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Wankaner palace
Wankaner palace
Wankaner is located in Gujarat
Wankaner is located in India
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°37′N 70°56′E / 22.62°N 70.93°E / 22.62; 70.93Coordinates: 22°37′N 70°56′E / 22.62°N 70.93°E / 22.62; 70.93
Country  India
State Gujarat
District morbi
Elevation 81 m (266 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 43,881
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ
Website gujaratindia.com

Wankaner is a city and a municipality in Rajkot district in the State of Gujarat. Recently, Morbi has been given the status of district.


Wankaner is located at 22°37′N 70°56′E / 22.62°N 70.93°E / 22.62; 70.93.[2] It has an average elevation of 81 meters (265 feet).

Located about 53 km from Rajkot, Wankaner is a town known for its hills, life, business and ceramic industries.

Well known places[citation needed] are :1. "Kalkama ni Tekari", 2. Gayatri Mandir, 3. Ranjit Vilas Palace, 4. Jadeshwer Mahadev, 5. Gatral Mandir, 6. Motareshwar Mahadev Mandir, 7. Nagabawa Mandir, 8.shaha bawa na minara, 9. Royal Oasis Hotel, 10. Maharaja Amar Sinh ji (Tika Bapu), 11. Amar Sinh Ji Mills (Now Kores Ltd. Mill)


Wankaner State was an 11-gun salute state during the British Raj era, when it was governed by members of the senior branch of the Jhala dynasty.[3]


Flag of Wankaner State

Wankaner Palace is a beautiful historical Indian palace. It was built up by Maharaja of Wankaner H.H. Amarsinhji in the 20th century.Originally, it was holiday palace of Maharaja of Wankaner during his rule in the state. It is now been converted into a hotel.[4] The current Maharaja of Wankaner is Digvijay Sinh Zala, who is a former minister and member of parliament in the Indian government.

It is believed that there were 3 friends, Nagabava, Shahbava and Vanmalibava. Nagabava was the Rajyguru of state. Shahbava cursed the state, that the state will fall due to either fire or water. No other means can devastate the city. Nagabava and Shahbava shrines (tombs) are near to each other. There is a big public fair every year on Shravan vad 9, 10.