Mahatma Gandhi pursued his early education in Rajkot. The city is also famous for traditional sweets and dandiya/garba raas dances.
Air: Rajkot Airport (IATA code: RAJ and ICAO code: VARK). There are several daily direct flights from Rajkot to Mumbai. Mumbai in turn is connected to rest of the world.
Train: There are direct trains from all parts of India to Rajkot. Some of the longer routes include trains from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Jammu-Tawi, Kochi, Secunderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal etc.
Bus: Rajkot is quite well connected to the entire region of Saurashtra and rest of Gujarat by buses.
Rajkot is in the centre of the region Saurashtra. One can go around in any direction. Jamnagar and the Reliance Industries are about 90 km. Mount Girnar and the Gir forest (asiatic Lions) are about 100-150 km from Rajkot. The forest has a lodge and a Taj hotel too. Somnath temple is again around 200 km and a beautiful place to visit. Diu ( formarly a portugese colony) is again 200 km from Rajkot with beautiful beaches and good weather.
Near by Rajkot one can see Hingol Gadh situated near Jasdan about 70 km from Rajkot. Dwarka is about 200 + from Rajkot. Kutch, the hub of development, now a days is again some 200 km from Rajkot.
Want to do shopping?If at all you are a typical shopper who wants to buy clothes,jewellary,watches etc. then you may go for the malls but if at all you want to buy the regional specialities,then you may go for the local bazaars such as dharmendra road-multipurpose(perfumes,insence sticks,clothes,handloom products etc.),bangdi bazaar-speciality for imitation jewellary and bangles,mochi bazaar-for footwear,soni bazaar-goldsmith market.
You will find many varieties of food.
For food items besides regular, could be bought of here like chevda, bundi-ganthiya, penda could be included in such foods. Pickles could be one of them.
Want something new for your breakfast? Here, ganthiya is the best option for breakfast. Ganthiya is not available only as prescribed above. Ganthiyas here are of many types. For example: fafda, vanela, bhavnagari, champakali etc. Ganthiya is basically stripes of a dough made from besan flour + some spices + water and then fried into different shapes and tastes. It's not as easy to make as it seems.
Diet conscious ? No fried food ? Then you may go for poha, jalebi, sweet samosa, sweet kachori etc. You could get them at kotecha chowk. This a whole new fashion of breakfast in rajkot. At some places you may also get some south Indian varieties like idli, vada etc.(kotecha chowk)
Rajkot is a place for food loving people. Therefore you have a variety of restaurants in for your lunch-dinner etc. You have the following ones for your meals:
These r some of the famous tea spots
The Grand Bhagwati -