Akshardham - Gujarat


The green city and Capital of Gujarat. When you enter in the city, you will start noticing wide 6 lanes roads, trees and less or no crowd. There are many places to visit in gandhinagar. It is most famous picnic spot for the nearest city including Ahmedabad. Its just 30 kms away and easily reachable with public and private transports. It has many places to roam around.

Places to visit in gandhinagar

Gandhinagar Places
Tourist Route Map of Gandhinagar CIty

Below are the in depth details of the places to visit in gandhinagar

Dholeshwar Temple

Temple is located at the Sabarmati river before the Gandhinagar. It is very peaceful place and good for picnic as well. You can have nice view of the GIFT city tower and the river. It is located just before the gift circle if you are traveling from Ahmedabad.

Indroda Park / Zoo

The park is located at the Indroda village near Gandhinagar. It is very large park having the varieties of artificial large dinosaur. Park has offering a bicycle to view inside. It will take approx 2 hours to view entire park. Keep the food / water with you. The park is famous in bird watcher too.

  • Bicycle rides
  • Various modeled Dinosaurs / Crocodiles
  • All kind of Animals and Birds including elephants
  • Interpretation center  

Sant Sarovar Dam

Sant Sarovar Dam is built on sabarmati river near indroda village. It is good picnic spot for the Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Pratij and Mahesana’s people. People generally enjoy the swimming while water is flowing.

It is located behind the indroda park. So go through indroda village to reach there.

Sarita Udhyan

This is the place for the picnic and having garden beside the river. It is located in the Gandhinagar. Now a days it becomes a picnic spot. It is good place for the bird lover. You can notice bird lovers at early morning and you can find varities of the bird and their sounds in the air.

Askshardham (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 into the premises. Here are the list of it

Interactive Museum (Duration 3 Hours) – It shows the various point of the life and includes the famous movie Mystic India (45 mins) only in 1 theater in Gujarat. It is amazing movie, never miss it.

Laser show with Sound and water – Show time starts after 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM .

Cafeteria – Here the Khichdi is very popular try it if you get chance.

Temple – Huge decent temple with having idol of Shree Swaminarayan and also it has literature of many religions throughout the temple so this temple is not only built for Hindus but it also have notes and shows good things of the other religions Like Muslim, Jews and Christians.

Please visit this page for in depth details including timing and ticket fees  – Akshardham In Details

Sector 28 Garden

This garden is very large and half square km in length and width. It has the rides for the children, toy train (currently closed), shopping center of the toys, food counters

Swarnim Park (Centeral Vista Garden)

From the Mahatma mandir to Sachivalay around 3-4 kms long garden with having lush green lawns and fountain. Timings :6 pm onward near the garden area of sachivalay. Must visit garden for relaxing evening with friend and families. Many families bring dinner at garden and play games.

Mahatma Mandir

Mahatma mandir is recently developed by the government as a event center. Generally it has the many state, national and international events.

Adalaj Step well Just 11 Kms from Gandhinagar

If you are planning back to Ahmedabad or Mehsana route, visit Adalaj step well. It has marvelous architecture of mixture of Hindu and Muslim arts. it has lush green garden next to it. The Step well it self magnificence to see if you are having interest in the arts and sculptures.

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