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2.8 million
Average Climate:
Summer: 26° C – 42° C
Winter: 12° C – 25° C
Best time to visit:
October to March

About Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar was founded in 1724 by Bhavsinhji Gohil (1703–1764). It was the headquarters of a former princely state before it was merged into the Indian Union in 1948. Bhavnagar is a flourishing port in the south eastern coast of Saurashtra. Founded as a port in 1743, Bhavnagar is still an important trading post for the cotton goods manufactured in Gujarat. The city has many modern buildings, factories and educational institutions. Bhavnagar also has a memorial to the father of the nation, Gandhi Smriti. Bhavnagar having many large and small scale industries is an important city for trade. Alang world's largest ship breaking yard is located 30 kms away from Bhavnagar. An important holy place for Jain's, Palitana Jain temples are situated just few kms away from Bhavnagar. 

Tourist Attractions

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Barton Museums

s It is semi-circular museum located in the southeast corner of the city, on the road to airport built in 1895. Barton Library and Museum is one of the oldest monuments in Bhavnagar. This museum houses the private collection of old books, manuscripts, coins, weapons and objects d’art of a British officer, Colonel Barton who served here in the 19th century.

Nilambagh Palaces




Neelambagh Palace


Nilambag Palace Hotel is a glorious relic of the opulent times of Maharajas and Maharanis was home to the Gohil clan. The imposing khakhi stoned structure was designed in the year AD 1859 by a the German architect Mr Simms. Verdant, calm and serene, Nilambag Palace welcomes the weary traveller to an ideal getaway. An intricatel...