Hotels in Bhavnagar Bhavnagar
Car Rental in Bhavnagar
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
10 am 5 pm.
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
Sunrise to Sunset.