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Rajkot is the administrative headquarter of Rajkot district of Gujarat. Read more information on travel and tourism of Rajkot in India.


Distance: 216 km from Ahmedabad
Location: Rajkot District

Rajkot is the administrative headquarter of the Rajkot district in Gujarat. It is situated at a distance of 216 km from Ahmedabad. The tourism in the city is slowly picking up owing to the fact that there are a number of places here that are worth visiting. It was founded by Thakur Saheb Vibhaji Ajoji Jadeja of Jadeja clan in 1612 AD. Since then, it has been the seat of Jadeja rulers of India. Rajkot is also known for the reason that Mahatma Gandhi spent the early days of his life here only. He completed his education in one of the schools here. Apart from this, the city is famous for jewelry, silk embroidery and watch parts. It is also famous for its gold purity. Rajkot has one of the biggest gold markets of Gujarat, called Soni Bazaar.

Tourist Attractions

Kaba Gandhi No Delo
Kaba Gandhi No Delo is the ancestral home of Mahatma Gandhi. It now houses the Gandhi Smriti, a permanent exhibition of Gandhiji's items.

Nehru Gate
Nehru Gate is also known as Nagar Darwaza. It is a historical architectural gate with a clock, depicting majesty and elegance. This gate leads to the historical market of Morbi.

M.K. Gandhi Vidyalaya
M.K. Gandhi Vidyalaya is the school where Mahatma Gandhi completed his early education. It was earlier known as Alfred High School and was later renamed after Gandhiji.

Rashtriya Shala
Rashtriya Shala was founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1925. He used it in connection with the freedom struggle. It is now famous for its Patola weaving.

Hanging Bridge
Hanging Bridge is located in Morbi of Rajkot. It was made from wire ropes and wood, during the British rule. The bridge is 165 feet long and 4.5 feet broad and has been constructed over the River Machchhu. Crossing the bridge is a sensational experience for the visitors.

BAPS Swaminarayan Temple
This temple was built in 1998-99 by Swaminarayan Sampradaya. It is situated on Kalavad Road near Mahila College. The temple boasts of one of the largest auditorium in the state, having a capacity of thousands.

Race Course
Race Course is a large ground located in the heart of the city. It houses various places of interest, like Baalbhavan, Children Traffic Park, Fun World, etc. It also has various sports facilities like Olympic-standard Indoor Stadium, International-quality Cricket ground, Football ground, Hockey ground & Volleyball ground, along with a gym and swimming pool.

How to Reach Rajkot

By Air: Rajkot is connected to Mumbai by air.
By Rail: Regular trains connect Rajkot to other important cities in Gujarat and India.
By Road: The State Transport Corporation runs regular buses to and from Rajkot, connecting it with the other cities of Gujarat and other states.

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