Bhavnagar was founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil in 1743 and was the capital of a princely state before the independence of India. Today, it is a flourishing port on the Gulf of Khambhat and an important commercial and industrial center.
Gaurishankar Lake: Beautiful picnic spot. There is a well-laid-out garden nearby.
Takhteswar Temple: It is perched atop a hill and affords a beautiful view.
Burton Museum: It was established in 1895 and exhibits a rich collection of old weapons, armor, and coins. The library has a rich collection of books.
Palitana (60 kms.)
It is one of the most important Jain pilgrim centers in the country. On the sacred Shatrunjaya hill, 863 exquisite temples were built over an impressive span of 900 years. The temple dedicated to Lord Adishwara, the Palitana Temples’s first Jain tirthankar a is considered to be the most sacred shrine on the hill. Other important temples are Kumarpal, Vimalshan. Choumukh etc. Near the shrine of Adishwara is a dargah ofAngar Pir, where untrue women offer miniature cradles. Palitana is well connected by rail and road.