The Prag Mahal
Located on the eastern part of the city the first was established at the foothills of Girnar over 2300 years ago. The majestic huge walls which range around 20m high and the architectural style used during the Maurya Empire is something appreciated to date. The fort is situated in between the full lush greenery which attracts many travellers and the deep wells present here are also surprisingly to be 300 ft. deep. It is said that it was filled crocodiles back in the days when the king ruled the region for the protection of the fort and although the fort looks very ancient its structure is amazingly maintained.
The Aina Mahal
The palace is very close to the Prag Mahal and Aaina means mirrors so the place is also known as the Hall of mirrors. It is uilt during the year of 1750 by Rao Lakhpatji. The architecture and the engineering were done by Ram Singh who was trained in Europe for 17 years. The palace was once filled with mirrors and glasses which made the entire Gujarat shine and the place is filled with some varieties of clocks and antique statues. Many important parts and antiques of the palace was completely destroyed in an earthquake in 2001 and now only some parts of the Mahal are visitable.
Lala Parjan Sanctuary
Also commonly known as Kutch Bustard Sanctuary which was initially build for protecting the Great Indian Bustard from extension and now the place is highly visited by many tourists. Currently here are 3 different type of Bustards found which attracts many bird watchers and the total area covered by the sanctuary is around 2 sq. km. Many species like cranes, sand grouses, black partridges, larks, sand pipers, and wild animals like fox, wolf, hyena along with lizards, snakes and quails are found here.
Also known as the Black Hill the place is the highest point in the region but is also famous for one more thing and that is the 400-year-old temple of Dattatreya. Many Hindu devotees and tourists visit the place and from the highest point here you can give a good look at the Great Rann of Kutch which you would hardly find anywhere in the district of Kutch. The hill creates an illusion as if the vehicles are rolling upwards on the slope and this is more thing special here. As per the belief Dattatreya was walking nearby the region and when he stopped at the black hills, he found some starving jackals. So, to help them he sacrificed his own body to feed them and after they ate it his body it regenerated itself again. Thus for centuries the priests here have been feeding the jackals here.