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-The happy town

The happy town

Fact & figure
  • Indian union territory:
  • Area: 108.3 km²
  • Population : 28.8 lakhs
  • Language : Gujarati, Hindi, English
  • Attractions : Temples, Lake , Nature and wild-life
  • Rainfall : 593 mm
  • : 24 m
  • Monsoon : July to September
  • Best time to visit : October to March
  • Temprature : 14.6°C - 42°C

City Information - Bhavnagar

Located in the Bhavnagar district of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, Bhavnagar was founded in 1724 by Bhavsinhji Gohil. Initially the capital of the Princely state of Bhavnagar State, the city was later merged into the Indian Union in 1948. Enclosed by the Gulf of Khambhat to the west, Bhavnagar enjoys the passionate waves of the ocean making it one of the tourist as well as commercial hubs of the country.
Bhavnagar is known as the Sanskari Kendra of Gujarat, for being the center of education and culture. Bhavnagars history is ornamented with ocean trade, perfectly balanced with its vibrant culture, warm behavior of the local residents, local market brimming with people and ecstatic ambience as a whole. To top it, the marvelous architecture makes Bhavnagar a happy place to live, to visit and to trade at.

Top highlights - of Bhavnagar

  • Many literary personalities have their roots in Bhavnagar. Renowned artists, writers and poets like Narsinh Mehta, Ganga Sati, Jhaverchand Meghani, Kavi Kant, Govardhan Tripathi and many others have contributed towards the cultural side of the city.
  • Historic and cultural tourist places like Takhteshwar Temple, Gaurishankar Lake, Barton Museum & Gandhi Smriti, Barton Library, Nilambagh, Gangajalia, Alang, Victoria Park and Velavadar National Park are among the major tourist attractions.

What makes Bhavnagar famous ?

Bhavnagar is a unique city where multiple town planning schemes were designed and implemented. Another salient feature of the place is its gardens created at the junction of every major road making it beautiful and environmental friendly. It is also among the earliest places to have got underground drainage in Gujarat as well as to have Asias largest water filtration plant.

History of Bhavnagar

Founded by the then Gohil Rajput King, Maharaja Bhavsinji Gohil in 1723, Bhavnagar has a series of events to cover its journey since the 16th century from a historical city to what it is today. Bhavsinhji Gohil established Bhavnagar around 20 km away from his former capital Sihor to create a new capital. The city underwent British jurisdiction followed by a rule by Krishnakumar Sinhji and finally to be handed over to Bombay administration in 1948 after which it got merged with the rest of the Indian Union.

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