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Tourist Attractions in Rajkot

Rajkot is a picturesque city and is the administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District. Founded by Thakur Saheb Vibhaji Ajoji Jadeja of the Jadeja clan in 1612, Rajkot has many tourist places rich in history. The great Indian Leader, Mahatma Gandhi spent his early years in Rajkot, during which time his father was a Diwan to one of the Saurashtra Nawab. Rajkot is quite well known for its Gold purity. It possesses one of the largest Gold Markets called Soni Bazar.

There are an endless number of tourist attractions in Rajkot. Thousands of tourists from across the globe visit the picturesque city of Rajkot every year.

Some of the famous attractions in Rajkot include Shri Ranchhoddas Ashram, Swaminarayan Temple, Race Course, BAPS Swaminarayan Temple, Kaba Gandhi No Delo, Rajkumar College, Aji Dam, Ramakrishna Ashram, Ishwariya Temple, Watson Museum, Mukti Dhama, Jagat Mandir, Jubilee Garden, Rotary Midtown Dolls’ Museum, Rashtriya Shala, Yagnik Road, Alfred School/Mohandas Gandhi Vidyalaya, Wankaner, Lal Pan Lake and Randerda, Morvi, and the list goes on and on.

Here we have listed the top ones you must visit on your Rajkot trip.

  • Kaba Gandhi no Delo

As mentioned earlier, Mahatma Gandhi spent a good portion of his life in Rajkot. So it’s a no-brainer that visiting Kaba Gandhi no Delo is one of the best things to do in Rajkot. It is among the popular sites in Rajkot for Gandhians, and sees the preserved artifacts kept safely in a museum. Along with this, you can get a pictorial tour that takes on a ride down memory lane about Gandhi’s life. In addition, an NGO holds classes on the grounds, primarily based on embroidery and sewing work, for anyone who wishes to learn.

  • Ranjit Vilas Palace

Maharaja of Wankaner H.H. Amar Singhji built this regal palace on 225 acres. So seeing it is one of a kind experience. Sadly, no visitors are allowed inside this majestic palace unless and until they have permission from the present descendant of the Jhala dynasty - High Royal Highness Dr. Digvijay Sinh Zala. Coming to its architecture, the palace is ornamented with a mix of historic architectural styles of Mughal, Gothic, Dutch, and Victorian. Having said that, the upkeep of Ranjit Vilas Palace is the center of an inquisition by many visitors.

  • Rotary Dolls Museum

Among the best tourist attractions in Rajkot for kids, Rotary Dolls Museum has a wide collection of dolls from around the world. Each of them is connected with tales of cultures and traditions of various communities. So it is not only an eye-soothing display for kids but also a great learning center. To your surprise, Rotary Dolls Museum holds more than 1,600 dolls styled in apparel representing over 102 countries’ cultures and traditions. They have been donated to this museum by many over the years. The authorities keep a record of each doll’s history and organize a Cinematheque, playing movies and documentaries made by Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, and Britannica.

  • Aji Dam

Supplying water for drinking and agricultural purposes, Aji Dam is also called ‘the lifeline of Rajkot’. Aji River, which divides the city into two parts, has four dams across it. These dams were completed in 1954, and later, a garden and a zoo were inaugurated in 2017 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Aji Dam is one of the most significant ones among the four dams, located outskirts of Rajkot, about 8 km from the city’s center. Aji Dam, along with Nyari Dam, is an essential source of water for Rajkot. Plus, the zoo and garden make it a favorite attraction among families.

  • Nyari Dam

Pack your bags and head to Nyari Dam, a beautiful picnic location visited by locals and tourists. Witness the numerous colorful birds soaring throughout the year, but if you visit, especially in the months of winter, you will be able to catch the sight of exotic migratory birds. This dam is set on Rajkot’s outskirts and, thus, provides relief from the city bustle. Relaxing, unwinding, and witnessing breathtaking surroundings are the prime things to do here. Recently, a kid’s area has been built for them to have a fun time. A few food stalls have also been open that serve refreshments and beverages.

  • Lang Library

Bibliophiles who love the smell of books and consume ancient literature will find Lang Library one of the best tourist attractions in Rajkot. It is a utopia for avid readers or literature connoisseurs. In fact, Lang Library is among the oldest archives in Rajkot that possess a priceless collection of ancient literature. As you enter, the old rustic books, parchments, and inks fill the air with their scent that only book lovers can understand. Apart from this, the library is renowned for its unmatched collection of Kathiawadi and Gujarati literature. Books here are also written in gold on handmade paper, while many books are bound in old leather. The collection of over three lakh books here is awe-inspiring.

Visit one of the most beautiful places in Gujarat and explore the top tourist attractions in Rajkot. For a smooth and hassle-free journey, choose Indian Holiday’s Rajkot tour packages equipped with transfers, meals, stays, and wonderful sightseeing tours.


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