Bhavnagar Gujarat

Bhavnagar was founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil (1703 - AD 64) in 1723 AD near the Gulf of Khambhat on a carefully chosen strategic location with the potential of maritime trade. Until independence, the state of Bhavnagar was ordered by the clan Gohil Rajput.

The Rajputs Gohil came to Marvar of Gujarat in 1260 AD and were 3 capital Sejakpur, Umrala and Sihor; before finally establish Bhavnagar as their capital.

The old town of Bhavnagar was a city enriched with doors leading to other major cities in the region. The Darbargadh (royal residence) was located in the city center. The rules of Bhavnagar later shifted to the palace of Motibaugh and Nilambaugh.

Bhavnagar remained the main port for almost two centuries, merchant products with Africa, Mozambique, Zanzibar, Singapore and the Persian Gulf. This flourishing maritime trade has resulted in the high rate of urbanization, surplus wealth and cosmopolitan culture of the city.

The current day Bhavnagar owes much to the vision of Mr. past Takhtsinhji Gohil (1869 - Rule ANNOUNCES 96). The planning arrangements have been designed and implemented under the guidance of progressive rules of Bhavnagar. During the reign of Mr. Takhtsinhji, the Proctor Sims British engineer status led the construction of the library Barton, the Supreme Court, high school and Takhtsinhji Mr. Alfred Hospital.

The temple Takhetshwar (AD 1893) is located on a hill on a high plinth, offering a Commander of Bhavnagar. The high Shikhar rising above the rectangular columns mandapa makes it a significant landmark. The library Barton (1895 AD) is a beautiful building two-told, properly designed for a road junction. It built two wings and a central tower in stone masonry stone, with Gothic arch windows and a sloping roof with tiles of Mangalore. It is one of the oldest libraries of Gujarat and also houses a museum.

Gangajalia (AD 1893) is a temple dedicated to Gangadevi with Chhatra, flag and a bridge on all white marble. It is located in the middle of an old tank. It was designed by Sir John Griffith, director of Sir JJ School of Arts, Bombay.

The Nilambaugh palace, now a heritage hotel, magnificent building is set among the huge field of 10 acres. it was designed by a German. architect, as royal residence in 1859 AD It combines elements of Indian architecture with modern outlook.

City Hall (1932 AD) was a Darbar Hall, where the crowning of Mr. Krishnakumarsinhji took place. It is an imposing structure in the colonial model of thee, set in a garden well presented. Victoria Park is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers.

Gandhi Smriti is a memorial, with a library of books and photographs Gandhian about the life of Mahatma Gandhi. It also has a fine collection of objects to represent the culture of the region of Saurashtra.

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