Bhavnagar in India, from Asia region, is best know for Sacred & Religious Sites. Discover best things to do in Bhavnagar with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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I am a tourist in Bhavnagar and I visited the park twice. I love it. It is quiet and has so many peacocks, Nilgais, Kingfishers... it is just beautiful.
I went there early morning with many people jogging and walking. I also went at 6.15pm for a quick walk. I used the gate by Iscon Club and when returned back at 6.40pm the gates were locked. My husband had to climb the fence and get a ladder from the Iscon Club. I had no phone on me. So ensure that you carry a phone at least if that happens to you.
4.5 based on 63 reviews
I had visited this place again after a long gap. Feel relaxed and energetic after visit. For local people it is a very sacred temple and even many shops and establishment in the town are named after Khodiyar Mata. A very sacred place.
4.5 based on 52 reviews
About 25 km from Bhavnagar. This temple is inside the sea and can be visited during low tide (about 500 m from high tide point). Believed to be established by pandvas to wash their sin of killing brothers.
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This is located actually at Velavadar and about 35 Km from Bhavnagar city. Very nice grassland in 35 SQKM area with about 4500 blackbuck and many bluebull. Largest roosing site of montageu harrier in the world. If you are lucky you will be able to spot wolf and hyena.
4.5 based on 35 reviews
Situated at the posh area of Bhavnagar having large area and landscaping views. If you need peace of mind from daily routine go and find a place to wonder in yourself in neighborhood of Lord Swami Narayan. Sculpture of the place will make you amaze especially of temple.
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Palitana - part 3.
On completion of Koliyak part of pilgrimage, I felt that I should visit some other places of repute and worship. I had heard about Khodiyar and Palitana. So on advice, I got down at busstand to join in Palitana bus. Someone indicated to sit in deluxe bus standing in lane to avoid traffic gaze. Bus was good. But without AC. It was around 12am. Soon journey started. The blaze of sunrays was burning exposed skin. Some Bhavnagari namkin bought on the way, got finished soon. Packed bus was speeding and Hindi duet songs were in full swing. Nice tunes, stereophonic speakers took to the memory of nineties.
Once upon time, I was lover of filmi songs. Used to keep records of singers, musicians, movie names, years of release etc. As a hobby made hundreds of crossword puzzles which subsequently got published in filmy magazines of Dariyaganj area of Delhi! Such was my obssessation that two books exclusively on TV and films and other on general knowledge were released by rapidex fame Pustak Mahal publications! But this was all before Naadi bug bitten me!
There was a theme in selection of songs. Shyness to express the tender feelings to the other partner was prominent. Now off hand I remember songs like... (Can't recall in the surrounding of railway platform!)...
Soon the bus stopped. All passengers got down. I was yet in listening mood! Hurriedly I joined in three wheeler which was called by bus conductor as a favour. I didn't have much idea as to what was ahead of me. I expected beautiful temple structure before me. The auto kept on going, entering in decorated door gates giving prominence to famous personality "Manekchand Rasiklal Dhariwal" from Pune - Ghodegaon. Billionaire emperor who shot up to fame for Pan Gutka and lavish car collection. (There is an interesting story about his fascination of cars which was narrated by great Naadi lover late Babuji Bhagwat. ) Every entrance was a stamp of his name. Before getting down I took snap of one of the door gate! On the way many small temples of Jain munis were catching eyes for their intricate masonry work and glitter of wealth!
As auto came to halt, fare of Rs 50 was too little for the distance and grandure on both sides! Soon I became VIP, surrounded by noisy flock of people. Everyone was trying to establish, "I am the best"- competition. Like they rushed at me, went away with equal speed as birds not finding food of choice.
They lost interest in my announcement that I have no intention to climb 3500 steps by hiring" Doli" for Rs 2000! Their faces spoke, "why these jokers come till here to say not interested to visit main attraction of the holi spots on Hill top?". To me 'Doli' was the privilege of bride, to join new home leaving her 'Babul ka ghar' !
It was my turn to literally run for shelter. The temperature was so strong that my pent up mad thrust took me to the first lassi and namkin shop. Under fan glass of lemon water had soothing effect. 'Get one more!' my repeated 'Farmaish' was like a drunkard asking for one more peg! I hadn't eaten on the way, that was also compensated by glasses of juice. At last, little to heavy to walk, found Doliwalas unloading a woman passenger. I managed to get little chat and couple of snaps. Two hours of upwards and return in one hour was tough to the carriers and more tiring for clients in unfamiliar Seating postures!
Leaving them, I climbed 10 - 12 steps to reach a plinth from where I could get better view of the stiff hill ahead. Knowing that it's beyond me, I was looking aimlessly to the surroundings. Someone in uniform politely pointing to my shorts, asked to adhere to the dress code of the venue. Realising that I was in Bermuda like short 'Chaddi' since seashore visit, I quickly begged pardon for the transgression of the rules. Not that I was to sing a kindergarten rhyme 'go up the hill to fetch a pale of water '. I took that as an plausible excuse not to be a strong contender to climb towering hill.
Knowing that I can't stay more time there, I returned to the auto stand to get suitable auto. The temptation was too compelling to have sips of Lamon sharbat now in laisured time. Two full glasses and 'farsan bhel' took place in stomach. As I got inside auto I realised that I have misplaced my plastic bag carrying no money but some clothes and towel. My queries went futile. Happy to carry less load returned empty-handed. The same bus was waiting for musical hospitality. Again enjoyed some different Sufi songs. I dropped the idea of visit to khodiyar shrine for paucity of time and tiredness. When reached in the hotel AC room found the soles were badly bruised and swollen.... Thus was the trip to Palitana!...
... This part, I am narrating while seated in AC waiting Hall on Ahmedabad Rly Stn. Will revisit Kaushikan Guruji center to collect the job of proof Reading. And conclude journey to Pune by Duranto exp.
5th June 2016.
4.5 based on 11 reviews
28 KMs away from the city of Bhavnagar. The name of the island ‘Piram’ is derived from a Sanskrit word ‘param’ which means pure and sacred. Is also known as the Jurassic park of India considering the case of ancient fossils in various layers of the island. Its lush green beauty is surrounded by the vastness of Indian west coast. Only a few families living in this virgin land so one cannot expect to have any kind of facility here, one has to carry all essentials along with them while tripping to this place. Prior permission is necessary to visit this place.
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4 based on 11 reviews
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