Rajkot – Gujarat

This normal, Gujarati town was once the capital of Saurashtra and was later used as an important British government center. Mahatma Gandhi lived here for a while.

Watson Museum
Located in the Jubilee Gardens, the Watson Museum has relics from the Indus Valley Civilization dating to 2000 BC. There are also excellent miniature paintings, Rajasthan brass and silver work, and tribal dioramas. There is a statue of Queen Victoria surrounded by portraits of Gujarati rulers. Open daily except Wed 9 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 to 6 pm. Closed 2nd and 4th Sat of the month.

Kaba Gandhi no Dela
This is the residence of the Gandhi family after they moved here in 1881. There is a small collection of personal items and photographs. Open Mon to Sat 9 am to noon and 3 to 6 pm.

Travel
Train There are trains to Ahmedabad (5½ hr), Porbandar, Junagadh, Mumbai, Veraval, Jamnagar, and Bhavnagar. The Reservation Office is open Mon to Sat 8 am to 8 pm, Sun 8 am to 2 pm.

Bus There are regular buses to Ahmedabad, Porbandar, Jamnagar (2 hr), Bhavnagar, Veraval (5 hr) via Junagadh almost every hour between 6 am and 9 pm. There are private bus companies near the bus stand which run buses to places in Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Mumbai.

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