Wankaner Travel Guide
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- State: Gujarat
- Famous for/as: Heritage
Wankaner is a small city, which is situated in the Rajkot District, in Gujarat. It is located on the bend of Machchhu River. The name Wankaner is derived from the words ‘wanka’ and ‘ner’, which in Gujarati language means ‘bend’ and ‘water stream’ respectively. The city of Wankaner was ruled by the Jhala Rajput group until India got its independence in 1947. Till then, the city was also a princely state of Limbdi, Wadhawanand, Dhrangadhra of Jhalawad. Wankaner was founded by Sartanji in 1605 and was fortified in the late 18th century to protect against the neighbouring enemies and bandits. Situated on a hill is Ranjit Vilas Palace, which was constructed and designed by King Amarsinhji. It took seven years to complete the construction of the palace, which began in 1907 and was fully...
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