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Travel to Wankaner, a Royal Sojourn

By Prashant

The former princely state of Wankaner is located 53 km from Rajkot and is nestled around a beautiful landscape. The Wankaner Royal Family is known for their love towards arts and architecture. The Palace is the perfect example designed by His Highness Amarsinghji in 1907.

This Palace is built on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful town of Wankaner is a perfect blend of architectural styles. Here is a travel guide to the princely state of Wankaner.

Wankaner Palace

The majestic view of the palace
Photo Courtesy: Dmp mech

The Royal Oasis

The Royal Oasis is situated on the banks of the Machchhu Lake amidst a serene orchard of leafy trees, the warbling of birds and an atmosphere of cool, meditative calm. It also houses a grand indoor pool in the Art Deco style with an early twentieth century step-well located near the palace grounds.

Royal Residency

The Royal Residency adjoining the palace is an architectural marvel and was a guest house earlier. The residency has now been converted into a Heritage Hotel. Travellers visiting Wankaner is recommended to visit this residency.

Ranjit Vilas Palace

The Ranjit Vilas Palace was built in 1907 by Maharaja Amarsinghji, the palace is an architectural marvel and stands majestically atop a hill, overlooking the beautiful town of Wankaner. It showcases beautiful Gothic arches, a majestic clock tower with a Mughal dome and Franco-Italian window panes.

How to Reach Wankaner

By Air: Rajkot Airport is the nearest airport located to Wankaner. Travellers can hire a taxi to the princely state of Wankaner.

By Rail: The Wankaner Railway Station is located on the Ahmedabad-Rajkot route. The Rajkot Junction connects to all other major cities of India.

By Road: Wankaner is located very close to the city of Rajkot and goverment as well as private buses commute to this princely city of Wankaner.

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