Rajkot is an Indian city located in the state of Gujarat, in the west of the country and along the Aji and Nyari Rivers. Its population exceeds 1.5 million people and is the fourth most populous city in the state. The city was the capital of Saurashtra between 1948 and 1956, and became part of Bombay State first and since 1960 of the state of Gujarat. Rajkot was also one of the main venues of the independence movements in the country and one of the places where Mahatma Gandhi spent more time planning their struggle for freedom.
Rajkot has many options for tourism, especially for its important historical legacies and natural spaces. One of the landmarks in the city is the Jubilee Garden, a beautiful park in the city center that houses some monuments of great value as the Connaught Hall. Other attractions in the city center are the Mohandas Gandhi High School and the Kaba Gandhi No Delo, the home of the independence leader during his childhood, the Rashtriya Shala Educational Institute and the Watson Museum. Other landmarks for tourists include places of worship as the sanctuaries Gebanshah Pir Dargah and Turkibapu's Dargah, the monasteries of Ramakrishna and Shri Ranchhoddas and temples like Swaminarayan, Nageshwar Parswanath and Ishwariya. Other architectural works such as the Masonic Hall, the Jam Tower or the Aji Dam, and natural areas as the lakes of Lal Pari or Randerda complete the tourism offer in the city.
The city is also a great place to learn about Gujarati cuisine, featuring a tasty combination of sweet and bitter flavors. Among traditional dishes are many snacks and sweets like penda and pickles, as well as more elaborate dishes as chevda, bundi-ganthiya, jalebi, sweet samosa and ganthiya. The Rajkot's economy is based mainly in heavy and small scale industries in sectors such as jewelery, watch parts, bearings, diesel engines or automotive parts.