Rajkot Tourism
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Rajkot Tourism

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Rajkot Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 439 m
Rajkot is a small historical town in the state of Gujarat. It lies in the centre of the Saurashtra region and is at a distance of 254 km from Gandhinagar, the state capital. One reason for Rajkot’s fame can be attributed to India’s greatest freedom fighter, Mahatma Gandhi, who spent his early years here and also married his wife in this town.

Pre-independence, Rajkot was under various rulers. After India’s independence, it was separated from Bombay and became a part of the newly-formed state of Gujarat on 1st May, 1960.

Some of the places to visit in Rajkot are the Aaji Dam – a dam site made during British rule, the Race course – popular for morning and evening strolls, the Rotary Dolls Museum – this unique museum 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, which has now been converted in to a memorial called ‘Gandhi Smriti’ is 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, Shri Ramkrishna Ashram, are other attractions.

Near Rajkot one can see the Hingol Gadh situated near Jasdan about 70 km from Rajkot. The famous Jamnagar with its Reliance Industries settlement is about 90 km away. Mount Girnar and the Gir forest (known for its healthy lion population) is around 150 km from Rajkot. Somnath Temple and Diu (of Daman & Diu, formerly a Portugese colony) are other options that can be visited from Rajkot.

Rajkot is also famous for its traditional sweets and dandiya and garba dances. In order to buy the regional specialities, the local markets such as the Dharmendra Road Bazaar can be visited for perfumes, incense sticks, clothes, handlooms, etc. The Bangdi Bazaar specialises in imitation jewellery and the Mochi Bazaar in footwear.

Rajkot is well connected by the rail network. There are direct trains from all parts of India to Rajkot. Some of the longer routes include trains from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Bhopal. Rajkot is quite well connected to the entire region of Saurashtra and the rest of Gujarat by buses. There are 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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Rathore vinay

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  • Rathore vinay
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  12 readers

"Good city" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
I was there for official purpose visit. Didnt explore much in Rajkot. Still, there are few good places for foodies like Thakkar and other thali restaurant. Fire pan is also one of the famous thing in Rajkot. Bad time for alcoholic person. Needs to get license before one get inside the city.
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Deepen Soni

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  • Deepen Soni
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews
  •  375 readers

"Excellent city for eateries and shoppings"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Great city to be in especially if you are in a good company, you can be assured of good food, entertainment till late in the night. One could also get very good food at the 24 hour coffee shops in the 5 star hotels, hence time is not a limit to get good food. Local shopping is very good with all international brands being available.

The summers are very hot hence that is the time one can avoid if possible. However the rains and winters are very pleasant and comfortable during the day time. Evenings need a sweater or a jacket during winter months.

Good connections to various places of pilgrimage around Rajkot city. Excellent connectivity to various small town and villages to visit. Lifestyle is a little expensive in Rajkot compared to other Gujarat cities. But people are fond of good things and do not hesitate to spend.
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Tushar Thakkar

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  • Tushar Thakkar
  • Lives in Dholka
  • 11 Reviews
  •  63 helpful votes
  •  3042 readers

"A nice city"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Apr 10, 2015
Rajkot is nice city. In Saurashtra the Rajkot city is very popular and is in heart of Saurashtra. In rajkot we visited haji dem, praduman park, Imperial palace Hotel and Silver Palace hotel.

In Both Hotel Food is very nice and Hygienic. Staying at Imperial Palace is like staying in a real palace. This one of my most memorable visit at Rajkot.
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Nikhil Gadodia

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  • Nikhil Gadodia
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 17 Reviews
  •  201 helpful votes
  •  11010 readers

"The city is decent and helpful in nature"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2015
I happen to go there again for work purpose. While working, I ordered my food, which got cancelled by the hotel without intimation. So I planned to walk out in search of food, but unluckily after 10:30 most of things gets closed there. Also, there are dogs on roads when you walk at night. Beware they just don't bark, but even try to make you run as well. It could be car, scooter or even a walking individual. They are dangerous and king of the roads. The city is decent and helpful in nature. While you visit, do have ice cream there. There are many flavours available there. Not sure about local places there.
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Suresh Ramaswamy

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  • Suresh Ramaswamy
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 88 Reviews
  •  343 helpful votes
  •  29212 readers

"Not much to do in the city for a visitor"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2015
Rajkot city itself offers little opportunities for activities to a visitor. Rather congested and needs some cleaning up. On the pus side, plenty of hotels and eating joints around. However several attractive places in southern Gujarat are accessible by the excellent roads in the state. The airport is too small for the number of flights it handles and it has hardly any facilities for the travellers.
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Kora pavan

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  • Kora pavan
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  81 helpful votes
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"Commercial city with nice places to visit nearby Rajkot"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Feb 22, 2015
It was completely a commercial city, and there are nice places nearby city. And nice kathiyavadi foods were also available. Nice temples are there and good city. Malls are also available, for purchasing it will be good.
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Abbas Soni

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  • Abbas Soni
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 2 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  1410 readers

"A city with good sightseeing spots"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Feb 5, 2015
Awesome city with equally awesome people. Paris of Gujarat. People are always in jolly mood. Famous for mechanical machinery and school where mahatma Gandhi studied. There are many sights around rajkot to visit like khirasara palace and some parks too. Rajkot is known for their industries.
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Jay Sanghani

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  • Jay Sanghani
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 4 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  4915 readers

"City for food lovers"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Dec 13, 2014
Rajkot is the city of food lover, sport lover or shaukin, food, sight-seeing and shopping. Rajkot is a spot where you will enjoy shopping whatever type you want. You can enjoy kathiyavadi thali for lunch. You will enjoy South-Indian food better than south india. You can enjoy the varieties of chevdas with special chutney. Kathy's, fafdas, you will enjoy for breakfast. Best thing of rajkot is people's nature. Rajkotia enjoy golla in every season what is summer or winter.
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Kana Ahir

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  • Kana Ahir
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1195 readers

"A good place for everyone"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 20, 2014
Rajkot is a good city for shopping, education etc. The experience at Rajkot is good. There are many places to see in Rajkot, like the dolls museum, Lakh no bungalow and the grand thakar hotel. There are about 14 engg. Colleges for higher education. Its a nice place for couples as there are many romantic places nearby.
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Nitesh Chavhan

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  • Nitesh Chavhan
  • Lives in Pusad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1442 readers

"A good place for everyone to visit"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Oct 13, 2014
My experience was very good. This place is awesome. The place is worth seeing. The scenery was very good. If anybody planning to go for outing, this place is the best. The hotel service at this was also great. Anybody can get a good hotel at this place. In short everything is great. One should visit this place atleast once.
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