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Gandhinagar Travel Guide

    Akshardham Temple

    Akshardham Temple



Gandhinagar Travel Guide

The city of Gandhinagar is also the capital of the Indian state of Gujarat. It is one of the most flourishing and industrially advanced cities of India and even forms an economic corridor for the rest of the country.  This is a city that sees a large number of tourists not only for business and commercial prospects but also for the wide range of tourist attractions that are available here.

A large number of companies are available that organize professionally conducted tours and travel packages of the city. You can avail these for comprehensive and all inclusive travel plans. There are also several hotels and accommodation options in the city that makes all kinds of travel plans possible.

One of the most places that you can visit here at Gandhinagar is the Akshardham Temple. This magnificent structure built out of pink stones is artistically embellished with fine engravings and carvings. The place is well designed with beautiful landscaped gardens and fountains. Then there is the famous Adalaj Ni Vav – the great step well that was built to the south of the city by Queen Rudabai in 1499 AD. A Vav is a step well and this was built with stories as it was carved out of stone. The most amazing part of the structure is the intricate designs and engravings that mark the walls of the step well.

Take a trip to Sarita Udyan by the banks of the Sabarmati River. This is a beautiful garden that is also adjacent to a botanical garden. You can also visit Children’s Park in Sector 28. This incredible facility has a toy train and boating services that can make for great fun and amusement. It makes for a picturesque picnic spot as well. If you love nature make sure you make a plan to see the Deer Park of Gandhinagar. This vast natural reserve is a unique theme park even while it houses different species of animal life in their natural habitat. You will see various types of deers and birds here and don’t miss out on the python that’s kept here as well.

One of the most interesting aspects of Gandhinagar would be its indigenous art and craft. And if you wish to see that you can visit the craftsmen’s village at Pethapur. This is a place that’s an embodiment of the art and craft people here are engaged in. there is a wide range of ethnic handicrafts and textile weaves or even embroidery that’s made here for you to see and even buy them if you like. Look out for the hues of bandhni designs and the various types of block prints that are extremely well known from this place.

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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