Regarded as the center of the Saurashtra region, Rajkot is the fourth largest city of the Gujarat state and enjoys a central location in Kathiawar peninsula region, making it an important industrial center of the region. Already home to heavy and small scale industries, the city has earned a worldwide reputation for casting and forging.
Home to the ‘Father of the nation’ - Mahatma Gandhi - Rajkot has a rich heritage and collection of landmarks. Located in the heart of the city is Jubilee Garden that houses monuments from the colonial era. Besides, Rotary Dolls Museum, which has a collection of more than 1400 dolls, and Lang Library, with collections documenting the rich era of Rajkot, are notable tourist attractions. The city has a strong bend towards performing arts and folk music and thus there are several dedicated venues acting as regional centers. People of Rajkot celebrate festivities with great fun and frolic, with Garba being the dance form characteristic to Navratra. Rajkot’s penchant for cricket is evident from the fact that it has two international cricket stadiums. Tourists flock in all round the year either for business conferences and seminars or to revel in the era of Gandhi. Hotels in Rajkot offer a pleasant stay in the city and are located near major tourist attractions.
Rajkot is set to get major economic flip with international investments flowing in. It has been rediscovered on the map as an asset for global supply chains. With government authorities focusing on revamping projects in several parts, Rajkot is definitely a city looking into the future, which, at the same time draws upon its beautiful blend of culture.