Utelia Palace – Utelia
Utelia was founded in 1786 by Bhav Sinhji, a member of the Vaghela Rajput clan that once ruled much of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Malwa and Rewa. The Palace Utelia was built around the turn of the century to replace a wooden palace by Nekamdar Thakore Saheb Sur Sinhji. The Palace Utelia is a typical work of the Indo-Saracenic architectural style with European influences, and features 5 domes, pillared galleries, balconies and porticos. Hotel Facilities include 14 well-appointed rooms with intricately carved wooden beds and excellent tiled bathrooms, some with private balconies. Village tours by bullock cart, horse riding, Jeep safaris, gala evenings of dances and folk music of Gujarat, traditional welcome, personalized. Indian, continental and traditional cuisine including Kathiawadi and Rajasthani.
The Palace Utelia is 78 kms from Ahmedabad, 5 kms from Lothal Burkhi railway station. It is 4 kms off the Ahmedabad-Bhavanagar highway. “Boasting of an Indo-Saracenic style of architectural with European inspirations, Utelia Palace is one of the most famous budget heritage hotels in Gujarat. Around 5 km from Lothal railway station, 4 km off the Ahmedabad-Bhavanagar highway, this palace turned heritage property offers comfortable, memorable holidays amid modern comforts. All the 14 guest rooms are well-equipped while retaining their old-world charm. At the dining hall, the guests can savor sumptuous delicacies of popular Indian and World fare.