Saturday, January 29, 2011

Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar

Best Time to Visit: October to March
Location: West Bank of Sabarmati River
Distance: 32 km from Ahmedabad
Main Attraction: Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple GAndhinagarGandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat. It is located on the west bank of River Sabarmati, about 32 km from Ahmedabad. The city is named after the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. After the partition of Gujarat and Maharashtra, it was decided to make a new capital for Gujarat. As a result, Gandhinagar was established in the vicinity of Ahmedabad. It is a well organized and architecturally integrated city and is slowly picking up as a tourism destination.

Gandhinagar is the administrative headquarter of Gandhinagar District. It is a major center of learning in Gujarat. Many educational institutes have sprung up in the city, which provide knowledge in different fields like science, medicine and engineering. Students from across the country throng the campus of these institutes every year. Some of the prestigious institutes in the city are National Institute of fashion Technology (NIFT), National Institute of Design (NID), Institute of Plasma Research, Indian Institute for Advanced Research.

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