Gandhinagar is the second planned in India next to Chandigarh.The city is located on the Sabarmati river and it is one of the commercial and administrative centres of Gujarat. This area is very rich in black soil and thus results in good cultivation.Gandhinagar is supposed to be the only place which was designed and planned by Indian Town Planners. The city is designed in such a way that it has 30 sectors where each sector has its own shopping and community center, primary school, and health center. This place is full of rich history and culture and mainly because of Mahatma Gandhi who lived here. The Qutub Minar is the world’s tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft). Qutb-u’d-Din Aibak laid the foundation of Qutab Minar in AD 1199. Built to celebrate the victory of Mohammed Ghori, the invader from Afghanistan, over the Rajputs in 1192. He raised the first storey, to which were added three more storeys by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsu’d-Din IItutmish (AD 1211-36). All the storeys are surrounded by a projected balcony encircling the Minar and supported by stone brackets, which are decorated with honeycomb design, more conspicuously in the first storey. Numerous inscriptions in Arabic and Nagari characters in different places of the Minar reveal the history of Qutb. According to the inscriptions on its surface it was repaired by Firoz Shah Tughlaq (AD 1351-88) and Sikandar Lodi (AD 1489-1517).
ORIENTATION : Gandhinagar which is also located in the Deccan Plateau is geographically washed by the waters of the Sabarmati River. The north east of Gandhinagar is flanked by Ahmedabad.The Qutub Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as Qutub complex.
HISTORY : This capital city of Gujarat got its name from the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Though Gandhinagar was established in 1960, the city got its identity only after Mumbai was split into two different states namely Gujarat and Maharashtra and it was then Gandhinagar became the capital of Gujarat.