Bhavnagar is a city in the state of Gujarat in India. Located west of Gulf of Khambhat, the city has been capital of princely state of Bhavnagar. Bhavsinhji Gohil, the then ruler of the area, laid its foundation in 1723 AD. The city also holds a special place in the Indian history, as it was first state to join Indian Union after independence. Due to its historical and industrial importance latest news from Bhavnagar is very common.
Being the seat of administration of Bhavnagar District has also added to its popularity of this fifth-largest city of Indian state of Gujarat. The area has prouduced various art lovers and poets of repute. With a great cultural heritage to its kitty, the city has been adjudged as the cultural capital of Saurashtra. To comprehend the culture of this region thousands of tourists keep thronging to this city. Ruled by the Gohil Rajputs this coastal city in Gujarat still houses the heirs of erstwhile ruler who lives in Nilambagh Palace.
The climate of Bhavnagar is semi-arid one, with hot dry summers and mild winters. As it is located on the seashore there is humidity in the air round the year. Besides the city gets 550 mm of rain on average.
In recent years, the traditional Bhavnagar has opened its door for waves of modernity and opening of various malls and multiplexes has painted the skyline of the city with vibrant colors. There are numerous tourist attractions in Bhavnagar that include Gandhi Memorial, The Barton Library, Gaurishankar Lake, Takhteshwar Temple, Water Lock Gate and The Central Salt and Marine Research Institute.
The city of Bhavanagar is well connected by excellent road, rail and air networks that make it a tourists favorite.
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PM Modi inaugurates Phase 1 of RO RO Ferry Service between Ghogha and Dahej, travels in maiden voyage of the service - 23 Oct 2017
the Sarvottam Cattle Feed Plant of Shree Bhavnagar District Cooperative Milk Producers
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