Gandhinagar - 6 Attractions You Must Visit
Gandhinagar city is a well planned city like Chandigarh. It had a literacy rate of 76.5% in 2001 which rose by an impressive 10 percentage points in 10 years to literacy rate of 85.78% in 2011.
Types of Attractions in Gandhinagar
List of Attractions in Gandhinagar
Botanical Garden Gandhinagar
The beautiful gardens in Gandhinagar are a relief from the din and chaos of the city. With well-maintained green glossy lawns, orderly flower beds and joggers' track, these gardens in Gandhinagar are flocked by children and adults alike. Some of these gardens in Gandhinagar are theme based like Indroda Nature Park with sculptures of dinosaurs littered all over the place
Dinosaur And Fossil Park
A park that houses the fossilized remains and the petrified eggs of the dinosaurs. It is technically a man made fossil park and not the actual nesting grounds where the dinosaurs lived. The eggs and fossils on display here are actually from the world's 3rd largest dinosaur fossil excavation site and 2nd largest hatchery located at Raiyoli, Balasinor, Gujarat. The Park was set up by the Geological Survey of India and is the only dinosaur museum in the country.
Karai Dam is situated at Nana Chiloda in Gandhinagar. Distance from Ahmedabad to Karai Dam is 20 Km. Karai Dam's timing is 10 am to 6 pm. Karai Dam is the best place for Ahmedabad weekend gateway and weekend short trips to Gandhinagar. Visit Karai Dam for exciting water fall. Karai dam area is very quite and peaceful. You can literally feel the love of the nature. Karai dam is a nice place for long drive with friends and family.
The Adalaj Stepwell
Built-in 1498 in the memory of Rana Veer Singh, by his wife Queen Rudadevi. Step wells like the one in Adalaj were once integral to the semi-arid regions of Gujarat, as they provided water for drinking, washing, and bathing. These wells were also venues for colorful festivals and sacred rituals.
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Thol Lake is an artificial lake near Thol village . It was constructed as an irrigation tank in 1912. It is a fresh water lake surrounded by marshes. It was declared the Thol Bird Sanctuary in 1988; it is a habitat to 150 species of birds, about 60% are waterbirds. Many migratory birds nest and breed in the lake and its periphery.
Varsoda was a petty Hindu princely state in Mahi Kantha of 28 Square Kilometers km2 (11 square mikes) before Indian Independence.This is the palace of the king of Varsoda and has a lot of historical significance.