The stunning Saurashtra region in Gujarat is a traveler’s delight with its rich historical legacy, breath-taking scenery, and vibrant cultures. While the busy city of Rajkot does not usually feature as a destination, the city will surprise you.
Visitors can experience the best of culture and history, while also experiencing urban life in popular localities like Jawahar Road and Kalavad Road. Rajkot offers a bit of something for everyone.
A visit to Gujarat would be incomplete without walking in Mahatma Gandhi’s shoes. Visit Kaba Gandhi no Delo, which is the house where Mahatma Gandhi lived while his father was the Diwan of Rajkot. Kaba Gandhi no Delo has been transformed into a museum with artifacts and pictorial tours of Gandhi’s life.
Visit another chapter of history at the Ranjit Vilas Palace built by Maharaja of Wankaner H.H. Amarsinhji. The palace is a gorgeous structure that combines the architectural styles of the Mughals and the Dutch, along with Victorian and Gothic influences.
Rajkot is one of the fastest-growing cities in India, but should you feel the need to escape the city, there are some fantastic lakes and caves to explore only a short drive away. The Aji Dam garden lies at a distance of 8 km from the main city and one of the most popular attractions here. The dam is built over the sparkling waters of the river Aji and has a beautiful garden, food courts, and amusement parks. Embark on an exciting adventure at the Khambhalida Caves in Rajkot - a set of 3 Buddhist caves that go back to the 4th century AD.
Jagat Mandir is one of the most famous religious places in Rajkot. The temple is popular not only for its beauty and architecture, but for the celebration of oneness in all religions such as Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
Markets: Explore the colorful markets of Rajkot such as Gujari Bazaar and pick up a gorgeous Bandhani saree or two. If street shopping is your thing, don’t miss out on a visit to the bustling Gundawadi market.
The Watson Museum is a repository of fascinating objects and artifacts from the time of the Jadeja Rajputs. Visitors can find a great collection of rare folk embroidery, woodwork, photographs, and coins.
For a dash of whimsy, visit the Rotary Dolls Museum which features a beautiful collection of dolls from across the world.
How to reach Rajkot
Rajkot is well-connected by air (Civil Airport) rail, (Rajkot Junction, Bhakti Nagar, Khanderi) and bus to major cities in the country.
The Experience Of OYO Hotels In Jawahar Road
OYO Hotels offer a range of stay options in Jawahar Road, Rajkot. Whether you’re looking for budget stays or premium options, OYO Hotels are home away from home.
OYO Hotels in Jawahar Road come with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, AC rooms, running cold and hot water, 24-hour room service, complimentary breakfast, along with conference rooms, Banquet Halls and in-house restaurants.
Aesthetically decorated with top contemporary amenities, the OYO hotels around Jawahar Road guarantee a comfortable stay. OYO Hotels are located close to the airport, bus stops, railway stations, good restaurants, cafes, malls, and other places of interest around Rajkot.