Bell Guest House is an Indo-European building that once
hosted European visitors to the Sayla princely state.
Set in lush green gardens with shady trees and lawns,
this heritage house has now been renovated and opened
as a heritage homestay offering the personalized hospitality
of the erstwhile Yuvraj and Yuvrani of Sayla.
This heritage property is an ideal place to kick back
and relax, and experience rural Gujarat in the village
of Sayla with its historic buildings, old houses, temples,
ashrams, lake, weavers and handicrafts. Those with a
bent for community activities and causes can even volunteer
for work at the social development and welfare centres
in the village.
Located at the entrance to the Saurashtra region, called
the Kathiawad Peninsula, Sayla is a good place for a
stopover for lunch or a few nights stay for those travelling
from Rajasthan or Ahmedabad to major destinations like
the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Junagadh,
Porbandar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Dwarka, Somnath, etc. The
owners of Bell Guest House arrange for guests to visit
several birdwatching sites, wildlife reserves, handicraft
and weaving centres, holy places and historic monuments
in one-and-a-half hours radius of the property.
This Guesthouse is geared up for long-staying business
visitors to the Surendranagar district in which it falls.
This district is a major economic centre for industries
like salt, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, solar and wind
energy generation, food and beverages, agro-product
processing, etc. It is also a key agricultural zone
for cotton, fruits, groundnuts, chillies, fresh water
fisheries and livestock.