Situated around 60 km away from Rajkot is Wankaner that derives its name from its location at a river bend; wanka meaning bend and ner meaning river. It used to be a princely state that was ruled by Jhala Rajputs and thus is also called Jhalawar. It is famous for its two palace guest houses, the Royal Residency and the Royal Oasis, which have been converted into heritage hotels. The Royal Oasis is situated on the banks of Machchu river along with the 20th-century stepwell inside its premises. The palace portrays a European style of architecture and used to be the summer palace for the royal family. Its scenic location is ideal to indulge in a bit of self-pampering amidst the bustling chaos of city life. A major highlight here is the Ranjit Vilas Palace that is an assembly of many architectural styles. Oriental marble balconies, gothic arches and columns, Franco-Italian window panes and a clock tower with a Mughal dome are some of the features of the palace. The building also houses a stunning collection of automobiles.

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