The fifth largest city of Gujarat, Bhavnagar, founded in the 1723 by Bhavsinhji Gohil and named after him lies 228 km from state capital, Gandhinagar and is near to the Gulf of Khambhat in the Arabian Sea. Bhavnagar is one of the most important centres for Diamond cutting and polishing and also houses many salt, chemical, ship building, and Ship breaking industries. The city is connected by road, rail and bus to other cities in Gujarat such as Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Surat. Gandhinagar International airport is the nearest point of air connectivity and it mostly serves domestic flights. Besides buses are available from the Gujarat state corporation and one can also travel inside the city by cabs hired from rental agencies such as MakeMyTrip, which offers cheap Bhavnagar car rental packages for Sightseeing or visit to nearby cites.
Bhavnagar presents a peculiar mix of tradition and modernity and modern industrial centres exist side by side with historical monuments and religious places. Takhteshwar Temple is an important religious landmark in the city and Gangajalia temple is another important place to visit. A must visit place while you are in Bhavnagar is Nilambag Palace which has been converted into a heritage hotel now and the Velavadar Black Buck National Park, recognised for famous Black Bucks. Piram and the nearby island Ghogha are also important recreation centre and travel spot best known for rich diversity of wild life. Beautiful gardens at junction of the intersecting roads is a salient feature of Bhavnagar town planning and some of them couples as recreation spots such as Ghogha Circle, Mahila College Circle, Rupani Circle, Meghani Circle and Shivaji Circle. Ganga Talav Lake and Gaurishankar Lake and Gandhi Smriti are other important places to visit in the city. For travelling within the city or nearby places Bhavnagar cab booking is the best option and MakeMyTrip cabs services are available on Demand .