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Gujarat >> Rajkot

Rajkot


Location
located on the banks of the Aji River and Niari River.
Temperature
42 c Summer/20 c Winter
Latitude : 22.296909    Longitude : 70.798363

Language : Gujarati,Hindi
Rajkot is a city of Gujarat state in India and administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District, located on the banks of the Aji River and Niari River. Rajkot was the capital of the then Saurashtra state from 15 April 1948 to 31 October 1956 before merging in bilingual Bombay State on 1 November 1956. Rajkot was merged into Gujarat State from bilingual Bombay state on May 1, 1960
Gir WildLife Sanctuary
Gir WildLife Sanctuary - Lion Sanctuary
Sprawling in an area of 1424 sq. kms., Gir with its dry deciduous forest is a luxuriantly rich ecosystem-endowed with floral and faunal plentitude. Thirty species of mammals, twenty species of reptiles, several species of insects and birds are found here. The forest is the only place in the world, outside Africa, where the lion can be seen in its natural habitat. Gir, the last refuge of the king of the jungle, is one of the largest and most important wildlife sanctuaries in India.
Rampara wildlife Sanctuary
Rampara wildlife Sanctuary
Start a jeep and take a leisurely round along 32 km long periphery of this compact woodland covering 15 sq. km area. Within a few minutes after starting your vehicle, you would meet the largest antelope of the country - the bluebull (Nilgai). You would find it either singly or in a small group. You may see either a charcoal black adult male or a female with her young-ones. In fact, this would be just a beginning of a series of sightings that you may make of Boselaphus tragocamelus (Nilgai) during 30 km drive. Click spot to view map You would see the antelope standing on a barren hillock and staring at your moving vehicle, or hiding behind the thorny scrubs or crossing the narrow ridge or the 'nallah' (stream). Encountering the bluebull is almost a rule in the Sanctuary, which had been a shooting reserve of the ex-princely State of Wankaner (Central Saurashtra) before 1975. The area was acquired by the Government in 1975, declared as a 'reserve forest' in 1983 and notified as a Sanctuary in 1988. It is 60 kms away from Rajkot.
Rotary Dolls Museum
Rotary Dolls Museum - Museum of dolls
The Rotary Dolls Museum ( RDM ) is located in the city of Rajkot, State of Gujarat , India (South Central Asia.). This unique Museum gives an overview to the culture and traditions of the world at large through a medium of dolls. The Rotary Clubs across the world have generously donated these Dolls to the Rotary Club of Rajkot Midtown. RDM where children and adults both gain from, the mission has been yet noble and simple, Love, Care and Concern for Humanity.
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