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Chhota Udepur was among the three princely states of eastern Gujarat- the other two were Devgadh Baria and Rajpipla. The original fortification in the town lies in ruins, overgrown with shrubs and creepers and drabber hall burnt down few years back. Many buildings were built in early 20's by the relatives of the ruler, around this fortification. It is located at 22° 19' N and 74° 08' E, in Vadodara district of Gujarat.

History
King Prithviraj ChauhanThe founders of Chhota Udepur are the direct descendants of the famous Hindu King Prithviraj Chauhan. He bravely fought against the Muslim invaders and was immortalized in ' Prithviraj Raso'- a romantic- heroic ballad, narrating the love of Sanyukta and Prithviraj. After a gallant battle at Ranthambhore with Muslim invaders, the Khichi Chauhan Rajputs moved to the hill of Pavagadh via Malwa, established the capital at Mohan neath Narmada and finally shifted the capital to Chhota Udepur. After 1822 AD treaty, with British, an era of peace prevailed and many royal and public buildings were erected in his town.

The town is situated at the edge of a big lake, with blooming lilies and boulevard with palm trees. The series of temples along the lake dotting the skyline makes a perfect setting for the colorful tribal haat (market).

Among several temples at Chhota Udepur, the Jain Derasar and Kali Temple are worth visiting. The visit to the sprawling 18-acre palace campus is must for any visitor to Chhota Udepur. The two palaces- Kusum Vilas Palace and Prem bhavan Palace are the finest examples of early 20th century Indian palace architecture.

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