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Rajkot Tourism

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  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 439 m
  • District: Rajkot
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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Poonam Saxena

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  • Poonam Saxena
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 12 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  77719 readers

"Nice place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Good place to visit, many places are available to see such as Chowki Dhani, Fun World, Trikon Baug, Jawhar park, Planetarium, Bal Bhavan and many more thing thing are available to watch at low cost. Standard quality hotels are also available.
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Meet  Ramani

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  • Meet Ramani
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 2 Reviews
  •  213 readers

"An amazing place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 8, 2016
Rajkot is a very nice city. Here most of the places are attractive like, race course ground, fun world, and many temples. Here shopping mall is very large like crystal mall, reliance mall, theatre etc. All citizens lives reflexively. Rajkot is clean city.
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Divyanshu  Chhatbar

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  • Divyanshu Chhatbar
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 1 Review
  •  211 readers

"A trip of a jolly city Rajkot!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2016
Great & green city. Best place to buy things. A city to spend the whole day at ease. Many places to go there like Crystal mall. Best food offered at Thakor hotel and Patel vihar. Local food is the best food like 'Ghughara' and pani puri.
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Darshan Patel

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  • Darshan Patel
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 1 Review
  •  218 readers

"Beautiful city , Rajkot"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
Rajkot is very clean city. It is a colourful city, Aji dam, Nyari dam, Ishwariya Park, racecourse, is a most visiting place. Rajkot has many historical landmarks and places to visit. The Jubilee Garden is a large, open park in the center of the city featuring many monuments from colonial times. Located prominently in the center of the garden is the Connaught Hall. Other notable points of interest near the garden include the historic Mohandas Gandhi High School, Kaba Gandhi No Delo (Mohandas Gandhi's childhood residence), Rashtriya Shala, Watson Museum, Rotary Dolls Museum, Lang Library, Rotary Midtown Library and Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. The Rotary Dolls Museum has a collection of more than 1, 400 dolls from all over the world.
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Abhishek Kumar

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  • Abhishek Kumar
  • Lives in Patratu
  • 2 Reviews
  •  398 readers

"Experience is excellent!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 24, 2016
Rajkot is outstanding city. Places are very good to look live originally. Hotels are outstanding to live there and also the service of hotels. Rajkot is very good for destination. My experience to rajkot is amazing as compared to other city or state. It's great to see and tell about Rajkot to other people to go and see the real Rajkot out of the dream.
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Vishal Kela

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  • Vishal Kela
  • Lives in Bhuj
  • 2 Reviews
  •  328 readers

"Rajkot, a nice destination"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 6, 2016
Rajkot, the economic capital of Kutch district and Saurashtra region in Gujarat. Which I believe when visited with my group. Ah! What a glory of business with life enjoyment. Also business with own rules like market would be close in midday time, etc. Also a food era is the main which I really memorized because it available 24 hour 365 days and real deshi test. Also place like Khirasara palace, Pradhyuman zoo, crystal mall, reliance mall, big bazaar, ishwariya post were the places which were enjoyable with full of group masti. Also a Sunday was the day when all Rajkotians outside the home to enjoy the holiday with family.
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Vsu Rangani

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  • Vsu Rangani
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 1 Review
  •  327 readers

"Nice place to travel & visit the places"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2015
Rajkot is the best city in Gujarat because people of Rajkot is friendly. Also you can enjoy the Gujarati food like Chapdi, Undhiu, Thepala. Etc. In the city they zoo the name is Paduaman park, Nyari dem, and Ishavariya post. Rajkot have international cricket stadium that name is Khandheri stadium.
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Arjun Nagrecha

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  • Arjun Nagrecha
  • 1 Review
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"Chotila Temple, nice pilgrimage"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
Approx 40 kilometre far from Rajkot on Ahemdabad high way on NH 8. There is a beautiful Temple of Hindu goddess Shri Chamunda Mata right on the hill with approx 1000 satires to climb. The main thing is that all 1000 satires are covered with roves and with facility of fan and drinking water on some distance. There is also facility is food as prashad on the base of the Temple. The transportation become very easy because is NH8.
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Vishal Sagar

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  • Vishal Sagar
  • Lives in Raipur
  • 3 Reviews
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"Overall a nice place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
Rangilu is Gujarati word, which means joyful and stress-free behaviour. Rajkot's peoples are known as Rangila Rajkotians. That means they are joyful and always smile on their face. Its really a beautiful city with a beautiful heart of people. Recommend to at least visit once in life.
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Sharfraj Khod

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  • Sharfraj Khod
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 2 Reviews
  •  399 readers

"Amazing holiday in Rajkot"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 27, 2015
Amazing holiday in Rajkot I think world s best place in Gujarat. People are so helpful & so friendly. Rangilu Rajkot name is 100% right for this city. Food is so awesome. If you tired than only get one round of race course ring road & you get full energy in your body.
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