Bhavnagar

Considered to be a cultural hub in Gujarat, Bhavnagar is famous for its silversmiths and poetry in arts circles. Bhavnagar is known for its dam and port facilities as well as temples such as the Takhteshwar temple and Gangahaja. The small city is rich in culture and history and breath-taking beaches. Bhavnagar is also famous for its version of the popular Gujarati snack 'Ganthiya'.

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Alfred High School, Bhavnagar
Within Bhavnagar city limits
History

Previously known as Alfred High School, this is one of the oldest historic colonial buildings in Bhavnagar along with the court building. Now it goes by the name of Shantilal Shah High School. It is situated within the city and can be reached by local cabs or buses.

The school boasts of a talented alumni and is a well-known building of Bhavnagar. The school campus is clean and spacious and full of greenery. It is considered to be one of the finest schools in the state, highly acclaimed for its excellent results. It consists of four floors and has about 25 classrooms. Classrooms are...

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Aksharwadi Swaminarayan temple, located within the city limit of Bhavnagar is one of the most famous temples here. Aksharwadi Temple, dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, serves as a place for enlightenment as well as education and entertainment for many years. The renowned BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir or temple can be seen throughout the Gujarat state but the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir or temple at Bhavnagar is very different. This sacred worship place was constructed by the society of BAPS Shri Seva Sansthan in Gujarat. The main objective of this temple is to spread teachings and discourses ...

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Barton Library and Museum is one of the famous public library-museum combo located in the state of Gujarat. The library is located in the Bhavnagar city limits. This library is named after Colonel Barton who was the representative of Saurasthra British.

Barton Library is the oldest library in the state of Gujarat. It was built in the 19th century. The two-storeyed old building is constructed in the Indo-gothic style of architecture. This makes the building a very impressive one. This library and museum jointly built and have the largest collection of books, manuscripts, coins, musi...

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Bhavani Beach
98 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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Located in Mahuva, a small town on the Arabian Sea coast in Bhavnagar District, in the State of Gujarat is the Bhavani Beach which is also referred to as the Mahuva beach, is a sub-division of Saurashtra that flanks the Gulf of Cambay (Khambat). Owing to its vegetation and flora, Mahuva is popularly known as ‘Saurastra’s Kashmir’. With such a long coastline, it’s but natural to find many beautiful beaches along the Arabian Sea which lies to the west of Gujarat. One of these is the Mahuva beach or the Bhavani in the city of Mahuva. The beach is located at a distance of 98 kms from Bhavnagar. ...

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Bhav Vilas palace is one of the prime tourist destinations in Gujarat, located in Bhavnagar. Considered to be a cultural hub in Gujarat, Bhavnagar is famous for its silversmiths and poetry in arts circles, but it is the architecture that really leaves an impression on visitors. It was founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil in 1724.

Bhav Vilas Palace, which faces the Gaurishankar Lake, used to represent the clubhouse of the royal family. The palace’s gate has been carved out of iron that was cast in Dublin. The palace was actively involved in various official events when it was the princely st...

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The Gandhi Smriti has been built in the Crescent Area in Krishna Nagar within the city of Bhavnagar. Built in 1955 and attached to a tower clock, it has become one of the most frequented tourist spots of Bhavnagar. The city of Bhavnagar is dotted with numerous temples, palaces, mosques, and other grandiose structures that stand as mute yet concrete testimonies of the conurbation’s glorious past. One such edifice is the magnificent structural complex of Gandhi Smriti that is situated right in the heart of the city. Gandhi Smriti is a memorial, with a library of Gandhian books and photographs ab...

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Ganga Deri
Within Bhavnagar city limits
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Located along the Gangajaliya Talab of Bhavnagar, Ganga Deri, sometimes referred to as Gangahaja, is a beautiful white structure, built in Colonial architecture. Ganga Deri is a historical monument in Bhavnagar, standing tall in middle of the city as a silent witness through the history of Bhavnagar. It is built entirely of white marble and looks like a miniature replica of Taj Mahal. This white marble monument is a great site to view the serene lake, and enjoy some quiet time admiring the beauty of everything around.

Ganga Deri is historical and was built by an English Architectur...

