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Takhteshwar Temple
Gaurishankar Lake
Victoria Park
Barton Museum & Gandhi Smriti
Gangajalia
Nilambagh
Takhat Singhji Hospital
Barton Library

Tourist Attraction in Bhavnagar

The various tourist attractions in Bhavnagar are the Takhteshwar Temple, Gandhi Smriti and Barton museum, Victoria Park, Gaurishankar Lake and Takhat Singhji Hospital. 

Takhteshwar Temple
Takhteshwar Temple, Bhavnagar

The Takhteshwar Temple is a historic temple, located on a small hill. This temple provides good views of the city and the Gulf of Cambay.

Gaurishankar Lake
Gaurishankar Lake is a very popular place for the evening stroll, picnic and bird watching. Ducks, geese, pelicans, cranes and other wading birds can be seen on the banks of this lake. On the banks of the lake, the Bhav Vilas Palace is located which is owned by a relative of the family.

Barton Museum & Gandhi Smriti

Gandhi Smriti and Barton museum belongs to the 1895 AD. This museum has a fine collection of farming tools, beadwork, wood carvings, weapons, musical instruments, coins, stamps, sculpture and various folk arts objects which represent the culture of the Saurashtra region. This memorial also houses some of the items related to Mahatma Gandhi which reminds of the Mahatma Gandhi as a student of Bhavnagar university. This museum also has a library that consists of the books and photographs of Mahatma Gandhi.

 

Barton Library

Barton Library is a beautiful two storey building, appropriately designed for a road junction. It has two wings and a central tower, constructed in ashlar stone masonry, with Gothic arch windows and a sloping roof with Mangalore tiles. This library is one of the oldest libraries of Gujarat and also houses a museum.

 

Nilambagh

NilamBagh, Bhavnagar

Nilambagh Palace is a heritage hotel in Bhavnagar. This palace was designed by a German architect, as a royal residence for the erstwhile Maharajas in 1859 AD which was later converted into a heritage hotel.

 This palace is a magnificent building that is set amidst huge estate of 10 acres. It combines elements of Indian architecture with a modern outlook.

Gangajalia

Gangajalia temple is dedicated to Ganga Devi. This temple is built in white marble located in the middle of a former tank. This temple has a chhatri, pavilion and bridge, built of white marble. It was designed by Sir John Griffith, principal or Sir J J School of Arts, Bombay.

Takhat Singhji Hospital

Takhat Singhji Hospital was designed in 1979-83 by Sir William Emmerson, the architect of Victoria Memorial and Crawford Market.

Victoria Park
Earlier Victoria park was the famous game reserve. Various interesting wildlife animals and birds are still found in this park. Antelope, jackal, blue bull, hare and hyena are the various animals which are found in this place. The marshes in the park also attracts many ducks and birds.
 

 
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