Gir Forest National Park
September 23, 2015
Gujarat History
September 23, 2015


Visit gondal and have a time of your life amidst the ancient monuments that date back to time immemorial. even today, gondal is a picturesque town with plenty of gracious architecture, wide tree lined roads and european lamp-posts..

Places of interest

-Naulakha palace

The oldest extand palace in gondal, the 17th century Naulakha palace is a festival of stone carvings with exquisite jarokha Balconies, a fabulous pillared courtyard, delicately carved arches and a Unique spiral staircase. The private palace museum has as impressive Display of silver caskets which carried messages and gifts of maharajah Bhagwat sinhji.

-Riverside Palace

Riverside Palace is a 19th Century Palace at Gondal (Gujarat, India) with 11 rooms. Accommodation at Riverside palace comprise large rooms filled with antique furniture giving a feel of the era goneby. There is also a large hall for informal conferences and a dining hall. Palace till today is maintained by the royal family of Gondal, descendants of the Jadeja Family. Gondal is located at an hour drive south of Rajkot and is in close proximity of Virpur Jalaram Bapa Temple. Gondal today is a small town known for its artisans of Screen Printing, Block Printing and yarn dyeing.

-Bhuvaneshwari  Ayurvedic Pharmacy

The bhuvaneshwari ayurvedic pharmacy still makes Traditional herbal medicines according to ancient principals. The Bhuvaneshwari stud farm has remarkable specimens of kathiawadi horses.

Gir Cattle and other ethnic breeds of livestock, which have won prestigious Award at national level. The swaminarayan temple has an awesome aura of Devotion and some lovely wall murals of the various swamis. Gondal is also A paradise for birdwatchers, the lake attracts demoiselle , spoonbills, Black, white and glossy ibises, myriad species of ducks and many other Kinds of birds.

-Vintage car collection

The royal garages, have an extensive collection of Vintage and classic cars including a 1910 new engine, a delage and a Daimler from the 1920s, a 1935 mercedes, 1935 packard 2 door convertible, 1941 & 1947 cadillac, 1955 cadillac limousine, jaguar xk 150, chevrolet Etc. Most of these cars are restored and some bear the original gondal State number plates.