Rajkot is one of the major cities in the state of Gujarat in India. It is the fourth largest city in the state and is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Rajkot is a well known industrial and commercial hub. It is also a popular tourist destination.
The administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District is located in Rajkot in Gujarat. The city is situated by the banks of the Aji River and Niari River. Rajkot was a princely kingdom under various rulers belonging to the Nawab and Jadeja clans. It became a part of Bombay after independence and was later annexed to the state of Gujarat in the year 1960.
The climate in Rajkot, Gujarat is mostly dry. The summer months are hot while the winters are mild and dry. Rainfall is moderate during the monsoon. The ideal time for coming to Rajkot is in the winter season when the weather is fine. The weather in this season is pleasant with scanty rainfall.
Rajkot is also a popular tourist destination. Some popular tourist attractions in Rajkot are:
- Connaught Hall
- Watson Museum
- Lang Library
- Masonic Hall
- Swaminarayan Temple
- Balkrishna Haveli
- Nageshwar Parswanath Jain Temple
- Jubilee Garden
There are plenty of hotels in Rajkot which offer pleasant and comfortable facilities. There are luxury hotels, middle range hotels as well as economy and budget hotels. One can also shop for a wide range of beautiful handicrafts and local artifacts from the local markets and shops. The dining hubs serve mouth watering Gujrati cuisine.
The city is also accessible and is well linked to the rest of the country through a well developed air, rail and road network. The rail network connects with various parts of the country while bus services are available from the city to other parts of the state and the surroundings.