Marasa Sarovar Portico, Rajkot
Rajkot, located on the bank of river Aji, is the 4th largest city in the state of Gujarat. The city is home to several small scale manufacturing units and is also known for its watch parts, silk embroidery and jewelry markets. Rajkot was named in honor of its co-founder, Sunni Muslim Raju Sandhi and is renowned for one of the largest gold markets in India. Well known companies which are located in the city of Rajkot include Amul Industries, Prashant Castings (P) Ltd, Topland Engines and many others. With the setting up of multinational companies and call centers, the city is soon becoming an IT and software hub.
Daily multiple flights to Mumbai are served by many carriers. Direct international flights arrive at the regional International Airport in Ahmedabad, the capital of the Gujarat state, 216 kms from Rajkot. Sarovar Portico is 3.5 kms from the domestic airport.
Rajkot Railway Station is the main railway junction of Saurashtra (region). Trains for all major cities of India are available from here. Sarovar Portico is 3 kms from the railway station.
The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) runs regular buses to and from Rajkot to other cities of Gujarat. Rajkot is well connected with Gujarat State Highways, National Highway 8 and the East-West Corridor. There are a number of private bus operators connecting the city with Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and other states of India.
Nearby places of interest
Rotary Dolls Museum: It houses more than 1400 dolls from across the world. Each doll in this museum depicts the various cultures and traditions that people across the globe follow.
Kaba Gandhi No Delo: The childhood residence of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, this showcases his various belongings and pictures.
Watson Museum: Situated in close proximity to the hotel, this is one of the oldest museums in Saurashtra and also one of the largest museums in the state of Gujarat. It displays a unique collection of coins and archeological items, various artifacts from Mohenjodaro and costumes and designs of local tribes.
Jagat Mandir: Believed to be built almost 2500 years ago, it is one of the most sacred places in Rajkot. This beautiful temple built in red stone and famous for its carvings was built to worship Lord Krishna.
Aji River and Dam: This scenic place is about 8 kms from the hotel and is the main source of water supply in the city.