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Gauri Shankar Lake, Bhavnagar
8 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
WaterWildlifeNature

Gauri Shankar Lake is one of the top tourist destinations when one is in the state of Gujrat. Gauri Shankar Lake is located near Bhavnagar city limits. From the Bhavnagar centre as a reference, it is 8 kms to the lake.

Having multiple names like Bortalav Lake and Bhavnagar Lake, the Gauri Shankar Lake is one of the best lakes situated in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. The lake was constructed in 1872 as a water reserve for the common public on the shores of the Victoria Park. The Gaurishankhar Lake, along with the adjacent Bal-Vatika, is a famous picnic spot for the public of ...

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Ghogha Beach
20 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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Ghogha Beach is a serene place located at a distance of 20 kms from the city of Bhavnagar.

Ghogha beach is great for log walks, it is now used for Ghogha - Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service. On a visit to the Ghogha Beach, one can also visit the famous Jain Derasar(temple), Vaishnav Haveli(temple) and Sonaria lake.

The entry to the beach is free but it is not meant for tourism specifically. The beach is used for commercial and fishing activities and it is not very clean. There are a few options available in terms of eatables but it is better to bring your own food or eat elsewhere....

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Khodiyar Dam
160 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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The Khodiyar Dam is a dam built on Shetrunji River in Gujarat in western India, in one of the village of Dhari. It is located at a distance of 160 kms from Bhavnagar city.

Khodiyar Dam was constructed across the Shetrunji River in 1967. The biggest dam of Khodiyar is of a maximum height of 75 ft and the length at the top of the dam is 497 meter. Khodiyar Dam has a total area of 383 sq km catchment. The most important purpose of the Khodiyar Dam is to provide water for irrigation.

The Dam attracts a large number of tourists from various parts of India as it serves drinki...

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Khodiyar Temple, Bortalav
16 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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Situated about 16 kms away from Bhavnagar city of Gujarat is the Khodiyar temple dedicated to Khodiyar Ma.

Khodiyar temple, named after the principle deity, venerated by the royal family and the natives around, was built in the year 1911. The temple visited by thousands of pilgrims is located on the banks of the Khodiayar Lake, which attracts tourists from all the surrounding areas. Quite often followers of the goddess walk long distances to revere the goddess. Mata Khodiyar Temple is exquisitely constructed that houses an idol of its principal deity, Mata Khodiyar. The architectur...

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Koliyak Beach
25 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
WaterFood

Koliyak beach is located at a distance of 25 kms from the city of Bhavnagar in Gujarat.

Koliyak beach is famous for the Nishkalank Mahadev Temple, which is located about 200 meters into the sea from the beach. The beach is small and tidy and is visited by many pilgrims who hope to get a glimpse at the temple from the beach. The temple is visible only during the mornings and the high tide covers is during the day. Typically, a person spends about 2 to 3 hours on the beach, enjoying the corn and the coconut water that is available on the beach.

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Krishnakumarsinhi Town Hall is a public town hall located in the city limits of Bhavnagar. It is just 2 kilometres away from the Bhavnagar city centre or 10-minute drive from Bhavnagar.

Also known as Darbar Hall, Krishnakumarsinhji Town Hall was built solely to commemorate the matrimonial ceremony of Late Maharaja of Bhavnagar, Shri Krishnakumarsinhji. According to reports, the memorial was built in the record time of 90 days. Initially, the beautiful hall was consisting of attractive Plaster of Paris(POP) artwork through the ceiling and was decorated with three cut glass lighting ...

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Kuda Beach
25 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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Kuda beach is situated at 25 kms from Bhavnagar city, in the Gulf of Cambay. Sea sands are all over which makes the exciting sun bathing experience.

Kuda Beach, Bhavnagar, Gujarat tourist place offers really some nice landscapes capturing live moments like Animals in The Forest, Water in The Mountains, and Fun in The Sun. With in the vast Gulf Way Kuda beach is a delight visit especially for a romantic walk. The scenic beauty is amazing.

At the Kuda Beach, travelers can enjoy the sun’s scorching rays, water activities, nature’s beauty, serendipity around. People usually...

