Car Hire at Rajkot
This information is correct as of August 2015
With plenty of scenic beauty and magnificent sights in Gujarat, planning the places you want to visit and how to get there in advance is essential. Some people will be afraid of driving a car anywhere in India, but Gujarat boasts of some of the best roads in the country. Search online for car rental agencies that can pick you up at Rajkot Airport to start your journey right!
Where to hire a car at Rajkot
There is limited information regarding the car rental agencies operating at Rajkot Airport, if there are any at all. No need to fret – there are several car hire providers serving the city willing to do pick-up and drop off at the airport. Some of the companies operating in Rajkot include Car Loan Rajkot, Satya Sai Tours and Travel, Jay Shree Chamunda Travels, Mayank Tours and Travels, Uma Tours & Travels, Savaari Car Rentals, and Kismat Travels.
What to expect when hiring a car from Rajkot
Rajkot Airport is situated in the middle of Rajkot, Gujarat, just 2.4 km from the centre. In order to get to the centre of Rajkot, take Airport Road and Jamnagar-Rajkot Highway. Use the same roads to get back to Rajkot Airport.
Driving around Rajkot
While driving in India is generally discouraged due to the country being one of the most dangerous places in the world to drive in, the roads in the state of Gujarat are among the best in India, with high levels of road safety. The Indian National Highway 8B is located entirely within Gujarat. NH 8B is 206 km long and connects Bamanbore (junction of NH 8A) to Porbandar. It is part of the North-South and East-West Corridor.
Getting to your destination
Porbandar is a coastal city, notable as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama, a friend of Lord Krishna. Kirti Mandir, the birthplace of Gandhi, is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Others include Barda Wildlife Sanctuary, Bird Sanctuary, Nehru Planetarium Tara Mandir, Chadeshwar Mahadev & Ajani Mataji's temple, Chowpati Beach, and Rokadia Hanuman Temple. Porbandar is accessible from the airport via NH 8B, via GJ SH 322 and NH 8B, or via Jamnagar-Rajkot Highway and GJ SH 27.
Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujarat and a sister city of Dubai. It is home of the Akshardham temple, a temple built out of pink stones and is surrounded by gardens and fountains, the tallest building of Gujarat GIFT City Tower, Deer Park (Indroda Park), and the Sarita Udyan garden with a view of River Sabarmati. Gandhinagar is accessible via Rajkot Highway, GJ SH 17, and GJ SH 189.
Ahmedabad is the former capital of Gujarat, and its largest city. The fast-growing city has been referred to as the best city to live in India. There are plenty of activities to take part in, like ziplining at the Sabarmati Skyline Tour, or celebrating festivals like the Diwali (Festival of Light), Makar Sankranti or festival of kites or "Uttarayan", or haggling for traditional hand embroidered and tie-dye clothes. Places to see include Gandhi Aashram, Sidi Sayed Mosque, Heritage Houses of Poles, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Temple, Kamla Nehru Zoo, and Calico Textile Museum. Drive to Ahmedabad via Rajkot Highway and NH 8A, or via NH947.