City was founded by Jadeja Rajput in 1620 AD. It was the capital of Saurashtra state from 1948 to 1956 and than merge into Gujarat state in 1960. The city is located between the Aji river and Nyari river(visual only in monsoon). This area known as Kathiawar. After sometime its was taken over by the Muslim rulers changing hand from time to time. The architecture building show the present of different ruler rule over it, including the british rule. It has rich culture heritage of performing arts, music and a training ground for the young cricketer.
Navratri, Janmastami, Maha Shivratri, Ram Navami, Ganesh Utsava, Mahavir Jayanti, Makar Sankranti, Ramjan Eid and Bakri Eid are celebrated.
City is Famous for its manufacturing diesel engine, watch parts, auto parts, forging, casting, Machine Tools along with the jewellery, silk and Embroidery.