A deserted palace…

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SIHOR was the capital of the Gohil Rajputs until the 18th century. They ruled what was to become the Princely State of Bhavnagar. In the 18th century, the capital was shifted to Bhavnagar, which was established on a site 20 kilometers east of Sihor. 

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Apart from being a delightful town, Sihor contains the venerable remains of the former darbagadh (the royal palace).

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Here are some photographs of this fabulous palace, which we visited courtesy of the (former) royal family, who still own it.

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If you wish to know more about it, you should read my forthcoming book:

“TRAVELS THROUGH GUJARAT, DAMAN, and DIU”

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Lovely setting

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Fine frescos

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Authentic unspoilt interiors

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Craftsmanship

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Wonderful woodwork

 

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Amazing artwork