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Welcome to Narayani Heritage Hotel

Seeped in the old world charm of Kathiawar, Narayani is a quaint boutique hotel. The homely entrance opens out into a lovely courtyard ringed with bedrooms. At the centre of this courtyard is an antiquated fountain surrounded by exquisite wrought iron chairs where one can lounge in lazy tranquility. The ambiance of Narayani Heritage with its typical kathiyawari architecture and lucrative rates makes it a great option for those looking to economize without compromising on comfort.

Signature Experience

• Sprawling Grounds
• Weddings and Events
• Roman Bath
• Business and Leisure Travellers

Accommodation

Facilities

22 Rooms

Facilities

A heritage property set in sprawling grounds with lawns and gardens.

Large lawns for weddings and events

An attractive swimming pool designed like a Roman bath.

Modern facilities for both business and leisure travellers.

Just three minute drive from the central business district, industrial estates and market of Bhavnagar makes it ideal for business visitors. The property is conveniently located to visit ports and the Alang ship breaking yard.

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Narayani Heritage Hotel, the former administrative block of the Maharaja of Bhavnagar was converted into a boutique property under the foresight of late Rajmata Brijrajnandini Devi and Maharani Samyukta Kumari. Over the years the property has evolved into a wonderful haven for the budget traveller.

Seeped in the old world charm of Kathiawar, Narayani is a quaint boutique hotel. The homely entrance opens out into a lovely courtyard ringed with bedrooms. At the centre of this courtyard is an antiquated fountain surrounded by exquisite wrought iron chairs where one can lounge in lazy tranquility. The ambiance of Narayani Heritage with its typical kathiyawari architecture and lucrative rates makes it a great option for those looking to economize without compromising on comfort.

Narayani Heritage Hotel Nilambag Palace Heritage Hotel Bhavanagar Guajarat

ACCOMMODATION

At Narayani there are a total of 22 rooms on offer. 12 double rooms, 5 single rooms and 5 suite rooms. Each room is furnished with a fine flair and fitted out with the necessary modern amenities.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

The facility for 24 hours in-room dining is available at Narayani Heritage. Besides this, guests at the Narayani can dine at the Nilambag Palace dining room, multi cuisine restaurant, as well as at the purely vegetarian garden restaurant.

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RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The sprawling grounds have a swimming pool, state-of-the-art gymnasium and tennis court. Facilities for skating and martial arts too are available. Other facilities include a left baggage room, money exchange counter and a travel desk.

ATTRACTIONS AROUND THE PROPERTY

The Barton Museum & Gandhi Smriti is set in a crescent shaped building erected in 1895 AD to exhibit the collections of Col Barton, a British resident of Saurashtra. Since then the collection has been enhanced with exhibits donated by the Oza family and other prominent personalities of Bhavnagar, as well as various departments. Exhibits include coins and currency, arms and armour, farming implements, postal stamps, fossils, stuffed animals and archaelogical finds specially Jain sculptures.The Gandhi Smriti has a picture gallery portraying the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The top floor is dedicated to Indian craftsmanship.

The museum has post cards for sale, and outside is the Gandhi smriti shop selling handloom woven fabrics, handicrafts like the local brass-and-wood patara chests and boxes, and homemade pickles and snacks. A clock tower stands at the intersection outside the museum.

The Takth Sinhji hospital was built in 1879 AD by Sir William Emerson, whose other works include Calcutta’s Victoria memorial and Mumbai’s Crawford market, and is a splendid example of European architecture.
Shamaldas Arts College and Sir PP Science Institute were built in 1885 AD, as the first arts college of Saurashtra, and count Mahatma Gandhi among the alumni. Today, there are separate buildings for arts and science, affiliated to Bhavnagar University which was set up in 1979.

In the center of Bhavnagar is the Darbargadh built in the 18th century as the fort palace of the Maharajahs, and in 1895/6 a new wing was designed by Sir William Emerson. The darbargadh is now a bank but retains some old architecture. The old town near the Darbargadh has havelis and ornate buildings.
The market is picturesque and the Ganga Jalia temple is worth seeing. The Takteshwar temple is set on an elevation with a good view.
For birdwatchers, the Victoria Park, Gaurishankar Lake or Bor Talao, and the vicinity of the old port are worth visiting.

EXCURSIONS

Sihor’s Gohil Rajput Darbargadh was the site for battles and sieges. Some of the intricate woodcarvings can still be seen on the façade. The first floor has halls adorned with frescoes depicting the battle of Chittal. The terrace has views over the town to the granite hills of Sihor.
Visit the Brahma kund, a 12th century stepped tank, surrounded by 108 sculptures of various Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism. Near the kund are a number of holy temples. Artisans work in cottage industries on metal ware-brass, bronze, copper utensils are made at Sihor.

Palitana is renowned for the stupendous Jain complex atop Shetrunjaya hill outside the town. The Shetrunjaya temple complex is especially sacred to Jains as lord Adinatha visited the hill several times, and his son is said to have built the first temple on the pinnacle. There are more than 860 temples on the hill, most of them built between the 16th and the 19th centuries. You can see fine architecture, intricate marble carvings, jewelled statues and massed domes of the temples. The temple complex is one of the most revered of Jain pilgrim places and the atmosphere of devotion is awe-inspiring. Priests, pilgrims and visitors cannot stay on the summit, leaving it clean and deserted after dusk.

The princely town of Palitana, bisected by the river, has a few colonial period buildings still standing as reminders of the former rulers. There are Jain museums and art galleries in town, as well as a good market for embroideries and handicrafts. Weighing scales and utensils are made in Palitana town.

The sea coast of Gopnath offers scenic rocky views. The medieval temple of Gopnath is where the mystic poet Narsingh Mehta achieved enlightenment. He is said to have seen lord Shiva and the Raslila of lord Krishna at this point. Nilambag Palace Hotel can arrange for you to stay at the Gopnath Bungalow.

Alang is one of the world’s largest ship breaking zones. There is a large market here selling furniture, appliances, crockery and other products salvaged from the ships.

The grasslands of Velavadar National Park are the abode of one of India’s largest populations of blackbuck antelope. Indian wolf, striped hyena, jungle cat and blue bull are other inhabitants of the national park. Among the interesting birds are three species of harrier that roost here in winter.

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Contact

TELEPHONE: 0278-2525051, 0278-6453022
EMAIL ID: narayaniheritage@gmail.com

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