A craftsman working on an elephant border for eleven years is what the history of Hotel Siddhartha Palace unfolds. An antique structure that stands to testify a glorious past and assures a hospitable present.
Hotel Siddhartha Palace was originally the property of the Divan of Kutch, Shri Chaitanya Prasad Divan. Shri Chaitanya Prasad had dreamt to build a royal structure that would mark his status and could be a body of work that could be praised for centuries to come. He brought in the most efficient craftsmen (locally called Kadia's, mistry's and karigars) available, who produced intricate work on every border that marks the periphery of the structure. The elephants sculpted in these borders were considered as symbols of royalty in that era. Every craftsman worked on each border for eleven years which marks the intricate work done on this structure, which is grandeur personified. This splendid piece of art stand's tall in the tranquil location of Shahibaug which is yet home to a lot of noble and famous families of Ahmedabad.
In the year 1978, it was a Mumbai based business family who expressed their desire to nurture and preserve this piece of art. The hotel was named after the spiritual teacher and deity Siddhartha Gautama , founder of Buddhism, and who is generally recognized