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City History
Bhavnagar was founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil, the rulers of Sihor in 1723 AD. It was the time of persistent Maratha raids of the States of Saurashtra. The last princely ruler Late Sir Krishnakumarsinhji handed over the administration of his State to the peop

Founded as a port in 1743, Bhavnagar is still an important trading post for the cotton goods manufactured in Gujarat. The Bhavnagar lock gate keeps ships a float in the city's port at low tide.

Fair Festival
International Kite Mahotsava Traditions/Rituals Started in the year 1989, International Kite Festival attracts the connoisseurs of kite from all corners of the world. Today, the entire sky of Ahmedabad is covered with a plethora of designer kites and

Shopping
Bhavnagar is well known for its traditional handicrafts. The speciality includes embroidery and high quality appliqué work. You can pick up tie and dye and block-printed fabrics. A must visit is the Gandhi Smriti, where you can get traditional khadi garme

Distances
Bhavnagar is approximately 760kms from Bombay and 260kms from Surat. Regualr trains ply from both these places. There are various State Transport Buses and private luxury coaches.

Bhavnagar Tourist places

Gandhi Smriti
The little know fact that mahatma gandhi went to the University on bhavnagar. Established with an objective of keeping gandhian Thought alive, gandhi smriti is a living monument to gandhiji.
Opened in 1955 , the institution houses a gandhiji picture gallery, khadi gramodyog Bhandar.

Timings :
10 am 5 pm.

Barton Library & Museum
Built in 19th century, it as a beautiful two Storeyed building, constructed in ashlar stone masonary, with gothic arch Windows and a sloping roof with mangalore tiles.
It is one of the oldest Libraries of gujarat and also houses a museum, which exhibits are coins, Guns, weapons, wood carving, farming implements, fossils and archaeological Finds.

Timings :
10 am 5 pm.

Fee :
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Takhteshwar Temple
Built in 19th century, it is located on a hill on a High plinth offering a commanding view of bhavnagar.
The high shikhara Rising above the pillared rectangular mandapa makes it as important Landmark. It is made of pure marble , is a beautifull edifice with scenic Environs. .

Timings :
Sunrise to Sunset.