Travel to Gondal

Gondal situated 40 kms south of Rajkot in the state of Gujarat still has remnants of its glorious past. Once a princely state replete with history and tradition, Gondal was infused with the modern spirit by the visionary ruler, Sri Bhagwatsinghji.

The tourist attractions in Gondal are the forts and palaces like Navlakha Palace, the Riverside Palace and the Orchard Palace with its marvelous furniture and decor. For car lovers, the Royal Garage is a must see with its vast collection of vintage and classic cars.

Gondal Tourism

Other attractions in Gondal are the Bhuvaneshwari Ayurvedic Pharmacy where you can see traditional herbal medicines being made according to ancient principles, the Bhuvaneshwari Stud Farm with its remarkable specimens of Kathiawadi horses, Gir cattle and other ethnic breeds of livestock, which have won prestigious awards at national level and prizes at local horse and cattle shows, the Swaminarayan Temple famous for its lovely wall murals of the various Swamis who preached this faith and the Sangram Sinhji High School, a model of Eton in Gondal is worth visiting with its impressive Gothic architecture, Italian marble floors, old European laboratory equipment, an antique clock tower, and intricate wooden ceilings. Excursions from Gondal can be made to Rajkot, Junagadh, Dhoraji and Jetpur.

Gondal is a beautiful fortified town in the state of Gujarat.Gondal is accessible by air, train and road.

How to Reach Gondal

By Air:

The nearest airport is Rajkot, which is about 40 kms from Gondal.There are regular flights from Rajkot to Mumbai.

By Train:

Rajkot is the nearest railway station and lies on the western railway broad gauge network.

By Road:

Gondal is connected by road to major cities like Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Mumbai.

By local transport:

For local transport non-metred auto rickshaws are available.

Shopping in Gondal

Once a princely state Gondal still retains its elegance, which is reflected in its handloom and textile items.

Shopping in Gondal may not be as thrilling as in other cities in Gujarat. However this picturesque town offers exquisite jewellery and fabrics. The main shopping areas in Gujarat are Nani Bazaar and Moti Bazaar.

For those who wish to an extensive shopping, you can stop at Rajkot enroute to Gondal. Rajkot is famous for its handicrafts and textile industry. The sprawling city of Ahmedabad would be another option.

Places to Visit in Gondal

  • Navlakha Palace
  • Riverside Palac
  • Orchard Palace
  • Royal Garage
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Last Updated on : 10/09/2013