Royal Vintage & Classic Car Collection

Gujarat & Diu

This is the royal collection of cars – 32 impressive vehicles, from a 1907 model made by the New Engine Company Acton and a 1935 vintage Mercedes saloon to racing cars driven by the present maharaja. Most are still in working condition, but sadly you're unlikely to be invited to go for a spin in a Cadillac.

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1. Shri Bhuvaneshwari Aushadhashram

0.19 MILES

Founded in 1910 by Gondal’s royal physician, this pharmacy manufactures ayurvedic medicines and it’s possible to see all the quirky machinery involved, as…

2. Swaninarayan Temple


Moderately interesting Swaninarayan Temple, owned by the wealthy Swaninarayan sect, is a white 19th-century building built on land donated by the maharaja…

3. Naulakha Museum

0.72 MILES

This eclectic collection of museums is housed in a beautiful 260-year-old riverside palace that was built in a mixture of styles, with striking gargoyles…

4. Udyog Bharti Khadi Gramodyog

0.79 MILES

Women spin cotton upstairs at this large khadi (homespun cloth) workshop, while downstairs embroidered salwar kameez (traditional dress-like tunic and…

5. Mayur Patola Art


Rajkot has quickly developed a Patola-weaving industry. This skill comes from Patan, and is a tortuous process that involves dyeing each thread before it…

6. Kaba Gandhi No Delo

22.7 MILES

This is the house where Gandhi lived from the age of six (while his father was diwan of Rajkot), and it features many photos of the family and lots of…

8. Watson Museum

22.94 MILES

The Watson Museum is named after Colonel John Watson, a political agent (administrator) in the 1880s who gathered many historical artefacts and documents…