India - Gandhinagar City Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Gandhinagar City Information

Named Gandhinagar after Mahatma Gandhi, it is India's second planned city after Chandigarh and is laid out in numbered sectors and preplanned areas.

Gandhinagar has seen rapid growth and development in eighties.

Places of Interest:

Akshardham - Akshardham is a unique cultural complex built in Gandhinagar in memory of Lord Swaminarayan. Inspired by H. D. Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Akshardham is a miracle with an intricately carved, majestic monument of 6000 tons of pink sand stone. The entire monument was built without the use of steel. Besides a 7 feet gold leafed idol of Lord Swaminarayan and his holy relics, there are three exhibitions on Indian Culture with light and sound shows, a multimedia show and an animatronic show.


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