Bhavnagar Travel Guide
Bhavnagar is a small town in Saurashtra region of Gujarat. It is a fast developing city and has seen tremendous economic growth in the past few years. The best part about this quaint city is that it has still held to its traditional roots. The balance of old world charm and modernity gives Bhavnagar a unique identity. Bhavnagar has been an integral trading location and tourism has recently grown manifolds. Some of the popular tourist attractions are – parks, lakes, temples, and national park. You cannot miss tasting the Gujarati delicacy Gathiya when in Bhavnagar. Some other Gujarati snacks that are highly popular include Fafadiya, Gujarati thali, and sodas in different flavors. It is indeed a gastronomical treat to be in Bhavnagar.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
10°C to 30°C
(April to June)
(July to Sep)
10°C to 15°C
(Oct to Feb)
An Industrial Center with Colorful Old Core
Bhavnagar is an economically developing town in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India. Located at the southernmost part of Gujarat, Bhavnagar is regarded as a cultural hub of the state. This mid-sized town is an important trading zone, a hub of many large & small scale industries and also has the world's largest ship breaking yard, at Alang. Bhavnagar is lot more than this. Splashes from careless waves of Gulf of Khambat, history of ocean trade, vibrant culture, enchanting architecture, warm & hospitable locals, and hustling-bustling marketplaces make Bhavnagar tourist destination.
Bhavnagar was set up in 1724 by Bhavsinhji Gohil as a new capital near Vadva village. The location of this new capital was strategically chosen owing to its potential for trading via sea route.
In 1807, the British took over Bhavnagar and this old town was a fortified town with gates and served as a central connection with other nearby places. Bhavnagar was an indispensable trading location for more than two centuries and traded commodities with far-fetched places such as Persian Gulf, Mozambique, Singapore and Zanzibar.
Tourism here is not very highlighted, but people who have visited this place have enjoyed their holidays here. Sightseeing here includes Blackbuck National Park, Palitana pilgrimage center for Jains, Takhteswar Temple - white marble temple built on hill, Akshar Temple, Victoria Park, Gaurishankar Lake / Bor Talav, Adhyatmik Sadhana Kendra and some other places of local interest.
Bhavnagar is very famous for its version of 'Ganthiya', a popular Gujarati snack. Food lovers should try the famous Gujrati Thali, Fafadiya Ganthiya, Pav Ganthiya, Bateta Bhungala, and Soda in different flavors.