The fourth largest city in Gujarat after Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara, Rajkotis located on the banks of the Aji and Nyari Rivers. The people in Rajkot are predominantly vegetarians. Rajkot is a major regional centre for the performing arts. The city is famous for its gold purity and jewellery market, which is the largest in the country. Rajkot silk embroidery and watch parts are also well-known.Rajkot houses a large number of textile printing units, which produces cotton and pure silk garments.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Rajkot. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Rajdoot(Tariff-Rs.1,602), Hotel Jayson (Tariff-Rs.1,765), Hotel Everstar(Tariff-Rs.1,150), Hotel Europa Inn (Tariff-Rs.1,549) and Hotel Aditya(Tariff-Rs.894).
Annual festivals likeDussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. Garbais performed during the Navratri festival; the JanmastamiMela, Dhuletithe colour festival, Mahashivratri and Uttarayan (MakarSankranti) on 14 January are popular in this city.
Gujarati is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Places of interest within 2kms of the bus stand include Jubilee Garden, The Rotary Dolls Museum, GebanshahPirDargah,HashanshahPirDargah and Ishwariya Temple and Garden.
How to Get There
Rajkothas its own airport
Rajkothas its own railway station
Rajkot bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Royal Express, Sagar Travels and Neeta Tours and Travels runs regular buses to and from the town. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.
Kutiyana Bypass is located in Gujarat’s Porbandar district. This is a road connecting Kutiyana City through National Highway 8B. State Highway 96 too connects this bypass road from the south. Some of the tourist attractions around this region are Junagadh, Porbandar, Girnar Hill, Chorwad, Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary.
Places to Stay
Kutiyana does not have any hotel facilities. However, there are good budget hotels in Porbandar, which is 40 km away from this city. A few of the hotels here are Hotel Kaveri International (Tariff – Rs.985), Hotel Indraprasth (Tariff – Rs. 540) and Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs.470).
The languages spoken in Kutiyana are Gujarati and Hindi.
Kite Festival in January, Holi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the important festivals celebrated in Kutiyana.
Places of Interest
There are no places of interest in Kutiyana. Visitors, however, can visit nearby areas which are Dhank (30 km), Kalindri Dam (13 km), Vadwala-Rana (17 km), Kharo Dam (34 km) and Ranakandorna (11 km) away from Kutiyana.
How to Get There
Porbandar Airport, which is 38 km away from Kutiyana, is the nearest airport.
There is no railway station in Kutiyana. The nearest railway station is the Jam Sakhpur Railway Station which is around 26 km away from Kutiyana.
Kutiyana is well connected by a network of buses from nearby cities and states. Patel Tours & Travels, Mahasagar Travels and Eagle Travels are some of the private bus operators that run buses from Ahmedabad and Baroda to Kutiyana Bypass. Online bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com provides tickets with best deals.