The city, popularly referred as the ‘Rangilu Rajkot’ meaning the colorful Rajkot, is situated at the distance of 245 kilometers from the capital state Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The inhabitants of this multicultural city fluently converse in the languages like Gujarati, Hindi, Sindhi, Urdu, English and other tongues. Besides, Rajkot gains its essence from the fusion of the old charm contained in its monumental sights of colonial times, narrow street markets, and rustic people, and the busy status contained in the massive industrial and commercial developments and the roads jammed with traffic.
Theology and Culture
Invaded by diverse rulers and dynasties, the Rajkot city is culturally vibrant where the dwellers belong to the different castes and ethnicities. Since, the majority populace is vegetarian; any form of hunting is strictly restricted in the region. All the festivals from ‘Holi’ and ‘Eid’ to ‘Christmas’ and ‘Diwali’ are celebrated with full gusto and gaiety. And, the pomp and splendor of the ‘Lok Mela’ (Public Fair) held annually during ‘Janmashtami festival’ is matchless. The natives are very fond of jewelry, especially the gold ones. Moreover, Rajkot is the premier place to buy the aesthetic jewellery, silk embroidery articles, and watch parts. In Rajkot, it is irresistible not to delve in the local flavors of Gujarati food such as the ‘thepla’, ‘bhakri’, ‘khaman’, ‘dhokla’ and ‘farsan’. Further, people also have the taste for sports like cricket and various performing arts, which is evident from the popular ‘International Cricket Stadium’ and ‘Hemu Gadhvi Natyagraha’ regional theater in the area!
Markets And Shopping Complexes
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