Morbi was a princely State ruled by the Jadeja clan of Rajputs until Indian independence in 1947. Situated on the Kathiawar peninsula, the city of Morbi and much of the building heritage and town planning is attributed to the administration of Sir Lakhdhiraji Waghji, who ruled from 1922 to 1948. The quaint cobbled alleyways and buildings in Morbi are reminiscent of 19th century Europe. Morbi’s former ruler Sir Waghji inspired by Colonial influences, designed a technologically planned and versatile city. The visitor is welcomed into the city through a grand suspension bridge, an artistic and technological marvel of that period. European influence in town planning further contributed to a central square known as the Green Chowk, approachable by three gates, each designed in its own inimitable style incorporating both Rajput and Italian elements.