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Rajkot Tourism And Travel Guide
23° C / 73.4° F
November to February
3 to 4 Days
Rajkot Airport (6 kms)
Rajkot Junction (3 kms)
Rajkot offers a medley of colors with excellent architecture, intricate handicrafts, green pastures, and textiles. It is famous as ‘Rangilu Rajkot’ amongst the locals and tourists because of the joyful shopping markets located at the heart of the city. The city has an array of tourism delights and is one of the most colorful cities in Gujarat. A vacation in this joyful city can be an experience of a lifetime. So sit back and continue reading as we present a brief travel guide of Rajkot.
How To Reach
The city of Rajkot has excellent connectivity through rails, roads, and air. So getting to this city from anywhere in the country is not difficult.
If you want to reach Rajkot by trains, there are numerous options as Rajkot has one of the best rail networks in Gujarat after Surat, Ahmedabad, and Vadodara. From Mumbai alone, there are some 16 trains that run between Rajkot and Mumbai. Rajkot Junction has direct rail connectivity from Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Bangalore, and other important cities.
Rajkot has some of the best highways and roads in Gujarat. There are many private and government-managed buses available from Mumbai, Delhi, and other major cities. Roads enable Rajkot to connect with the deepest corners of Gujarat. So a self-drive from neighboring cities is also a convenient option.
Flights are the fastest way to get to Rajkot but they are a little expensive as well. The city has its own dedicated, domestic airport which connects it with other primary cities in India. There are regular flights available to Rajkot from Mumbai, Delhi, and other megacities. So check online for more details and book your tickets.
The municipal corporation of Rajkot has enhanced the local bus service in the city. So using them for visiting important tourist spots is the best and easiest option. Also, the auto-rickshaw network is very active 24/7 for visitors and locals. But it is suggested to fix the price before you get in to avoid any arguments. Also, private cabs can be booked to visit famous tourist spots in the adjoining region of Rajkot.
Weather and Best Time To Visit
The semi-arid climate of Rajkot keeps the city dry for the major part of the year. The best time to visit Rajkot is, of course, winter as the climate at this time is at its best.
Summer (March - June):
The summer season in Rajkot is extremely dry and the heat becomes unbearable. Therefore, locals avoid getting out in the day and as a result, it is not the recommended time to visit Rajkot. The minimum temperature during the summer period is 28 °C and the max temperature lingers in the high 40’s.
Monsoon (July - October):
The monsoon season starts from the mid of June and remains active till the end of September. The temperature reduces in monsoon but the climate is still humid. You can visit Rajkot during this time but avoid July and August as it rains heavily in these two months. The max temperature in monsoon is 32 °C and a minimum of 26 °C.
Winter (November - February):
Winters of Rajkot are extremely pleasant and therefore we strongly recommend to plan a visit during this time. The beautiful weather opens the door to thousands of visitors as the max temperature remains at 28 °C and minimum at 10 °C.
Things To Do
Rajkot is Gujarat’s one of the most industrially developed cities. It is the 26th and 22nd fastest growing city in India and the world, respectively. Tourism in Rajkot heavily contributes to the economy of Gujarat.
Visit the Holy Temples:
Rajkot is home to over a hundred temples. Each of the temples here has its own religious importance which attracts many devotees from various parts of the city and state. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, ISKCON Temple, Shri Ishwariya Temple, Prem Mandir, Jalaram Bapa Mandir, and Shri Khodaldham Mandir are some famous religious spots. So pay a holy visit to these temples and seek blessings.
Learn More About Rajkot Through Museums:
When you visit any place as a tourist, it is always good to learn more about the history, culture, and tradition of that place. By knowing more about the place you develop more interest and it improves your experience. If you are in Rajkot, visit Rotary Midtown Dolls Museum, Kaba Gandhi no Delo, Watson Museum, and Science Museum to learn more about the city and its history.
Nyari Dam, Aji Dam, and Lal Pari Lake are amongst the top attractions in Rajkot. Thousands of visitors visit these lakes and enjoy time with their family and loved ones. When you are visiting Rajkot, include these lakes in your things-to-do list.
Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary and Rajkot Zoo are the two famous spots for an amazing wildlife adventure. Spot some rare species of birds and animals and feel the excitement of sighting wild animals in their natural habitat. These two are the must-visit places for visitors so don’t forget to include these in your things-to-do list.
Shop at Local Bazar:
Rajkot is famous for hand made traditional and ethnic articles. The local markets of Rajkot are full of colors and traditional items. During the evening, markets get really crowded as the number of items available in these markets is nearly endless. Bandhni sarees, glass and bead items, and embroidered dress materials are the must-buy stuff. There are some gigantic malls in Rajkot. So if you plan to buy some branded stuff, these malls can offer a wide set of items. Gujari Bazar, Crystal Mall, Gundawadi, Dr. Yagnik Road, Ravivari Bazar, Bangdi Bazar, Dharmendra Road, Dhebar Road, and Iscon Prozone Mall are the famous shopping points in Rajkot.
Gujarat being a religiously holy state, there are limited non-veg restaurants. Even in Rajkot, the majority of restaurants only serve vegetarian food. The real essence of Gujarat can only be experienced through vegetarian food by trying traditional Gujarati delicacies. So what to eat in Rajkot? Well, Undhiyu, Dhokla, Puran Puri, Rotlo Oro, Thepla, Sukhdi, Kadhi Khichdi, Khandvi, Poodla, Khichu, Sev Tameta nu Shaak, Sev Usal, Khakra, Khaman, and so on. These are side-food items. Along with these, the list of the main course delicacies can go on and on. Almost all restaurants serve the above-mentioned food items but Flavours, The Grand Thakur, Lord Banquet Restaurant, Temptations the Food Zone, Apple Bite, Senso, Courtyard, and Sankalp Restaurant are some of the best food joints in the city.