Multicultural is the word for Rajkot with many languages spoken like Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, English, Bengali, Sindhi, Tamil, Marathi and Malayalam. But, only a few languages like Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi and English are more popular. People of Rajkot are also known as ‘Kathiyawadi’ because the city is a part of Kathiyawad. People usually refer to Rajkot as 'Rangilu Rajkot', which means colourful Rajkot.
Places to See
Some of the places to see in the city are:
Mahatma Gandhi House: The Karba Gandhi No Delo or the Mahatma Gandhi House is the place where Gandhi lived since the age of six. A small weaving school also runs in the house.
Watson Museum: The Watson Museum, established in 1888 in the fond memory of Colonel John Watson, is located in the Jubilee Gardens of Rajkot. On display at the museum are a collection of the things from the colonial period, and the history of Rajkot.
Rotary Midtown Dolls Museum: Located in the heart of the city, this is a unique museum that gives an overview of the culture and traditions of the world through the medium of dolls. There is a collection of more than 1600 dolls from about 102 countries.
Rajkumar College: Regarded as one of the best private colleges in India, its history dates back to the 19th century. It was established by Lt. Col R H Keatinge during the British rule in India. Earlier, members of the royal families were only admitted to the college but now it is open for all Indian citizens.
Other important places to see in Rajkot include Aji Dam, Lal Pari Lake and Randerda and Lang Library to name a few.
How to Reach?
Rajkot is well-connected to other major cities of the country by road, rail and air. The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) operates a regular bus service to other cities in the state. Private bus operators also connect the city to other cities and other states in India. Railway connectivity from Rajkot to all major Indian cities is also available. The aviation in the city is slowly developing. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and many other carriers also operate daily flights to Mumbai.
Last Updated on : October 6, 2015
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