Cyber security is a combined effort of technologies, tools, policies and laws applicable for making cyber world safe. Due to increased number of cybercrimes, law enforcement policies and effective use of digital forensics could resist cyber law violators and hackers from their intended goals.

The workshop aims to provide a forum for disseminating knowledge in cyber security and digital forensics. The workshop brings together the researchers and developers in this specialized area from academia and the industry. The workshop is accessible to both non-experts interested in learning and experts interested in sharing different techniques and approaches in this area. The workshop focuses coverage of essential aspects of cyber security such as perimeter security, web security, system security, code security, network security, penetration testing, forensics tools, crisis management, cybercrimes and law, and so on.


  • Police Officers
  • Bank Personnel
  • Practitioners of network security, data and information security, image processing, data mining,information retrieval, grid computing, image forensic
  • BTech III – IV year CSE & IT students
  • MTech & PhD CSE & IT students
  • Faculty offering courses on CSE & IT programs
  • Any other practitioners of this field


  • Cyber Crimes, Laws, Ethics
  • Cyber Security in context of national security
  • Data Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Financial Applications Security
  • Hacking
  • Malware Analysis
  • Penetration Testing
  • Perimeter Security

Keynote Speaker

Avinash Kadam

Invited Speakers

Amit kumar

Ashikali M. Hasan

Manish Naik

Muktesh Chander



Nina Godbole

Rajesh Deo

Vicky Shah

H.P. Sanghavi

Manan Thakker


*Day 1  Nov. 16, 2013 (Saturday)

08:00 – 9:00 Registration + Snacks/Tea
09:00 – 9:30 Inauguration, Welcome Address, Program Overview
09:30 –10:15 Talk 1: Cyber Security – National and Global Perspectives Avinash Kadam
10:15 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee break
10:30 –11:45 Talk 2: Cyber Crimes, Compensation & Cases Under I.T.Act, 2000 Manan Thakkar
Cyber Lawyer
11:45 –13:00 Talk 3: Penetration Testing and Malware Analysis Rajesh Deo
NII Consulting
13:00 –14:30 Lunch break
14:30 –15:45 Talk 4: Cyber Security in the Perspective of National Security Muktesh Chander
Jt. Commissioner, PM Security, New Delhi
15:45 –17:00 Talk 5: Financial Applications Security – Challenges and Solutions Nandkumar Sarvade
Independent Security Professional
17:00 –17:15 Tea/Coffee break
17:15 –18:00 Interactive Session:
Ethical Hacking I
Ashikali Hasan,
Xeniar Technology


Day 2 Nov. 17, 2013 (Sunday)

09:00 –10:15 Talk 6: Digital Forensics, Biometrics Amit kumar
BioAxis DNA Research Centre Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad
10:15 –11:00 Interactive Session:
Ethical Hacking II
Ashikali Hasan,
Xeniar Technology
11:00 –11:15 Tea/Coffee break
11:15 –12:30 Interactive Session: Security Tools, Utilities for Cyber Security H.P. Sangavi
12:30 –14:00 Lunch break
14:00 –15:15 Talk 7: Web Security Nina Godbole
Independent Consultant
15:15 –16:30 Talk 8: Information Security Manish Naik
Information Security Consultant
16:30 –16:45 Tea/Coffee break
16:45 –18:00 Talk 9: Cyber Crimes, Laws, Ethics Vicky Shah
18:00 –18:15 Valedictory session

*There may be a slight change in the final schedule and order of the talks.

Avinash Kadam.jpgAvinash W. Kadam

Avinash Kadam is a leading authority on Information Security. He has more than four decades of experience in Information Technology Management, Information Systems Audit, Information Security Consulting and Training.

Mr. Kadam has served as a Vice President of ISACA International Board for two years from 2006 to 2008. He was President of ISACA Mumbai Chapter from 1998-2000. He is the recipient of ISACA’s Harold Weiss Award for 2005, “Given to Recognize Dedication to the IS Audit, Control and Security Profession”.He is currently Advisor to ISACA’s India Task Force.

