Hotel Sarita is part of the Mandvi Mahal, a haveli of the
Mahida Rajputs dating form the late 19th century. The Mahidas ruled from
Mandvi, neighbouring Surat and came to Mandwa after Surat was taken over
by the historic Palias outside the main gate.
Attractions & Amenities Within The Palace
The centre is a spacious courtyard with potted plants and intricate sculpture. There are a/c and non-a/c rooms with attached baths. The dining hall has an elegant banqueting table and there is a large library. Photographs of Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Sam Manekshaw and other great leader of India adorn the interiors. Homecooked Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served.
The highlight of the property is its proximity to the river Narmada. The bathing ghats and temples of Chandod, Shilatirth, Nareshwar, etc. can be easily visited from Chandod. Boating is a possible on the river as is trekking in the ravines.
From Chandod, one can make trips to the princely town of Rajpipla, the historic princely city of Vadodram the magnificent 12th century fortress and temples of Dahoi and numerous places of religious importance. Chandod is 55-kms from Vadodra.