Ranjit Vilas Palace
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Ranjit Vilas Palace is famous for its beautiful architecture that is believed to be influenced by Mughal, Victorian, Gothic and Dutch styles. The palace houses a watchtower located on a hill.
This palace was designed and constructed by Amarsinhji to be a lookout over the Wankaner Town. Covering an area of around 225 acres, this palace houses a state guest-house that is known as Chandra Bhavan. The palace design is an amalgam of different architectural styles. The palace has a Mughal dome, Victorian style windows with stained glass, Gothic arches and a large central Dutch style roof.
The palace houses a collection of antique weapons like daggers, numerous swords and shields along with a collection of vintage cars, stuffed animals, paintings and more. Another attraction of this palace is a stable of Kathiawari horses. The palace premises house beautiful Italian style fountains and a three-storeyed step well..