: Rajkot is located in the western Indian
state of Gujarat. The city extends from
latitude 23°32 in the North to longitude
70°4 in the East.
Rajkot, the former Capital of the princely
state of Saurashtra ( 1948 -56). Rajkot
is a district administrative headquarters
and a commercial, industrial and education
center. Rajkot has now emerged as a major
industrial town. It has the rich heritage
of ancient civilization and freedom struggle.
Rajkot shares many memories with the political
as well as cultural history of India.
of the Nation, India, Mahatma Gandhi
studied and spent his childhood years from
where his values rooted in him to be what
he has lived and died for. Gandhi has rightly
called the city a priceless laboratory for
the freedom struggle based on non-violence.
is famous for its Bandhani ( tie
and dye ), mirror-work, patch work, bead
work and embroidery on cotton & silk
fabrics. Rajkot also gives an opportunity
to buy Gujarati handlooms and handicrafts,
which are famous all over India.
: Rajkot has a major business of manufacturing
submersible pumps to draw water from the
grounds. Edible oil from Ground nuts is
another major industry developed in the
to see :
Dolls Museum : take a “mini
world tour” with dolls from
all over the world, housed in thematic
Midtown Circle : hanging
tap with water of heaven flowing out.
Alfred High School : School of Mahatma Gandhi, a National
Gandhi No Delo : Gandhiji's
ancestral home which now houses
the Gandhi Smriti, a permanent exhibition.
Shala : founded by Mahatma
Gandhi promoting his love for handlooms
by teaching and encouraging various
kinds of weaving and handicrafts.
Here even today cotton fabric is spun
on “charkha”, a
wooden spinning wheel for fibers,
originally founded and used by Gandhiji.
This place is also famous for its
patola weaving which is traditionally
a very rich, handmade fabric in silk
Museum And Library : located
in the pleasant Jubilee Garden, the
museum is a good introduction to Saurashtra's
Mandir : is a beautiful carved
temple of Shri. Ramakrishna Paramhansa.
It is made of redstones.
migratory winter birds :
Ornithologists visit the Nyari Lake,
Aji Dam and Lalpari Lake for bird
watching during winters.