digvir-niwas-palace

Digvir Niwas Palace in Vansada in the Indian state of Gujarat stands as one of the finest examples of royal architecture of the early 20th century. The entrance the palace is well designed with striking plaster decorated gate. The octagonal ‘chhatris’ flanked on both sides of the entrance gate give it an elegant look to the palace. The Digvir Niwas Palace is a low profile linear building complimented with Ashlar stone masonary. All the openings are defined by white decorative plaster.

The masonry work of Digvir Niwas palace is based on ashlar stone. The whole facade has several architectural features and is richly designed with carved balustrade, arches, brackets, pediments and columns. The palace has semi circular and octagonal verandahs, curved overhangs protecting windows with columns, windows with stained and coloured glass, with a steep sloping Mansard roof on the top. All the objects have been arranged in a creative design that gives a perfect appeal to the palace. The setting of the palace building and the campus layout seem to have been inspired by British castles and French chateaux of the European aristocracy.

A gymkhana building is also located in the Digvir Niwas Palace compound that adds on to the beauty of the palace.. It is designed in the manner of the cricket pavilions of English counties having sloping roofs, wooden trusses and Mangalore tiles, creating an intimate and cozy building. The palace has been popular tourists spot that and is visited by many throughout the year.