The picturesque and beautiful Rajkot is a city in Gujarat and is the administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District. Rajkot was founded by Thakur Saheb Vibhaji Ajoji Jadeja of the Jadeja Clan in the year 1612. Rajkot is well known for its Gold purity. The city possesses one of the largest Gold Market called 'Soni-Bazar'.
Sightseeing in Rajkot is quite interesting and enjoyable as there are an endless number of tourist attraction spots. Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world and from all around India come and visit the beautiful city of Rajkot. The major tourist attraction spots include Swaminarayan Temple, Race Course, Rajkumar College, Aji Dam, Shri Ranchhoddas Ashram, Ramakrishna Aashram, BAPS Swaminarayan Temple, Ishwariya Temple, Watson Museum, Mukti Dhama, Jubilee Garden, Rotary Midtown Dolls' Museum, Yagnik Road and many more.
While planning for a tour to Rajkot people need not have to worry about How to Reach Rajkot as the city is quite well connected by road, rail and air.
There is an airport in Rajkot. The major domestic airlines have flights running between Rajkot and Mumbai. Indian Airlines runs four flights a week to Mumbai while Jet and Sahara have daily flights running. Jet airways also provides the facility of tele check-in in Rajkot.
There are regular trains that connect Rajkot to other important cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Coimbatore, Cochin and Bhopal.
The cities that are connected to Rajkot by road include Jamnagar, Udaipur, Junagarh, Porbandar, Veraval, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bhavnagar, Una, Mt Abu and Bhuj. The distance of some of the cities from Rajkot are as follows:
- Delhi, 1,131 km
- Ahmedabad, 216 km
- Bhavnagar, 167 km
- Bhopal, 784 km
- Calcutta, 2,140 km
- Jaipur, 873 km
- Vadodara, 329 km
- Jamnagar, 86 km
- Mumbai, 761 km
- Varanasi, 1,460 km
- Udaipur, 468 km