The Kali Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Kali and is
worshipped by the royal family.
The Jain Derasar is a typical example of plaster-decorated
buildings of Gujarat, imitating woodcarvings and figurines
in plasterwrk, showing the influence of Victorian art. The
arcades, with decorated pillars, the figures with musical
instruments, ther dressing, headgears and hairstyles painted
in an unconventional manner with bright colours, make a
Kusum Vilas Palace
The Kusum Vilas Palace was designed by a famous
architectural firm of Bombay - Bhatkar & Bhatkar in the
early 1920. The design concept was to create a palace in a
harmonious fusion of the architectural style of Champaner
with modern amenities of an elevator and other functional
requirements. A large porch, arcaded facade and balanced
architectural treatment of the 5 storeyed central wing with
receding volume, capped with a dome lends majesty to the
palace. The interiors are a blend of east and west. The
carved plasters, friezes gilded with real gold are the
replicas of the such architectural elements at Champaner.
The British made elevator has a foyer at ground level,
enclosed by the series of exquisitely carved stone jalis
bringing in a etheral light effect. The grand reception room
on ground floor has large doors, a carved false ceiling,
French furniture, Belgian mirrors and superb Italian marble
statues. The wall paintings by an Indian artist, depicting
the picturesque settings at Chhota Udepur and previous
capital Mohan are most remarkable.
Prem Bhavan Palace
The Prem Bhavan Palace is located in the same palace campus
of Kusum Vilas Palace and has now been converted into a
heritage hotel. This hotel offers excellent accommodation,
food and package tours to nearby interesting places.