|Rajkot is the fourth largest city of Gujarat. It is located on the banks of the Aji and the Niari rivers. It is situated in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat and it extends from latitude 23°32 in the North to longitude 70°4 in the East. This city is a major industrial town, which has the rich heritage of ancient civilization and freedom struggle.
Area: 104.86 sq. km
Population: 1335397 (2006)
Altitude: 134 metres.
Languages: Hindi, English, Gujarati
Location : Rajkot is located on the bank of Aji River and Nyari River. It spreads to an area of 104.86 sq. km.
Climate : The climate of Rajkot remains almost pleasant throughout the year. The summer extends from the month of March to June. At this time temperature varies from 24º C to 42º C. In the winters the temperature varies from 10º C to 22º C. The best time to visit the place is between the months of October to the month of March.
Places to Stay : There are many luxury hotels in Rajkot. You can ensure a comfortable stay in various hotels in Rajkot.
Sights of Attractions :
Lal Pan Lake and Randerda : This is a fascinating lake that is located 5 km from Rajkot. It offers picturesque picnic spots to the tourists.
Gondal : It is famous impressive building that is located 39 km to south of Rajkot on the River Gondali.
Watson Museum and Library : This museum cum library is a memorial dedicated to Colonel James Watson. You can witness the statue of Queen Victoria seated on a throne. You can view the collections of statues, silver textiles, ancient coins and rare books.
Jagat Mandir : Jagat Mandir is a beautiful carved temple of Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. The temple was built of red stone.
Best Season to Visit : October to March
Reaching There :
By Air : The Rajkot airport connects the city to all other major cities of India.
: Rajkot is connected by regular trains to important cities in Gujarat and India. There is also a meter-gauge service to Veraval.
By Road : The excellent roadways connects Rajkot to other important cities of Gujarat like Jamnagar, Junagarh, Porbandar, Veraval, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bhuj, Bhavnagar, Una, Mt Abu, and Udaipur.
ISD/STD Codes Of Rajkot
If calling from within India -------------++0281 (local number)
If calling from outside India --------------++91- 281 (local number)