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.
Sayla is a small town in Gujarat, India. It is spread over an area of 575 sq. km and was initially ruled by Jhala Rajputs. In 1751, Seshmalji founded Sayla and announced it as the capital of his state. It is said that Seshmalji fought a battle with the Kathi Darbars and captured Sayla. This small town in Gujarat is also widely known as the village of pilgrims or ‘Bhagat nu Gaum’.
Places to Stay
In Sayla, you could either book a room at the Old Bell Guest House, a beautiful heritage hotel or opt for home stays.
The official language of Sayla is Kathiawadi. The other languages spoken here include Gujarati and Hindi.
The Tarnetar fair is a very popular event in the area and takes place at the Trineteshwar temple, Tarnetar (66 km from Sayla). This fair tentatively falls during the months of August and September.
Places of Interest
Some of the major tourist attractions of Sayla are Lalji Maharaj’s math, Kashi Vishwanath temple and the town’s jain temple. You can also visit the medieval step well and Swaminarayan temple in Muli (12 km from Sayla) and the Chamunda temple in Chotila (39 km from Sayla).
How to Get There
The nearest International airport is in Ahmedabad (155 km from Sayla), and the nearest domestic airport is in Rajkot (83 km from Sayla).
The nearest rail station is in Surendranagar (32 km from Sayla).
Sayla is well-connected by the state bus service GSRTC and some private bus operators such as Soni Tours and Travels from Ahmedabad (136 km), Bhuj (240 km),Mahasagar Travels from Rajkot (83 km) and Junagadh (186 km). Online bus ticket booking facility of Ticketgoose is safe and reliable. So, log on to book your tickets.