Visiting Places

Kaba Gandhi's Gate in Rajkot City

Gandhiji's ancestral home (1880) which now houses the 'Gandhi Smriti'- a memorial museum containing photographs and personal effects.

 

Watson Museum and Library in Rajkot City

Located in the Jubilee Gardens, the Museum commemorating Colonel John Watson is a good introduction to Saurashtra's cultural heritage. Important exhibits are copies of artifacts from Mohenjodaro, 13th century carvings, silverware, natural history exhibits and textiles. A huge 19th century marble statue of queen Victoria is fascinating. There are many splendid portraits and photographs of royal princes of Saurashtra and European dignitaries, handicrafts, pottery and princely relics. Open from 9 to 12.30 pm nd 2.30 to 5 pm.         

 

Mahatma Gandhi High School in Rajkot City

Mahatma Gandhi High School : Established in 1853, it was earlier known as Alfred High School. Gandhiji had his secondary education from this school. The school with its Gothic Norman structure was one of the most sought after schools for its standard of education.

 

Rashtriya Shala in Rajkot City

During the Period of Non-Violent Movement to liberate the Nation From the clutches of the British Rule, Mahatma Gandhi, in the year 1920, gave the Nation a novel idea of Non-Cooperation with the Government. He directed the Nation to boycott the government machinery, including Judiciary and educational institutions.Side by side Mahatmaji started Gujarat Vidyapith at Ahmedabad to impart education on new National Concepts.Similar national educational institutions, on identical concepts were started in different parts of the country. Rastriya Shala is one of such institutions. On February 21, 1921 Rashtriya Shala made its modest beginning and formally started functioning in a rental premises in Rajkot. Shri Lakhajiraj, the Ruler of the state of Rajkot, who was a great admirer of Mahatma Gandhi gave 66 thousand sq. yards land at a nominal cost to Rashtriya Shala. It is on this land that the main building of the institution was first constructed, and since 1924 Rashtriya Shala started its various activities in this building.

 

Jagat Mandir in Rajkot City

Jagat Mandir is the beautiful carved temple of Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. It is made of red stones.       

 

Lal Pari Lake and Randera in Rajkot City

A picturesque picnic spot, 5 kms. from Rajkot.

 

Aji Dam in Rajkot City

It is situated 8 Kilometers from Rajkot and supplies the town's water.

 

Rotary Dolls Museum

The Rotary Dolls Museum, Rajkot. This unique Museum gives an overview to the culture and traditions of the world at large through a medium of dolls. The Rotary Clubs across the world have generously donated these Dolls to the Rotary Club of Rajkot Midtown. This vision was conceived in 2001 by the Rotarian Mr. Deepak Agrawal. To view in detail the path from conception to the birth on this Rotary Dolls Museum, While the vision has been to create a Dolls Museum where children and adults both gain from, the mission has been yet noble and simple, Love, Care and Concern for Humanity.

Around Rajkot

1. GIR FOREST: It is a wild life sanctuary with Asiatic lions.  It is the only sanctuary for lions in India.

2. CHOWKIDANI:  Place of importance to promote Rajathani culture at Rajkot city.

3. VIRPUR: Famous for Jalaram Mandir, which shows the importance of Jalaram bapu who so generous with the Gujarati’s at the time of famine in Gujarat.

6. CHOTILA:  A hill temple on the way to Ahmedabad from Rajkot.  It takes almost one hour from Rajkot.

7. GONDAL: It has research center for Ayurvedic Medicine.  It is well-planned city even from the time of British.

8. TANKARA:  Birthplace of Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He established the Arya Samaj.

9. MORBI AND THAN:  Places very famous for Ceramic industry for tiles and other sanitary wares.