14. Wankaner -Wankaner means water of the River Machhu. It is well known for its art and architecture. The place is well connected by road and rail. One must take the time to visit Ranjit Vilas Palace, known for its Gothic arches and columns, oriental marble balconies and Franco-Italian window panes. It also boasts of a good range of automobiles. There is never a dull moment here. Known as one of princely states in the pre- independence Era, the main attraction here is the beautiful Ranjit Vilas Palace, which is still the official residence of the Royal Family of Wankaner.The palace is built in typical European style and the neat detailing is an evidence of the classic taste of the royal family. The summer palace which is equally beautiful is now turned into a Heritage Hotel but the name Royal Oasis remains the same. This is not very far from Ahmedabad and the other attractions here include the Nagabhava Temple, Maa Khodiyar or Matel Temple, Shahbava Dargah, the Macchu Dam and Hills.