Rajkot

Locations :

Lattitude: 22.3000° N,
Longitude: 70.7833° E
Best Time to Visit : October to March

Weather :

Summer : 24°C to 42°C
Winter : 10°C to 22°C
Monsoon : 18°C to 33°C

Rajkot, the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat has many historical landmarks. There are few notable historical facts that are linked with this city that is 400 yrs. old and was established by Jadeja family of Jamnagar located on the banks of the Aji River. It is a vibrant place to live and work. The city has witnessed unprecedented growth in the last few years. It was once the capital of the princely state of Saurashtra. It is famous for commercial and industrial city. Our father of nation ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ spent his early years in Rajkot where he did his schooling from Alfred High School. The school is now known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi High School. Rajkot is blessed with various attractions where you can explore some ancient era monuments, temples and others. Apart from this, it is famous for jewelry and other. Soni Bazaar in Rajkot is one of the biggest gold markets of Gujarat. In fact, there are many other tourist places that are worth visiting.

Main Attractions
  • Pradhyuman Zoological Park, Rajkot:  Pradhyuman Zoological Park is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city of Rajkot. It is a beautiful place and a good place for picnic spot. Officially, this park is known as Rajkot Prani Sangrahay. It is blessed with lots of natural beauty and friendly environment.
  • Ramkrishna Ashram, Rajkot: Ramkrishna Ashram is a branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math in West Bengal. The Ashrama was established in the year 1927. The services offered by the Ashrama are - Temple Service, Preaching, The Publication Department, Medical Services, The Vidyarthi Mandir, Free Library and Reading Room, Annual Competitions for Students and Youths.
  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Rajkot: It is a magnificent temple that is located on the Kalawad Road in Rajkot. During 1998 to 1999, this temple was built with marble and in pink stones. This temple was founded by Bhagwan Swaminarayan who belongs to the Vaishnav tradition. The atmosphere is very calm and divine shrine making it a must visiting place in the city of Rajkot.
  • ISKCON Temple, Rajkot: ISKON temple of Rajot is a branch temple. This temple is purely dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is a holy Hindu temple. It’s a fully spiritual place where many devotees come nationally and internationally to dedicate their whole life to Lord Krishna.
  • Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary: Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary is in Jasdan Taluka of Rajkot District. It was declared as a sanctuary in the year1980. Earlier the area of the sanctuary was known as 'Motisari vidi'. It presents a magnificent mosaic of grasslands and scrub forests. The sanctuary has also a unique composition of wildlife species like - Indian hare, Mongoose Chinkara (a herbivore), Nilgai (Bluebull), Indian porcupine,Wolf etc.
  • Rotary Dolls Museum: Rotary Dolls Museum is another major tourist attraction in Rajkot. It attracts many travelers from all over India. It shows an overview to the culture and traditions of the world through the concept of Rotary Doll Museum. The Dolls Museum houses many varieties of doll collection that helps other to get some idea about various countries, different languages etc.  
  • Watson Museum and Library: It is another important tourist destination in the city of Rajkot. It was established in the year 1888. The museum was named after the memory of Colonel John Watson. It is one of the oldest and the largest museums of Gujarat. There are a library of paintings and artifacts.
  • Aji Dam:  Aji Dam is built on the river Aji River that is one of the most popular rivers in the state of Gujarat. This dam attracts a lot of tourist destination. People come here to watch and feed birds and fishes. This place is best for weekend holidays which give the visitors an opportunity to move around in serene calm.
 



Shopping
  • Crystal Mall, Rajkot
  • Iscon Mall, Rajkot
  • Big Bazaar, Rajkot
  • Backbone shopping center (Local shopping Market) Rajkot
 
Things To Do
Places of Worship:
 
  • Swaminarayan Temple, Rajkot
  • Yagnvalkya Vruksh Mandir, Rajkot
  • Iscon Temple, Rajkot
  • Sat Hanuman Temple, Rajkot
  • The Panch Nath Mahadeo Temple, Rajkot
  • Jagat Mandir, Rajkot
Places of Entertainment:
 
  • The Eldorado Park, Rajkot (Amusement Park)
  • Krishna Water Park, Rajkot (Amusement Park)
  • Fun World, Rajkot (Amusement Park)
  • Illusion Cafe & Discotheque, Rajkot (Discotheque)
  • Galaxy, Rajkot (Movie theater)
  • Om Cineplex, Rajkot (Movie theater)
  • Cosmoplex, Rajkot (Movie theater)
  • INOX Cinemas, Rajkot (Movie theater)
 
Getting There
  • By Air – Nearest airport to reach Rajkot is the Rajkot Airport. It is well connected with other important cities like Porbandar, Surat, New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and others.
  • By Railway – Nearest Railway station to reach Rajkot is Rajkot Junction Railway station. It is well connected to other major cities of Gujarat and Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Bhopal and others.  
  • By Road – It is well connected by road with the cities such as Jamnagar, Junagarh, Porbandar, Veraval, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bhavnagar, Bhuj and others. You can avail bus services and private vehicles too. 
 
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