THIS OLD PORT TOWN has fine beaches, good swimming, and camel and horse rides along the shore. Close to the beach is the Vijay Vilas Palace, an impressive IndoEdwardian pile built in the 1940s as a royal summer retreat. Irs lovely garden, drawing room and rooftop terrace are ()pen to visitors and provide beautiful views of the sea. In the town is the curious 18thcentury Old Palace of the Kutch rulers (now a girls’ school). Architecturally a blend of local and European styles, its facade is decorated with cherubic Dutch boys holding wine goblets – architect Ramsinh Malam’s touching salute to his adopted country.