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Gondal Palace
 
Gondal Palace
 

Navlakha Palace - Gondal: The Navlakha Palace dates back to 17th Century. The Palace is situated on a river bank with a grand masonary base rising to the monumental scale of over 30 meter above the river bed. It has high gateway approach with clock tower from the town side. The Palace entrance lead to huge open spaces. It has high roofed administrative blocks with grand staircase with banister on the extreme left corner leading to intricately carved pavision opening to an open terrace. The Grand Darbar Hall has huge windows opening to long balcony supported by intricately carved brackets with backdrop of river view. It has chandeliers, gilt wooden furniture, antique Belgian mirror work and stuffed panther as décor. The Palace Museum display artifacts, gifts and messages received by Sir Bhagwatsinhi, a great visionary ruler who introduced social reforms, planned the development of Gondal town and created Gondal, a model state of Saurashtra in late 19th and early 20th century.

Riverside Palace - Gondal: Built in the 1800s as the residence of the Yuvraj (Indian equivalent of a crown prince) of Gondal princely state, the Riverside Palace is now a heritage hotel owned and run by his descendants. The riverside palace is located at the edge of the Gondali River; built in colonial style of architecture, amidst a garden with huge trees. It has huge high-ceilinged rooms with period furniture, marvellously appointed sitting arrnagements, and a view of the river from the rooftop.

The living room is decorated in European taste, while the Indian room has brassware, beadwork and paintings in typical Indian style. The series of galleries and terraces of the palace building bring nature close to the visitors of this heritage hotel.

The Orchard Palace - Gondal: The Orchard Palace in the Huzoor Palace estate of the Maharaja of Gondal was the guest anex of the main palace. It has been converted into a heritage hotel owned and managed by the family. It has large, high-ceilinged rooms and antique-furnished interiors. It is built in colonial style with an arcade of semi circular arches, set in the midst of fruit orchards. The garden in the front, a beautiful fountain with lily pond and marble statues enhances the beauty of the palace. The main sitting room has a collection of paintings, antique furniture, bird eggs and many interesting art objects.

 
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