General Information & Accomdation info on Morbi city of Gujarat - India  
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Morbi was the capital of the former princely State of Morbi, ruled by the Jadeja Rajput clan. The beautiful town of Morbi is located on the banks of the Machchhu River. It is a town of Rajkot district and located at 22°49' N and 70°54'E.

Floods devastated Morbi in 1979 AD, when Machchhu dam burst during heavy rains. The folk song, which predicted this tragedy, years before it happened, is still sung by the bards of the region.

History
The house of Morbi claimed seniority over the Jadejas of Jamnagar and Kutch. The prosperous city-state of Morbi and much of the built heritage and town planning is attributed to the efficient administration of Sir Waghji, who came to the throne in 1879 AD and ruled until 1948 AD. Sir Waghji acted as a ruler, manager, patron and police officer of the State with great authority, always keeping the citizens' interests in mind. Sir Waghji, like other contemporary rulers of Saurashtra, built roads, railway network of seventy miles connecting Wadhvan and Morbi and two small ports of Navlakhi and Vavania for exporting the state's production of salt and cloth.


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