Rajkot Tourism

Rajkot Tourism

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Rajkot Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 439 m
  • District: Rajkot
  • Language: Gujarati,Hindi
  • Weather: Summer 26 to 36°C, Winter 18 to 31°C

History of 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 is that India's greatest freedom fighter, Mahatma Gandhi, 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.

People and Culture of Rajkot

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, 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", 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, and Shri Ramkrishna Ashram are other attractions. Near Rajkot, one can see Hingolgadh, which is situated near Jasdan and is 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 Portuguese colony) are other options that can be visited from Rajkot. Rajkot is also famous for its traditional sweets and dandiya and garba dances. 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.

Accommodation in Rajkot

Rajkot is well connected by 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.

Rajkot is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Ahmedabad.

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Rajkot Traveller Reviews

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  • Siddharth
  • 8 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  46 readers

"Overall experience was good close to bus stand"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hotel is about average but staff is really good & supportive. They have their own restaurant food is good, rates are nominal. Close to Bus stand also have other public transport options available along with Ola Service. You will not find Non veg near this area I had searched whole area near hotel & restaurant in hotel doesn't have Non veg options.
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Mehul chavda

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  • Mehul chavda
  • 1 Review
  •  76 readers


  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 27, 2017
Rajkot is a good city. There are many colleages, schools, hospital, resting place. Like, dashan colleage, ring road etc. Rajkot is the mini bombey from level of education. In Rajkot a big andheri stadium. In Rajkot The grand thakar, pleatinum, etc femours hotel. There are many school in Rajkot. Modi school. There are many bus travels in Rajkot. City bus, city bus, patel volvo, nita volvo, shiv shakti travels, etc.
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Suresh Jagetia

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  • Suresh Jagetia
  • 12 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2861 readers

"Good city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 8, 2017
City is good but traffic is horrible as no traffic signals. Traffic is controlled by traffic police but people's of Rajkot are not following traffic rules. Visited swaminarayan temple and rece course road. Nice experience. Lot of crowds noticed at race course at it was weekends.
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Vijay beleri

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  • Vijay beleri
  • 2 Reviews
  •  216 readers


  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 25, 2016
Its a great transit place to visit industrial zones like Jamnagar, as well as temples like Somnathji. Rajkot is well connected by flights from Mumbai. One can easily make a single day trip from Mumbai to Jamnagar through Rajkot airport. Well connected roads. Though best to stay back one night here. Good food, visit to the tranquil Ramakrishna mission. Rajkot is a small town with the feel of a big city. With it choice of restaurants, shops. Nice quality of life.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
  •  515 helpful votes
  •  583875 readers

"A Trip to Rajkot"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 13, 2016
I had been to Rajkot by Road in the month of November 2016. Rajkot is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Gujarat. The must-visit attractions around Rajkot include the Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary, Lang Library and the Watson Museum. The Rampara wildlife sanctuary is full of greenery and is home to a number of wild animals and birds. Antelopes can be easily spotted here and other animals such as Chinkara, jackal, Hyena and other colourful birds can be spotted here. The Lang Library is located on Jubilee Gardens and it has a wide collection of books related to Gujarati and Kathiawadi literature. The Watson Museum is the oldest museum in the Saurashtra region. It is located in the jubilee gardens and is housed in the Queen Victoria Memorial Institute Building. The Museum is dedicated in honour of Colonel John Watson who was in charge of the Kathiawar region between 1881-1889. The museum has collections relating to numismatics and artefacts relating to the Mohenjodaro Era.
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Kripal Shekhawat

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  • Kripal Shekhawat
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 5 Reviews
  •  315 readers

"Quite a quiet place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 28, 2016
Rajkot is very silent city and showing complete window to Gujarat culture. Hotels are good and cheap. Local street food is good. City seems deserted in the afternoon as most of the shops put their shutter down. Every third shop is for paan and cold drinks. They offer various types of drink spiked with soda. Non veg lovers may get this appointed as there are not much options for them.
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Hurted Abhishek

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  • Hurted Abhishek
  • 23 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1638 readers

""Way Good Hotel In Budget Price""

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2016
Few weeks before, I was and Rajkot and trust me guys had lots of fun there .. This city is amazing to roam around. I went there with my friend and took q budget hotel near by station. The hotel was good with extreme facility and not just this the price of it was also in budget. The rooms were clean and staff were like to be cooperative. The front office was well furnished and decorated. You can easily use your debit or credit card to pay.
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Jaya vadhera

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  • Jaya vadhera
  • 2 Reviews
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"Ms. Jaya Vadhera"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Oct 23, 2016
Rajkot is a not very large spread out city and yet has all the amenities of a metro. It has its commercial hubs and peaceful residential pockets amidst greenery. What struck me more at was the progress education sector has made in this city. Rajkumar college was impressive with its huge well maintained campus. The buildings had the imperial British stone structure influence with the arches being the highlight. Took me back to the public school Campus of yesteryears. Traffic is a little chaotic but if one is not in the drivers seat then it is a good city.
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Srijan Srivastava

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  • Srijan Srivastava
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 28 photos
  • 103 Reviews
  •  100 helpful votes
  •  64725 readers

"Shahi place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 13, 2016
The former capital of the princely state of Saurashtra, Rajkot was founded in the 16th c. By the jadeja Rajputs, who ruled until independence. During the colonial period, the city was the administrative headquarters of the Saurashtra region, and today it is the district headquarters. The city is situated on the Aji River and sprawls with regal architecture. It is also an industrial center and an important hub for the body building of vehicles. The city proudly boasts of its associstion with Gandhiji, who spent his early years in Rajkot while his father was a Diwan to the local ruler. The house where he lived is now a museum. The district is also a handicraft and textile center known for its fine silverwork, Bandhani, Patola saris and beadwork. The towns of Wankaner and Morbi host beautiful royal estate, some of which have been convert into heritage hotels.
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Poonam Saxena

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  • Poonam Saxena
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 12 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  78526 readers

"Nice place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 20, 2016
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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