Located in Gujarat, Rajkot is a commercial city with a number of tourist attractions. It was the former capital of the princely state of Saurashtra and is an important industrial hub. Rajkot is one of the top places to visit in Gujarat with great historical significance. In particular, you can learn more about Mahatma Gandhi and his association with this city.
Top five places to visit in Rajkot
1. Rotary Midtown Dolls Museum
This one of a kind museum has over 1500 dolls on display from more than 100 different countries. The museum also offers activities like sculpting and doll-making. It is open from 9.30am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7.30pm every day except Mondays.
2. Khambhalida Caves
One of the best places to visit in Rajkot, these are three caves carved out of local limestone rock, dating 4th century AD. There is a stupa at the entrance of the central cave and two large sculptures of Bodhisattvas Padmapani and Vajrapani from the Buddhist period near the entrance. You can visit the caves any time of the day.
3. Watson Museum
The museum displays the royal past of the Rajputs through arts and artefacts from a bygone era. Guided tours are available and photography is permitted as well. The museum is open from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm every day except Wednesdays.
4. Kaba Gandhi No Delo
One of the top tourist places in Rajkot, Kaba Gandhi No Delo is where Mahatma Gandhi spent his childhood. It has now been converted into the Smriti Museum and has a pictorial representation of the early years of Gandhi and his family. The place is of great historical importance. It remains open from 9am to 6pm throughout the week.
5. Aji Dam
Built on the River Aji, the dam meets the water needs of the people of the city. It makes for an ideal picnic spot; there’s an amusement park and a zoo nearby. Aji Dam is an ideal place to spend time with your family. You can visit the dam throughout the day. The zoo remains open on all days from 9am to 5pm.
There’s a lot more to explore during your visit to Rajkot. For accommodation, you can stay at the Club Mahindra Gir Resort. rated as one of the top resorts in Gujarat. Club Mahindra resorts are also present in Nadiad and Dwarka, each with comfortable and spacious rooms with all modern amenities and in-house restaurants where you can enjoy local Gujarati cuisine with your family and friends. Check out the Club Mahindra reviews online to know more.
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