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About Rajkot

Rajkot is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat, India, after Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara. Rajkot is the centre of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Rajkot is the 35th-largest urban agglomeration in India, with a population more than 1.2 million as of 2015.

Rajkot is the seventh cleanest city of India. Rajkot is also the 22nd-fastest-growing city in the world. The city contains the administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District, 245 km from the state capital Gandhinagar, and is located on the banks of the Aji and Nyari rivers. Rajkot was the capital of the Saurashtra State from 15 April 1948 to 31 October 1956, before its merger with Bombay State on 1 November 1956. Rajkot was reincorporated into Gujarat State from 1 May 1960.

Places To Be Visited In Rajkot

Karba Gandhi No Delo / Mahatma Gandhi House

    he Karba Gandhi No Delo is the house of the Mahatma Gandhi where he lived from the age of six. The Mahatma Gandhi House has a good collection of things related to the Mahatma Gandhi's life. The Mahatma's Passion for the handloom is preserved in the form of a small weaving school.

Lal Pari Lake and Randerda

    Lal Pari Lake and Randerda is a picturesque picnic spot, situated about 5 kms. from Rajkot.

ISKCON Temple

    ISKCON is stand for The International Society for Krishna Consciousness which is widely known as the ‘Hare Krishna Movement’ in the western countries. This community was founded by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in New York in 1966 for the promotion of Bhakti in English speaking countries. It is one of the most popular religious places in the city.

Watson Museum

    The Watson Museum and Library commemorates the work of Colonel John Watson, political agent from 1886 to 1889. It is a jumbled attic of the collection with the 3rd century inscriptions and a delicate ivory work overseen by a marble statue of Queen Victoria. The Watson Museum has collection of precious objects of colonial period, human history and culture, and History of Rajkot.

Aji Dam

    Aji Dam is one of the most important water supplies of the city. There is a beautiful garden, zoo and children’s park outside the dam. So, you can enjoy with your family members here full day without paying anything. You can easily reach here from the city center, Rajkot. There are various private auto-rickshaws as well as city bus available from various locations of the city.

Wankaner

    Wankaner is situated about 25 kms. from Rajkot. The Raja of Wankaner came to a political arrangement with the East India Company in 1807. It was then left largely to its own devices through the 19th century. Maharaja Amar Singhji introduced wide ranging reforms. He was also responsible for building the Ranjit Nilas Palace, visible from miles across the plains. It is built in a variety of European and Indian styles. Today it is run by Maharaja Rajasaheb Pratapsinghi as a guesthouse.

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