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).