The fourth largest city in Gujrat, Rajkot has it all. From royal infrastructure to glass-walled malls, from the amazing advanced crowd to traditional Gujarati folk, from cycle-rickshaws to airport and more. The city has a semi-arid climate. Local people are predominantly vegetarians and hunting of any kind is discouraged. Rajkot has a multicultural environment with people conversing in Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam and Marathi. Even so many years after its establishment, Rajkot still holds that old world charm. Apart from its tourist attraction, the city is famous for its cuisines. For a tryst with the Gujarati cuisine, head to Rajkot and savour the various delicacies of the region. Ahmedabad is also famous for its various textile industries, so one should not forget to take back traditional hand embroidered clothes back home. Take a tour to Rajkot to witness the most thriving and vibrant metropolis of Gujarat, with a baffling mixture of modern and Indian.
There are lots of interesting places in Rajkot
which fascinates the people and tourist like:
• Jagat Mandir
The Jagat Mandir also is known as Dwarkadhish Temple is another significant temple of Rajkot, located on the Yagnik road at an altitude of 170 ft. This is a universal temple built in 1934 and has been carved out of red stones. The main deity of this temple is Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and the main hall of this temple comprises his white marbled image placed on a Lotus Vedi. The structure of this temple is quite modern that embodies different religions like Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Buddhism. The temple also has a shrine balanced on 60 pillars, made of granite and sandstone.
• Swaminarayan Temple
The Swaminarayan Temple was established by Shastriji Maharaj of Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, in 1907. The temple has been built out of hand carved stones. Within its premises is the figure of Lord Swaminarayan, clad in royal cloth. This temple is renowned worldwide for its social work and humanitarian services and it also runs a charitable trust that helps people in natural calamities, all over the world.
• Aji Dam Garden
Aji Dam Garden is a popular attraction in Rajkot situated at 8 km from the city, in its outskirts. This place is maintained by Rajkot Municipal Corporation. The garden comprises an amusement park, food courts and children's park in its premises. It also has a bird aviary, zoo and crocodile park. The trees present in the surroundings of this garden bloom at their best, during the winter season. It also stands ideal for activities like evening walks and picnics. This park is also a major commercial hub of Rajkot. It also plays a major role in maintaining the ecological balance of the city by keeping them pollution free.
• Rotary Midtown Dolls Museum
The Rotary Midtown Dolls Museum of Rajkot provides an insight into the culture and traditions of the world through the medium of dolls. Most of the dolls present at this museum have been donated to the place by a large number of rotary clubs, from across 93 countries around the world. This museum was conceived by Deepak Aggarwal in 2001 with a view to providing children with a place, where they could gain valuable knowledge about the world by the mode of fun and entertainment.
• Mahatma Gandhi High School
Mahatma Gandhi High School earlier known as Alfred High School was established in 1853. The building of this school has been built in Gothic Norman structure and it is most popular for its high standards of the educational system. The name of the school was changed to the present one when the present management came to know that Mahatma Gandhi himself has been an alumnus of this school. This school was the very place where Mahatma Gandhi misspelt the word 'kettle'.
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