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Rajkot Tourism

Located in the western region of the country, Rajkot is the fourth-largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat. A commercial city with not many sightseeing options, Rajkot should be visited for its sweets, traditional snacks, Navratri celebrations, handicrafts (silverwork, patola weaving, bandhani) and its maze of narrow alleys with distinct cultural character. Located halfway between Ahmedabad and Porbandar, Rajkot is perfect for a one-day trip.

Rajkot was formed in 1612 by the Jadeja Rajput Clan who ruled over the place till India’s independence in 1947.  Located on the banks of the Aji River, Rajkot is most famously known as the place where Mahatma Gandhi pursued his early education.

One of the cleanest cities in India, the major attractions in Rajkot include Jubilee Garden, Lang Library, Watson Museum, Kaba Gandhi No Delo. This reason, along with it being the former capital of post Independence state of Saurashtra, manages to attract a maximum number of tourists and historians who are deeply interested in India’s past. It was also the administrative centre for Western Indian State Agency of British in India administering Kaccha, Saurashtra and northern parts of Gujarat. When in Rajkot, do not miss out on the scrumptious Gujarati food!

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Language

As Rajkot is a city in the state of Gujarat, the most common language spoken is Gujarati. Almost all individuals also speak Hindi and English. Nonetheless, communication is not a problem if you know one of these three languages.

Shopping

Rajkot offers a wide variety of local and traditional as well as modern brand outlets spread throughout the city. Malls such as Crystal Mall are a sure fire way to attain brand clothes that are popular worldwide. These malls also contain many local brands that present a range of clothing and accessories which is a mix of modern and traditional Rajkot wares. To get a taste of a more regional sense of fashion and culture, head over to the bustling market streets that have vendors selling colourful wares that fill up the place with vibrant energy. Dharmendra Road Bazaar is one such market street where you are sure to get all sorts of traditional wares. For Jewellery, markets like the Bangdi Bazaar and Soni Bazaar are popular stops. A unique footwear bazaar called the Mochi Bazaar is also a famous shopping spot.

Restaurants and Local Food in Rajkot

As the city is located in the state of Gujarat, the Rajkot cuisine too is reminiscent of a complete Gujarati meal. The main item of interest in a Gujarati meal is the Thali which is an assortment of rice, dal, desserts and other delicious items which make a full course meal. This also includes a curry which is extremely famous in Rajkot. Other than this, Khichdi for those who wish to have a light meal and Mango based item in summer. For desserts, Basundi, Shrikhand and Malpua is a must have when visiting not only Rajkot but Gujarat as a whole. Other than these, the staple “Farsan” for Rajkot which can be found in any store is Dhokla, Fafda, and many more delectable goods.
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Pradhyuman Zoological Park, Rajkot
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What is the best time to visit Rajkot?

Rajkot is a pleasant city almost throughout the year. The architectural and historical city has almost sweltering summers whereas its monsoons and winters and revered due to the blissfully cold temperatures they bring. The best time to visit Rajkot would be from November to March, which makes up the winter season.
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What is the local food in Rajkot?

As the city is located in the state of Gujarat, the Rajkot cuisine too is reminiscent of a complete Gujarati meal. The main item of interest in a Gujarati meal is the Thali which is an assortment of rice, dal, desserts and other delicious items which make a full course meal. This also includes a curry which is extremely famous in Rajkot. Other than this, Khichdi for those who wish to have a light meal and Mango based item in summer. For desserts, Basundi, Shrikhand and Malpua is a must have when visiting not only Rajkot but Gujarat as a whole. Other than these, the staple “Farsan” for Rajkot which can be found in any store is Dhokla, Fafda, and many more delectable goods.
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What are the things to do in Rajkot?

The top things to do in Rajkot are Khambhalida Caves, Kaba Gandhi no Delo, Pradhyuman Zoological Park, Ranjit Vilas Palace, Gondal, Jagat Mandir. You can see all the places to visit in Rajkot here

What are the places near Rajkot?

The top places near to Rajkot are Girnar which is 91 km from Rajkot, Gir national park which is located 129 km from Rajkot, Somnath which is located 161 km from Rajkot, Bhuj which is located 156 km from Rajkot, Porbandar which is located 141 km from Rajkot

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