The Naulakha Palace
was built in 1748AD in the Darbargarh or old fort of
the Jadeja Rajputs who ruled Gondal from the mid-1600s.
A festival of stone carvings, the building now houses
a selection from the family's collection of antiques
and princely relics, open for viewing only for those
who stay at the Orchard Palace or Riverside Palace in
Built in the 1800s
as the residence of the Yuvraj (Indian equivalent of
a crown prince) of Gondal princely state, the Riverside
Palace is now a heritage hotel owned and run by his
descendants. It has huge high-ceilinged rooms with period
furniture, marvellously appointed sitting arrnagements,
and a view of the river from the rooftop.