Rajkot in Gujarat offers travelers a wide range of unique experiences. There’s something here for all travelers – history, cultures, bustling city life, and picturesque natural beauty. And if you fancy being amid colorful Gujarati handicraft and at the heart of its flourishing diamond trade, there’s no better place than Jasdan in Rajkot district.
Things to do and places to see near Jasdan
Ghela Somnath Mahadev Temple
Visit the Ghela Somnath Mahadev Temple for a day excursion with the family. It is a famous Shiva temple built by Minal Devi in the 15th century. The temple lies on the banks of the river Ghelo amid the beautiful hills of Jasdan.
Aji Dam Garden
Make your way to the beautiful Aji Dam garden. The garden is a short 8 km drive from Rajkot and offers a serene escape for those who visit. Relax amidst its lovely gardens, amusement parks, and food stalls, while the stunning waters of the river Aji sparkle below.
For fantastic collectibles and souvenirs, visit the colorful markets in Rajkot. Shop for gorgeous Bandhani sarees at Gujari Bazaar or test your bargaining skills at the stalls in the Gundawadi market.
Kaba Gandhi no Delo
If you like visiting places of history, take a trip to the Kaba Gandhi no Delo - the house where Mahatma Gandhi once lived. The house has been transformed into a museum containing photographs and artifacts from his life.
Ranjit Vilas Palace
The Ranjit Vilas Palace is another historical building worth visiting in Rajkot. Built by Maharaja of Wankaner H.H. Amarsinhji, the stunning palace combines Dutch and Mughal architecture along with influences from the Victorian and Gothic eras.
Rotary Dolls Museum
Take the kids for a fun visit to the Rotary Dolls Museum and its amazing doll collection from over 95 countries. Children can also watch movies at its fun in-house cinema called Cinematheque.
If temple-hopping features high in your list, visit some of the popular temples near Rajkot such as Shree Parabvala Hanumanji Mandir, Sangani Parivar Surapura Dada, Sarvoday Hanuman Temple, and Shivnager.
Food in Rajkot
Sample delicious Gujarati cuisine at several restaurants, cafes, and food stalls across the city. Try authentic Dhokla, Kadhi, Handvo, and Thepla. Visitors can also expand their knowledge of the local cuisine beyond these staples. Try the delicious Undhiyu, Rotlo, Matha Undhiyu, Sev Usal, and Khandvi.
How to reach Rajkot
Rajkot is well-connected by air (Rajkot Airport), rail (Rajkot Junction, Bhakti Nagar, Khanderi), and bus to major cities in the country.
Experience of OYO Hotels in Jasdan
OYO Hotels offer a range of stay options in Jasdan that cater to all kinds of travelers and groups. OYO Hotels offer amenities like free Wi-Fi, AC and non-AC rooms, running cold and hot water, 24-hour room service, complimentary breakfast, conference rooms, and banquet halls.
The OYO Hotels are close to prominent bus stops, railway stations, restaurants, and other places of interest around Rajkot. Whether you are traveling solo, with family, or in a group, OYO hotels guarantee a pleasant stay and home away from home.