Sunday, February 22, 2015

Gondal, the Princely City

Gondal town lies on the banks of Gondali river just 40 kms from Rajkot. In olden days this was a princely state and one can still see the remnants of its glorious past. During the time of Kathiawar rulers, the place was came to known as the Princely City.



Along with the ancient heritage today the city has a modern look because of the visionary ruler, Sri Bhagwatsinghji.



The town boasts of numerous palaces and some of these have now been converted into heritage hotels. Places of interest that I have visited here are:

Places of interest near by are:

36 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post, a castle/hotel would be a neat place to stay. Have a happy week!

Bob Bushell said...

Well built fortress, brilliant images Rajesh.

Poppy said...

Beautiful photos. The palaces are striking; what history!

Poppy

Mary Cromer said...

I like the way you placed your mosaic pieces and the buildings are lovely~

Al said...

That is an impressive town - you can feel the history in the photos.

Cloudia said...

Princely!




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Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Love that layout this week, Rajeesh!

joshidaniel.com said...

great photos :)

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know about this place.

Devi said...

Nice picture!!! It's please to read your travel experience.

Donna said...

Rajesh, I love that first shot with the entrance carved so beautifully....what an great idea to make hotels from these palaces so they can be preserved and enjoyed.

bj said...

I really enjoyed your beautiful photos of all this beauty.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, interesting place and wonderful captures, as always, Rajesh!! Hope you and your family are well and have a great new week!!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Lovely, lovely palaces! I wouldn't mind staying at one.
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ladyfi said...

What a pretty place!

Leovi - La FotografĂ­a Efectista Abstracta said...

Very beautiful building, delicious art! Exquisite pictures! How beautiful !!

happywonderer.com said...

Such interesting carvings. A princely city...what an interesting history.

Trubes said...

Great images again Rajesh, you live in such a Grand country, I would love to visit,
We are having some Indian food for supper tonight, so we shall toast your beautiful country and it's people too.
Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Anita said...

Very nice.
Hadn't heard/known of this place.

Roger Owen Green said...

GRAND place

ROG, ABCW

Jane Hards Photography said...

You always have such wonderful historical posts and images.

carol l mckenna said...

More amazing buildings in your country ~ great shots!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Carver said...

I love the entrance.

Photo Cache said...

I like the sound of GONDAL.

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Jeevan said...

Sounds like a historic place of forts and palaces!! Great photos

AuraOfThoughts MeenalSonal said...

Nice clicks !

Meoww said...

Forts are awesome!

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Didn't know about this place...lovely shots... :-)

purba chakraborty said...

Beautiful pictures :)

Arun Prasadh said...

Beautiful forts

Yogi Saraswat said...

Your posts are a platform of different types of pictures. In this blogging journey you are giving a lot starting from beautiful birds to ancient palaces . Nice and appreciative journey .

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful :)

T R Gowthama said...

Wow, it looks wonderful. I heard Rajkot is one of the best heritage listings in India but have never been there before. Beautifully captured pictures Rajesh.

Amit Agarwal said...

Great post!

ArchanaC Kapoor said...

fab shots!!

Soumya Nambiar said...

Nice Pictures.