Religious places - Temples to visit in Rajkot


This article gives you a brief information on religious temples/places to visit in Rajkot. Rajkot has 3 most famous temples which are Khambhalida, Virpur and Tankara.

This article gives you a brief information on religious temples or places to visit in Rajkot. Rajkot has 3 most famous temples which are Khambhalida, Virpur and Tankara.

Khambhalida


Khambhalida is a 28 km drive from Gondal. It has got three caves where the central one is called 'Chaitya' with a worn out stupa. The lonesome cry of peacocks and dancing dust devils guide you to an isolated cliff face where two imposing sentinels, statues beautifully carved in stone of the Bodhistava and on the right Vajrapani, a series of Buddhist caves was made out of solid rocks some time in the 4th century AD.

How to reach Khambhalida


By Road:The ST bus stand of Rajkot is 2 km, west of Bedi Gate on the other side of Ranmal Lake.

By rail: Rajkot is a junction on the Western Railway Ahmedabad-Hepa broad gauge line. It is linked to Viramgam-Okha rail route by meter gauge line. Inter City Express, Saurashtra Mail and Sau Janata Express are some of the few trains that pass through the station. The railway station known commonly as the Rajkot Junction is almost 6 km away from the Teen Batti triple gateway.

By air: Reaching Rajkot by air is quite a possible option as the city has a domestic airport linking it to Mumbai and Kandala.

Virpur


A short distance from Gondal is the town of Virpur, Jalaram Bapa the great social reformer and founder of the Jalaram movement was born here.

How to reach Virpur


By Road: The ST bus stand is 2 km, west of Bedi Gate on the other side of Ranmal Lake.

By rail: Rajkot is a junction on the Western Railway Ahmedabad-Hepa broad gauge line. It is linked to Viramgam-Okha rail route by meter gauge line. Inter City Express, Saurashtra Mail and Sau Janata Express are some of the few trains that pass through the station. The railway station known commonly as the Rajkot Junction is almost 6 km away from the Teen Batti triple gateway.

By air: Reaching Rajkot by air is quite a possible option as the city has a domestic airport linking it to Mumbai and Kandala.

Tankara


Tankara is a village 44 km from Rajkot. A great social reformer who began a Hindu movement based on Vedic principles was born here and he is none other than Swami Dayanand and the movement that he initiated is the Arya Samaj of today.

How to reach Tankara


By Road: The ST bus stand is 2 km, west of Bedi Gate on the other side of Ranmal Lake.

By rail: Rajkot is a junction on the Western Railway Ahmedabad-Hepa broad gauge line. It is linked to Viramgam-Okha rail route by meter gauge line. Inter City Express, Saurashtra Mail and Sau Janata Express are some of the few trains that pass through the station. The railway station known commonly as the Rajkot Junction is almost 6 km away from the Teen Batti triple gateway.

By air:Reaching Rajkot by air is quite a possible option as the city has a domestic airport linking it to Mumbai and Kandala.


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