- Bhavnagar, Once the princely state
of Gujarat, Bhavnagar was founded in 1743 and is now a flourishing port on the Gulf of
Khambhat. For the tourist it is convenient base for visits to the town of Palitana and the
sacred hill of Shatrunjaya.
- Places for Tourist
- Gaurishankar lake :
- This is a beautiful picnic lake, a
spot near the lake. There if also a well laid out park.
- Takhteshwar :
- This temple situated on a hill. So
that site provide a panoramic view.
- Lock Gate :
- The first of its kind in Gujarat.
The sea-water here is impounded by the lock gates to keep ships afloat during low tide,
that could be seen with special permission.
- Palitana :
- It is 56 Kms away from Bhavnagar.
Palitana lies at the foot of the Shatrunjaya Hill, with the Shatrunjaya River flowing to
its south. The sacred hill rises in a crescendo of magnificent templates - 863 in all -
that soar in marble splendor to the top of the hill.There is temples were built over an
impressive span of 900 years.The 600-meter climb to Shtrunjaya by foot.Lift-chair or Dolis
are available for the ascent.
- How to get there :
- Air :Various airline
connecting Bombay and Surat.
- Rail :It is on the Western
line, that is 761 kms, from Bombay via Ahmedabad and 788 kms via viramgam.
- Road :State Transport
buses and private luxury buses connects various centers of Gujarat. It is situated 791
kms. From Bombay via Ahmedabad, 200 Kms. From Ahmedabad via Sihor.
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