Takhteshwar temple is situated over a small hill and holds historical significance. It was built in 1893 by Maharaja Takhtasinhji and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple also provides a magnificent view of the city as well as the Gulf of Cambay.
Gaurishankar Lake is an ideal place for picnic and bird watching. The bank of the lake is adorned with Bhav Vilas Palace and beautiful birds including cranes, pelicans, geese, ducks and many more. The lake was built with the aim of supplying water to the whole town.
Barton Museum and Gandhi Smriti
Barton Museum and Gandhi Smriti belongs to 1895 AD. The museum houses a vast collection of wood carvings, beadwork, farming tools, musical instruments, religious carvings, sculpture, stamps and numerous folk objects that are the representative of Saurashtra region. Photographs and articles related to Mahatma Gandhi have been also showcased in the memorial. It also has a library that comprises of books and photographs of Mahatma Gandhi.
It is a heritage hotel situated in Bhavnagar. In 1859 AD, a German architect designed this palace which served as the royal residence of the erstwhile Maharajas. Later the palace was converted into a heritage hotel. Nilambagh Palace exhibits a great combination of Indian architecture blended with modern outlook.
It is a magnificent temple dedicated to Ganga Devi. White marble forms the structure of the temple which stands in the middle of a former tank. Sir John Griffith, principal or Sir J. J. School of Arts, Bombay was the architect of the temple.
Victoria Park is famous for sheltering a diverse variety of wildlife. The marshy areas in the park also attract various birds and ducks.
Alang is famed as the largest ship breaking site of India where warships, container ships and super tankers are dismantled manually by about 20000 workers. It is located between Talaja and Bhavnagar, on a coast. Near the place fascinating collection of junks, pulled off from the ships, can be found in the shops.
Velavadar National Park
Velavadar National Park is an excellent place to see the black buck. It was established in 1976, the place also proved shelter to numerous endangered species of plants. Exotic migratory birds also flock around this national park.
Trambak falls is a splendid waterfall situated near Bhavanagar. A small mountain covered with forest and exquisite natural beauty forms the backdrop of the waterfalls making the place alluring for a number of visitors.
Other Tourist Places in Bhavanagar District
Other attractive tourist sites in Bhavnagar include Mahuva, Gopnath, Khodiyar Mandir, Ganga Deri, Pillgarden, Ghogha beach, Water Lock Gate, Piram Bet Island, Malnath Shiv Temple and Gangahaja.
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