RAJKOT & JAMNAGAR
In Saurashtra, all good roads lead to Rajkot, a very pleasant provincial town. Mahatma Gandhi spent a few years of his life in this town - his father was the Dewan (Chief Minister) of Rajkot, a small princely State.
The Jains of Nawanagar are Jadeja Rajputs who built this town in 1540. They were progressive rulers and opposed the Marathas when they came to collect taxes from the rulers of Jamnagar. On independence, Jamnagar was the first State to join the Indian Union.
Right in the centre of the city is a romantic lake. Its Lakhota Fort and the museum with its rich collections of sculptures and archaeological finds from this region are well-worth a visit.