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SIGHT SEEING PLACES IN MORBI

 

Morbi is one of the emerging tourist destination of Gujarat and the reason behind that is the fast growing business of mosaic tiles, vitrified tiles and other ceramic products, which invites thousands of entrepreneurs and businessmen along with the marketing professionals to the city every year for their business purpose. The city is also known as ‘Paris’ of Saurashtra in Gujarat due to the same reason. Most of the times these business people travel alone, while some time they travel with their family and in such case the requirement of tourist places arise. Here are some of the best known tourist places of Morbi city, which appeals to the different classes of tourist:

 

Hanging Bridge

Hanging Bridge is also known as Suspension Bridge or Julto Pul and is without any doubt the most popular tourist attraction of the city. Located above the river Machchhu, Julto Pul is 1.25 m wide and spans 233 m connecting Darbargadh Royal Palace to the Lakhdhirji Engineering College (LE College). It was constructed by the Morbi Royal State with advanced technology of its time. It is the first choice of young vacationers and kids love this place very much.

 

Darbargadh Royal Palace

If you have your interest in marvelous and gigantic architectural buildings, Darbargadh Royal Palace is definitely the place for you. It used to be the official residence of Morbi royal family in earlier days, but now the same has been converted into a heritage hotel and everyone can enjoy the beauty of this place.

 

Lakhdhirji Engineering College (LE College)

The moment you hear the word college, you must have indulge in feeling that the writer of this article has gone mad, but to disappoint your thoughts, I must say that this place is very famous for its European style old architecture. This engineering college was constructed by the Maharaja of Morbi in a very old time and hence is one of the earliest engineering colleges of our country. It is a must visit for all history and architecture lovers.

 

Nehru Gate

The Nehru Gate is a heaven for both the shopping and architecture lovers as it offers both of these things at one place. Another marvel built by the Morbi King, Nehru Gate is one of the busiest place of Morbi as people meet here to do many activities including shopping, eating and get together. It depicts Rajput architecture in its construction and has acentral clock tower which bells on every one hour.

 

Art Deco Palace

Another architecture marvel built during the period of 1931­44 AD, Art Deco Palace resembles the London underground stations of Charles Holden pretty much. The building is influenced by the last phase of art deco movement of Europe heavily. It is a low two storey building with six drawing and dining rooms, and fourteen bedrooms. Most fascinating part of the palace is a bathroom made from seashells entirely along with the decorated subterranean bedroom, with many erotic murals. It attracts many people including history lovers, architectural lovers and others, although it is advisable not to take kids to the decorated subterranean bedroom.

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