Raj Mahal - Huzoor Palace - Things to Know Before Visiting
GEB Colony, Porbandar, Gujarat 360575, India
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About Raj Mahal - Huzoor Palace
Huzoor Palace is a palace in Porbandar, in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was built by Rana Natwarsinhji, who was the last Maharaja of the Princely State of Porbandar, in the early years of the 20th century, with clear European influences. The palace is now used by the successors of the Maharaja's family who reside in London. tourists are prohibited from visiting the palace.Presently, the palace seems to be in desolate condition with door taken out and brick walls put in place.
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This temple is dedicated to Sudama who was the childhood friend of Lord Krishna. it is one exceptional temple in India which is dedicated to this great devotee of Lord Krishna. It is one of the historically significant sites in Gujarat.
Kirti Mandir is the memorial house kept in memory of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi located in the city of Porbandar. The ancestral house of Gandhi family, where Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 is just adjacent to the Kirti Mandir.
Kileshwar is known for its beautiful Mahadev Temple surrounded by mountains, located in Barda Hills, 50 kms from Jamnagar, Gujarat. Jamnagar’s rajvi shri Jaam Sahib has constructed the Kileshwar mahadev temple and this is how the name of this place is given. Accordingly mythology; Pandavas stayed at this place during their isolation period. In Gujarati calendar when Shravan month starts near about 2500 to 5000 people daily visit this lovely place.
Temple of Son Kasari is associated with the story of “sati”, built after Ghumli was destroyed due to the curse. This place is located southwesterly to the Navlakha temple on a hill summit. There is a nice pond in front of the temple. Around the Sonkansari pond, there is a large well with many temples. The larger ones consist of a square shrine with a long mandapa and the smaller ones of a cell and a porch. In recent, the mandapas have fallen.
Navlakha Temple at Ghumli was built by Jethwa rulers in 11th century dedicated to Sun god, Surya and is oldest sun temple of Gujarat. It has the largest base (Uagati) of the temples in Gujarat, The Archaeological Survey of India, has taken up rehabilitation of temple and develop the place as site of tourist and historical importance.
Osam Hill is situated in a small hamlet named Patanvav. A very good Trekking destination, adventure lovers can explore this hill. There are waterfalls and small temple in the hill. A very good viewpoint.
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historically important district. The birthplace of Gandhiji. also mentioned in the Mahabharata as the native place of Krishna's childhood friend Sudama.