Rajkot Sights and Landmarks Guide, India
With a population of around 1.5 million inhabitants (as per the latest consensus of 2008) Rajkot is the fourth largest city in terms of population when compared to the rest of the cities in Gujarat, India. Rajkot has numerous landmarks in and around the city and it is considered to be a very famous tourist spot on the Indian tourism map. Many historical monuments, museums, and lush green environment are the perfect ingredients necessary to attract tourists.
To start with, one can visit the historical house of Mahatma Gandhi which was actually built by Mahatma’s father, Karamchand Gandhi, somewhere in the year of 1880. Gandhiji studied in Rajkot between the years of 1881 and 1887. This was the time period when Gandhiji actually lived in this house. The state government bought this house and took total control of it. Today this historical monument, which is related to the man behind India’s Independence, has been declared by the government of India as a historical monument. It is located somewhere in the old city of Rajkot near the Dharmendra road.
Near Malaviya Chowk is situated the famous Rajkumar College which was built in the year 1870. The major purpose of building this college during those years was to have a separate study center for kids of Royal families and various princes from different states. The exact location of this historical monument is Gondal Road.
Another famous educational institution which is famous for its historical monument is Mohandas Gandhi High School (better known as Alfred High School). Mr. Kernal Singh was responsible for building this monument during the British Rule in India. This school also happens to be that first school where Mahatma Gandhi started his studies. The name of this institution was changed to Mahatma’s name after Indian Independence in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.
Watson Museum was started somewhere in the year of 1888 in the famous Jubilee Garden in the city of Rajkot. This museum is famous for various historical manuscripts, sculptures, and traditional items. This historical monument in which the museum is housed is also an attraction for the tourists.
Some other tourist spots in the city of Rajkot are Swminarayan Temple, Mukti Dham, Ramkirshna Ashram, Race Course Garden, Energy Park, and Aji Dam etc.
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