Gandhinagar is the capital of the state of Gujarat in Western India. Gandhinagar is located approximately 23 km north of Ahmedabad, 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 north of Mumbai, the financial capital of India. GNs divideADGand private housing. There is a provision of parks, extensive planting and a recreational area along the river giving the city a green garden-city atmosphere. 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. Gandhinagar has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission. Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar is a temple built of pink stones with carvings. It is surrounded by gardens and fountains. Deer Park (Indroda Park) is a large area containing various sections such as a Jurassic Park theme, deer park, snake park, birds park etc. Deer Park is also known as GEER Foundation Park or Indroda Park as it is located in a village named Indroda. It contains Dinosaurs Park where huge statues of different Dinosaurs are kept with a detailed explanation. Snake park contains various local snakes available in and around Gujarat. Birds are free to fly in a big enclosed bird park. There is also an aquarium. The Mahatma Mandir is a convention cum exhibition centre and a memorial located at sector 13, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. It is named as Mahatma Mandir but is not a temple. Its exhibition area displays the economic and industrial development of the state similar to that of Pragati Maidain in New Delhi. It is one of the biggest convention centres of India spread over 34 acres (14 ha; 0.053 sq mi).Mahatma Mandir#cite note-toiks-1 It was developed by Government of Gujarat.Mahatma Mandir#cite note-ie-2 Business meets like Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit 2011, 2013 and 2015 were organised here. The memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi was constructed by Shapoorji Pallonji And Company Limited. A suspension bridge is built in memory of the Dandi March. A 41-metre high salt-mound atop of a concrete dome structure is constructed as a symbol of Gandhi's famous Dandi march against the salt tax provisions imposed by the British regime in March 1930. The mound houses Dandi Kutir, a museum, library and research center. A sculpture garden with stone murals depicting the life of Mahatma Gandhi is also developed along with a grand spinning wheel, Charkha. Trimandir Adalaj : This is a temple dedicated to both Jainism and Hinduism. Primary deity of this temple is Simandhar Swami. Children's Park in Sector-28: Children's Park is a major attraction for children and holiday makers. The Children's Park has a mini train and a lake with boating facilities. It also in houses an amusement park/tricycle ground for children as well as adults with amusement rides like moon walker, brake dance etc. Punit Van, a botanical garden in sector 19 is a garden containing a fusion of Botanical Garden depending on Zodiac signs and an Amphitheater. Chinese Kung fu is taught in Gandhinagar. That is first time in all over India. Sarita Udyan, on the bank of River Sabarmati, is a garden with a view of the river. It has a botanical garden. GIFT City Tower is the tallest building of the state. Adalaj Stepwell, 18 km south of Gandhinagar. The well was built in 1499 A.D. by Queen Rudabai. The step well or Vav, as it is called in Gujarati, is intricately carved and is several stories in depth. The designs on its walls and pillars include, leaves, flowers, birds, fish and other ornamental designs. Craftsmen's Village in Pethapur Located near Gandhinagar, on the Sabarmati river back, is Pethapur village, only 7 km from the capital. Once famous for its colourful `Bandhani' saris, the village also used to export wooden printing blocks to Singapore. The wooden blocks, with exquisite patterns carved on them, are used for the hand-printing of cloth. They are still in demand in the major hand, printing centres of India like Ahmedabad, Bombay, Jetpur and Rajkot. The Pethapur craftsmen are mainly Gujjar Suthars. Rupal Village (pronc. Ru'paal) (about 12 km Northerly from Gandhinagar; 45 km Northerly from Ahmedabad), is known for "Palli : Rath of Maa Vardayini (Hindu Goddess)", which is celebrated on the 8th day during "Navaratri" festival. It has its own charm when you see the "Palli" (Rath of Maa Vardayini) pass through the village streets. People come from all over the country to get the blessings of Maa Varadayini. "Palli"is made of wood of tree Khijada and prepared on the same day, which makes it Sacred, which is built by the Villagers only. Ghee (clarified butter) is used as prasad (Food for Good), which is poured on the Palli by the Devotees in huge amount. Gathering of devotees on the festival is approximately above 5,00,00 and is growing year by year.

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