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Malnath Shiv Temple, Bhavnagar
26 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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Malnath Shiv Temple is at Talaja Road, perched between a river and hills. Located 26 kms away from the city of Bhavnagar, its beautiful surroundings make it ideal for a calm experience and peace of mind. It is one of the most popular sightseeing locations in and around Bhavnagar, which was founded by Bhavsinjhi Gohil in 1723 AD.

Malnath Shiv Temple (Maleshwar Mahadev Mandir) is near nana Khokhara, Bhandaria and Trambak. Malnath Shiv Temple was renovated by Maharaja Takhtsinhji of Bhavnagar State. Its natural beauty is eye-catching, particularly in monsoon. According to local legend...

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Sihor is an ancient, historical medium sized town, a municipality in Bhavnagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Placed along the river Gautami, this erstwhile capital of the Gohil Rajputs, surrounded by hills is situated about 20 kms from Bhavnagar. Nana Saheb Peshwa Caves, Sihor is one of the historical places to visit in Bhavnagar.

Sihor is a place quiet, serene, surrounded by hills, with difficult passages and forests stretching up to Girnar range. Religiously to interview the land and region of Kathiawar or the Saurashtra (region), this province often known for its nobi...

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Nishkalank Mahadev Temple, Bhavnagar
25 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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Nishkalank Mahadev Temple in Koliyak, is located at a distance of 25 kms from Bhavnagar, Gujarat. It is a located out in the sea and is one of the most spiritual destinations of pilgrimage.

Legend has it that the Pandavs, after defeating the Kauravs, were grief-stricken and wanted penance for their sins. Lord Krishna advised them to pray to Lord Shiva and also presented them a black cow and a black flag, telling them to follow the cow and flag, till they both turn white, which is when they would be pardoned. The color of the two changed when they reached the Koliyak beach, where the ...

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Pilgarden Zoo and Garden is one of the famous zoos in the district of Bhavnagar. The Pilgarden Zoo and Garden is located in Bhavnagar city limits. It is around two kilometres from the city centre, or it is a 10-minute drive. Many people visit the tourist spot on a daily basis.

Also called as Navra Baugh, Pilgarden Zoo and Garden is one of the gardens meant for the public in Gujarati. The zoo is located in Panawadi of Bhavnagar. Pilgarden is one of the oldest gardens of Bhavnagar. It's very good with good greenery and atmosphere at the garden. There is a good Bird Zoo and only one ...

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Piram Bet Island
28 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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Piram Bet Island is located at a distance of 28 kms from the city of Bhavnagar and it is a refuge for people in the academic and environmental fields for research due to its wide variety of flora and fauna.

The Piram Bet Island takes its name from Sanskrit, meaning pure. To reach the island, you will have to travel to Gogha by road and then take a boat to the island. The lush green beauty of the place is a view to be held since it is located in the vastness of the Indian west coast. The island is often called the Jurassic park of India, since there are many layers of ancient fossils ...

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Amongst all the Jain temple in Gujarat, Palitana Jain temples are considered to be one of the most sacred. The temples are located on the Shatrunjaya hills. Palitana is a religious Jain city in Bhavnagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The site is located 50 kms South-West of Bhavnagar city and is a major pilgrimage centre for Jains. The Shetrunjaya hills are the sacred sites where all the tirthankars, except Neminath, attained nirvana.

A popular pilgrimage destination, Shatrunjaya hill temple represents the largest cluster of Jain temples in the world. Legend has it that ...

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Shree Khodiyar Mata Mandir, Bhavnagar
5 kms from Bhavnagar city limits

Shree Khodiyar Mata Mandir is one of the famous tourist attraction and a temple located in the state of Gujarat. The temple is located in the Bhavnagar city limits. It is 5 kms from the city centre. Many locals visit the temple on a daily basis.

Shree Khodiyar Mata Mandir is a famous temple constructed by the Maharaja of Bhavnagar in 1911. The temple was constructed by Maharaja Wakhatsinghji Gohil who ruled the state of Bhavnagar from 1748 to 1816. The temple is built on the banks of Tataniya Wali Lake.

Visitors can ideally spend around an hour, on a visit to the Shree ...

