Places to Visit Near Bhavnagar

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Places to Visit Near Bhavnagar

Here is the list of 11 Places to Visit Near Bhavnagar

1. Bhavnagar Blackbuck National Park, Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar Blackbuck National Park, Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar is located in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat, India. This national park is known to provide a magical experience to its visitors. The wilderness of this national park is unrivalled. From grasslands to mud flats Bhavnagar Blackbuck National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers. Know that this sanctuary has been primarily declared for the conservation of Blackbucks. You can, however, find a horde of other mammals and birds.

2. Ahmedabad, Gujarat - Manchester of the East

Ahmedabad, Gujarat - Manchester of the East
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Known For : Sabarmati Riverfront Dada Hari Wav Statue of Unity

A rapidly growing metropolis, an industrial hub, an educational hotspot, and a city with a magnificent past – Ahmedabad is one of the most important cities in Gujarat. Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad is the former capital of Gujarat, and its delicious food, colourful culture is making it a fast-growing tourist destination. The historic city of Ahmedabad or the old part of the city was declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Distance from Bhavnagar: 176 km

Best Time: October to March

61 Ahmedabad Attractions

3. Vadodara, Gujarat

Vadodara, Gujarat
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Known For : Laxmi Vilas Palace Sayaji Baug (Kamati Baug) Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Vadodara or Baroda is a cosmopolitan city located in Gujarat. Home to some of the most exemplary displays of architecture, Vadodara is a fitting memorial to Maratha leader Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III who had envisioned a dream to make this Big City an educational, industrial and commercial centre. Known for one of the most lavish palaces in India- the Lakshmi Vilas Palace and plenty more legendary monuments, Vadodara is the cultural capital of Gujarat.

Distance from Bhavnagar: 202 km

Best Time: October to March

29 Vadodara Attractions

4. Champaner-Pavagadh, Gujarat

Champaner-Pavagadh, Gujarat
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Known For : Kalika Mata Temple Pavagadh Fort Jain Temples in Pavagadh

Being included in the elite list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the globe, this marvellous archaeological park set in the heart of the city of Champaner and amidst the Pavagadh hills is one of the most sought after places in Gujarat. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park holds a lot of historical as well as mythological significance in itself. The Park comprises of umpteen number of splendid architectural wonders consisting of both Hindu & Islamic styles of design.

Distance from Bhavnagar: 242 km

Best Time: October to February

8 Pavagadh Attractions

5. Surat, Gujarat - Diamond City of India

Surat, Gujarat - Diamond City of India
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Known For : Dutch Garden Dumas Beach Hajira Village

Surat, having its name associated with Saurashtra (the good land), is a port city in Gujarat. The second most populated city in the state, Surat is a global diamond cutting centre and a commercial hub of textiles. Known as 'the city of flyovers', it attracts tourists who are interested in the colonial history of the region and the exotic wildlife.

Distance from Bhavnagar: 358 km

Best Time: October to March

45 Surat Attractions

6. Rajkot

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Known For : Khambhalida Caves Kaba Gandhi no Delo Pradhyuman Zoological Park

Located in the western region of the country, Rajkot is the fourth-largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat. A commercial city with not many sightseeing options, Rajkot should be visited for its sweets, traditional snacks, Navratri celebrations, handicrafts (silverwork, patola weaving, bandhani) and its maze of narrow alleys with distinct cultural character. Located halfway between Ahmedabad and Porbandar, Rajkot is perfect for a one-day trip.

Distance from Bhavnagar: 174 km

23 Rajkot Attractions

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7. Girnar, Gujarat

Girnar, Gujarat
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Known For : Girnar Jain Temples Girnar Parikrama

Keeping up the delicate balance between the fine golden-brown sand of Gujarat’s richest desert on one hand, and the lush green of the Gir Forest on the other - Girnar - a group of mountains in the Junagadh district of Gujarat are a haven for thrill seekers and religious devotees alike due to their ability to be both - a hub for religious activity and also a retreat for trekkers, because of the hills that lead up to splendid views.

Distance from Bhavnagar: 203 km

Best Time: July to March

2 Girnar Attractions

8. Wankaner, Gujarat

Wankaner, Gujarat

Situated at the bending point of River Macchu in Gujarat, Wankaner is a princely town known for its royal lineage and heritage monuments. The city gets its name from its location; ‘wanka’ meaning ‘bend’ and ‘ner’ meaning ‘river’. Also known as Jhalawar, the city was originally ruled by Jhala Rajputs. The rulers were known for their patronage of architecture and arts and that clearly reflects in the beautiful monuments and palaces of Wankaner. The quaint town has several bewitching attractions and historical monuments which are open for sightseeing.

Distance from Bhavnagar: 219 km

9. Songadh


Songadh is a small place situated in Sihor. Sihor is a little town in Bhavnagar district. It is primarily known for its lake, hilly region and holy places. Also the reason it is referred to as 'Chhote Kashi' as well. Songadh is distanced just about 8 km from Sihor. There are many Jain temples in Songadh where one can experience divine tranquillity. A very famous one is the tall, Bahubali Bhagwan temp; a major tourist attraction. Songadh is one of the smallest, peaceful and calming places near Bhavnagar.

Best time: November to February

10. Amreli


Amreli, formerly referred to as Amaravalli, is a city in Gujarat; with it predominantly being a commercial center. Some of the chief industries here include manufacturing of khadi cloth, silver working, tanning, and cotton ginning. Visitors will find that there are many attractions in and around this city, especially religious sites, such as Nagnath Temple, Gebansha Pir Ni Dargah, Tower of Amreli, Dwarkadhish Haveli, Siddhivinayak Ganpati Mandir, and Gandhi Baag, among others.

11. Sarangpur - The Land of Peacocks

Sarangpur - The Land of Peacocks

Situated in the Botad District in Gujarat, Sarangpur is a village that has originated from the word ‘Sarang’ meaning peacocks in Gujarati; so this village literally means a place inhabited by peacocks. The village has gained fame in the country due to two extremely well-known temples namely BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Shri Kashtabhanjan Hanumanji temple. Also, it is said that many peacocks can easily be sighted in the Swaminarayan Mandir.

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