The Orchard Palace is maintained by the family of royal family of Gondal, descendants of the Jadeja family who ruled the state. It was erected by one of the last official Maharajas of Gondal State. The hotel offers seven large rooms featuring antique furniture and a sense of an era gone by. Ask to see the room of miniatures with its collection of paintings, bras and antique furniture. The grounds are large with fruit orchards, gardens and lawns. Gondal is an hour from Rajkot by road and known for its handicraft and textile industry. The staff can organize tours of the town including the splendid Naulakha Palace, a 17th century Naulakha palace.