34% of the Rajkot’s population is engaged in manufacturing activities. The district has various manufacturing units for machine tools, industrial equipments, lathe machines, metallurgical industries, electronics, engineering and auto ancillary sector. The major industries in Rajkot includes Echjay Industries, Solar Technocast Pvt. Ltd, Doctor Pumps, Rolex Rings, Ajanta Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Atop Food products, Samay Electronics Pvt. Ltd etc
Rajkot, the former capital of the princely state of the same name, is a place where different facets of the evocative past mingle with the modern highlights of this rapidly growing city.
Once the base of the British Government Resident for the Western Indian States in pre-independent India, the city is associated with the early life of Mahatma Gandhi who spent some years of his life here with his father who was the Dewan (Chief Minister) of Rajkot State. Watson Museum, Lal Pari Lake, Aji Dam are just some of the highlights of a travel to this place in the Saurashtra peninsula.
Sights to See
Race Course Grounds
One of the most sought after tourist destination of Rajkot, the large Race Course Grounds with Bal Bhavan, Children’s Traffic Park, Fun World, and sports facilities, is a favourite haunt of people. The place allows the visitors to spend their leisure time with family and friends.
One of the prime attractions for the tourists who visit Rajkot, the Ishwariya Temple is throngedby the spiritual seekers in large number. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the shrine is located near a village named Madhapur.
Kabe Gandhino Delo
The ancestral home of Mahatma Gandhi offers a pictorial tour of his life. His father Karamchand Gandhi lived here when he was appointed the Diwan of Rajkot State. Located just off the busy Gheekantha Road, it is open 6 days a week from 0900-1200 hrs & 1500-1700 hrs.
Lal Pari Lake
Located in the lap of nature, Lal Pari Lake is visited for its beautiful lake that captivates picnickers in a large number. The place is haven for avian population that include both local and migratory ones. Some of the species of birds that are found here include rosy pastor, black tailed godwit, pheasant tailed jacan, wigeon, purple moor hen, pelican, common teal and spoon bill.
Another highlight of a tour to Rajkot, Ramakrishna Mutt is known for picture-perfect tranquillity and solitude. People visiting here can explore the different facets of the life of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, showcased in a permanent exhibition on display.
Located in the old part of the city, this market has a vast array of embroidered fabrics, beadwork, bandhnis and readymade bangles in every shape, form and colour giving the market the apt title of Bangdi Bazaar.
- Solar Technocast Pvt
- Ajanta Electronics Pvt. Ltd
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
If you want to dwell deeper into the spiritual mystery, then Virpur, a pilgrim destination in Gujarat, is place to be. It is famous for its Jalaram Temple. Khambalia near Virpur is home to Buddhist relics.
Tarnetar (75 km):
Tarnetar is famous for the Trinetreswar Temple, which comes alive during the annual fair held here beginning on the fourth day of the first half of Bhadrapada month (Ganesh Chaturthi day). It is one of the most colourful fairs where till today boys and girls meet and marriages are arranged between them at the fair itself. One can see authentic folk dances and theatre, in addition to the local costumes and handicrafts at this fair.
Manas Mandir (14 km):
A famous sacred destination, this is the site of the Ramdev Pir temple.
Jageshwar (60 km):
This is famous for being the place where one of the most venerated and beautiful shrines is located and is worth visiting.
Hingolgadh Nature Sanctuary (80 km):
Situated in the Rajkot district, 10 km. from Jasdan, this sanctuary is famous for migratory birds like the Kunj and Flamingo and occupies an area of 6.54 sq. km. An old fort belonging to the erstwhile princely state of Jasdan adds charm to the place. Gondal, 32 km away is the nearest railhead.
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