Monday, 19 January 2015

Gondal is an interesting place to visit near Gir

Naulakha Palace

 Many of the tourists visit Gir National Park while enjoying their vacation in its surrounding areas. This wildlife sanctuary is well-known across the world as the only natural habitat where Asiatic Lions reside. Accommodation in any of the Gir National Park resorts located close to this wildlife sanctuary gives them great convenience in exploring this reserve as well as other interesting places nearby. One of them is Gondal, which was among the elite princely states under the Bombay Presidency during colonial era.

During their visit of Gondal, tourists can explore the majestic palaces of this city, which have stood the test of time. One of them is the Naulakha Palace, which dates back to the seventeenth century. Its exquisite balconies, stone carvings, spiral staircase, and delicately carved arches continue to amaze visitors even today. Another architectural beauty of Gondal is the Huzoor Palace, in which, the royalty continues to reside even today.

Royal Garages
A good collection of vintage and classic vehicles can be found in the Royal Garages of this city. Bird lovers would find considerable varieties of birds near the large water bodies in Gondal. Grasslands belonging to the royal family are also the right spots to watch some attractive birds in action.

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