The princely state of Rajpipla was one of the richest after
Vadodra in southeastern Gujarat. The Natvar Nivas palace was the residence
of the younger brogher of the Maharajah of Rajpipla built in 1915 AD, and
is a grand piece of Indo-European architecture. The palace is set in 4
acres of land, which are to be landscaped into formal gardens, beside
river Karjanm, which connects to the Narmada some distance away.
The Interior Delights
From the palace terrace, one can see hills, ravines and greenery. The interiors are delightful with wall paintings, canvas paintings, Italian marble floors, antique furniture, a grand banquet hall, lavishly appointed sitting rooms and 4 guest suites.
Interesting potential activities here are visits to the Vadoia palace, known for it's beautiful architecture, Jeep Safaris in the Shoolpneshwar wildlife sanctuary, motor boat cruises at Karjan Dam and tribal daces.
Excursions can be made from here to the hill fort of Pawagadh, the Islamic monuments of Champaner, the Jain temples of Jagadiya, the old fort and other monuments of Baruch, Sardar Sarovar project, bathing ghats on the Narmada at Chadod and Shuklatirth, ashrams and temples of Gaudeshwar, picnic spot of Kabirvad, the waterfalls of Malsamot, the 13TH century fort of Dabhoi and the wood craft centre of Sankheda. The many large industrial areas of Ankleshwar, Baruch, Halol, Vadodra, Amletha, Jagdiya, etc. offer good business potential for the property. Rajpipla is 90-kms from Vadodra.