Rajkot

Rajkot, once the capital of the princely state of Saurashtra has an area of 282 sq. miles and 64 villages. It is situated 92 kms. from Jamnagar.

Today it is best known as the town where Mahatma Gandhi spent the early years of his life when his father was a Diwan (Prime Minister) to the King of Saurashtra.

Rajkot is an important religious centre of the Arya Samaj. Rajkot was founded by Vibhoji, the younger son of Ajoji. Vibhoji by co-operating with the Mughal Army received some villages as gift for his services. His heirs added to the prosperity of the state. With the passage of the time, Rajkot, the city, continued to expand. In 1820, the British agency was founded and Rajkot became the political centre of Saurashtra.