Nawab dynasty of Balasinore came to India from Afghanistan and
were appointed Subehdars of Ahmedabad during Mughal period. The
Garden palace was built in 1883 AD by Nawab Saheb Manover Khanji
Babi and is set in fine gardens, agricultural fields and
orchards. It has 4 guest rooms, a grand drawing room and
beautiful dining hall.
The property is now being
converted into a 10 room heritage hotel with a conference hall,
arrangements for holding wedding receptions in the lawn and
other facilities. The Garden palace serves meals in a typical
Nawabi period ambience, made from home grown vegetables, milk
from the palace dairy and chicken from the family's own poultry.
Interesting sightseeing spots
include the pre-historic faunal site of Railolo where Dinosaur
skeleton was excavated, the 13th century Shiv temple at
confluence of Mahi and Sukhi rivers, the Laliya Lavhar fort
associated with much folklore, the famous Krishna temple of
Dakore, known for it's gilded chariot and turtle filled temple
tank, the Shiv temple at Hgalteshwaar, the carved havelis of
Kapadvaj, the scenic reservoir of Vanakbori, the tribal areas of
Panchamahals and hot sulphuric springs of Lasundra.
Balasinore is 86-km from Ahmedabad, and is a possible stopover
between Ahmedabad and the destinations of Malwas such as Mandu,
Dhar, Indor and Ujjani. Safaris by Tata Sumo and other
entertainments can be organised for the visitors.
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