Other positions held by Mr. Kadam in the past :

  • Director, MIEL e-Security Pvt. Ltd. in charge of Information Security Consulting and Training
  • Chief Operating Officer, Kale Consultants Ltd.
  • General Manager-IT, Raymond Ltd.
  • General Manager-IT, Glaxo India Ltd.
  • Scientific Officer- Bhabha Atomic Research Center


Mr. Kadam regularly writes articles on Information Security topics. He has written a number of articles about COBIT 5 and also co-authored a publication “Securing Sensitive Personal Data or Information under India’s IT Act Using COBIT 5”.

Mr. Kadam is a highly regarded instructor. He regularly teaches CISA, CISM courses at India’s ISACA Chapters.He was a Lead Instructor with (ISC)2 and conducted numerous CISSP CBK Review Seminars.He was also a Lead Instructor for ISO 27001 and conducted a number of ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Courses. Currently he is an accredited COBIT 5 Foundation trainer and conducts COBIT 5 Foundation courses.

He holds B.E. (Mechanical), A.M.I.E. (Electronics and Telecommunication) and M.F.M. (Master in Financial Management) degrees and a string of information security certificates that he also teaches.

Amit kumar
CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, BDRC

Amit kumar is CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of BioAxis DNA Research Centre (BDRC) Pvt Ltd. He also serves as the Treasurer of IEEE Hyderabad Section and Chairman of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, IEEE Hyderabad Section. He is member of the reputed Neural Networks Technical Committee (NNTC) of the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) of the IEEE. Dr Amit Kumar is a member of IEEE, ISCB, APBIONET, ACM and PRIB. He obtained his PhD in Applied Bioinformatics in 2007. Dr Kumar was nominated as “Pioneers in Genomic education 2010”.

He has organized, chaired and delivered Invited talks in several National and International Conferences like IEEE ICACT 2013, IEEE SSCI2013 Singapore, POCO 2012 Budapest, POCO 2011 Beijing, IEEEHyd COW 2012 Vishakapatnam, PRIB 2007 Singapore, PRIB 2008 Australia, WCCI 2010 Spain, DNA 2009 at Andhra Pradesh Police academy and DNA 2010- Osmania University, DNA 2011-GSI Lucknow, DNA 2012 at AIMSCS Hyderabad Central University and several IEEE events. He has published more than 20 Research Papers in peer reviewed national and International Journals. Under his able guidance BioAxis DNA Research Centre successfully reached the nomination of Leaders of tomorrow 2010 awards by ET Now and India Mart. IEEE Computational Intelligence Society of Hyderabad Section received the Outstanding Chapter award under his chairmanship and He was the Secretary of IEEE Hyderabad Section in 2012 when the section received the Outstanding Large Section award. His Research Interests are Reverse Vaccinology, Forensic Bioinformatics, DNA Forensics, Rational drug discovery, Forensic Criminology and Police Administration etc. He is also a Post Graduate in Criminology and Police Administration. Dr Amit kumar has been invited Resource person at number of Reputed Academic and Research Institutions, Police Academies and Police Training colleges.

Manan Thakker
Cyber Lawyer

Manan Thakker is a technology graduate (BCA & PGDCA), PGDBM (E-business), law graduate (LL.B), ethical hacker and Masters in Cyber Laws. He is practicing Cyber Lawyer and Cyber Security Advisor at Cyberra Legal Services (CLS) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat since 2003. He has filed Gujarat’s First Cyber Fraud case in the special cyber court of Gandhinagar.He has filed highest number of Cyber Fraud Cases for compensation in Gujarat. In fact, all the Cyber Fraud litigations in the State of Gujarat till 2013 are filed by his law firm.He has also filed the First cyber law matter of India in Cyber Appellate Tribunal, new delhi.

