Rajkot-Surendranagar is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Rajkot. Located between Rajkot and Ahmedabad, Surendranagar was developed by Maharaja Surendrasinh. Surendranagar is situated in central India in the Kathiawar Peninsula.

Surendranagar, the former capital of Wadhwan, is one of the principle centers of trade. Textiles, glass and soap are some of the industries housed in Surendranagar. The industrial products produced in Surendranagar include ceramic and sanitaryware, foundry, forging and casting products, oil engine products, chemical products, automobile products, kitchenware, plastic and rubber products, disposable plastic products, etc.

Some of the important sites for sightseeing at Surendranagar are:
  • Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary - Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is situated in Surendranagar-Ahmedabad border. The sanctuary is known for housing a number of migratory birds that include white storks, flamingoes, rosy pelicans, herons, brahminy ducks, etc. Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is one of the largest wetland bird sanctuaries.

  • Zharia Mahadev - Zharia Mahadev is one of the most famous picnic spots in Surendranagar. Zharia Mahadev helps the tourists to relax far from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

  • Tarnetar - Tarnetar is one of the most popular sites at Surendranagar. The Tarnetar Fair held every year forms the center of attraction. Tarnetar fair is associated with the 'swayamvar' of Draupadi, when Arjuna won the Draupadi as his wife.

  • Chotila Hill - Chotila Hill is located about 60 kilometers from Surendranagar. Chotila Hill houses a holy shrine dedicated to Chamunda Mataji. Every year, thousands of tourists come to this site to pay homage to the deity.

  • Wild Ass Sanctuary - Wild Ass Sanctuary forms the major attraction of the weekend trips from Rajkot. At the Wild Ass Sanctuary, the tourists can watch a large number of asses in their natural habitat.
Thus, as it is evident Rajkot-Surendranagar forms the center of the weekend tours from Rajkot.

Last Updated on 07/06/2013