Bhavnagar Tourist Places in Gujarat India

Bhavnagar was founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil in 1743 and was the capital of a princely state before the independence of India.  Today, it is a flourishing port on the Gulf of Khambhat and an important commercial and industrial centre.

Bhavnagar Tourism Information

Gaurishankar Lake

Beautiful picnic spot.  There is a well laid out garden nearby.

Takheswar Temple

It is perched atop a hill and affords a beautiful view.

Burton Museum

It was established in 1895 and exhibits a rich collection of old weapons, armour and coins.  The library has a rich collection of books.

Bhavnagar Tour Information

Palitana (60km)

It is one of the most important Jain pilgrim centres in the country.  On the sacred Shatrunjaya hill, 863 exquisite temples were built over an impressive span of 900 years.  The temple dedicated to Lord Adishwara, the first Jain tirthankar is considered to be the most sacred shrine on the hill.  Other important temples are of Kumarpal, Vimalshah, Choumukh etc.  Near the shrine of Adishwara is a dargah of Angar Pir, where unfertile women offer miniature cradles.  Palitana is well connected by rail and road.

Bhavnagar City Distance Guide

Ahmadabad 190 Km
Bharuch 380 Km
Bhuj 401 Km
Dwarka 399 Km
Gandhi Nagar 222 Km
Jamnagar 249 Km
Junagadh 197 Km
Kandla 376 Km
Palitana 50 Km
Porbandar 348 Km
Rajkot 161 Km
Sasangir 194 Km
Somnath 240 Km
Surat 463 Km
Vadodara 309 Km
Veraval 240 Km