The 11-gun salute princely state of Gondal spanned an area of about 1000 sq miles comprising four towns and more than 175 villages. The state was ruled by a dynasty of the Krishna-vanshi Jadeja Rajput clan from Thakur Shri Kumboji in the 1600s. It was modernised by His Highness Thakore Shri Sagramji who ruled from 1851 to 1869 and became a first-class princely state in 1887 after His Highness Maharaja Bhagwat Sinhji introduced wide-ranging economic and social reforms. Under HH Bhagwat Sinhji, the state became distinguished for its number of educational and public institutions, and for possessing infrastructure that did not exist even in larger princely states or in areas under direct British rule. HH Bhagwat Sinhji made girl child education free and compulsory, abolished 40 dues including rates, taxes, customs, octroi and export duties,started a travelling dispensary, an asylum for the maintenance of the poor and a hospital, introduced wide roads, sanitary drainage and underground electricity supplies in Gondal town, and built excellent road and irrigation networks across the state of Gondal connecting its villages and towns. HH Bhagwat Sinhji is also considered one of the pioneers of the railway industry in Saurashtra.
The Palace was built as an annex of the Huzoor Palace, the family residence, in the late-19th century to host personal guests of the Maharajas. Converted into a seven-room heritage hotel, it is appointed with 1930s and ‘40s art deco furniture, antiques and handicrafts. The property gets its name from the lime, chikoo and mango groves it faces to the rear. More than 80 peacocks and peahens inhabit the gardens, and a variety of other birds can be watched while walking around the grounds. One of the highlights of the palace is the Rail Saloon of the royal family of Gondal. This saloon has been converted into a suite for a couple or a family to stay with drawing room, dining room and bedroom, beautifully finished with inlaid wood, and English washrooms with a telephonic shower.
ACCOMMODATION Television, sky t.v. in all roms Air Condition, a well appointed bathrooms with hot water All rooms are elegantly Check out : 10 hrs. Special offer. We chage exclusive Royal weddings.
Distances from Gondal Ahmedabad: 259 km Bhavnagar: 200 km Bhuj: 258 km Dwarka: 250 km Jamnagar: 110 km Junagadh: 64 km Palitana: 150 km Porbandar: 149 km Somnath: 149 km Sasan-Gir: 124 km Vadodara: 330 km Travel Assistance is Available Car Rental can be provided. Pick up and Drop Off on request.
Places to visit : SIGHTSEEING Swaminarayan Temple Lord Swaminarayan and His paramhansas often came to Gondal and bathed in the waters of the River Gondali in Gondal town. The temple near the river was inaugurated in 1934. It is an attractive building with beautiful murals inside. Ayurveda The Bhuvaneshwari Ayurvedic Pharmacy at Gondal has been manufacturing herbal medicines according to ancient principles from the 1910s. A visit to the pharmacy is arranged for guests. The palace management can also set up appointments with the ayurvedic doctor at the hospital for counseling or treatments. Ayurvedic massages can also be provided in the rooms. For groups, the management can organize Art of Living and Yoga courses in collaboration with renowned foundations. Birdwatching Gondal is excellent for birding with many species coming into the gardens of the Riverside Palace and Orchard Palace to feed, roost or even to breed.
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