Raiya Naka and Bedi Naka Gate

CategoryHeritage

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressRaiya Naka and Bedi Naka Gate, Rajkot, Gujarat.

pincode360001

DistrictRajkot

About Raiya Naka and Bedi Naka Gate

History

The Raiya Naka and Bedi Naka Gate is an old fort situated in Rajkot, which was built by Masum Khan, the Deputy Faudar of Junagadh in 1722 AD. It lies in the Ramnath para area of the city.

In 1892, this fort was renovated by Sir Robert Bell Booth, who was the Chief Engineer of a British Agency. He also built a three storied clock tower here.

During the Nawab rule, the city of Rajkot was conquered by Masum Khan, deputy Fauzdar of Jungadh in 1720 AD. It was he who renamed the city Masumabad and built a fortress in 1722. The fortress had an outer wall that ran about 4 to 5 km wide and had eight large gates, each studded with iron spikes on the outside. Of these, only the two, Raiya Naka and Bedi Naka remain today amidst the ruins of the old fort.

Famous for

Presently, only the gate of this fort is seen in a perfect state and only the ruins of the rest of the fort is seen at the site. These gates were renovated in 1892 by Sir Robert Bell Booth, Chief Engineer for a British Agency, who also built the present three-storied clock tower.

Best time to Visit

October to December

Best time to Go

Morning to Evenings. Open Timing 09:00 to 05:00

Distance of nearest cities

  • Rajkot
    to
    Ahmedabad
    225km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Ambaji
    404km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Amreli
    105km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Bharuch
    365km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Bhavnagar
    178km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Bhuj
    218km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Dahod
    399km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Dwarka
    232km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Gandhinagar
    249km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Himmatnagar
    304km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Jamnagar
    88km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Junagadh
    102km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Mehsana
    299km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Morabi
    324km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Palnpur
    371km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Porbandar
    187km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Saputara
    603km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Somnath
    181km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Surat
    461km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Valsad
    528km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Rajkot and thier inquiry no. is, 02812235025

Nearest Railway Station is Rajkot and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Rajkot and thier inquiry no. is, 02812451849

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