Old City

Gujarat & Diu

North of Ganga Jalia Tank, Bhavnagar’s old city is well worth a wander, especially in the early evening – it’s busy with small shops and cluttered with elaborate, dilapidated wooden buildings leaning over the colourful, crowded bazaars. Don’t miss the vegetable market!

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Gujarat & Diu attractions

5. Gandhi Smriti Museum

0.79 MILES

Mahatma Gandhi attended university in Bhavnagar, and this faded museum, by the clock tower, has a multitude of Gandhi photographs and documents…

6. Barton Museum

0.79 MILES

Located beneath the Gandhi Smriti Museum, this dusty but interesting collection contains Jain religious carvings, weaponry, betel-nut cutters, and a…

7. Takhteshwar Temple


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

8. Velavadar Blackbuck National Park

19.63 MILES

This beautiful, 34-sq-km park, an hour's drive north of Bhavnagar, encompasses large areas of pale, custard-coloured grassland stretching between two…