Rajkot was founded in the year 1610 A.D. by Chief 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. Rajkot is famous for its Bandhani Sarees, mirror-work, patchwork, beadwork and silk embroidery.
Best Season: October to May.
Places Of Interest: Aji Dam , Mahatma Gandhi&39s Home (Kaba Gandhino Delo), Lal Pari Lake & Renderda, Sardar Smriti Bhavan, Watson Museums & Jubliee Gardens.
Excursions: Jadeshwar- 60 kms, Virpur- 64 kms, Bhid Bhanjan- 60 kms, Manas Mandir -14 kms, Gondal- 38 kms, Wankaner- 50 kms.
Reach - By Air: Rajkot is well connected with Bombay and Kandla. By Rail: Well connected with major towns. By Road: Bombay 798- kms, Ahmedabad- 218 kms, Junagadh- 98 kms, Jamnagar- 86 kms, Dwarka- 238 kms, Porbandar- 178 kms, Bhavnagar- 165 kms, Sasangir- 155 kms.