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Welcome to Rajkot

Rajkot,The Fourth Largest City of Gujarat 

Introduction 
Rajkot is one of the most beautiful and famous city which is situated in the Western state of Gujarat. The city of Rajkot is located on the banks of the Aji River and Nyari River. It is also an administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District. It is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat after Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara. This beautiful city is famous for its Handicrafts and silver jewellery and is also well-known for its royal living. Rajkot is a multicultural city and is a part of Kathiyawad and people of Rajkot are famous as Kathiyawadi’s. It is a industrial hub of Gujarat with good infrastructure and is also growing up in Software Industries and ITeS. There are many SOHO companies working in Web Development along with many new multinational call centres and software companies setting up their operations and development centres in Rajkot. Apart from this, The city has a number of attractive tourist destinations that magnetize large numbers of travelers from all over the country.

History
The history of Rajkot city forms a major aspect. Initially Rajkot was the capital of Gujarat princely state Rajkot as now it is the administrative headquarters. Also once it became the capital of Saurashtra. This city was founded by Vibhoji who was the son of famous personality Ajoji. During British rule Rajkot was used to be the headquarters and later on after independence it became an independent city.

Tourism
Rajkot is a most beautiful tourist destination in the state of Gujarat. It is a colorful land with people of varied customs, traditions, communities and groups. This city is filled with stunning ashrams, temples, gardens and lakes. It is well connected with the major cities of the country through air, rail and road. There are many places to visit in Rajkot are Aji Dam, Wankaner, Lal Pari Lake and Randera, Jagat Mandir, Swaninarayan temple, Ishwariya temple and many more.

Places To Visit 

Aji Dam
Aji Dam is one of the most famous tourist attraction which is situated at a distance of 8 kms away from the city of Rajkot. It is not just a dam but is also treated as a picnic spot with beautiful gardens and zoo. This place is maintained by Rajkot Municipal Corporation.

Swaninarayan Temple
Swaninarayan temple is one of the most famous Hindu temple which is located on the Bhupendera road in Rajkot. It was built in 1907 by Shastriji Maharaj of Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha. The temple is Dedicated to Lord SwaniNarayan.

Jagat Mandir
Jagat Mandir is one of the most popular and beautiful temple which is located on the Yagnik road in Rajkot. This temple is a universal temple which was built in the year of 1934 and has been carved out of red stones. This temple is also populary known as Dwarkadish temple.

Lal Pari Lake
Lal Pari Lake is a beautiful lake which is situated at a distance of 5 kms away from the Rajkot City. It is a great picnic spot in the city and is also a popular bird watching venue, as it is the roosting place for a large number of species of local and migratory birds.

Jubilee Garden
Jubilee Garden is one of the most popular sightseeing and picnic spot which is situated in the heart of the Rajkot City. It is home to a large amusement park along with many shops and attractions like Watson Museum, Connaught Hall, Alfred High School, and Lang Library. It is also a major commercial hub of the city.

Area 170 km²
Population 967476
Language Gujarati, Hindi and English
Pin Code 360001

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