In the state of Gujarat, Rajkot is the fourth-largest city with a population of more than 1.8 million as of 2018. It is the second-cleanest city of India, and is the 22nd-fastest-growing city in the world as of July 2019. It is one of the prime industrial centres of Gujarat. The road distance between Rajkot to Ahmedabad is 220 km.

Rajkot has a semi-arid climate, with hot, dry summers from mid-March to mid-June and the wet monsoon season from mid-June to October, when the city receives 590 mm of rain on average. Winter is from November to February. During summer time, the temperature ranges between 24 °C and 42 °C. In the months of winter, Rajkot temperature varies between 10 °C and 22 °C.

Rajkot has many historical landmarks and places such as   Mohandas Ghandhi High School (Now Mahatma Gandhi Museum), Kaba gandhi No Delo (Mohandas Gandhi's childhood residence), Rashtriya Shala, Waston Museum, Rotary Dolls Museum, Lang Library, Rotary Midtown Library and Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. There are also sites where tourists can enjoy picnics and have fun. Some of these places are Nyari Dam, Aji Dam, Lal pari lake, Ishwariya Park, race course ground, Pradhyuman Zoological Park etc. Some famous places of worships are Ishwariya Temple, Prem Mandir, Ramakrishna Ashram, Jagat Mandir and Swaminarayan Temple.