He is Techno-Legal Advisor for Various Departments of Govt. of Gujarat namely Dept. of Science & Technology, Home Dept., Health Dept., Admin Dept. and Transport Dept. for various E-governance Projects.He has trained more than 12,000 IT, CA, CS, CWA & Law Professionals in last 10 years for computer frauds, cyber crimes, cyber security, cyber laws and system audit. He is also authoring articles on cyber law & security in TAXMANN’S Corporate Professionals Today Magazine.

Manish Naik
Information Security Consultant

Manish Naik has over 20 years of rich experience in the technology areas of Designing, Implementation, Troubleshooting, Optimization and Auditing of systems and solutions. He consults Governments for Information Security Policy, Guidelines and implementation, has been a Principal Consultant for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Application consulting and component design. He has worked on projects at National and State levels for Directorate General of Foreign Trade, PKI Interoperability Guidelines for India, Data Centers for Gujarat, Punjab, MP, etc., Government of Gujarat e-Procurement Project, GAIL PKI and SAP Integration to name a few. He is currently working as an Independent IT Consultant. He has various Technical certifications to his credit, such as, Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information System Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT), SANS GIAC Security Essentials Certification (SANS GSEC), Certified Vulnerability Assessor (CVA), SEI OCTAVE Certified Risk Assessor, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, Certificate in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK ).

Muktesh Chander 
Joint Commissioner of Police

Muktesh Chander is currently posted as Joint Commissioner of Police at Delhi Police. Prior to this he was with PM Security as IG Police. Mr. Chander is an IPS of UT Cadre. He was posted in Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nager Haveli, and with Goa Police besides Delhi Police. He is academically an engineer who got his BE degree in Electronics & Communications from Delhi College of Engineering in 1983. Recently he also earned his PhD degree from IIT Delhi in Information Security. He possesses a vast experience in cyber crime investigation, information security, criminology, victimology, and Cyber Law.

Nandkumar Saravade 
Independent Security Professional

Nandkumar Saravade is an independent security professional and cyber crime expert, currently advising Ernst & Young and Citibank. Till recently, he worked as Director, Citibank India, heading Security, Investigation and Vigilance.

During 2008-2011, he worked as General Manager, Financial Crime Prevention Group, ICICI Bank, where he looked after fraud risk management, including prevention, detection and investigation and regulatory reporting and compliance.

Till 2008, Mr. Saravade served with the Indian Police Service (IPS). His last assignment in the IPS was Director, Cyber Security and Compliance, NASSCOM, which involved policy formulation on cyber security and privacy, capacity building for law enforcement and organising mass awareness campaigns. He also set up NASSCOM’s initiative on cyber security, Data Security Council of India.

Mr Saravade served in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for seven years, which involved enforcement of the Prevention of Corruption Act, investigation of bank frauds and economic offences.

Mr Saravade was awarded the Prime Minister’s Baton and Revolver for being the Best All-round Probationer of the 1987 batch of the IPS and also the Indian Police Medal for Distinguished Services.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad as well as a Masters’ degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Nina Godbole
Independent Consultant

Nina Godbole has been known for her three books, of them two are published by Wiley India, viz., “Cyber Security: Understanding Cyber crimes, computer forensics and Legal Frameworks” and “Information Systems Security: Management, Measurement and Frameworks”, and the third, “Software Quality Assurance” has been published by Narosa. All through her professional career, Ms. Godbole has been associated with IT Industries. She has worked with one of the world’s largest Global IT company for over 13 years. She has published numerous research papers in many reputed international conferences. She conducted research work on Mass Storage devices for Thermax IT group. She has been contributing to many leading forums such as Computer Society of India, PC Quest IT Meets, Confederation of Indian Industries, C-DAC inter alia. She carries a vast and rich international experience, having served on various consulting and auditing assignments in France, USA, South Africa, Brazil, China, Japan, Philippines. Ms. Godbole is a freelance Information Security consultant based in Pune.

