Interesting facts about Rajkot
Enlisted below are some Interesting facts about Rajkot, have a look!
1. It has its own music!
Rajkot has its own local music named Dayro. Gujarat people love Dayro. It generally organized in night time as it ends early.
2. It is famous for Pure Gold
Rajkot is famous for its gold purity in the entire country. The markets of Rajkot deal with the best and purest form of gold in the state as well as in the country. Also, it has one of the largest gold markets in India.
3. One of the best city for Saurashtra
With 14 ‘talukas’, Rajkot area is being regarded the Economic, Industrial & Pedagogic Hub for Saurashtra-Kutch region.
4. Cleanest city of India
Rajkot is the seventh cleanest city of India. Gujarat brags many cleanest cities of India. One of them being Rajkot comes at the 7th position.
5. 4th largest city
Rajkot is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat, after Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara.
6. Rajkot was not a part of Gujarat!
Rajkot was the capital of the Saurashtra State from 15 April 1948 to 31 October 1956, before its merger with Bombay State on 1 November 1956. Rajkot was re-integrated into Gujarat State from 1 May 1960.
7. Do you know about ‘Ka-Ba Gandhi’?
Ka-ba Gandhi No Delo, literally means “Kaba Gandhi’s house”. Rajkot is the place where the Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his stay in Rajkot in the early years of his life. It has now been converted into a museum called Gandhi Smriti.
Mahatma Gandhi’s father, in the name of Karamchand Gandhi, was also known as Kaba Gandhi. The name of the house has been derived from Gandhiji’s father’s name.
8. High literacy rate
Rajkot city has an average literacy rate of 82.20%, higher than the national average.
9. Rajkot is multicultural
One can find many languages, like Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, English, Sindhi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam and Marathi. However, only Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, and English are well understood.
10. The land of Kathiyawaadis
Rajkot is the part of Kathiyawad. Because of this person of Rajkot are also known as Kathiyawadi.
11. Rangilu Rajkot (રંગીલુ રાજકોટ)
Rajkot is frequently referred to as ‘Rangilu Rajkot’. The meaning of which is “Colorful Rajkot”.
12. The dolls museum
The Rotary Dolls Museum has a collection of more than 1,400 dolls from all over the world.
13. Known for its casting and forging industries
Rajkot is well known throughout the world for its casting and forging industries. Over the last few years, it has started to play an increasingly important role in the complex supply chains of many global engineering companies that make products such as electric motors, automobiles, machine tools, bearings, shafts etc.
14. Famous for its Textile printing
Rajkot is also famous for its textile printing units which produce cotton salwar suits and cotton print and silk sarees.
15. Home of ‘Balaji Wafers’
Rajkot is also home to some of India’s leading snacks manufacturers such as Balaji Wafers Pvt Ltd, Gopal Snacks Pvt Ltd.
16. Home to Leading share broker
Rajkot is the home to one of India’s leading share broker Marwadi Shares & Finance Ltd.
17. Asia’s Biggest Automobile Zone
As per recent market reviews, Rajkot is becoming Asia’s biggest Auto-Mobile Zone.