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State: Gujarat
District: Rajkot
Famous for/as: Temples
Languages: Gujarati, Hindi
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 33-43°C, Winter 19-27°C
Altitude: 134 m
Pincode: 36000x
STD code: 0281
Rajkot is one of the major cities in the Indian state of Gujarat and is a very important tourist destination as well. There are many important places that you can visit during your trip o the city of Rajkot. This is because the city of Rajkot is deeply immersed in the local culture, and there are also many monuments and museums of public interest in Rajkot.

While in the city of Rajkot, you can visit Kaba Gandhi’s Gate, which is Mahatma Gandhi’s old ancestral home. This was built during 1880 and stands tall till date. This house has now been converted into a museum that shows various Gandhian artefacts and photos, and also certain personal belongings from the Mahatma’s table.

The Watson Museum is yet another important location in the city of Rajkot. This museum is dedicated to Colonel John Watson and it houses many carvings from the 13th century too. There are many artefacts in this museum that have been collected from the site at Mohenjo-Daro. This museum is thus a very interesting place in Rajkot that depicts Saurashtra culture in its full splendour.

The Jagat Mandir in Rajkot is a very beautiful temple that is dedicated to Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Made entirely of red stones, this is another must visit destination.
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Take a Trip to the Tarnetar Mela!

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Sep 22, 2011
The Trinetreshwara Temple Fair, or Tarnetar Mela as it is more popularly known, is a temple festival held in Tarnetar in the Saurashtra district of Gujarat every year. It is a celebration that bursts out in vibrant colors, with many folk culture events.


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