Rajesh Deo
PCI QSA, CISSP, Senior Consultant
Network Intelligence (India) Pvt. Ltd

Rajesh Deo works as an information security consultant with Network Intelligence India Pvt. Ltd. (NII). He is an expert in PCI-DSS and penetration testing of networks, and web applications. His areas of interest in the information security domain are: Intrusion Detection, Network cartography, Web Application Security, Enterprise-wide security metrics, Malware analysis, Data Analytics. Dr. Deo holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA. He earned various certificates in the area of Information Security. Some of them are – Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), CISSP, Certified Professional Hacker, Professional Forensic Analyst (CPFA), Certified Information Security Professional (CISP). He has a rich  experience in Banking & Finance, Telecom and ISP verticals.

Vicky Shah
Independent Information Security Consultant

Vicky Shah is currently working as Independent Information Security Consultant and the Founder of The EAGLE EYE and Cyber Crime Clinic – Education Initiative focused on Awareness and Prevention of Cyber Crime.

Mr. Shah is an independent Information Security Consulatnt and the founder of The Eagle Eye and Cyber Crime Clinic. This is an educational initiative focused on awareness and prevention of cyber crime. He is the former head/in-charge Digital Forensics and was an Assistant Professor of Institute of Forensic Science, Mumbai, Govt. of Maharashtra. Mr. Shah is an renowned profesiional in the domain of cyber security, cyber crime investigations, cyber law and cyber forensics. He has authored a very unique book on awareness and prevention of cyber crime, namely, “Are You Protected?” – The Handbook. Mr. Shah has been closely working with various state police departments, state governments, Indian Banks associations etc. to help them investigate cyber crimes.


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REGISTRATION Seats are limited

Important Dates
Registration Opens: 15 Oct, 2013
Early bird Registration closes: 6 Nov, 2013 (Discount 20%)
On-the-spot Registration: 16 Nov, 2013

(to be paid by a demand draft in favour of IEEE GUJARAT SECTION payable at Ahmedabad):

Registration fees for different categories are as mentioned below

Registration Fees Early Bird Registration
(till Nov 6)
On the Spot Registration
(Nov 16)
Professionals (IEEE/CSI/GESIA members) Rs 2400 Rs 3000
Professionals (Non-Members) Rs 2800 Rs 3500
Students (IEEE/CSI/GESIA members) Rs 1200 Rs 1500
Students (Non-Members) Rs 1600 Rs 2000

*Registration fee includes only workshop bag, workshop schedule, speaker’s profile and abstract of their talk, basic stationary, workshop badge, lunch & tea coupons.

**Discount for IEEE/CSI/GESIA members and for student participants
A discounted registration fee has been offered to IEEE/CSI/GESIA members and to student participants. If you are claiming for this discount, you need to produce your membership card/Student ID card (in original) at the registration desk on 16 Nov 2013. Otherwise you will have to pay the difference amount.

Registration Closed


We have made an arrangement with following hotels to offer discounted rate to all the NWCS 2013 participants. While booking your accommodation with these hotels please inform your purpose to avail the discount.

1. Infocity Clubs & Resorts (P) Ltd. (10 mins walking from Venue)
Indroda Circle
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway
Gandhinagar 382009

Kind Attention: Ms Madhulika Rathi
Ph: 23213111/22/33/44 / 55,   Fax: 23213166
Email: infocityclubresort[at]yahoo.co.in
Web: http://www.infocityclub.net/

Room Type Unit Standard Rate* (Rs.) Discounted Rate*(Rs.)
Deluxe Room Day 3,000.00 2,550.00
Executive Suite Day 4,000.00 3,400.00
Deluxe Suite Day 4,500.00 3,825.00

