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Flights to Rajkot

Flights to Rajkot

The city of Rajkot is in Gujarat and is popular for its heritage, cultural and natural charms. Scenically located on the banks of Aji and Nyari rivers, the city served as the capital of Saurashtra region till the year 1965, before merging with Bombay state, on 1st November 1956. Rajkot was reincorporated into Gujarat State on May 1, 1960.

Overview

All the cheap domestic flights to Rajkot land at the Rajkot airport, which is a domestic airport, located around 4 km from the city centre. The climate of the city can be categorized as semi arid with long spell of dry summers and moderate monsoons. Tourists can visit at anytime of the year barring the hot summers which last here mid of March to mid-June. The 9 day celebration of Navratri in the month of October is the best time to enjoy the cultural hues of the city.

City Attractions

While in Rajkot tourists have numerous options of sightseeing. If you are interested in history and culture then do not miss visiting the Watson museum, which houses many artifacts belonging to the Mohenjo-Daro civilization. Other heritage attractions include Dholavaria, Lothal and Surkatada. Chowrad beach and Saputara hills are scenic attractions where tourists can relax and enjoy the natural panorama. A holiday in Rajkot is incomplete without a visit to the famous Gir Lion Wildlife sanctuary and Piroton Marine National Park. Jagat Mandir in Rajkot is a very beautiful temple that is dedicated to Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and a must visit for the religious tourists. The nearest international airport connecting Rajkot with the rest of the world is the Ahmedabad airport.

Eating & Shopping

Rajkot is the cultural as well as commercial capital of the Saurashtra region and offers great cuisine options. The natives of the city are primarily vegetarian and hence one can find a vast number of pure veg restaurants. When in Rajkot, you should not miss savoring the famous Gujarati food items like dhokhla, khandvi and srikhand. A traditional Gujarati thali comprise rotis, rice, dals and combination of different vegetables with sweet dish and can be enjoyed at most of the restaurants.

There are numerous shopping areas and malls where tourist can shop for ethnic as well as modern stuff. Ethnic jewellery, bandhni sarees, tie and dye work on dress materials and handmade wall hangings are some of the important shopping items tourists can buy in Rajkot. Various emporiums, Bangdi Bazaar and Crystal Mall at Rajkot are the best places to enjoy shopping.

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