The bustling and sprawling city of Rajkot in Gujrat is not the first tourism destination which comes to mind when you plan a holiday here. However, there are many great places in Rajkot that let you explore its history and natural allure.
Among Rajkot’s many must-sees are the childhood home of Gandhi, a museum where you can learn about Rajkot’s history, and a library with a vast books collection which showcases Gujarati literature. And when you head out of the city, there are beautiful lakes and dams just waiting to be explored.
- Kaba Gandhi No Delo – Explore Gandhi’s childhood
Kaba Gandhi No Delo, where Gandhi spent his childhood, is one of the most visited places in Rajkot. It was his paternal home and has been converted into the Gandhi Smriti – the museum which showcases his whole life through photographs. Besides being a museum, this building is also used to hold embroidery and sewing classes for young girls.
Ideal for: History
- Rotary Dolls Museum – Marvel at dolls from all over the world
The Rotary Dolls Museum is an important tourism attraction of Rajkot. It exhibits more than 1,000 dolls decked out in different attires from various countries in the world. Unlike most of the other museums which give you a glimpse of the world’s cultures by exhibiting ancient relics and artifacts, the Rotary Dolls Museum does so through beautiful dolls that set against the backdrops highlighting the original place where they came from.
Ideal for: Culture, leisure
- Watson Museum – Discover Rajkot’s history
Saurashtra’s region has recently changed from the home of princely states to the industrial cities. Rajkot is a typical example. The Watson Museum inside Jubilee Garden, commemorating Colonel John Watson, shows the region’s colonial history with artifacts dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization which can be found in and around the state. These relics from the past takes you back in time and appreciate Gujarat’s long history.
Ideal for: History