The capital of the western state of Gujarat, Gandhinagar
is situated about 23 kilometres north of Ahmedabad
. On the west-central point of the industrial corridor between Delhi
and is positioned on the west bank of the Sabarmati
The nearest airport is Ahmedabads Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, around 18 km from Gandhinagar
. The Gandhinagar Capital railway station has many trains on the western zones passing through the city. The closest rail junction is Ahmedabad
Railway Station, which provides connectivity to all key cities and towns of India. There also is a proposal for a Metro Link Express between Gandhinagar
to introduce rapid transport into the city. When it comes to road connectivity, National Highway-8 links the city to Surat
, and Navi Mumbai
, while National Highway 8C connects it to Ahmedabad
, New Delhi
, and Chandigarh
. A bus rapid transport system is also being planned to connect Gandhinagar
is one of the cities chosen to be developed under the Centres Smart Cities Mission.
has emerged as one of the most viable options for property investment in recent times. With the smooth network of BRTS connecting Ahmedabad
, the twin city has received a major thrust in terms of the real estate market. With a well-developed infrastructure and remarkable commercial opportunities, residential real estate here is witnessing fast-paced growth.
The city, planned in four phases, is enriched by a green cover that attracts builders to develop housing complexes. There has also been a significant surge in property prices here in the past few years. However, the prices are still not as high as other big cities. Gradually, Gandhinagar
is attracting people from all parts of India, thanks mainly to its educational and employment opportunities, infrastructural development, and excellent connectivity to Ahmedabad
, and Vadodara
, This, in turn, is largely contributing to real estate industrys growth in the city. Investors, as well as developers, are keen to pursue property prospects here to procure assured high returns.
boasts a variety of tourist attractions like the Akshardham temple, Deer Park, Mahatma Mandir, Childrens Park (Sector 28
), Punit Van, Sarita Udyan, GIFT City Tower, Rupal Village, and a few others.
Since cricket is the most popular sport in the city, there are a number of cricket grounds, including the well-known Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera
The most important festivals celebrated here are Uttarayan, an annual kite-flying day, Navaratri, Diwali & Gujarati New Year, and Holi. When it comes to education, Gandhinagar
offers a host of colleges and institutions with different fields of study. Some of these institutions are Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gujarat National Law University, IIT Gandhinagar
, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, National Institute of Design-Gandhinagar
, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya, and Government Engineering College-Gandhinagar