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Wankaner - A Regal Wonder


Wankaner got its name from its location. It is situated at a bend, or wanka, of ner, or water, of the river Machhu. Wankaner was a princely state ruled by the Jhala Rajputs and thus, is also known as Jhalawar. The ruler during whose reign Wankaner actually became a more organised and developed region was Maharana His Highness Amarsinhji. Amarsinhji was a great patron of arts and architecture.

Tourist Places In And Around Wankaner

Presently occupied by the royal family, the Ranjit Vilas Palace was built by H.H. Amarsinhji. This palace is an assembly of different architectural styles. Gothic arches and columns, oriental marble balconies, clock tower with a Mughal dome and Franco-Italian window panes are the best examples of how the best of all from all corners of the world can be put together. This palace also houses a formidable collection of automobiles.

The Royal Oasis was the summer palace of the maharaja. The Royal Oasis is situated close to the Machhu Lake and has an indoor pool decorated in the Art Deco style. Both the Royal Residency and the Royal Oasis have now turned into heritage hotels under the Gujarat government.

How To Reach Wankaner

Wankaner is well connected by rail and road. The nearest airport to the city is at Rajkot.

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How to Reach Wankaner

  • By Road
    Wankaner is situated very close to Rajkot and Rajkot is connected with the rest of the state through the Gujarat State Highways and Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation operated buses, plying within Rajkot and other cities of Gujarat. Also, there are private buses connecting the city to the other cities within the state and other states. Rajkot Municipal Corporation operates CNG fueled buses within the city.
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  • By Train
    The Wankaner Railway Station is located on the Ahmedabad-Rajkot route. The Rajkot Junction connects the city to all corners of India. Various express and passenger trains are available to all destinations within and outside the state. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and all major cities are well connected with Rajkot.
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  • By Air
    Located just a few kilometers away from the main city, Rajkot Airport is a domestic airport connected to the main cities in India and Gujarat. Jet Airways and Air India operate their flights regularly from the Rajkot Airport to Mumbai. There are periodic services to Ahmedabad and hopping service to Bhavnagar. Jet Airlines also have flights from Bangalore to Rajkot.
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