Top things to do

Museum in Bhavnagar

Gandhi Smriti Museum

Mahatma Gandhi attended university in Bhavnagar, and this dusty museum, by the clock tower, has a multitude of Gandhi photographs and documents. Unfortunately, explanatory placards aren’t in English.
Indian in Bhavnagar


This secluded bungalow and (in the evening) garden restaurant serves up great unlimited Gujarati thalis. It’s behind the police post between two petrol stations just north of the Galaxy Cinema.
Indian in Bhavnagar

Tulsi Restaurant

Low-lit with plants and understated decor, this cosy and clean place with well-prepared Punjabi and Chinese veg dishes is rightly popular. Service is friendly and efficient, and it’s excellent value.
in Bhavnagar

Velavadar National Park

This beautiful, off-the-beaten-track, 34-sq-km park, 65km north of Bhavnagar, encompasses large areas of pale, custard-coloured grassland stretching between two seasonal rivers.
South Indian in Bhavnagar


First-class South Indian vegetarian dishes served in clean, contemporary surroundings.
Museum in Bhavnagar

Barton Museum

Located beneath the Gandhi Smriti Museum, this dusty but interesting collection contains religious carvings, betel-nut cutters, and a skeleton in a cupboard.
Hindu Temple in Bhavnagar

Takhteshwar Temple

Perched atop a small hillock, this temple is up high enough to provide splendid views over the city and out onto the Gulf of Cambay.
Monument in Bhavnagar

Clock Tower

Market in Bhavnagar


Mosque in Bhavnagar