Bhavnagar is one of the most popular tourist destination in Gujarat. Bhavnagar was founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil in 1724. He has also ruled the princely state which was merged into independent India in 1948. Bhavnagar’s Alang is the world famous ship braking hub. Bhavnagar has so many beautiful and historical buildings. It is less marketed tourist destination in Gujarat compare to Kutch.
5 Best Tourist Attractions in Bhavnagar and nearby tourist places
1. Nilambag Palace
Nilambag Palace is one of the most beautiful heritage hotel in Gujarat. It was built in 1859 as the main royal palace of Bhavnagar’s gohil dynasty. It was later converted into heritage hotel for tourism promotion in the city. Nilambag Heritage Hotel has so many attractions such as Czeckoslovakian chandeliors, Garden Restaurant beckons and ancient paintings.
2. Gaurishankar Lake
Gaurishankar Lake is the most historical picnic spot which was developed under Deewan of Bhavnagar Gaurishankar Oza.It is also weekend picnic spot for local tourists. It is also best place for children to enjoy bird watching as well as planetarium besides the lake.
3. Victoria Park
Victoria Park is the most beautiful place in the city. It has total 500 acres of reserved area for park. It is the perfect place for bird watchers and nature lovers. Anyone can find Indian bird like raptors, perching and waders.
4. Takhteshwar Temple
Takhteshwar Temple is the most important religious place in the city. It is was built on 1893 on a hill. Watching the city from temple gives you panormic view. Every year, thousands of people visit this temple and one of the weekend picnic spot for local people.
5. Barton Library and Museum
Barton Library and Museum was built on 1895 and one of the oldest libraries of Gujarat. Its two storeyed building is heritage type structure which is located Diwanpara Road, Vora Bazar.
Besides above five tourist places in Bhavnagar, there are lots of other best attractions. List is given here.
Bhav Vilas Palace
Mangalsinhji Mahal Palace
Seashore at Ghogha
Nava Bandar (New Port)
BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir
Article last re-published on February 4, 2015.