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Shree Takhteshwar Temple sits with its magnificent architecture on display on the highest hillock of Bhavnagar, the location of the temple gives a beautiful panoramic view of Bhavnagar, all the way to the seacoast of the Gulf of Cambay. Located at Kalanala, Panwadi, Bhavnagar in Gujarat which falls at a distance of 1. 5 Kms from the center of Bhavnagar and can be reached under 5-10 mins via Waghawadi Road. Bhavnagar was founded as a port in the 1700's and is an important center for trading cotton goods manufactured in the State. The construction of Shree Takhteshwar Temple was finished in 1893...

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Shri Aadishwar Temple in Palitana is one of very significant and attractive temple in around 863 temples on Shetrunjay Hill, Palitana. Palitana is located in Gujarat, 51 kms south west of Bhavnagar. The town has a good road and rail network that connects it to the other cities of Gujarat. Gujarat is well known for its many magnificent Jain temples. These Jain pilgrimage destinations of Gujarat attract tourists and pilgrims alike from every nook and corner of the country. The architectural beauty of these temples too is noteworthy. The Shri Aadishwar bhagwan tirth is known as the eternal tirth...

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Shri Vishal Jain Museum, Palitana
52 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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The Shri Vishal Jain Museum is a museum preserving the old culture and the history of the region. Founded in 1194, Palitana used to be an important princely state of the Saurashtra region. This museum is located in charming city, in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district, around 52 kms from Bhavnagar city.

This is Vishal Museum named after a great Jain Acharya Vishalsen suriji which harbours innumerable artifacts images idols tamrapatra writings related to Jainism. Museum gives insight of historical significance on jain religious beliefs and it has some really beautiful pieces. This dusty mu...

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Talaja Caves
52 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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The Talaja Caves are spread on the mouth of the Sarita and Shatrunjaya rivers in the town of Talaja, about 52 kms from Bhavnagar city. The caves are around 2000 years old, and require about a 15-20 min. walk up the hill to reach them. The ancient caves are few miles away from the most religious town for the Jains in Palitana. The Talaja Caves hold religious values for both Jainism and Buddhism making it an important Buddhist footprint in Gujarat. The Talaja Caves can be reached by private buses that run from Bhavnagar. One can also use the railways and get down at the Talaja station. Bhavnaga...

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Trambak Falls
20 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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Trambak falls is located at a distance of 20 kms from Bhavnagar City Centre and is a popular spot to visit amongst tourists and locals alike. It is nearly thirty feet high and has a stone background which makes the area picturesque.

Trambak falls is situated on a small mountain and is surrounded by a little forest on all sides. It is the perfect place for nature lovers and beginners in adventuring. There is a small 5 kilometer trek from Trambak to Malnath Shiva temple and photographers will love the place for its wild beauty. There is a lot of open area for kids to run around and hav...

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Velavadar National Park, Bhavnagar
72 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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Velavadar National Park is yet another famous tourist destination, for both nature lovers and those with adventure in their blood, located in Gujarat. Bhavnagar is located at a distance of 72 km.

Velavadar National Park, is one of the best national park in India to view the blackbuck. Velavadar National Park, also known as the Blackbuck National Park, was established in the year 1976 in the Bhal region of Saurashtra at Velavadar. This national park is situated about 72 kms from the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. This national park covers an area of 36 square km and comprises of gra...

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Victoria Park Garden is located near Iscon Club, Khodiyar Temple and Himalaya Mall in Bhavnagar. Victoria is an old and one of the most popular parks of Bhavnagar and is a must visit for every nature freak and those with a peregrine fibre in their soul. It is just like the Sanjay Gandhi National park is in the Mumbai city. The park is located in the heart of the main city and is one of its kind in the entirety of Asia. It can be reached by taxi or local bus. Nearest bus stop is Pani Ni Tanki Bus Stop. The park has become the symbol and pride of Bhavnagar’s natural beauty and is a must-visit fo...

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Water Lock Gate, Bhavnagar
12 kms from Bhavnagar city limits
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Water Lock Gate is one of the famous tourist attraction located in the state of Gujarat. The water gate is located near the Bhavnagar city limits. It is 12 kms from the city centre, or it is a 40-minute drive to the place.

Bhavnagar Harbour or Bhavnagar Port is a seaport located in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. It also hosted a light signal since 1860. The port was modernised during 1930 by the British officer, J. Johnston along with the locals. During its renovation, wharves, warehouses, and railway transportation were added. The Water Lock gate was built before independence a...

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