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 was founded by four friends, and two were saints i.e. Shahbava and Nagabava. Nagabava was the Rajyguru of state. Shahbava in an event cursed the state, that the place would fall due to either fire or water. The temple of Nagabava and dargah of Shahbava survive in the old city, and thousands of people go for worship each day to get blessings. Wankaner has many other Hindu and Muslim places of worship. 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. The current Maharaja of Wankaner is Digvijay Sinh Zala, who is a former minister and member of parliament in the Indian government. Wankaner reflects the hospitality and grandeur of old Kathiawar. Ranjit Vilas Palace or simply, the Wankaner Palace is one of the most beautiful royal palaces in India. It was built up by Maharaja of Wankaner H.H. Amarsinhji in the 20th century. The palace complex is spread over 225 acres of land. The palace is built in Indo-sarsenic or Indo-Gothic style of architecture. Originally, it was a holiday palace of the Maharaja of Wankaner during his rule in the state. It has now been converted into a hotel. The palace is perched atop the Gadhio hills, offering a splendid view of the land below and far around. The palace, suffered significant damage in the 2001 earthquake, but has been restored since then. Royal Oasis, Wankaner – located about 2½ km northerly to Ranjit mahal palace, once called Moti vadi, the Royal Oasis at Wankaner is now a Heritage Hotel. The Royal Oasis is situated on the banks of the Machchhu Lake amidst a serene orchard of green trees, the warbling of birds and an atmosphere of cool, meditative calm. It also houses a grand indoor pool in the Art Deco style with an early twentieth century step-well located near the palace grounds.

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