This walled complex from which Kachchh was once ruled is still in need of much repair after the 2001 earthquake. The 17th-century Rani...
Prag Mahal is in a forlorn state, damaged by an earthquake and dusty, but is worth visiting for its ghostly, exuberant Durbar Hall,...
A small, multi-cuisine veg restaurant in the bazaar that’s related to – but not as good as – the Green Rock.
Aina Mahal information
Next door to the Prag Mahal is the beautiful Aina Mahal which was built in 1752 at a cost of Rs2 million. It lost its top storey in an earthquake, but the lower floor is open, with a fantastic 15.2m scroll showing a Kutch state procession. The 18th-century elaborately mirrored interior is a demonstration of the fascination with all things European – an inverted mirror of European Orientalism – with blue-and-white Delphi-style tiling and the Hogarth lithograph series The Rake’s Progress . In the bedroom is a bed with solid gold legs (the king apparently auctioned his bed annually).