Guj: ગાંધીનગર gāndhīnagara

‘Gandhi City’ -City/Capital/District, Gujarat

From Mahatma Gandhi and Hin/Skt: nagar, ‘city’.

Gandhinagar (founded in 1966)  is a planned city, designed to replace Ahmedabad as the capital of Gujarat. It is named to honour Mahatma Gandhi, the charismatic (and spiritual) leader of the Independence movement and a native of Gujarat.

Gandhinagar is the tree capital of India with over half of its urban area under a green canopy.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Gujarat place names.


Gandhinagar Railway Station     Jeremy9192