Gondal is a capital of former princely State of Gondal. It is situated
in the centre of the peninsula of Kathiawar.
It is fortified town located on the river Gondali. Gondal, 39km
south of Rajkot towards Junagadh and Porbandar is in Rajkot district
of Gujarat. It was known for its educational and social reforms.
It is situated at 21°55’ N and 70°52’E.
Bhagwat Sinh who ruled Gondal from the 1800s to the 1930s made some
infrastructural improvements. Later, the Jadeja Rajput clan ruled
Gondal, until the independence of India. Present day Gondal is a
testimony to the great visionary ruler Sir Bhagwatsinhji, who introduced
social reforms, planned the development of Gondal town and created
a model state of Saurashtra in late 19th and early 20th century.
Sir Bhagwatsinhji's high education and extensive tours to Europe
enhanced his aesthetic taste, which can be seen in the architecture
and planning of public buildings, parks, bazaars and palaces built
during his regime.
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