Rajpipla State

Coordinates: 21°47′15″N 73°33′48″E / 21.78750°N 73.56333°E / 21.78750; 73.56333
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Rajpipla State
Princely State of India
Coat of arms of Rajpipla
Coat of arms
CapitalRajpipla (Nandod)
• 1941
3,929 km2 (1,517 sq mi)
• 1941
• Established
Succeeded by
Today part ofNarmada district, Gujarat, India
Maharana Gambhirsinhji with court officials and family members
Indrajit-Padmini Mahal (Vadia Palace)
Rajpipla Polo Team 1943

The Kingdom of Rajpipla or Rajpipla State was a princely state, with full internal jurisdiction, in India ruled by the Gohil Rajput dynasty for over 600 years from around 1340 until 1948. It was the largest State, and the only first-class State, of the Rewa Kantha Agency.[citation needed] Among Gujarat States (as distinct from Kathiawar or Saurashtra States), Rajpipla State was the second-largest after Baroda (Vadodara) in terms of size and importance. The Gohil Rajput dynasty of Rajpipla survived the onslaught of the Sultans of Ahmedabad and the Mughals during the mediaeval period, and the Gaekwars of Baroda and the British in the modern period, to emerge as a well-administered State with contemporary infrastructure, policies and practices by the time it was merged with the Union of India on 10 June 1948.


Maharaja Vijaysinhji built an aerodrome in Rajpipla on a 125-acre site on the banks of the River Karjan in the late 1920s. This became defunct since merger of Rajpipla State with the Union of India in 1948. But after the building of the Statue of Unity in close proximity to Rajpipla, Government of Gujarat decided to revive this in 2018, and build a new Rajpipla airport there.[1]


  1. ^ "Gujarat: Government plans airport at Rajpipla for better connectivity with Statue of Unity". 17 November 2018.

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21°47′15″N 73°33′48″E / 21.78750°N 73.56333°E / 21.78750; 73.56333