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Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar

Weather

Gandhinagar experiences a typical sub topical climate with harsh summers and moderate winter season. The summer months from March to June are warm and sticky with maximum temperature reaching close to 42 degrees Celsius. The dry summer heat makes way for the rainy monsoon season from July extending up to September. The city of Gandhinagar experiences heavy rainfall in the monsoon season and tourist activities are rather subdued. The winter season from November to February is moderate and pleasant with minimum temperatures reaching close to 12 degrees Celsius. The winter season is usually accompanied by good sunshine making it an ideal time to visit Gandhinagar.

How To Reach

By Road:

Located just off the Delhi Ahmedabad Mumbai corridor, Gandhinagar is well connected through road to all major cities and towns of India. Located at a distance of 27 Kms from Ahmedabad, reaching Gandhinagar by road is by far the most convenient option. Regular cabs and bus services are available from Ahmedabad (27 Kms), Indore (558 Kms) and Pune (695 Kms) to reach Ahmedabad.


By Air:

Gandhinagar does not have a dedicated airport with the closest airport located in the city of Ahmedabad at a distance of 26 Kms. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport in Ahmedabad is an international airport offering good connectivity from all domestic and international routes. The airport receives regular flights from Europe, UK, USA, Cananda and Australia. Local cabs and buses are freely available at the Ahmedabad airport to reach Gandhinagar.



By Rail:

Gandhinagar has a dedicated railway station albeit offering limited connectivity. The railway station at Ahmedabad at a distance of 27 Kms from Gandhinagar is the bigger railway junction offering good connectivity from all parts of India with regular train service. Ahmedabad has frequent trains to all local destinations like Rajkot, Okha, Gandhidham within Gujarat and Mumbai, New Delhi and Jammu pan India.


Overview

Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat located on the banks of the Sabarmati River is a splendid tourist destination in West India. An epitome of effective planning with vibrant architectural landmarks and spacious gardens, the city of Gandhinagar is located at a distance of 25 Kms from Ahmedabad.

 

Named after the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, the city of Gandhinagar is famous for the magnificent Akshardham Temple and Craftsmen's village amid numerous tourist and religious attractions. The city's historic connection with Mahatma Gandhi makes it a hub of wonderful Khadi based crafts and textiles. Gandhinagar is also famous for traditional Gujarati Bandhini Saris and souvenirs based on wooden block prints.

 

Blessed with spacious roads and wonderful architectural marvels, Gandhinagar is a well planned city attracting a large number of business travelers along with religious tourists. The people of Gandhinagar are warm and friendly with Gujarati and Hindi being the most commonly used languages. The city has a wide range of accommodation options catering to the need of the budget travelers as well as luxury high end hotels.

 

Being the capital city of Gujarat, Gandhinagar is the heart of traditional Gujarati food. Most Gujarati dishes are vegetarian but the local eateries and posh upscale restaurants serve various culinary delights. Gandhinagar experiences a dry, hot climate and the south-west monsoon brings rainfall to the city from mid-June through mid-September. 

 

The best time to visit Gandhinagar is just after the monsoon season from September to January offering best climatic conditions for the tourists to enjoy the marvelous well planned city of Gandhinagar in all its glory.