivers during a sightseeing trip is common.


Gandhinagar is a safe place to travel to. But like other destinations around the world, it is advised not to travel to unfamiliar and secluded places after dark. Also make sure you keep your cash and other valuables safe.

General information

Languages spoken

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

Time zones

IST (UTC+5.5 hours)

Major religions

Hinduism, Jainism

Domestic international calling codes


Electricity standards

The standard voltage in India is 220 Volts and the power plug in is usually a two or three pin plug.

Common greetings

Hello: Namaste

Yes: Haa

Na : Naa

Welcome: Padhaaro

Bye: Aawjo

Thank you: Dhanvaad

Good morning: Su Prabhat

Good night: Shub Ratri

How are you? Kem Cho?

What's your name? Tamaru naam su chhe?

I don't understand: Samajaṇa paṭatī nathī

Do you speak English? Su tame English bolo cho?

Excuse me: Maaf karjo

How much is this? Aano su bhav chhe?

Where's the toilet? Sauchalay kya che?

How much money? Ketla paisa?


Emergency numbers

Director General of Police & Inspector General of Police, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar: (079) 3246333, 3246338, (079) 3246339 Fire Control Room: 101 Ambulance: 102 IRCTC Customer Service Number: 011: 39340000