Rajkot is founded in the year of 1610 by Vibhaji Jadeja & Raju Sandhi.

Rajkot was once the capital of the princely state of Saurashtra. Today it is best known as the town where Mahatma Gandhi spent the early years of his life when his father was a Diwan or Prime Minister to the king of Saurashtra.

Area 69 Sq. Kms.
Latitude    20.58 North Latitude to 23.08 North Latitude
Altitude 70.20 East Altitude to 71.40 East Altitude
Population 18,00,000
Literacy 69.31%
Average Rain 276 m.m
Birth - Death rate Birth 33.56% and Death 10.17%, Child Death 50.36%
Election ward 20
High Schools 90
Colleges 20
Private School 298
School Board's Primary School 81
Technical Institute 5
Nursery 4

Racecourse Sardar Smruti Bhavan Balbhavan
Kaba Gandhi no Delo Javahar Nehru Udhyan Planetorium & Community Science Center
Jubilee Garden Doordarshan Kendra Shayama Prasad Art Gallery
Rashtriya Shala Aji dam / Nyari dam Olympic Style Swimming Pool
Fun World Hemu Gadhvi Auditorium Pandit Din Dayal Upadhyay National Park
Watson Museum Jantabaug Sorthiyawadi Chowk Step Garden
Gandhi Udhyan Akashvani Kendra Jagat Mandir
Airport Amusement Park The Rajkumar College
Lal Pari Lake & Randerda Deer Park Wankaner

Kaba Gandhi no Delo :
Gandhiji's ancestral home which now houses the Gandhi Smriti, a permanent exhibition.
Watson Museum And Library :
Located in the pleasant Jubilee Garden, the museum is a good introduction to Saurashtra's cultural heritage.
Lal Pari Lake And Randerda :
A picturesque picnic spot, 5 kms, from Rajkot.
Aji Dam :
It is situated 8 kms, from Rajkot and supplies the town's water.
The Rajkumar College :
As early as in 1870, the state had become known for its Rajkumar college, built for the education of the princes of the Indian state.
Rashtriya Shala :
It was founded by Mahatma Gandhi which has a center of patola weaving.
Jagat Mandir :
It is beautiful carved temple of Shri Ramkrishna Paramhansa. It is made of red stones.
Wankaner :
About 50 kms from Rajkot on the way to Kutch; is the palace of Wankaner, now converted into a Heritage Hotel.
How to get there :
Air     : Various Airlines operate daily services connecting Rajkot with Mumbai.
Rail   : Rajkot is a junction on the Western Railway, Viramgam-Okha meter gauge line.
Road : State transport buses and private luxury coaches connects various centers of Gujarat. It is     situated 768 Kms, from Mumbai via Ahmedabad, 101 Kms, from Junagadh, 193 Kms, from Porbandar, and 216 Kms, from Ahmedabad.

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