Rajkot city is widely popular as the capital city of Saurashtra (Old: Kathiyawad) region in Gujarat state of India. I have visited this city often during my college days. I have also worked here for more than 1 year in software company. It is the finest place for your educational activities as well as for the business activities. While talking about educational activities, Mahatma Gandhi ‘Father of Nation’ has taken education from Rajkot.
8 Best Tourist Places in Rajkot for Travel and Tourism [Best Guide]
1. Rajkumar College
It is one of the oldest high schools in India which was established in the year 1870 by Lt. Col. R H Keatinge during the British rule. At that time, Rajkumar College was only meant to the royal family members and their relatives. Now, it is open for all the common people of India who can secure their admission as per the rules/standards of the college.
The construction is a very old and have beautiful design. You should observe it’s beautiful lawns, amazing halls, and class. However, it’s not possible for all to see it as it is a running college.
2. Alfred High School
India’s freedom movement leader, Mahatma Gandhi studied here. He studied in this high school when his father was working for the princely state. The school’s name is changed to ‘Mohandas Gandhi Vidhyalaya’ from Alfred High School.
Due to the connection of Mahatma Gandhi, it is considered as one of the best places to visit in Rajkot. It is one of the oldest high schools in India which was established before India’s independence.
3. Rotary Midtown Dolls Museum
The Rotary Midtown Dolls Museum is a wonderful dolls museum, located on Yagnik Road, Rajkot. During weekend, a good number of visitors visit this amazing and beautiful museum.
The ticket prices are cheaper, thanks to the Rotary Club of Rajkot. It is located at the 2nd floor, Nagrik Bank Building, Dr. Yagnik Road, Opp Heera Panna Complex, Rajkot. Do not forget to visit it especially with your kids.
Rotary Midtown Dolls Museum Rajkot Timings
- Sunday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, 3:30–7:30 pm
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, 3:30–7:30 pm
- Wednesday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, 3:30–7:30 pm
- Thursday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, 3:30–7:30 pm
- Friday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, 3:30–7:30 pm
- Saturday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, 3:30–7:30 pm
4. ISKCON Temple
ISKCON, a widely known organization and also known as the ‘Hare Krishna Movement’ in the western countries, constructed this temple. It’s a popular place of worship among the ISKCON followers in Rajkot.
ISKCON Temple Rajkot is situated at Shri Shri Radha Neelmadav Dham, Hare Krishna Land, Opp. Kankot Patiya, Mota Mava, Kalawad Road, Rajkot – 360005.
5. Watson Museum
Watson Museum is one of the oldest museum in Gujarat. The museum was established in 1888 at the Jubilee Garden, Rajkot. A good number of antique items are displayed in this museum. The ticket prices are the cheapest and may be affordable to all visitors. It is one of the best museums in Saurashtra.
6. Gebanshah Pir Dargah
Gebanshah Pir Dargah is a popular Muslim religious place in Rajkot. It is located near the Railway Junction. The dargah is dedicated to the Gebanshah Pir.
The distance between Dargah and railway junction is about half km (approx). On the other hand, the distance between bus stand and this dargah is approx. 2 km. Auto-rickshaws are available from railway junction and bus station.
7. Aji Dam
Aji Dam is a beautiful place for couples, family and even for kids. The dam is a lifeline for the people of Rajkot. It is one of the best places to visit in Rajkot. This tourist attraction is a popular weekend place among the people of Rajkot. Do not forget to visit nearby fish house to explore variety of fishes.
8. Kaba Gandhi No Delo
If you have a kin interest in history, then it is the best place to visit in Rajkot. It was the childhood home of Mahatma Gandhi in Rajkot. This place is located in Lohana Para, Dharmendra Road, Rajkot.
Other Popular Tourist Places in Rajkot
- Nyari Dam
- Jam Tower
- Swaminarayan Mandir
- Prem Mandir
- Khirasara Palace
Article Title: 8 Best Tourist Places in Rajkot for Travel and Tourism [Best Guide]
Article last re-published on September 2, 2018.