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Lakhota Palace

Situated majestically in Jamnagar this palace cum museum was initially a fort that served as the perfect hiding place for soldiers to safeguard themselves from attacks from enemies. The beautiful place looks like an island as it is surrounded on all sides by the Lakhota Lake. Today, there is a majestic bridge made of stone to cross this lake and enter the museum. Lakhota Palace is now a museum which attracts thousands of tourists every year.

The museum takes us to the period between the 9th and 18th centuries as it contains exhibits of multiple kinds of pottery that were used in different villages in the olden days. There is also a huge skeleton of a whale that is kept in the museum which is one of the main objects that attracts the fancy of the tourists. Right at the entrance of the museum, the tourists are greeted with some valuable information about the architecture and history of the museum which helps them to appreciate the beauty of the museum in a better way. A special guardroom in the museum contains muskets, powder flasks and swords used by the soldiers in the ancient era. These exhibits not only explain the main reason why this fort was built, but it also helps the tourists to understand how prepared the fort was for unannounced enemy attacks, in terms of martial skills. The walls of the museum are adorned with beautiful frescoes exhibiting the fierce battles that were fought by the strong Jadeja Rajputs.

Timings and Entry Fee

Lakhota Museum is open all through the week from 10.30AM to 2PM and from 2.30PM to 5.30PM. Like all major tourist attractions here too, there is a huge difference between the entry fee that is charged for Indians and foreigners. While Indians need to pay only Rs 2 for entering the museum, foreigners need to pay Rs 50 for the same.

How to Reach

By Air

Jamnagar airport which is about 10km from this place is the nearest airport to this palace and has flights to and fro from most of the important cities in the country.

By Rail

Jamnagar railway station which is the nearest to this palace has lots of trains to the main city of Ahmedabad from where there is excellent connectivity of trains to most of the important stations in the country.

By Road

There are lots of government sector and private sector buses that ply to and fro from Bhavnagar to important cities in and around Gujarat. There deluxe and luxury coaches with or without AC to suit the affordability levels of the tourist. The main city of Rajkot is about 92km away from Jamnagar.

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