This old town came into existence in 1723 AD under the rule or Bhavsinghi Gohil and so the name Bhavnagar. Situated close to the Khambat Gulf, Bhavnagar happens to be the 5th largest of all the cities in the state of Gujarat. The town is home to some old temples and as a matter of fact around 863 of them dot the area thus making it a famous tourist spot. If you do decide to pay this place a visit, then do so during the celebrations of Mahashivratri, one of its main festivals. A visit to the Takhteshwar Temple should also be on your to visit list.
Best Time To Visit
September to March
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298 Kms from Bhavnagar
Best time to visit - February,March,November,December
The city of Thane is a great getaway from Mumbai. Its beautiful lakes, lovely locales, boat rides and old forts makes it a popular weekend spot for tourists. The most popular lake here is the Upwan Talao, which is also famous for hosting the Sanskruti Arts Festival. This sparkling lake also houses a Ganesha temple near its confines. Enjoy the thrill of water rides at the Suraj Water Park, which also doubles up as a picnic spot here. The Masunda Lake is another famous lake, which offers boating and water scooter facilities as well. Don't forget to try out the delicious local snacks that are sold here! Thane offers a chance to discover the unique flavours of Maharashtrian cuisine. Lodging here is not a problem with numerous hotels and guest houses available as per the tourist's requirement. If nature is something that you wish to explore, Thane is the place to be!
302 Kms from Bhavnagar
Best time to visit - January,February,November,December
A humble temple town, Dombivli is situated in Maharashtra. The most famous temple here is the Ganpati temple, which is a revered shrine among locals. Its simple yet elegant construction is quite charming, and the soul stirring experience of the temple is unique in itself. The Shri Mayureshwara temple of Dombivli is a divine spectacle. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, this temple is believed to grant the wishes of all its faithful devotees. Other temples in the region include Khidkali temple and Gaon Devi Mandir. Dombivli is famous for its exquisite shopping festival called the 'Utsav'. The myriad variety of commodities and delicious street food makes it an ideal day out. Dombivli also offers a boat cruise on the Dombivli Creek from Reti Bunder in Dombivli West. Enjoy the calm of the evening and the famous sunset of Dombivli while you're on the cruise, and it'll surely be an experience which you won't forget! When it comes to food, Dombivli has a number of options to choose from. Ranging from local Maharashtrian delicacies to Continental cuisine, Dombivli has it all. Visit Dombivli for a spiritual experience and its unique local attractions.
146 Kms from Bhavnagar
Also called Amdavad, this place happened to be the former capital of the state of Gujarat. The third largest of all the cities in the state, it is situated on the banks of the famous Sabarmati River and happens to be the industrial and economic hub of the state. The Ahmedabad Stock Exchange is also the second oldest one in the country and the city second when it comes to cotton production. There are some very famous places like the Sabarmati Ashram and Kankaria Lake that one can visit when in Ahmedabad.
300 Kms from Bhavnagar
Best time to visit - January,February,November,December
Kalyan is a town in Maharashtra's Thane. Though not much of a tourist location, there are a few spots you can spend your time at if you happen to find yourself here. The Kala Talao or Kala Lake with its circular walking track is a good place for an evening stroll. It is mostly frequented by local residents in the evenings who are out for some fresh air. The Durgadi Fort is an old structure that was built during Shah Jahan's time. If you reach here in the early morning or during sunset, you can get a good view of the Kalyan-Bhiwandi Bridge and the Ganesh Ghat. Haji Malang is a shrine located on a mountain that can reached after some scenic trekking. Kalyan also has some amusement parks and recreation spots that make for good picnic spots.
262 Kms from Bhavnagar
Best time to visit - January,February,March,July,August,September,October,November,December
Famous for its many temples and ghats, Nashik is one of the holiest cities in India. And for those looking for something more, there are the Sula Vineyards to explore. The eventful history of Nasik is evident in its various forts, including Harihar Fort and Ramshej Fort, that are sprinkled all over the city. The Sita Gufa or the Cave of Sita is believed to be the spot from where Goddess Sita was abducted by Ravana, while Panchvati is believed to be the asylum of Lord Rama during his exile. The Timbakeshwar Temple of Nasik is as much an architectural masterpiece as it is a religious centre. Carved intricately, this much-celebrated temple is perched on top of the Brahmagiri hills. Indulge your senses at the Sula Vineyards, which offer an insightful and entertaining tour that offers information on wine manufacturing and a chance for wine tasting. Nasik offers an impressive assortment of Maharashtrian food that is lightly influenced by the neighbouring states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Popular restaurants include Barbeque Ville Veg Aroma and Aster The Coffee Shop. For accommodation, Nashik has options in all segments – budget, mid-range and luxury hotels.
301 Kms from Bhavnagar
Best time to visit - February,October,November,December
Bhandardara is a hill statiomerely 185 km from the busy city of Mumbai, making it a very popular weekend destination. Perhaps one of the few towns that offers eco-tourism opportunities, Bhandardara is home to a number of waterfalls, lakes and temples. Situated by the Pravara river, this laid back town offers a quiet, peaceful respite from the chaos of the cities. The lakes here include the 34 km long Lake Arthur Hill, which receives water from Randha Falls that come down from over 45 meters. It is also used as a major source of generating hydro power. The lake is surrounded by dense forests and holds religious importance. Umbrella Falls situated near the old Wilson Dam is a beautiful tourist spot and is certainly a must visit if you'd like to spend your afternoon amidst nature. There are quite a few food stalls around so you will have enough choices for a good lunch! The 1,200 year old temple, which features Lord Shiva's Amruteshwar Temple, is surrounded by mountains and has beautiful rock carvings on the main shrine. Do also visit the Ratangad Fort, which is located at a close distance to the old Lord Shiva Temple. Mount Kalsubai, considered to be the highest peak in Maharashtra is also located here and makes for a great trekking destination for experienced trekkers. In fact, Bhandardara has many opportunities for small treks and hikes.
123 Kms from Bhavnagar
Best time to visit - January,February,September,October,November,December
Popularly known as Baroda, Vadodara is great travel destination for history buffs and art enthusiasts. The town is known for the grand Laxmi Vilas Palace and the Fatehsingh Museum (both located in the same premises). Do keep aside an entire day if you are fond or art and culture since the palace is huge and deserves that kind of time. You can also visit Sayaji Baug, a lush, refreshing garden in the middle of the city. It is the perfect place to visit if you are travelling with children since it has a small kid's zone, a cafeteria, a small museum and a zoo. If you are in the city for more than a day, do visit Maharaja Fatehsingh Museum since it houses numerous rare and beautiful paintings, sculptures and murals from all over the world, collected by the royal family. Vadodara may not be a traveller's perfect destination, but it does have its fair share of history, culture and art.
166 Kms from Bhavnagar
Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,October,November,December
Part of the famous Daman and Diu islands, Diu is a lovely town for those who are looking for a quiet, laidback beach vacation. You will experience traces of Portuguese history and culture and it's quite a delight to discover. Do visit Ghoghla beach for the water sports and also the delicious local cuisine. Nagoa beach is another famous beach close to Diu. It's famous for its water sports and it is also perhaps one of the few beaches where you can enjoy swimming. The best way perhaps to discover Diu is on a scooty. The roads here are very well maintained and there isn't too much traffic so it's a delight to ride here. If you have a little time on your hands, do visit the wonderful Sea Shell Museum. Though you may feel the collection is a little repetitive, it is definitely worth a visit. The hotels and guesthouses here are exceptionally welcoming and warm. Do a thorough research before you decide on a place to stay since it can make all the difference!