Bhavnagar - General Information

Bhavnagar a coastal city of Gujarat was founded in 1723 AD by Bhavsinhji Gohil (1703-64 AD) and named after its founder ruler, is also known as Kathiawar.

The Gohil Rajputs of the Surya Vanshi clan, facing severe competition in Marwar, moved down to the Gujarat coast around AD 1260 and established three capitals - Sejakpur, Umrala and Sirohi.

In 1822-1823, Sirohi was raided by Khanthaji Kadani and Pilaji Gaekwad, but they were repulsed by Bhanvsinhji Gohil. After great losses in the battle, he realized the weakness in location of Sihor and in 1823, he established a new capital 20 kms and named it Bhavnagar.

Bhavnagar is considered a city of education and culture and the people of Bhavnagar are considered to be easy-going, and art-loving. Gujarati and Hindi are the languages spoken.

Bhavnagar - What to see

Takhteshwar Temple
Nilambag Palace
Seashore at Ghogha - 22 kms from Bhavangar
Victoria Park
Nava Bandar
Barton Library
Darbargadh Ganga Deri (Ganga Jalia Talav)
Gaurishankar Lake (Bor Talav)
Alang Ship Breaking Yard - 50 kms from Bhavangar
Gandhi Smriti
Aksharwadi (Swaminarayan Temple)
Ghogha Beach - 19 kms from Bhavnagar.
Piram Bet - 20 kms from Ghogha Beach.