Rajkot is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat, India, after Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara. Rajkot, the former capital of the princely state of the same name, is a place where different facets of the evocative past mingle with the modern highlights of this rapidly growing city. Rajkot is also the 22nd-fastest-growing city in the world. It was once the base of the British Government Resident for the Western Indian States in pre-independent India. The city is associated with the early life of Mahatma Gandhi who spent some years of his life here with his father who was the Dewan (Chief Minister) of Rajkot State.
Rajkot has many historical landmarks and places to visit. The Jubilee Garden is a large, open park in the center of the city featuring many monuments from colonial times. Located prominently in the center of the garden is the Connaught Hall. Other notable points of interest near the garden include the historic Mohandas Gandhi High School, Kaba Gandhi No Delo (Mohandas Gandhi's childhood residence), Rashtriya Shala, Watson Museum, Lang Library, Lal Pari Lake, Aji Dam and Rotary Midtown Library.
Temperature: Summer: 39.0-25C, Winter: 33.2 -12.2 C
Season: October to March
Clothing: Light woollen in winter
Languages spoken: Gujarati, English and Hindi
STD Code: 0281
How to reach
Air: The city’s airport is connected by flights from major cities like Mumbai and Delhi.
Rail: Rajkot is a major railway junction connecting several important cities in India.
Road: Rajkot is connected by good motorable roads to all places in South India. Some of the major cities are Ahmedabad (255 km), Junagadh (101 km), Mumbai (798 km).