Rajkot is centrally located in the Kathiawar peninsula. It had a population of 18,00,000(2001 census). It has numerous primary schools, 5 Institutes of Technology, 90 high schools and 20 colleges. Rajkot is well connected by domestic airways, rail and road.
Rajkot is known as the birthplace of the Gandhian Non Violence movement. It is famous for manufacturing jewelry, woolen and cotton textiles, handicrafts and bandhni textiles. Places of tourist interest in Rajkot are the beautiful lakes around Aji Dam, Rashtriya Shala, Rajkumar college and the beautiful Jagat Mandir dedicated to Shri Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa. The Tarnetar fair, which is yearly held here to celebrate the legendary marriage of Arjuna and Draupadi attracts many tourists.
Last Updated on : 12 September 2011