Located on the River Gondali, this former capital saw many positive changes under the rule of Maharaja Bhagwant Singhji who reigned from 1888 until his death in 1944. Remembered for his tax reforms, compulsory education for women and also removing the purdah tradition for women. He also started a travelling dispensary, an asylum for the maintenance of the poor and a hospital. During his rule wide roads, sanitary drainage and underground electricity supplies in Gondal town were introduced and excellent road and irrigation networks across the state of Gondal which connected its villages and towns. Bhagwat Sinhji is also considered one of the pioneers of the railway industry in Saurashtra.