- Nyari Dam – For a blissful picnic
If you want to take a break from the famous museums in Rajkot, you should head to Nyari Dam, located five kilometers from Rajkot, a scenic place to visit that is perfect for a picnic. Although frequented by both locals and tourists, nowadays, it still retains a peaceful ambiance. Its views are lovely and picturesque. If you stay here till the evening, you can catch and enjoy a very beautiful sunset.
Ideal for: Leisure.
- Prem Mandir – Different architectural styles
Prem Mandir is one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Rajkot. In spite of its name, translated to ‘temple of love’, Prem Mandir is a Syro-Malabar cathedral which is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It features an amalgamation of different religions’ architectural styles, including the domes that were inspired by mosques with a mosaic of Christ seated above a lotus. The church’s unique aspects make it become one of the best sightseeing places in Rajkot.
Ideal for: Culture.
- Khambhalida Caves – A look back into the past
Looking back to the 4th or 5th century AD, Khambhalida Caves include beautiful carvings hewn from limestone with 3 caves of which the central one has a chaitya. Bodhisattva’s life-size figures flank the entrance to the chaitya. One figure is Avalokiteshvara Padmapani and another is Avalokiteshvara Vajrapani. According to the site’s description, these figures are Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara’s only known depictions in cave architecture in Gujarat.
Ideal for: History
- Jubilee Garden – Spend time amidst nature
Jubilee Garden is a picturesque tourism place in Rajkot city. It provides a quick getaway from the hustle and the bustle, encouraging you to relax and enjoy the serenity. Leafy, large trees offer a lot of shade and an old pavilion invites visitors to admire its intricate carvings. The garden is not too well maintained, however, it is still worth a quick visit.
Ideal for: Leisure.