*Exclusive of taxes
**Breakfast shall be served complementary

2. Hotel Middle Town (10 mins walking from Venue)
Pramukh Arcade
Reliance Crossroad
Near Infocity
Kudasan, Gandhinagar 382007

Kind Attention: Mr. Rameshbhai (99046 18199)
Ph: 079 2928 8887, 94082 88883
Email: enquiry[at]hotelmiddletown.com
Web: http://hotelmiddletown.com/

Room Type Unit Standard Rate* (Rs.) Discounted Rate*(Rs.)
Suit Room Day 1,700.00 1,275.00
Superior A.C. Room Day 1,200.00 900.00
Super Deluxe A.C. Room Day 1,000.00 750.00
Deluxe Non A.C. room Day 700.00 525.00

*Exclusive of taxes

3. Hotel Grand Sahara Inn (10 mins walking from venue)
4th floor, Super Mall 1
Nr. Gh-0 Circle, Infocity
Gandhinagar 382009

Ph. No. 079-23213449
Email: hotelgrandsahara_inn[at]ymail.com

Room Type Unit
Discounted Rate
Single* (Rs.) Double* (Rs.)
Superior Day 1,100.00 1,500.00
Premium Day 1,400.00 1,800.00

*Exclusive of Taxes

4. Fortune Inn Haveli (15 mins by vehicle from venue)
Plot no. 235, Sector 11
Gandhinagar – 382011

Kind Attention: Mr. Nagendra Singh Rathore (96625 41961)
Ph: 079 39884422,
Email: sales.fih[at]fortunehotels.in, haveli[at]fortunehotels.in
Web:  http://www.fortunehotels.in/hotel/Gandhinagar-Fortune_Inn_Haveli.aspx

Room Type Unit
Discounted Rate
Single* (Rs.) Double* (Rs.)
Standard Room Day 3,600.00 4,000.00
Fortune Club Room Day 4,400.00 5,000.00
Suite Day On Request On Request

*Exclusive of Taxes
**Buffet breakfast at orchid complimentary

5. Hotel Pathikashram (15 mins by vehicle from venue)
(Government owned hotel)
Opp Gandhinagar Civil Hospital
GH Road, Sector-11, Gandhinagar
Website: http://www.pathikashram.com/

Contact number: 079 2324 3161
E-mail : info[at]pathikashram.com, pathikashram[at]yahoo.co.in

Room Type Unit Rate (Rs.)
Double Bed Room Day 700 onwards
Dormitory Day 250 per head

Some other options available for accommodation near the Venue are:

Purnima Hotel
Sector-16, Gandhinagar
20 minutes from DA-IICT
Contact Number: 079 23222286
Double bed Room Rs. 500 onwardsHotel Midway Inn
Sector 16 , Gandhinagar, Gujarat
20 minutes from DA-IICT
Contact Number : 079 64512055 / 9979359233
Rs. 700 onwardsMerudham Dharamshala
25 minutes from DA-IICT
Contact Number: 9510965329
Room with capacity of 4: Rs 100/head


DA-IICT is situated in the city of Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat. The city lies to the north of Ahmedabad, nearly 22 Km from the Ahmedabad Railway Station, and just 16 Km away from the airport. The city of Gandhinagar cannot boast of excellent connectivity to other cities but the neighboring city of Ahmedabad is well connected to all the major cities directly via railway routes and airways. Local Transportation is frequently available to reach the college.

Ahmedabad Railway station to DA-IICT

Government buses, shuttling between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, run on a regular basis, and one of their various stops is just a stone’s throw from the Ahmedabad railway station. Also, Gujaratis are very amiable people, and will direct you to the proper bus if asked. The stop at Gandhinagar where you need to disembark is Gh-0 or Ch-0, both of which are less than 1 Km from the DA-IICT campus. From here, autos could be easily hired to the campus. Directions will also be placed at these points to guide you. Taxi services consist of mostly Ambassador Cabs and taxis could be hired for a one-way trip to DA-IICT.

