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 Gondal.


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.


The Orchard Palace in the Huzoor Palace estate of the Maharaja of Gondal was the guest anex of the main palace. It has been converted into a heritage hotel owned and managed by the family. It has large, high-ceilinged rooms and antique-furnished interiors.

Orchard Palace rated "excellent" by 4 travellers
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