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How To Reach Rajkot
Rajkot is one of the prime cities in Gujarat. After Surat, Vadodara, and Ahmedabad, it is the fourth largest city in the state. From April 15, 1948, to October 31, 1956, Rajkot was the capital of the Saurashtra State before getting merged with Bombay State on November 1, 1956. Rajkot was officially reincorporated into Gujarat State from May 1, 1960. Rajkot is famous for many historical landmarks and places. A lot of visitors travel to this city to spend quality time with their families. Let’s see how you reach Rajkot from different cities within and outside of Gujarat.
Rajkot has astounding connectivity with the rest of the country. Due to its commercial and cultural importance, Rajkot has many trains from Mumbai, Delhi, Kota, Ratlam, Lucknow, Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore, Bhopal, and other major cities of India. Rajkot Junction is the main railway station of the city. It is 127 m above sea level and has 5 platforms. Some 84 trains halt here. About 13 trains originate and 12 trains terminate here. From Mumbai, Rajkot is some 730 km away and from Delhi, it is 1112 km away. So log in to www.irctc.co.in and check train details, seat availability, and ticket costing.
Roads offer another convenient option to reach Rajkot. Rajkot has direct connectivity through roads from cities such as Mumbai, Vadodara, Surat, Pune, and Ahmedabad. The State Transport buses are available at regular intervals that can drop you at Rajkot from Mumbai in some 12-13 hours. There are also private bus service providers who run bus services between Rajkot and other parts of Gujarat and India frequently. AC, non-AC, Deluxe, Sleeper, and non-Sleeper buses offer a comfortable and smooth journey because of well-maintained roads and highways. So visit any official bus ticket booking website and get your tickets ready.
Flights are the fastest means of transport. You can reach from one destination to another in real quick time. But not all cities have their own dedicated airport. However, Rajkot being an important tourist and commercial center in Gujarat has a domestic airport of its own that runs flights between Rajkot and other cities of Gujarat and India. Rajkot airport is some 3 km away from the city railway station. Go Air, Spicejet, Air India, Jet Airways offer regular flights from Mumbai, Delhi, and other metropolitan. After getting down at the airport, you can book a cab and get a comfortable ride to your hotel. Check online to get more details on flight availability and cost.
Thanks to the efforts of Rajkot Municipal Corporation, getting around in Rajkot has become very convenient. They have restored the city bus service with the public-private partnership in 2007. Due to this, around 80 CNG buses are available under 15 to 20 routes in city and suburbs. Also, after the launch of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) on October 1, 2012, along with 10-km long blue corridor, local bus service is greatly enhanced. A new city bus service named Rajkot Mass Transport Service (RMTS) has made life very easy for locals and travelers. Today, it operates with 90 buses on 44 routes.
Along with buses, Rajkot has an effective auto-rickshaw service operating around the clock within the city for quick hops. For visiting the neighboring tourist spots, private cab service is also available 24/7 and can cost you around INR 1000 for a day. If they ask more, bargain and win a deal.