Ahmedabad Airport to DA-IICT

Ahmedabad airport boasts of a good taxi service where cabs can be hired to take you to DA-IICT. Regular buses are also available at a short distance from the airport which would drop you off at either Gh-0 or Ch-0 from where you can hire an auto to take you to the college campus. Directions to the campus would be placed at strategic points as well as our help desk will be stationed at the airport.


Gandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat established as a modernized twin city for Ahmedabad. It was visualised as a planned city along the lines of New Delhi (by Edwin Lutyens), Chandigarh (by Le Corbusier) and Bhubaneshwar (by Otto H. Koenigsberger) . Located on the banks of the River Sabarmati, the city is the administrative centre of Gandhinagar and Gujarat as well. It does not seem to be a prudent concerted effort of creating Gandhinagar a Knowledge Hub by establishing several educational institutions of national and international repute, but it happened in sinusiodal phase during last one century or less.

Several institutes of international and national repute are located in Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, inter alia, Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), the National Institute of Design (NID), Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), LD Institute of Indology, Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) and Space Applications Centre (SAC) of Indian Space Research Organization, Gujarat Vidhyapeeth, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), The National Institute of Co-operative Management, Gujarat National Law University, Indian Institute for Advanced Research (IIAR), The Institute of Petroleum Management. The Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) is a notable institution established to impart management training and experience to young students and professionals.

Besides this uniqueness of being developed as a Knowledge Corridor, Gandhinagar (including Ahmedabad, which is actually the commercial capital of Gujarat) has so many other attarctions too. It has been rapidly developing as a city of mega malls and multiplexes. On both sides of SG (Sarkhej-Gandhinagar) Highway one finds innumerous superstores and malls, to name a few are Iscon Mega Mall, Big Bazaar, Star India Bazaar, Acropolis, Gallops, Croma, Himalaya Mall, Reliance Mega Mart, 10 Acre.

Ahmedabadis are food lovers, they hang out during weekends in search of good food, great ambience and entertainment. One may find all types of Gujarati and non-Gujarati food within the city. For Gujarat food one can visit Sasuji (CG Road), Pakwan, Atithi (SG Highway), Govardhan Thal (SG Highway), Vishala and Rajwaru (both near Vadodara Expressway). Old city of Ahmedabad is full of places that serve mugalai cuisine. Apart from that one may like to visit Mirch Masala (CG Road and SG Highway), Hyderabadi Biryani (off SG Highway), Upper Crust (near Vijay Chaar Rasta), Curries (near AMA), Chawlas (near Vastrapur Lake). Almost all brands of fast food joints are mushroomed in Ahmedabad.

Health care support is relatively better in Ahmedabad. Multi-spaeciality hospitals such as the Appollo Hospital, SAL Hospital, Sterling Hospital, Civil Hospital provide indoor and outdoor patient services round the clock. Apart from these there are many super-specialty hospitals and nursing homes available here.

Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad enjoy uninterrupted water and power supply throughout the year.

The airport and the railway station, both located in Ahmedabad, are within easy reach from the DA-IICT campus in Gandhinagar (a 20 minutes drive to the airport, and about a 50 minutes drive to the main railway station, popularly known as Kalupur Railway Station). The airport has international connectivity, with direct flights to most of the places in Europe and the USA.

Apart from the monsoon season, the climate of Gandhinagar is normally dry. Winter season never falls here, it is mostly hot weather throughout the year except monsoon. The maximum temperature stays in the range of 36°C (97°F) and 42°C (108°F), and the minimum in the range of 19°C (66°F) and 27°C (81°F). From November to February, the average maximum temperature is around 29°C (85°F), the average minimum is 14°C (57°F), and the climate is extremely dry. Sometimes it rains heavily in Gandhinagar due to the southwest monsoon during mid-June to mid-September.

