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The city of the Rajas

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  • General Information

    District: Rajkot, State: Gujarat, India
    Area: 69 Sq. Km. (District)
    Languages Spoken: Gujarati, Hindi English
    Long Distance Code: +91-6119
    Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Description

    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<br />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.
  • Location

    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.
PorbandarThe actual birth town of Mahatma Gandhi, Porbandar is situated at the end of Saurashtra. Nearly 130 kms from Rajkot, the small t own is a beautiful seaport on the Arabian Sea. Known as the white city for the houses build in white stone, Porbandar has a 79 feet high imposing building to commemorate the birth of Gandhi. \r\nThe Kirti Mandir is the ancestral house of Gandhi, which now a national monument has been kept intact. It was in this house that Gandhi was born.\r\nThe Morvi town nearby is famous for its clocks, tiles and ceramic items.\r\n
The Jagat MandirThe Jagat Mandir is a beautiful red stone carved temple dedicated to the great saint of modern times, Ramakrishna Paramhans.
GondalAbout 40 kms south of Rajkot is Gondal on the banks of river Gondali. This place is famous for the two most exquisite palaces built by the erstwhile Maharaja. The Naulakha Palace and the Riverside Palace, both are the built and decorated lavishly. Today they have been converted into heritage hotels. The highlight of the Orchard or the Riverside Palace is the Vintage Car Garage.
Kaba Gandhi No DeloThis is the place where Gandhi and his family stayed during his father's tenure as a Minister to the King in Rajkot. Today it has been converted into a memorial to the Mahatma. It houses a Rashtriya Shala, promoting Gandhi's love for handlooms by teaching and encouraging various kinds of weavings and handicrafts.
The Watson museumThe prime attraction of Rajkot is the Watson Museum and Library, located in the Jubilee Gardens, commemorated Colonel James Watson, political agent of Saurashtra from 1886-89. The Museum which houses few of the rare artifacts is flanked by two imperial lions at its entrance and is considered to be a good introduction to the cultural heritage of Saurashtra.\r\nIt houses some of the rare portraits and photographs of royal princes of Saurashtra and European dignitaries, 13th-century carvings, temple statues, natural history exhibits, and dioramas of local tribal costumes and housing styles. The most important are the historic finds from the archaeological sites and a 19th century statue of Queen Victoria seated on a throne.\r\n
The Rajkumar CollegeEstablished in 1870 specifically for the education of the princess of Indian states, it was known as the Alfred high school. Owing to the high standards of education provided in the school it rose to prominence and became the most sought after school in the region. Still regarded as one of the best private institutions of India, Gandhi attended his classes I this very school. The Gothic Norman structured E shape building is a must visit.
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