Situated on the banks of the Aji and Nyari Rivers, Rajkot is known to be the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat. This ancient city was once the capital of the princely state of Saurashtra from 1948 to 1956 prior to merger in bilingual Bombay state on 1956. Rajkot was merged into Gujarat from Bombay on May 1, 1960. This city has been ruled by many rulers since it was founded. Rajkot is one of the most famous cities of Gujarat as well as a major centre for commerce and trade. It is famous for its 'Rangilo Rajkot', nicknamed because of vibrant people, traditional jewelry, Patola weaving industry, silk embroidery, stunning mirror work on cloth. So, checkout the beautiful art forms of Rajkot by booking Rajkot holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in.
Mid-March - end June
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Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
Kaba Gandhi No Delo:
It is the ancestral home of Mahatma Gandhi. Kaba Gandhi No Delo is now home to the Gandhi Smriti, a permanent exhibition of items related to Gandhiji.
Also known as Nagar Darwaza, Nehru Gate is a famous attraction of the city. It is a historical architectural gate with a clock, displaying 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. The school was previously known as Alfred High School and was later renamed after Gandhiji.
It was founded by Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1925. He used the same in connection with the freedom struggle. This Rashtriya Shala is now famous for its unique Patola weaving.
The Hanging Bridge is situated in Morbi of Rajkot. This bridge was made of wire ropes and wood during the British rule. It is 165 feet long and 4.5 feet broad and has been built over the River Machchhu. Crossing the bridge is an amazing experience for the visitors.
BAPS Swaminarayan Temple:
This temple was constructed during 1998-99 by Swaminarayan Sampradaya. It is located on Kalavad Road near Mahila College. The temple boasts of one of the largest auditorium in the state, having a capacity of thousands.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Some of the other tourist attractions are Race Course, Watson Museum, Lal Pari Lake and Randerda, Aji Dam, Jagat Mandir, Lang Library and Rajkumar College etc. So, don't give a miss to visit these attractions on your Rajkot travel.