Places to visit in Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad are Siddi Sayyed Jali, Jumma Masjid, Gujarat Science City, Akshardham (Gandhinagar), Law Garden Market, Vaishnodevi Temple, Kankaria Lake, Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project, Sarkhej Roja, Adalaj Wav, Rani Sipri Mosque, Iskon Temple, Sola Temple, CG Road, Gandhi Ashram (Sabarmati), Calico Museum of Textiles (Shahibaugh).

Places of Interest

There are many places of interest for site-seeing in both the cities including the world famous Akshardham, the Adalaj Step Well, Science City, Sabarmati Ashram and many multiplexes.

Akshardham is a place of education, entertainment and enlightenment. It combines traditional stone architecture, ancient wisdom, and the best of modern technology to create the most powerful experience of Indian Culture ever to exist. Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, Akshardham is a miracle worked by the sacrifice of thousands of volunteers. Hundreds of figures, dioramas, displays and audio-visual shows, unfold a stream of timeless experiences. They are visually mesmeric, scientifically stunning, and spiritually moving.
Adalaj Step Well is located 18 kilometers north of Ahmedabad in the Gandhinagar district. It was built during the reign of Queen Rudabai, a muslim ruler. Though now dry, the well once provided water to weary travellers and pilgrims along the roads outside of Ahmedabad. The four-level well is dug directly into the water table, exposing fresh water that rose and fell according the seasons and the amount of rainfall. Its deep interior provided cool relief from the harsh Indian sun.
Gujarat Science City is a bold initiative of the Government of Gujarat to realize this priority. The Government is creating a sprawling center at Ahmedabad which aims to provide a perfect blend of education and entertainment. It will showcase contemporary and imaginative exhibits, minds on experiences, working models, virtual reality, activity corners, labs and live demonstrations to provide an understanding of science and technology to the common man.
Sabarmati Ashram lies on a quiet stretch of the river Sabarmati, 7 kms north of the city, set up by Mahatma Gandhi as a simple retreat in 1915. This was his first Satyagraha Ashram and for many it was the nerve centre of India’s freedom movement. Hridaya Kunj, the cottage where he lived is preserved as it was in the Mahatma’s lifetime. The Gandhi Ashram has a memorial centre, library and a sound and light spectacle to offer its visitors.
Ahmedabad is known for its multiplexes and for starting the multiplex’s market race in India. The first ever multiplex in India, CityPulse, is stituated in Gandhinagar. A number of multiplexes, Fun republic, City Pulse, R World, Wide Angle to name a few, are situated both in and near Gandhinagar and on Ahmedabad Gandhinagar highway.


The most convenient entry point into Gujarat is through the metropolis of Ahmedabad. The city contains some very fine museums, the Calico Museum of Textiles being considered among the world’s finest. Ahmedabad’s walled city is a living testimony to its heritage of crafts as women walk by in dazzling embroidered garments and flashing ethnic silver jewellery. Traditional Ahmedabad combines mosques of inspired workmanship, wooden Jain temples, unique stone stepwells and houses with ornately carved wooden balconies and window screens.

Modern Ahmedabad, just across the River Sabarmati spanned by four bridges, is a showpiece of contemporary architecture with designs by Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn and the best known Indian architects. Ahmedabad is a convenient base for a number of excursions, Modhera being the best known. 106 km away, this is one of the very few sun temples in the country.

Gujarat’s loveliest beach – and the state is well endowed with them – is Ahmedpur Mandvi whose chief attraction is the ethnic beach resort. Cottages modelled on rural Gujarati architecture look out onto a secluded beach, one of the state’s chief centres for water sports.

Click here for a detailed list of major tourist attractions in Gujarat.

Source: http://gujarattourism.net


Ms. Deepa Poduval
Faculty Block – 2
Near Indroda Circle
Gujarat 382007.

Tel. (+91) 79 – 3051 0552

E-mail: deepa_poduval[at]daiict.ac.in