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Gandhinagar Tourism And Travel Guide
22° C / 71.6° F
November to March
3 to 4 Days
Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport (25 kms)
Gandhinagar Capital (3 kms)
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page” – Saint Augustine. Traveling teaches you more about the world than any university course. It enhances your language and social skills. It gives us a number of delightful memories that we relish all through our life.
Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat, is named after the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is the second well-planned city after Chandigarh in India. Gandhinagar is situated on the western bank of the Sabarmati River. The city has several amazing tourist places for sightseeing. Gandhinagar is a striking spacious city with the tag of the Greenest city of Asia to enhance tourism. Here is a travel guide to help you navigate Gandhinagar.
How To Reach
Being the capital city of the state, Gandhinagar is extremely well connected by roads, rails, and air with other prominent cities in India. Railways are the best, affordable, and convenient way to reach Gandhinagar from anywhere in India. Airways are of course the fastest but also an expensive mode of transport for traveling to Gandhinagar.
The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at Ahmedabad is the nearest airport for Gandhinagar. It serves both domestic as well as international flights. There are almost daily flights to the major Indian cities namely, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Delhi.
Gandhinagar Railway Station is a small railway station with stoppages for 8 trains. It is at a mere distance of 25 km from Ahmedabad. So the other way to reach Gandhinagar is through Ahmedabad which has the best rail connectivity in the state.
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) and other private buses are available for the interstate traveling in Gujarat. From the major cities like Delhi and Mumbai, you can get indirect buses to reach Gandhinagar and you can self-drive to Gandhinagar.
Getting around locally in Gandhinagar is quite easy. The VTCOS buses and auto-rickshaw are the major and easy means to get around in Gandhinagar. For a more comfortable journey, you can hire a cab as well.
Weather and Best Time To Visit
Gujarat is majorly a dry state where only a few parts receive good rainfall. Otherwise, the climate of the state is pretty hot and humid and Gandhinagar is one of those cities which has a typical Gujarat climate. Summers are the toughest time of the year in which traveling is not recommended. On the other hand, winter offers the best climatic conditions for travelers.
Generally, the summers of Gandhinagar are really very hot. The temperature rises to a max 42° C. The season starts from the month of March and extends till June. This is not a recommended time for visiting this city.
The weather in the monsoon is a little better than in summers. Gandhinagar receives decent rainfall, especially between July and September. The temperature ranges between 27° C and 34° C. Check the weather forecast before planning a trip.
Winter is a highly recommended time to visit Gandhinagar. The climate is captivating during this time. the max temperature in winters stays at around 24° C with a minimum temperature of 12° C.
Things To Do
Admire the Vithalbhai Patel Bhawan:
Vitthal Bhai Patel Bhawan is the Legislative assembly of Gujarat named after a freedom fighter and the elder brother of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. This is one of the most visited tourist attractions with beautiful architecture.
Spend an adventurous day at Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park:
The Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park is the best place for the people who have a keen interest in Jurassic History. This park houses the petrified eggs and fossilized remains of dinosaurs. This place is also famous for being the Jurassic Park of India. This is a must-visit adventure spot.
If you are an art lover, craftsmen’s Village is the right place for you. This place is commonly known as ‘Shilpgram’. Here you can learn and buy the handlooms. Bandhni and Block Prints are the main attractions of this place.
Witness the Uttarayan Festival:
The Uttarayan festival is the International Kite Festival, celebrated annually in Gandhinagar. It is considered as one of the major celebrations of Gujarat. On this auspicious festival, the sky is seen full of colors as thousands of people come out this day for flying kites and take part in kite flying competition.
Thrill at Blackbuck National Park:
Also known as the Velavadar National park, the Blackbuck National Park is one of the best and most attractive tourist places that offer the sight of rare wildlife species. Visit this place especially with children and make them aware of the beautiful wildlife of India.
Gandhinagar offers delicious delicacies which you must try during your visit. Khichdi is the staple food of Gujarat, so here you can get mouthwatering and different varieties of khichdi. The Gujarati Thali is something that you cannot miss. If you want to try good non-veg items, visit Ahmedabad for the best quality and authentic non-veg food. Other items such as Dhokla, Cholafali, Thepla, and Undhiyu are available at all local restaurants. Good food makes your visit worth and Gandhinagar is a great place for foodies.