Kalapi Tirth Museum Lathi

Hub(s) : Rajkot

District - Amreli, Hub - Rajkot, Zone - Saurastra

A museum has been set up in the present Lathi town, where visitors can gather more information about Kavi Kalapis life and the history of Gohilwad Kingdom.Lathi is a town with municipality in Amreli district in the Indian state of Gujarat.Sursinhji Takhtasinhji Gohil (1874–1900), popularly known by his pen name, Kalapi was a poet and the royal of Lathi state in Gujarat. He lived in Lathi-Gohilwad, which is located in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat.


Sursinhji was born to the royal family of Lathi in 1874. His mothers name was Ramba. He had a very short life of 26 years, and died in 1900. He was educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot. He was married to two princesses. Rajba-Ramaba, the princess of Kutch - Roha, and Kesharba-Anandiba, the Princess of Saurashtra-Kotada at the age of 15. Ramaba was elder to Sursinhji by eight years, while Anandiba was elder to him by two years. When he was 20 years old, he fell in love with Shobhana, who was serving as a maid to his royal family.

It is believed that Kalapis love for Shobhana became the reason of conflicts with Ramaba, and then the reason for his accidental death due to poisoning by his own wife

How to get there

By road: The Nearest bus station is Amreli (24 kms).

By rail: Amreli is the nearest railhead, connected by trains from Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Surendranagar