Rajkot, The city of the Rajas

Languages Spoken:
Gujarati, Hindi English
Best Time To Visit:
October To March
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Rajkot is situated in the Saurashtra region of the western Indian state of Gujarat. Being centrally located in the Saurashtra region, Rajkot is completely surrounded by land, except for a tiny portion which reaches out to the sea.
Rajkot literally means the City of the kings, the Rajas. It was founded in the year of 1610 by Vibhaji Jadeja and Raju Sandhi. Today's bustling city was once the princely capital of Saurashtra and later also the Headquarters of the British Raj. The city has a number of impressive colonial buildings and educational institutions. Today its association with the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, is more famous than anything else. Gandhi's father was an employee of the king of Saurashtra and hence the Mahatma's schooling was done from this place
Today Rajkot is a city vibrant with business activities and one of the major cities of Gujarat. The city has a number of impressive colonial buildings and educational institutions. It is famous for its handicrafts like silver and textiles and the highlight of the city is the National weaving institute promoting the traditional weaves.

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