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Welcome to Bell Guest House

The property is partially occupied by Somrajsinh Jhala, son of Thakore Saheb Prithvirajsinhji Jhala, and his wife Priti Kumari Devi, the erstwhile Yuvraj and Yuvrani of Sayla. The owners have a special interest in animals, keeping dogs and other pets in the property. They personally supervise the housekeeping, meals and excursions.

Signature Experience

• Gujarat’s Greatest Tourist Attractions.
• Indo-European style Colonial Guesthouse
• Sprawling Grounds
• Private Grasslands
• Visit Many Places of Architectural Interest

Accommodation

Facilities

  • AC, TV, Intercom

Rooms

  • Six Large and High-Ceilinged Rooms

Facilities

  • Good Sized Attached Baths

Located on the highway between Ahmedabad and some of Gujarat’s greatest tourist attractions – Dwarka, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Gondal, Junagadh, Gir and Somnath. Can also be a stopover en route to Kutch.

Indo-European style colonial Guesthouse

Set in sprawling grounds

Own private grasslands good for bird-and-mammal spotting.

Highly recommended for textile and handicraft tours – Patola single ikat, tangaliya weaving, bandhani tie-dye, beadwork, Board’s pottery, etc.

Ideal base to visit many places of architectural interest.

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The Jhala Rajputs ruled over Sayla state, which was established in the year 1751 by the second son Thakor RaySinhji of Dhrangadhra, named Sensabhai. The ruler had the title of Thakor Saheb. 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.
The Bell Guest House was built in the late-1800s for European guests of the Sayla rulers.

The property is partially occupied by Somrajsinh Jhala, son of Thakore Saheb Prithvirajsinhji Jhala, and his wife Priti Kumari Devi, the erstwhile Yuvraj and Yuvrani of Sayla. The owners have a special interest in animals, keeping dogs and other pets in the property. They personally supervise the housekeeping, meals and excursions.

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ACCOMMODATION

Bell Guest House offers accommodations six large and high-ceilinged rooms with a/c, TV, intercom and good sized attached baths.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Meals are home-cooked by the owner’s household staff, with various Indian dishes including regional specialties. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served.

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RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The large grounds are good for those who enjoy walking and bird spotting.

There are plans to add sports and recreational facilities in future.

EVENT FACILITIES

The lawns of the Bell Guest House are suitable for parties and small events. There are large grounds that can be let out for larger affairs.

FILMING LOCATION

Episodes of Epic Channel’s historical mystery series Dariba Diaries were shot on location at the Bell Guest House. The property has also provided the backdrop for scenes in Gujarati films.

Sayla is known for its Patola single ikat silk weavers, including a national award winner in this category. Another group of weavers specializes in weaving fabrics using recycled materials.

A short distance from Sayla are workshops of weavers who specialize in the rare Tangaliya weave.

Sayla village has many relics of its past glory like the Darbargadh, old fortifications, cenotaphs and shrines.

Shree Raj Saubhag Ashram. and Lalji Maharaj ni Jagya are much visited spiritual centres.

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme is active in Sayla.

ATTRACTIONS IN 100KM RADIUS OF THE PROPERTY

The 12th century Navlakha Temple at Sejakpur, about 18km from Sayla, is an architectural gem.

The Kathi women of villages near Sayla are adept at beadwork.

About 36km from Sayla, Wadhwan has medieval monuments like old Darbargadh, the historical Ranak Devi Temple and stepwells. It is also a centre for bandhani tie-dye and other crafts.

Stone and metal crafts thrive at Wadhwan and Dhrangadra.

Around 55km from Sayla, Botad is a centre for pottery and other crafts. There is a large animal charity in this town.

About 71km from Sayla, Ranagadh forms the western fringe of the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary. A country boat safari here is a beautiful experience.

35km from Sayla, Chotila’s Chamunda temple is a Hindu pilgrimage site.

There are many lesser known stepwells near Sayla.

About 35km from Sayla, Thangadh is part of the Golden Triangle of the Ceramics Industry.

Other places worth visiting are the Swaminarayan temple of Muli (11km) and the Regency architecture style market and buildings of Limbdi (35km).

The Tarnetar Fair is held at the Trineteshwar temple, about 46km from Sayla.

Special Offers

Contact

TELEPHONE: + 91 79 26308031, 26302019
EMAIL ID: nwsafaris@hotmail.com

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