Junagadh in Gujarat located at the foothills of the Girnar Hills is one of the most important pilgrim points of the Jains. Some of the Archeological remains found in the outskirts of the city like the 14 rock edifice in Brahmi script bears testimony to the fact that the city came into being during the times of Ashoka. Its political history on the whole had been one of acquisition and uncertainty. It was a reigning seat of the Mauryan and the Gupta dynasty and later on passed on to the Chudasama Rajputs who ruled here from the 9th to the 15th century until in the Middle ages the Muslim took over. This city also acts as a base for traveling further in Gujarat. An excursion from Junagadh is an interesting proposition and you are sure to have a memorable experience if you take a Tour to Rajkot which lies 98 kilometers from Junagadh. Significantly enough Rajkot was the capital of the famed Saurashtra state and many an important political gathering took place here.
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A good network of road connects Junagadh to Rajkot. There are daily buses plying in and out of the two cities. You can also rent a car or hire taxis to reach Rajkot. It was here that Mahatma Gandhi spent his early youth and the house where he resided has now been converted to a heritage museum where all his belongings are preserved with the utmost care.
Some of the other places worth considering while on a Tour to Rajkot are the:
A Tour to Rajkot is incomplete without a shopping spree in the city. Check out the various handicrafts and jewelry that the skilled craftsmen of the city produce. Take a leisurely stroll through the market place. Rajkot is also famous for its bead and mirror work, tie and die products, silk embroidery and appliqué work.