Welcome to Gandhinagar
With greenery and broad avenues, Gandhinagar forms a striking contrast to its neighbour Ahmedabad. This is where state politicians live, in large, fortified houses. Although Ahmedabad became Gujarat’s capital when the old state of Bombay was split, this new capital was planned 28km north on the west bank of the Sabarmati River. Named Gandhinagar after Mahatma Gandhi, it’s India’s second planned city after Chandigarh. The secretariat was moved here in 1970. For travellers Ganghinagar is only really worth visiting for its large, elaborate Hindu temple.