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Bhavnagar Tour Packages and Travel Guide

Bhavnagar is a city in the Bhavnagar district of the Saurashtra region of the Gujarat state of India. It is situated 198 km away from the state capital Gandhinagar and to the west of the Gulf of Khambhat. It is an important city for trade with many large and small scale industries along with the world's largest ship breaking yard, Alang which is located 50 km away from Bhavnagar. During the Period of 1722–1723 Khanthaji Kadani and Pilaji Gaekwad tried to capture Sihor, but were opposed by Maharajah Bhavsinhji Gohil. After the war, Bhavsinhji realized the reason for repeated attack was the location of Sihor. In 1723, he founded a new capital near Vadva village, 20 km away from Sihor, and named it Bhavnagar after himself.

Naturally, Bhavnagar became the capital of Bhavnagar State. The experience of this place is quite amazing for the tourists. The city offers a lot to explore for people. The place has a number of temples. There is a hill top located at a distance of 51 km from the city and there are more than 863 temples located in this region.

Palitana Jain temples, which are important holy places for Jains, are located 56 km away, and Velavadar national park, home to endangered species of wolves, antelope, and blackbucks, is located 42 km away. The old town of Bhavnagar was a fortified town with gates leading to other important regional towns. It remained a major port for almost two centuries, trading commodities with Mozambique, Zanzibar, Singapore, and the Persian Gulf. It was a carefully chosen strategic location because of its potential for maritime trade.

Tourist Attractions in Bhavnagar