Rajkot

Rajkot

Rajkot, a small historical town in the state of Gujarat.

It lies in the centre of the Saurashtra region and at a distance of 254 km from Gandhinagar, the state capital.

Some of the places to visit, the Aaji Dam, a dam site made during British rule; the Race course, popular for morning and evening strolls; the Rotary Dolls Museum,

A unique museum that gives an overview of the culture and traditions of the world through its collection of dolls; the Watson Museum; and the Lang Library.

The Kaba Gandhi No Delo, Mahatma Gandhi’s childhood residence that has now been converted into a memorial called “Gandhi Smriti”, another major attraction.

This museum has photographs, objects and other belongings of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Mahatma Gandhi High School, where Gandhi got his primary education, the Rashtriya Shala, an educational institution started by Gandhi, the Swaminarayan Temple, and Shri Ramkrishna Ashram another attractions.

One can see Hingolgadh, situated near Jasdan and about 70 km away from the city.

The famous Jamnagar with its Reliance Industries settlement about 90 km away.

Mount Girnar and the Gir forest (known for its healthy lion population) around 150 km from the city.

Somnath Temple and Diu (of Daman & Diu, formerly a Portuguese colony) another options that you can visit.

Also famous for its traditional sweets and dandiya and garba dances.

Local markets such as the Dharmendra Road Bazaar you can visit, incense sticks, clothes, handlooms, etc.

The Bangdi Bazaar specialises in imitation jewellery and the Mochi Bazaar in footwear.

How to visit Rajkot

This city well connected by rail network. direct trains from all parts of India to this city.

Some of the longer routes include trains from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Bhopal.

this city quite well connected to the entire region of Saurashtra and the rest of Gujarat by buses.

Several daily direct flights from Rajkot to Mumbai. The best time to visit Rajkot is in the autumn and winter months.

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