Rajkot is the most populous city of the Saurashtra – Kutch region. The city is also known as the cultural capital of the region. Mahatma Gandhi ‘Father of Nation’, was studied in the city of Rajkot’s Alfred High School. Rajkot has so many heritage sites related to the life of Mahatma Gandhi.

Rajkot is also famous for its traditional sweets, gathiya and chevdo. There are lots of famous food items belongs to the city. The city is also known as ‘Rangilu Rajkot’.

Krishna Water Park and Resort Rajkot
Krishna Water Park and Resort Rajkot

How to Reach

Rajkot is one of the most important industrial cities of Gujarat state. It is well connected by road, train as well as air. Tourist can easily reach here from any of the ways.

By Train: Rajkot Junction is one of the largest junctions in the state. It connects the most of the major cities of the state as well as the country. You can easily reach here from the direct trains of Ahmedabad, Baroda (Vadodara), Surat, Mumbai, Secunderabad, Pune, Delhi and others. It is the most convenient way to reach Rajkot.

By Road: Rajkot is also well connected with the major cities of the country by National Highway. The condition of the road is in excellent.

By Bus: There are lots of private bus operators which provide the service from various cities of Gujarat as well as across the country. Eagle Travels, Gujarat Travels, Upasna Travels, Mahasagar Travels, Royal Express, Neeta Travels, Patel Travels and more. Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) is the Government bus operator which provides the service throughout the state.

Ishwariya Park Rajkot
Ishwariya Park Rajkot

See

There are so many tourist places in Rajkot for religious tour, educational tour and historical places tour. At least, one week is required to see whole Rajkot properly.

Chokhi Dhani Rajkot
Chokhi Dhani Rajkot

Shopping

Rajkot is the shopping center for smaller towns of Saurashtra. There are so many traditional markets as well as shopping malls in Rajkot. If you are looking for the traditional items/products, then visit the traditional markets of the city.

Weekend Getaways

There are many beautiful places for your weekend getaways from Rajkot.

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Sleep

Rajkot has a wide range of hotels, from luxurious to low budgets. The most of the hotels accept payment by Credit Card and Debit Card.

Luxurious Hotels

The Imperial Palace Rajkot
The Imperial Palace Rajkot

Medium Budget Hotels

Guest Houses

Eat

Rajkot is one of the most popular destinations in Gujarat, known for its food. You can taste original Kathiyawadi food as well as western food in many restaurants and hotels, and below is a list of a few of them.

Hospitals

In case of emergencies, you can use the following contact of the hospitals in Rajkot. Civil Hospital (managed by the state government) is the largest hospital in Rajkot. There are number of large hospitals available in the city.

Article last re-published on December 8, 2019.

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