Prelude

Uteliya was founded in 1786 AD by Bhav Sinhji, a member of the Vaghela Rajput clan that once ruled much of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Malwa & Rewa. Neknamdar Thakore Saheb Sur Sinhji built the Palace Utelia around the turn-of-the- century to replace a wooden palace.

Places of interest

-Palace Uteliya
The Palace Uteliya is a typical work of the Indo-Saracenic architectural style with European influences, and features 5 domes, pillared galleries, balconies and porticoes. The highlight of the property is the dining hall, which is appointed in elegant wooden furniture, well framed portraits, gilt framed mirrors and antique corner tables.

The terrace has splendid views of the village, the river Bhogavo and the flat countryside of Bhal. The principal attraction of the property is rural solace. The property is owned and managed by the Thakore family of Utelia.

-The Village:
Traditional houses, diamond polishing, temples, hot springs and the typical ambiance of an Indian village. Agricultural countryside (cotton and wheat fields) and Bharwad hamlets around Utelia are worth visiting.