The capital city of Gujarat truly reflects the vibrant spirit and cultural heritage of the state. Known as the administrative and business hub of Gujarat, it is the second planned city in India which offers a plethora of options to explore and indulge.
Visit Dandi Kutir museum for an in-depth insight in the life of Mahatma Gandhi, pay respects at Akshardham Temple, or be captivated by the magnificent architecture of Adalaj stepwells. Other key places for sightseeing include Sabarmati River, Indroda Nature Park, Sarita Udyan, Rani Roopmatis Mosque and Capital Complex. Also add to your itinerary a visit to Akshardham Temple which is built of pink stone and beautiful carvings.
We strongly recommend that, automobile lovers, must visit Auto World Vintage Car Museum in Ahmedabad, and check out on all sorts of spectacular vintage vehicles.
If that's not all, you can still plan a shopping trip when visiting Gandhinagar and enjoy some retail therapy at shops offering a wide array of local Gujarati handicraft items or beautiful textile and fabric collections - Lehengas and Bandhej, Mangalgiri and Silk Patola sarees are some of the best things to shop here.
Dandi Kutir Salt Museum
Dandi Kutir is India’s largest & only museum built on the life and teachings of one of nations biggest icon - Mahatma Gandhi. The museum represents Mahatma Gandhi’s powerful idea of people across lines of class, gender, age, and community asserting their common right to salt itself: A symbol to inspire a pluralistic society to march towards independence - Purna Swaraj.
Distance from The Leela Gandhinagar: 2 KM (7mins)
Stepwells of Adalaj
Seeking inspiration from the popular ADALAJ NI VAV (STEPWELLS ARE called vavs in the Indian state of Gujarat) is a beautiful structure, descending five stories deep. The stepwell was built by Mahmud Begada in 1411, to commemorate Queen Rudabai, wife of Veersinh, the Vaghela chieftain. It served both a utilitarian and spiritual purpose for the people around. A number of people from villages around once filled water from this stepwell.
Distance from The Leela Gandhinagar: 11.6 KM (20mins)
The Trimandir is the innovative temple concept of Param Pujya A. M. Patel, also known as Dada Bhagwan. Herein, the Lords of the three major religions in India, namely Jainism, Shaivism, and Vaishnavism (along with Gods and Goddesses from other religions) are brought together on the same platform, thus making it a one-of-a-kind non-sectarian temple.
Distance from The Leela Gandhinagar: 11.3 KM (15mins)
Swaminaryan Akshardham Temple
Swaminarayan Akshardham in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India is a large Hindu temple complex inspired by Yogiji Maharaj the fourth spiritual successor of Swaminarayan, and created by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the fifth spiritual successor of Swaminarayan according to the BAPS denomination of Swaminarayan Hinduism.
Distance from The Leela Gandhinagar: 7.2KM (13mins)
Inroda Dinosaur & Fossil Park
Indroda Park is regarded as India's Jurassic Park, it is run by the Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation (GEER), and is one of the only two dinosaur museums in the country. The park consists of a zoo, massive skeletons of sea mammals like the blue whale, as well as a vast botanical garden, amphitheater, interpretation center, and camping facilities. It also has a Wilderness Park which is home to innumerable species of birds, reptiles, hundreds of nilgais, langurs and peafowls in its vast forest.
Distance from The Leela Gandhinagar: 8 KM (12mins)
Sabarmati Ashram is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, adjoining the Ashram Road, on the banks of the River Sabarmati, 4 miles from the town hall. This was one of the many residences of Mahatma Gandhi who lived at Sabarmati and Sevagram when he was not travelling across India or in prison.
Distance from The Leela Gandhinagar: 25 KM (40mins)
Blackbuck National Park
Blackbuck National Park is a national park in India located at Velavadar in the Bhavnagar District of Gujarat state, India. Established in 1976 in the Bhal region of Saurashtra, the park is located around 42 km from the district headquarters city of Bhavnagar.
Distance from The Leela Gandhinagar: 168.3 KM (3hours)