Gandhinagar is the capital of gujarat located 23 Kms northwards from ahmedabad. Situated on the banks of river sabarmati, It offers many tourist places to visit with diversified interests and attraction. The best thing about gandhinagar is that its a well planned city divided into multiple sectors with wide network of well maintained roads and organized settlements. below are the top tourist places to visit in gandhinagar. It is one of the top places to visit under Gujarat Tourism.
Also famous as Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, It is one of the most visited temple in gujarat and gandhinagar. Constructed by using pink sand stones from Rajasthan, Akshardham Mandir premise is spread in an area of 23 acres. The height of the temple is 108 feet and its entire construction is based on ancient vedic architectural rules. The major attractions are audio visual presentations based on Hinduism themes in its exhibition halls, Sat-Chit-Anand Water Show and Sahjanand Van.
Dedicated to mahatma gandhi and based on his philosophy and life, Mahatma mandir is a world class convention and exhibition center. Located at a distance of 20 Kms from Ahmedabad international airport, Mahatma mandir is a an incredible spot for organizing conferences and exhibitions.
Located in Adalaj village at a distance of 5 Kms from gandhinagar, Adalaj Stepwell is a well that was built in 1499 AD by Mehmud Begada for his queen Rudabai. Such wells were extremely popular in medieval period in Gujarat and entire western india as they were regarded as a source of water for drinking, bathing and washing. Also known as Rudabai stepwell, It has a depth equal to 5 stories building and can be reached at the bottom level of the well using well carved steps. The effect of Indo -Islamic architect is easily visible in the construction of the well.
Located in sector 19, Punit Van is basically a botanical garden and a major attraction of gandhinagar. It was opened in 2005 by the forest department, with the objective of providing greenery to the city. Punit Van has been developed in a large area spread in several acres with densely planted trees associated with astrological signs, according to hindu mythology. They are called Rasi van, Nav Grah, Panchvati Van and Nakashtra van.
Located in Sector 9, Sarita Udyan( garden ) is a popular picnic spot for tourists. It is an ideal place to visit in gandhinagar to enjoy your weekend.
Located in sector 28, children park is a nice place to visit with your children during weekends, throughout the year. The main attraction of the park is a toy train.
Pethapur village is located at a distance of 5 Kms north of gandhinagar on the banks of sabarmati river. Credited as a princely state during british raj, Pethapur village is also known as Craftsmen village due to majority of the village population involved in making of famous bandhini saris. The work involves coloring, printing and weaving. The village is also famous for making wooden blocks of astonishing design used for printing in textile industries. The pethapur village is an ideal place to visit for those who take keen interest indian craft related works.
Indroda Park Gandhinagar
Spread in an area of 400 hectares, Indroda park is located on the banks of Sabarmati river and one of the top places to visit in gandhinagar. The main attractions of the park are Indroda Park Zoo, Sea Mammals Skeleton and Botanical Garden.