Gandhinagar is the capital of the state of Gujarat
in western India
. Gandhinagar is located approximately 23 km North from Ahmedabad
, the largest city of Gujarat, on the west central point of the Industrial corridor between Delhi, the political capital of India, and Mumbai, the financial capital of India.Gandhinagar, Gujarat's new capital city, lies on the West Bank
of the Sabarmati River
, about 464 km away from Mumbai, the financial capital of India.
Thirty sectors, into which the city has been divided, stretch around the central Government complex. Each sector has its own shopping and community center, primary school, health center, government and private housing.There is a provision for of parks, extensive planting and a recreational area along the river giving the city a green garden-city atmosphere.
temple is located in Gandhinagar.There was a determination to make Gandhinagar a purely Indian enterprise, partly because the state of Gujarat was the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.and hence the planning was done by two Indian Town Planners; Prakash M Apte & H. K. Mewada, who had apprenticed with Le Corbusier in Chandigarh.
Culture and Cuisine:
Most of the communities of Ahirs began with selling ghee and milk and are now spread all over the state.Wood-carving is an important craft in Gujarat, evident in the many elaborately carved temples, havelis (mansions) and palaces as well as objects of daily and ritual use. Utensils are manufactured by craftspersons in Gujarat.Gujarat also produces terracotta work, especially votive terra-cotta figurines which are placed in small shrines in forests, along roads, outside villages, on lonely hill-tops and under large trees, especially in south Gujarat.Jewelry is also produced; each tribe or clan produces unique types of ornaments.
The folk dances of Gujarat, Garba, Raas, and Dandiya have been successful in breaking the confinements of locality, and the festival of Navratri brings together the whole of India. Special dancing competitions and lavish feasts are organized during the holy festival of Navratri. Couple passes are available in all major outlets and huge investments made on these functions.