Rajkot


Rajkot is geographically situated between 22.3° North latitude and 70.78° East longitude. Rajkot city lies on the bank of river Aji that remains dry for most of the year except during the monsoon months of July to September. It encompasses an area of 104.86 sq. km. It is located at an average elevation of 134 Meters above sea level.

The history of Rajkot city dates back to the 17th century. The city was established by the then ruler of Sardhar in 1608 A. D. Gradually, it earned the status of a Princely State in the year 1805. The British Government during 1820 to 1870 played a commendable role in developing the old city area popularly known as Sadar.

Rajkot is very well connected to all the major Indian cities by air, railway and road. A number of flights operate via the Rajkot Airport by Jet Airways and Air Deccan. A good network of roads also connect most of the major cities of Gujarat such as Vadodara, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Surat etc. Rajkot is a main railway junction of Saurashtra, from where trains to all the major cities of India is available.

Rajkot is a popular tourist destination. Some of the places of interest in the city are Ramkrishna Ashram, Rashtriya Shala, Swaminarayan Temple, Watson Museum, Rotary Midtown Dolls Museum, Kaba Gandhi Na Delo, Ishwariya Temple, Jubilee Garden, Jagat Mandir, Aji Dam, Mukti Dhama etc.



Last Updated on 06/06/2013