MORBI, Saurashtra.

Morbi is a typical princely state town where the remnants of the royal rule mix with the post-independence architecture and lifestyle. We get up early in the morning and start looking at the landmarks of Morbi. It is an interesting place.Police

This is the Green Tower. I like it because it has a library on the first floor. No, you are not allowed to go above that.

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The Palace turned into Hotel

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The Jhulta Pool. Hanging bride across the river Machchu, connecting old and new parts of the town

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Incidentally, 27 years ago a dam across this river failed causing a major disaster killing an estimated 25000 people.

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The pre-independence Engineering college and a palace is on the other side. We were not allowed to enter the palace grounds.

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The Police Stations in Morbi look beautiful unlike their counterparts in other parts of the country.

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Mani Mandir is a temple complex in the secretariat compound of the Morbi State. This is reported to be built by the ruler in memory of a woman called Mani or Manibai.

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The secretariat has this statue of Willingdon which I think does not fit well with the architecture around.

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Rangoli Khaman House offers the best Dhokla in town, in fact several varieties of it. Chiragbhai made us to taste a bit of each, followed by tea from a nearby place. Preparation of food and tea are considered different functions in this part of the world. They are always sold by different establishments.

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Suryakiran & Veena Naik

26.8.2016.

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One thought on “MORBI, Saurashtra.

  1. Liked the clicks and the travel info. Mani Mandir architecture is marvelous. Hope to visit some places like this in future. Your information will be very much useful. SJ I suggest you to write a book based on your experiences. Good that your Air pump worked properly and there was no hassle.

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