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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Anamika Jaiswal
  • Anamika Jaiswal
  • 15 Reviews

"Rajkoat tour, amazing" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
People can achieve peace here. Overall environment of this place is so good and peaceful. The temple is Good looking and clean also. The location of this place is very good.there is no cheating in this place .Tourist can enjoy here without any tension.There is many story about this place. People of this place is good there language and behavior is good.
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Ashwinshah
  • Ashwinshah
  • Lives in Surat
  • 3 Reviews

"It was a good experience"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was a good experiance; in Rajkot city there are are some very good locations to see. We saw many differant places there, like, Jubilee Garden, Race Course Road, Aaji Dam, Kalavad Road, Swaminarayan Mandir, etc. We also went to the Shashtri Maidan for the summer mela and enjoyed a lot.
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Anupam chaturvedi
  • Anupam chaturvedi
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews

"A must visit place"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was a work related travel. And I was very happy indeed. People there are really good. Local people are well connected with all events happening around the globe they also have new cricket stadium and Gondal town around 40 km away a must visit for car lovers as Maharaja of Gondal has 70 plus cars in his museum. They say maharajas made roads so that they could run their cars. Now of course one part of the palace is a heritage hotel. A must visit place.
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Kartik Savaliya
  • Kartik Savaliya
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Rangilu Rajkot!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 30, 2013
We visit aji dam here we also visited the zoo. It was an awesome experience we enjoy a lot and aji dam is fabulous destination in rainy day.
Than we went to Iswariya Pory one of the old port of Rajkot. Its far 15 km from Rajkot, we enjoy a lot here and enjoyed dinner also.
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Rraj Mehta
  • Rraj Mehta
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews

"Rajkot-An enjoyable city"

  • Posted Jul 24, 2013
Rajkot is the place from were you can go to any part of saurashtra. You get bus services as well as trains. It is a well developed city.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Rajkot is a spot were you will enjoy shopping. Good dresses and all type of clothes. You can enjoy ice golas which is very famous. You will enjoy and take for your friends chikies made from jaggrie and sugar . You can enjoy the varites of chevdas with special chutney. Gathys , fafdas, you will enjoy for breakfast. You get varaities of khakhras. Too long a list. You must go and enjoy for yourself

Activities & things to do: Rajkot is a spot were you will enjoy shopping. good dresses and all type of clothes. you can enjoy ice golas which is very famous. you will enjoy and take for your friends chikies made fro jggrie and suger . you can enjoy the varites of chevdas with sp. chatny. which you can take for your friends. gathys , fafdas, you will enjoy for breakfast. you get varaities of khakhras. too long a list. you go n enjoy.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: To reach Rajkot we have trains as well as buses from amdavad and from every part of India trains take you to Rajkot.
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Abhay Shrivastava
  • Abhay Shrivastava
  • Flashpacker
  • 2 Reviews

"very good place"

  • Posted Jul 16, 2013
jublee garden was very good and this was nice to children. children was very happy and enjoy in this garden.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food of rajkot was very tasty and wide range of food. in breckfast we take dhokla and rajbhog. i have not more time so we are miss shopping in rajkot.

Activities & things to do: we have very enjoy and fun in the rajkot. time was very short so we have not full enjoyment.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: i have rent a car. its have very cheap. we have all city travel in car.
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Navinkumar Mali
  • Navinkumar Mali
  • Lives in Kolhapur
  • 2 Reviews

"rajkot"

  • Posted May 26, 2013
actually, Rajkot is best business destination for me, i visit there only for my business activities. In Rajkot i do only business work.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: you will get best Gujarati Food in The Grand Thakar, i saw huge waiting for dinner in this hotel, but if you are staying in their hotel, you didn't require wait for your dinner.

Activities & things to do: I prefer only my business work in Rajkot.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: sometimes i use to go by Air, from BOM to RAJ, or some times PNQ to AMD then travel by car to Rajkot, some times I prefer go by car, its depend on my work & urgency. In Gujrat roads are amazing and well maintained.
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Ramesh  Bhetariya
  • Ramesh Bhetariya
  • Critic
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 3 Reviews

"Holiday"

  • Posted Mar 14, 2013
I have to enjoyed in Praduman Loard Hotel Rajkot Lords Hotel is very Good Hotel & Services Food, is Very Good

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Side Seeing & Foods is not Very Good

Activities & things to do: n-a

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: n-a
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Harshad Jilka
  • Harshad Jilka
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews

"Family vacation at rajkot"

  • Posted Feb 25, 2013
Rajkot is very good city for enjoyable stay with family,

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: we had not visited to restaurents as atteneded wedding function however shooping ,food at rajkot is excellent

Activities & things to do: Good food, good shopping

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best way to reach by trains if scarcity of time preferable to reach by flight ,but you should always consider the weather for travel best time in winter.
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Kishore
  • Kishore
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews

"small city, big heart"

  • Posted Feb 22, 2013
Great place to stay. great ambiance, equally good food add to it a the convenience location

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Not much of sight seeing here. but good place to shop around.There is no activity whatsoever.

Activities & things to do: As i mentioned earlier ,no activities whatsoever. However there are lot of eating joints in the vicinity

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Its very close fro the highway as well as from the station
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