Sunday, January 18, 2015

Bhavnagar, the Land of the Gohils

Bhavnagar (State: Gujarat) situated at a distance of 177 km from Ahmedabad. It came into existence in 1724 by Bhavsinhji Gohil, and the city was named after its founder and ruler. The former princely state of Bhavnagar was also known as Gohilwad; "Land of the Gohils" 



It is an important city for trade with many large and small scale industries.  We reached this place in the late evening. The places of interest that I have visited before living the city next day morning are:

Other places of interest nearby are:

36 comments:

Ela said...

Just a lovely place to visit !
Greetings

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rajesh, looks like an interesting city to visit.. Wonderful photos.. Have a happy week!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Always so interesting to view your tour :)

Al said...

Looks great - that temple is huge!

Derek said...

Thank you for this lovely glimpse into your world.

Have a great week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful, old buildings.

innergybeauty.com said...

Nice architecture..Nice captured.

mumbaiiteanu said...

That's a beautiful temple.
Looks like an interesting place.

R Niranjan Das said...

Sounds interesting.

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Nice to read about the place. Thanks for sharing!

Wandering Wren said...

There is hardly anyone in these photos it looks very peaceful or were you just lucky with your photos?
Have a happy week Rajesh!
Wren x

Lowell said...

Those are very attractive buildings. The city doesn't look very busy but perhaps that's because you were up and about in the early morn. :)

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Another interesting and beautifully illustrated post!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Palitana Jain temples and the ruins at Lothal are great places to visit.

Donna said...

Ancient spots have such a special beauty...

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful and interesting place as always, Rajesh!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a good week!!

ladyfi said...

What fascinating history.

Photo Cache said...

must have a lot of history.

Kalpanaa Misra said...

I'm very fond of Bhavnagar.

joshidaniel.com said...

nice one :)

Leovi Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, beautiful temples!

Ingmarie We said...

Certainly an interesting place to visit. And lovely photos too.

Linda said...

Beautiful.

mrsnesbitt said...

We always learn something new in ABC Wednesday.
Denise ABC Team

Roger Owen Green said...

Good that you're in a BIG country, with many treasures!

ROG, ABCW

Hildred said...

As usual such wonderful pictures of the beautiful old buildings in your coutry.

Jane Hards Photography said...

You have something unique for each letter. Always interesting

mick said...

Great photos of an interesting place.

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit.

TexWisGirl said...

cute bird and very neat ruins!

bailey-road.com said...

It looks like an important historic place.

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

Is that Akshardham temple?

Rajesh said...

No, that is Takhteshwar Temple.

Leena Walawalkar said...

I just knew of Bhavnagari gathiya :)
Nice post!

harshita joshi said...

worth going

Yogi Saraswat said...

Nice architecture..Nice captured.