Gandhinagar is the capital of the Gujarat and largest city in the state. The history of the city dates back to 13th century when the region was part of King Pethasinh of Pethapur’s rule. The year 1960 was an important year in the making of the city as Bombay was split and the country had two different states, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Gandhinagar is situated 23 km away from Ahmedabad and 464 km away from Mumbai. The city has been divided into 30 sectors and each sector boasts its own shopping mall, school, community centre, health centre etc. There are parks, and recreational areas that sprawl along the water bodies and which also eventually grant the city a green-city atmosphere.
Thousands of people flock to the city to see the Akshardham temple. In past there have been plans to turn the city into a complete Indian enterprise as Gujarat is also the birthplace of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
|Area||:||57 Sq Kms.|
|Main Languages||:||Gujarati, Rajasthani, Sindhi, Hindi & English.|
|Temperature||:||Summer - Max : 42oC. Min : 24oC.
Winter - Max : 30oC. Min : 7oC.
Climate and Geography
The city is situated in north-central-East Gujarat and on the shores of Sabarmati River. Gandhinagar is also colloquially referred as the India's tree capital as 54% of the total land in the region is covered by trees.
The city experiences a tropical wet climate and the inhabitants enjoy three main seasons; summer, monsoon and winter. Monsoon is the only wet season and all other seasons are dry and hot. March to June are the summer season months in the city. Humid climate can be witnessed in months ranging from mid June to mid September. The city receives an average rainfall of 803.4 mm (31.63 in).