Rajkot the city of colors lies in the northwestern part of Gujarat state at the bank of the Aji River and the Nyari River. The city is spread in an area of 170 km². It is situated in the Saurashtra region in the Gujarat state of India. Rajkot is the 4th largest city in Gujarat State, India. It is the 6th cleanest city in all over India, and it is the 7th fastest-growing city in the world as of March 2021.
Rajkot was home to many personalities like Mahatma Gandhi. Rajkot is in a period of growing transition between cultural, industrial, and economical activities.
The history of Rajkot is about nearly 400 years old. Rajkot has been under different rulers since. Rajkot was the capital of Saurashtra state from 15 April 1948 to 31 October 1956 before merging in Bombay State on 1 November 1956. Rajkot was merged into Gujarat State from Bombay state on 1 May 1960.
The city of Rajkot is famous as Mahatma Gandhi spent his early years, visiting the Kaba Gandhi no Delo is one of the most important as well as popular attractions. Now, it has been converted into a museum called Gandhiji Museum.
Since from past, Rajkot is famous for providing education to Mahatma Gandhi, at Alfred High school. There are numbers of schools that are run by Rajkot Municipal Corporation. There are two schools offering an international curriculum one is The Northstar School and another is The Galaxy School. The city is home to several colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education, both public and private.
Population & Literacy Rate:
The population of Rajkot is now estimated at about 1,933,522 as of 2021. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Rajkot city, which typically includes Rajkot city’s population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.
The total literacy rate of the Rajkot district is 80.96%. The male literacy rate is near about 76.69% and the female literacy rate is about 66.18% in the Rajkot district.
Rajkot is well known throughout the world for its casting and forging industries. Over the last few years, it had global engineering companies that make products such as electric motors, automobiles, machine tools, bearings, and so on. The significance of Rajkot’s location is owing to the fact that it is one of the prime industrial centers of Gujarat.
Rajkot is famous for its gold purity. It has the largest gold market in India. It is also growing up in software industries and IT companies as rapidly. There are many new multinational software companies are setting up their operation and development center in Rajkot.
Culture & Tradition:
Rajkot is a multicultural and multireligious palace. The traditions and cultural heritage of Gujarat can be traced back to the ancient period of Lord Krishna. The Gujaratis exhibit a natural penchant for singing and dancing among which Garba is popular among both, men and women and is performed during the festival of Navaratri. The dance starts before midnight and continues until the first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise. Mostly here the people are vegetarian.
Most of the festivals are celebrated among some of them are Janmashtami, Diwali, Navratri, Uttarayan (Makar Sankranti), Eid, and so on.
- Kaba Gandhi No Delo(Gandhi Museum)
- Lal Pari Lake
- Jubilee Garden
- Rotary Dolls Museum
- Pradyuman Zoological Park
- Vishwakarma Prabhuji Mandir
- Ishwariya Temple
- ISKCON Rajkot, Sri Sri Radha Neelmadhav Dham
- Nyara River
- Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama
- Fun World
- Aji Dam Garden
- Pirotan Island
- Ranjit Vilas Palace