Wankaner, Gujarat

Wankaner is a city in the Morbi district of Gujarat.Wankaner, also known as Jhalawar, was a princely state ruled by the JhalaRajputs. The ruler during whose reign Wankaner actually became a more organised and developed region was Maharana His Highness Amarsinhji. Amarsinhji was an avid supporter of the arts and architecture.

Places to visit

  • Ranjit Vilas Palace : The Ranjit Vilas Palace at Wankaner exemplifies the Royals of Wankaner’s love of art, building, and engineering. The palace, designed by Maharaja Amarsinghji in 1907, is a combination of architectural styles that stands majestically atop a hill overlooking the picturesque village of Wankaner. It has lovely Gothic arches, a grand clock tower with a Mughal dome, Franco-Italian window panes, oriental balconies, and other features. Since the royal family lives in the palace, a portion of the structure has been converted into a museum of masterpieces, armaments, and relics that is open to the public.
  • Distance: Ranjit Vilas Palace is 49 kilometres away from Wankaner.

  • Royal Oasis : The Royal Oasis, located on the shores of Machchu Lake, was previously the palace guest house. The gorgeous edifice, which has been converted into a history hotel, boasts of a quiet environment full of tall greenish trees buzzing with soothing tweets of colourful birds. A magnificent pool with a twentieth-century step well is also present inside; adding to the elegance of the old-world charm the structure exudes.
  • Distance: Royal Oasisis 5.3kilometres away from Wankaner.

  • Machhu Dam : The Machhu Dam was created to meet the water needs of Wankaner and the surrounding settlements. The Wankaner Royal State built the dam to tackle the water problem. It is the town's primary source of water.
  • Distance: Machhu Damis 28kilometres away from Wankaner.

  • Nagabava Temple : Nagabava, along with Shahbava, Sartanji, and Vanmalibava, was one of the city's founders more than 500 years ago. Nagabava Temple (Mandir) is located in the city's Pedak district. Every year, a traditional fair is also held on the temple grounds.
  • Distance: Nagabava Temple is 47 kilometres away from Wankaner.

  • Steam Engine : Wankaner is one of the places where you can see the old steam engine. Simply go to Wankaner's main railway station (junction), where a steam engine is still stored in the loco shed. Shahrukh Khan, a well-known Bollywood actor, has already visited Wankaner and Morbi for PEPSI advertising. In the advertising, they employed an ancient steam engine.
  • Distance: Steam Engine is 50kilometres away from Wankaner.

How to Reach

  • By Air-Rajkot Airport is 50 kilometers away from Wankaner.
  • By Train-Wankaner Railway Station, located on the Ahmedabad-Rajkot rail line, is a major hub for the Ahmedabad-Rajkot rail network.

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