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Good place to visit in Bhavnagar

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Takheteshwar Temple

Vinay Pandiya
10th Mar 17

A very peaceful place

A very peaceful place  Video Review
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Takheteshwar Temple

Dharmika Patel
10th Mar 17

Beautiful tample

Beautiful tample  Video Review
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Takheteshwar Temple

Kala malik
14th Dec 17

A very peaceful and attractive place

A very peaceful and attractive place  Video Review
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Takheteshwar Temple

Bhavin Pandya
17th Jan 16

Serene temple

Serene temple  Video Review
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Takheteshwar Temple

Dharmesh Kukadiya
17th Jan 16

Religious visit

Religious visit  Video Review
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Takheteshwar Temple

Vairag Patel
17th Jan 16

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Reasons to go to Bhavnagar

1For its 500 species of rare flora and fauna
For its 500 species of rare flora and fauna

HolidayIQ Reviewer Karan Mahaliya adds, “You need to head to Victoria Park to view some of the best natural herbs and medicinal plants. It is a large nature park in Bhavnagar city. Victoria Park known for its natural resources. It is a big park that contains many animals and trees. Many plants and trees are there in the park. It contains many natural herbs. It is a park with full of natural resources.

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2A two-hour drive south towards Velavadar for Indian- Wolfs
A two-hour drive south towards  Velavadar for Indian- Wolfs

Bhavnagar is a bustling textile and cotton trading city in southeastern Gujarat. What to do? Velavadar known as Blackbuck National Park, holds about 3,500 Blackbuck, Striped Hyena, the world’s largest harrier roost, etc. 

Budget Stay: Shahi Palace Hotel

Mid-Ranged Stay: The Basil Park Hotel

Luxury Stay: Lemon Tree Hotel

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Reviews (20)

Rajakarmakar

Rajakarmakar5.0/5

1 review

Happy stay

My last stay was amazing at Basil Park. I got a good deal from make my trip. Rooms are quite big and neat and clean. All needed accessories are there. Food was really nice. Over all I was happy with service and all. Victoria Park view room is recommended. Hotels have very good green lawn. HD channels appreciate me.

Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.9/5

266 reviews

A Trip to Bhavnagar

I had been to Bhavnagar by road in the month of October 2016. Bhavnagar is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Gujarat. The must-visit attractions around Bhavnagar include the Bhavnagar Lock Gate and Nilambag. The Dockyard in Bhavnagar was built over a century ago. It was built with the sole intention of calming the sea-waters even in times of low tide. It is used for ship-building and is one of the oldest functional docks in India. Nilambag was previously a royal palace and it shows the Magnificence and the royal splendour of the 18th century. The doorways, staircase and arches are dressed up by European chandeliers and the magnificent library takes one back to the golden era of majesty and monarchs.

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Recommended Duration in Bhavnagar

Number of days to spend in Bhavnagar as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

62.5%

3 days

25%

4 days

12.5%

Bhavnagar Overview

The coastal city of Bhavnagar is located in the state of Gujarat at a distance of 228 kilometres from Gandhinagar, the capital of the state. It spans an area of 54 square kilometres and has an average elevation of 78 feet. Through the city’s outer area, a small non-perennial river passes, which is known as Kansara Nala.

This fifth largest city of Gujarat is situated in the eastern coast of Saurashtra, also called Kathiawar and to the west of the Gulf of Khambat. It is the second largest city of Saurashtra region and is known for its cultural capital. Presently, it is also the administrative headquarters of Bhanvagar District.

In 1823, a new capital near Vadva village was established by Maharaja Bhavsinhji Gohil and the place was named Bhavnagar, after his name. The place gained importance owing to its location that facilitated maritime trade. It became the capital of Bhavnagar State. Until Indian Independence in 1947, the Rajput Gohil clan ruled the independent state of Bhanvanagar.

Bhavnagar’s old town was basically a fortified town whose gates opened to the region’s other important towns. For nearly two centuries, Bhavnagar remained a major port, trading commodities with Mozambique, Singapore, Zanzibar, the Persian Gulf and Africa.

In 1948, it was the first Indian princely state to unite with the Indian Union. The administration of this state was handed over by Krishnakumar Sinhji, the last Maharaja of Bhavnagar to the people’s representative. The royal family still resides there and are held in high regard by the people of Bhavnagar and adjoining areas.

Bhavnagar is also known as the city of culture and education, with heavy contributions from the literary personalities and artistes. The people of Bhavnagar are considered art-loving and easy-going.

Apart from housing various restaurants and hotels, Bhavnagar also offers a wide array of cuisines and big restaurant chains. The city is also a major stopover for tourists visiting places like Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar and Jain temples at Palitana.

The destination is also home to a number of important tourist places like Takhteshwar temple, Gangajalia temple that is dedicated to Ganga-devi and Town Hall that was formerly a ‘Durbar Hall’, Barton Library that houses a museum and Nilambag Palace.

Tourists can also visit the nearby Gopnath Beach, which houses limestone cliffs, Talja temple and various birds. The forthcoming shopping cum entertainment plaza - ISCON Mega Mall project will be another tourist attraction as it is already renowned as Saurashtra region’s largest organised shopping area.

Since the place experiences a semi-arid climate, summers are very hot and are between March and mid-June. The months from mid-June to October is rainy season and receives an average annual rainfall of 550 mm.

The best season is the winter season with mild temperatures ranging around 20⁰ Celsius during the months of November to February. Throughout the year, Bhavnagar experiences a bit humid climate, owing to its proximity to the sea.


Photos of Bhavnagar

Victoria Park, Bhavnagar

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Biswajit Manna

Victoria Park, Bhavnagar
Victoria Park, Bhavnagar

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Biswajit Manna

Victoria Park, Bhavnagar
Aksharwadi Swaminarayan temple, Bhavnagar

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Gohil harshrajsinhji

THE BHAVNAGAR GUN TREANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CLUB
Aksharwadi Swaminarayan temple, Bhavnagar

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Gohil harshrajsinhji

THE BHAVNAGAR GUN TREANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CLUB

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