Gondal is fortified town and located on the bank of river Gondali. Gondal history starts way before 17th Century. In earlier Raj days Gondal was known as the Paris of Saurashtra. Gondal is a testimony to the great visionary ruler Sir Bhagwatsinhiji Maharaj, who introduced lots of social reforms, planned the development of Gondal town and created Gondal as a model state of Saurashtra in late 19th and early 20th century.
Gondal was capital of the former princely State of Gondal, which was ruled by the kings of Jadeja Rajputs, till the independence of India. Sir Bhagwatsinhji's was highly educated and made extensive tours to Europe to enhance his aesthetic taste, which can be seen in the architecture and planning of public buildings, parks, bazaars, palaces built during his time. + more about Gondal