Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujarat and one of the Greenest cities in India. Also, it has many places to visit in and around. For Ahmedabad, It is common to roam around Gandhinagar. If you are planning to arrange a picnic from Ahmedabad or Gandhinagar for 1 day within 80 km, it is a really good approach to use this route. List of places for One day picnic from Gandhinagar. Read more about Places to visit in Gandhinagar.
Places to visit in Gandhinagar
Below are the in-depth details of the places to visit in Gandhinagar
Temple is located at the Sabarmati river before the Gandhinagar. It is a very peaceful place and good for a picnic as well. You can have a nice view of the GIFT city tower and the river. It is located just before the gift circle if you are travelling from Ahmedabad.
Indroda Park / Zoo
The park is located in the Indroda village near Gandhinagar. It is a very large park having a variety of artificial large dinosaurs. Park has offered a bicycle to view inside. It will take approx 2 hours to view the entire park. Keep the food/water with you. The park is famous for bird watcher too.
- Bicycle rides
- Various modelled Dinosaurs / Crocodiles
- All kinds of Animals and Birds including elephants
- Interpretation centre
Sant Sarovar Dam
Sant Sarovar Dam is built on sabarmati river near indroda village. It is a good picnic spot for the Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Pratij and Mahesana people. People generally enjoy swimming while water is flowing.
It is located behind Indroda park. So go through Indroda village to reach there.
This is the place for a picnic and having a garden beside the river. It is located in the Gandhinagar. Nowadays it becomes a picnic spot. It is a good place for bird lovers. You can notice bird lovers in the early morning and you can find varieties of birds and their sounds in the air.
Akshardham (Monday Closed)
The beautiful temple is located in the city. It has many things to do. It may take more than 4 hours if you want to cover everything. Security officers will take the mobiles and metal things before you enter the premises.
- Food Court
- Laser show
The museum includes the famous movie Mystic India (45 mins) only in 1 theatre in Gujarat. It is an amazing movie, never miss it.
Sector 28 Garden
This garden is very large and half square km in length and width. It has the rides for the children, a toy train (currently closed), the shopping centre of the toys, food counters
Swarnim Park (Centeral Vista Garden)
From the Mahatma mandir to Sachivalay around a 3-4 km long garden with lush green lawns and a fountain. Must visit the garden for a relaxing evening with friends and families. Many families bring dinner to the garden and play games.
Mahatma mandir is recently developed by the government as an event centre. Generally, it has many states and national and international events.
Rajbhawan of Gandhinagar
You can visit Rajbhawan but it requires advanced booking.
Places to visit around Gandhinagar
1 – Adalaj Stepwell Just 11 Kms from Gandhinagar
If you are planning back to Ahmedabad or Mehsana route, visit Adalaj stepwell. It has a marvellous architecture with a mixture of Hindu and Muslim arts. it has a lush green garden next to it. The Stepwell it self magnificent to see if you are having interested in the arts and sculptures.
2 – Mahakali Vad (30 Km from Gandhinagar)
This is a famous Vad (banyan tree) which is one of the widest trees in Gujarat. It may be second after the Kabirwad. The temple of the Mahakali Devi is situated in the middle of the trunk. This Vad is spreading around 5 meters each year. Thanks to the farmers who donate the land for this tree and show interest in the progress of Vad. It is good for one day picnic from Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad and Himmatnagar
3 – Aranakya Van near gandhinagar
Near the GIFT City-Chiloda road, there is a forest name Aranakya Van which is famous for the Nilgai and forest.
4 – Galteshwar near Pratij (60 Kms)
About the temple, I do not have much information 🙁 but is the good temple/view of Sabarmati. Sabarmati’s sand is really amazing when you pass through the Kotar to reach Galteshwar. Near to it there is a bridge and check dam. It is really amazing to see
Location – From the Chiloda, go towards the Pratij. before Pratij takes a left turn towards Mahudi. Mahudi is 12 km from this place
5 – Other Places around 60 km from Gandhinagar
5.1 – Mahudi (50 Km)
5.2 – Swapna Shrushti & Amarnathdham (30 km)
5.3 – Zanzari Waterfall – 60 Km
5.4 – Sapteshwar – 65 km
5.5 – Tirupati Rushivan – 50 km
5.6 – Thol lake & Kanzari Deer – 35 km
5.7 – Ahmedabad – 30km
Last updated on 22 May 2022
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