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 people's representative in 1948 on the advice of Gandhiji.
Bhavnagar boasts of a number of tourist attractions. Situated near to Ahmedabad, the city is yet another destination in the state visited by tourists in large numbers. It was once the princely state of the Maharaja of Bhavnagar. This glorious past has resulted in Bhavnagar being dotted with a number of lakes and temples.
Budget hotels are easily accessible in Bhavnagar. Small hotels are priced at really affordable prices ranging from Rs.300 to Rs.500. Good deluxe hotels are also available for less than Rs.800 closer to the places of interest and offer good services, which include good food and transportation facilities.
Like most parts of Gujarat , Bhavnagar is also known for its traditional handicrafts, which include embroidery and high quality appliqué work. Locally made tie and dye and block-printed fabrics are also popular.
Bhavnagar Food reflects the mouthwatering traditional cuisine of the state of Gujarat. Delectable vegetarian fares as well as a widespread array of sweetmeats and thirst busters comprise of the food at Bhavnagar.
Bhavnagar is fifth largest city of Gujarat and second largest city of Saurastra. Bhavnagar is known as the cultural capital of Saurastra. Bhavnagar is a coastal city, located in the eastern coast of Saurashtra, known as Kathiawar. Bhavnagar is city of education and culture, known as cultural capital of Saurastra.
The helpline services offers help to those that call. Bhavnagar helpline services offer telephone support offering accces to information, advice or customer services. Police Control Room - 2428181, 100, Fire Chief Officer - 2430061, etc...
Summers in the town of Bhavnagar extend through the months of March, April, May and June and the maximum temperature during these months will range around forty degrees (40°C). Monsoons in the city of Bhavnagar start during the month of June. Winters in the town of Bhavnagar run through the months of October..
This town is the base for visiting the beautiful Jain temples of Palitana (51 km) with 863 temples perched on the Shatrunjaya hills. Takhteshwar Temple with its splendid view of the Gulf of Cambay, Aksharwadi (Swaminarayan Temple) are few other places for pilgrims to visit.