Rajkot is known as the capital of the previous state of Saurashtra. The town has had an excellent past and still is a favourite holiday spot for travellers worldwide as a result of the historic remains from the British era and moreover, the warm hospitality of the Rajkot people.
Rajkot was established in 1620 AD by Thakore Sahib Vibhoji Ajoji Jadeja, a descendent of the Jamnagar royalty. Rajkot was named after Raju Sandhi, its co-founder. Thakore Sahib was awarded territories for aiding the Mughal Emperor to regain his grip in Gujarat. Moreover, he additionally opposed the native Kathi tribes and also the Junagadh ruler to reinforce his position. Rajkot acts as an illustrious holiday destination that witnesses a large pool of tourists annually owing to its attractions.
The Watson deposit, posited within the anniversary Gardens is dedicated to a commissioned military officer named Watson, and exhibits a variety of artifacts dating back to the thirteenth century. Kaba Gandhi No Delo,which is located on Kanta Road, exhibits the belongings of Gandhi while the Rajkumar faculty, established by British in 1870 is where the Indian Princes are educated and hence, ranks as one of the best educational Institutes in the country. The Mohandas Gandhi Vidyalaya, referred to as the Alfred College, is where Gandhi was educated and Rashtriya Shalais the site where Gandhi Ji had fasted and where tourists can get a glimpse of his era.