Sayla – The Royal Rajkot Experience

Location
:Sayla, Gujarat
Season
:Dec - Jan
Duration
:2 Days1 Night
Event Type
:Adventure, Tour
Level
:Easy
Start From
:Sayla, Gujarat
Ends
:Sayla, Gujarat

Sayla – The Royal Rajkot Experience

Sayla, Gujarat
2 Days1 Night

Event Overview

About Sayla:
Sayla was a 575 sq km princely state ruled by the JhalaRajputs, a clan that came to Saurashtra from Sindh and established their reign at Patdi in the 12th century. After the Islamic invasions, the Jhalas moved their capital to Halwad and made it their capital. Over the centuries, the Jhalas established Dhrangadhra near Halwad, Wankaner, Limbdi, Wadhwan, Sayla, Chuda and other princely states. The state of Sayla was founded in 1751 by Seshmalji, who is said to have fought many battles and to have captured Sayla from the Kathi Darbars and made it the capital of his state. He is credited with building the fortified wall around Sayla and founding the Darbargadh or Rajmahal (palace), which is still the residence of the Jhala family. The palace has halls for audiences, administrative and judicial meetings of the rulers, life-size portraits of successive rulers and attractive carvings. Among the progressive rulers of Sayla was Thakur Saheb Vakhat Sinhji who set up rural industries and a thermal power house in the 19th century to modernize the area.
Overview:
1. Wildlife
2. Architecture and Art
3. Historic places

What will you see :
Explore a culturally rich landscape with a tapestried history and colourful wildlife. Expect to see flocks of wintering birds taking to wing at Nalsarovar and herds of Black Buck nibbling on the grassy expanse of Dhakania. Need we say more, come with us and explore.

Saurashtra is a region of western India, located on the Arabian Sea coast of Gujarat state. It consists of 11 districts of Gujarat, including Rajkot District. The peninsula is sometimes referred to as Kathiawar after the Kathi Darbar who once ruled part of the region. Shared with the Kachh region in the north, Saurashtra or Sorath forms the southern portion of the peninsula. Referred to as Surashtra and as some other names as well over a period of time, since the Mahabharata and Vedic period, this region is mentioned again as Surastrene, or Saraostus in the 1st century CE Periplus of the Erythraean Sea : Come join us on a journey of exploration of the Saurashtra region in December. The journey begins from the erstwhile princely state of Sayla. This will be our residence for four days as we travel to various sites of architectural importance, wildlife rich grasslands including a safari through the Little Rann of Kutch, boating through the watery expanse of Nalsarovar as flocks of wintering birds take to wing.

About the Bell Guest House :
The Bell Guest House is an Indo-European building that once hosted European visitors to the Sayla princely state. Set in lush green gardens with shady trees and lawns, this heritage house has now been renovated and opened as a heritage homestay offering the personalized hospitality of the erstwhile Yuvraj and Yuvrani of Sayla. This heritage property is an ideal place to kick back and relax, and experience rural Gujarat in the village of Sayla with its historic buildings, old houses, temples, ashrams, lake, weavers and handicrafts. Those with a bent for community activities and causes can even volunteer for work at the social development and welfare centres in the village.
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Event Details

Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
High Tea
Dinner
Barbecue

Adventure Activities

Atvrides
Biketours
Bungee
Camping
Motorsports
Mountaineering
Nighttrek
Offroadadventure
Paragliding
Photography
Rappelling
Rockclimbing
Scuba
Skiing
Skydiving
Snorkeling
Stargazing
Swimming
Waterfallrappelling
Zipline

Additional Activities

Archery
Music
Petsfriendly
Rifleshooting
Waterfall

Amenities

Conference
Dormitary
Mineralwater
Parking
Pickupdrop
Shower
Washrooms

Transportation

Bus

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 08 : 00 A. Drop Time: 06:00pm

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