In the bustling commercial and industrial city of Bhavnagar, our place comes as a pleasant juxtaposition with its acres of lush green lawns and beautific foliage. The imposing khakhi stoned structure was designed in the year AD 1859 by a the German architect Mr Simms. This glorious relic of the opulent times of Maharajas and Maharanis was home to the Gohil clan. When India became independent in 1947, Maharaja Krishna Kumar Singhji became the first Indian ruler to hand over his kingdom and join sovereign India. In the year..... the palace was coverted into a heritage property,in order to maintain and also share a historic monument. Verdant,calm and serene, this place welcomes the weary traveller to an ideal getaway. An intricately carved antique wooden arch opens into a richly furnished lounge, portraits of illustrious rulers and their queens gracing the walls. Further,one walks into a traditional Indian courtyard where a fountain carved out of stone and brass gently cascades into a pond strewn with rose petals. Gossamer thin curtains blow in the wind to hold out the harsh rays of the sun to protect the courtyard walls that are home to an exquisite collection of bird paintings by the famous Gujarati artist Soma Lal Shah. The dining room comes ablaze with sparkling Czeckoslovakian chandeliors, throwing light upon the ornate Burma teak banquet tables and chairs. A choice of Indian, continental, Chinese and Kathiawadi cuisine is offered to the discerning palette.
We offers rooms, all redolent with an old world charm, decorated in calm and soothing tones. The ornate, carved four poster beds and antique writing tables and plush sofas are those that the royal family used when the palace was a home . Art connoisseurs can appreciate the paintings collected from all over the world and portraits commissioned to both local and internationally acclaimed artists. Fitted with all modern amenities, the bathrooms are huge spaces designed for indulgence and relaxation. Since this palace was designed as a residence, the atmosphere is one of warmth and hospitality, without a sense of commercialisation. BANQUET HALL : Originally the Durbar Hall where formal meetings and receptions were held, this air conditioned hall now serves as a multi purpose hall, hosting seminars, conferences, musical evenings, weddings, exhibitions, parties, and dance recitals.The hall overlooks the garden restaurant, and often events are combined between the two areas.
Amenities and facilities : Rajwadi Dining Hall : The sparkling Czechoslovakian crystal chandeliers are the objects to admire in the dining hall. Beautiful art works decorate the walls and sumptuous meals offered on the menu may be enjoyed by the gourmet traveller. • Break Fast, Lunch and Dinner (Veg. & Non.Veg.) Subject to including meal plan. • Free use of swimming pool, Health club and tennis at the exercise. • Tea and coffee maker in palace room. • Hot and cold running water • Multi cuisine restaurant. (Indian, continental, Chinese and sea Food) Veg. / Non Veg. • Doctor on call and steam bath with minor charges. • Warm Wel come with tikka & garland and welcome drink (Non Alcoholic) on Group arrival time. • Display traditional folk dance at evening on group arrival, minimum 10 pax and above on Complimentary basis. • Free Wi-Fi service
A quint coffee shop boasts a piano and some signed photographs of spiritual leaders like the Agha Khan and the Dalai Lama, the walls are lined with old leather bound classics that one can browse through while relaxing in the comfortable sofas. For the professionals, the air conditioned conference hall is a dream. Modern day comfort in accordance to international standards is offered in all twenty rooms of the property, seemlessly blending with the traditional ambience and classic furniture. The Royal Cottage is a cozy annexe that offers seven rooms. A garden restaurant offers leisurely, romantic evenings with soft lighting and lilting music. Conducive to solitary musings are the green lawns and time wisened trees on the campus and a bouganivillea lined walk that leads to the classic Roman style colonnaded swimming pool,the ultimate for relaxation. An evening of cultural music and dance is on offer for groups and wedding guests. Travel Assistance is Available Car Rental can be provided
Places to visit : Victoria Park Takhteshwar Temple Aksharwadi Temple Blackbuck National Park Khodiyar Mandir Shri Adishwar Temple Piram Bet Island Gandhi Smriti Memorial Ganga Deri
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