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Location: Rajpipla, Gujarat
Built In: 1915

The Rajwant Palace resort is a part of the 7 acres Vijayraj palace complex, erected for Maharajah Vijay Sinhji in 1915. The palace resembles a European mansion, with it's Romanesque dome, classical columns, Greek capitals, timber truss roof, Venetian door, Gothic arches, palm groves and river facing locations. The interiors are appointed in original period furniture of the palace and old furniture recovered from the saloon, Howdahs and Shikar tents of the Maharajahs.

Palace Facilities
The rooms blend old furniture with modern facilities like a/c, intercom, TV, refrigerator and western bathroom. The palace has a drawing room, which can be rented for conferences, 2 banqueting halls for parties, and a/c restaurants serving a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines, a swimming pool, indoor games and terrace with views of river Karjan. Rajawant Palace Resort in Balasinor -  Gujarat

A few rooms of the palace are set aside for a museum of trophies, stuffed animals, European mirrors portraits, musical instruments, textiles, glass and ceramics. A tribal museum and cultural center are also under construction. The Vadia palace, with it's grand Indo-Saracenic architecture, Italian marble interiors, 1,000 wooden doors and intricate wall painting is the prime attraction of Rajpipla.

Other Attractions
Interesting palaces for excursions are the Kajan Dam, Sardar Sarovar Project, Ashrams of Garudeshwar, the Bathing Ghats on the Narmada at Chandod, the Jain tempes of Jagadiya, the historic fortress of Dabhoi, the monuments of Bhruch, the Malsamot waterfalls, Shoorpaneshwar wildlife sanctuary and princely Vadodra.

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