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Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar

Weather

Bhavnagar has a typical tropical weather. The summers are from April to May with the rains coming in starting June tapering off towards September and mild winters from October to March. The temperature in summers is as high as 30 degree Celsius Celsius. May is the hottest month with temperature soaring upto 44 degrees. The rains are light and intermittent between July to mid September ranging between 400 mm and does not cross 1000 mm.  The winters do not go below 13 degrees and is the best time to visit Bhavnagar.

How To Reach

By Road:

There are many buses from Surat, Ahmedabad and Vadodara to Bhavnagar. For those who love road long travel there are buses from Mumbai that would cover the distance to Bhavnagar of 617 kms in about 10 to 12 hours.


By Air:

Bhavnagar has a small airport with flights operating from Mumbai as well as cities like Surat and Ahmedabad . The flight duration from Ahmedabad to Bhavnagar via Surat is less than 2 hours. There are taxis and local transport from Bhavnagar airport to the city centre.



By Rail:

Bhavnagar Railway Terminus is an important station and connects Bhavnagar with cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and even Cochin in the Southern tip.


Overview

Bhavnagar is an ancient city in Gujarat and one of the key cultural centres in the state. It has been home to many artists, poets and writers. Endowed with a great culture and natural beauty, Bhavnagar holds a key position in Gujarat tourism with tourists round the year.

 

Beautiful landscape, ancient temples and majestic palaces together weave the town of Bhavnagar. Heritage is part of the city’s vibrancy and so are the colourful festivals here.

 

The two important festivals celebrated in Bhavnagar are Mahashivratri and Navrathri.  During Mahashivarathri the devotees stand vigil all night and sing songs in praise of the Lord Shiva. Navratri is a colourful festival where youngsters who come in their finery and passion and dance till late in the night to the rhythm of drums in forms known locally as the Dandiya.

 

The food in Bhavnagar is the traditional vegetarian fare which is very rich in subtle spices. In addition there are an equal variety of sweets for all palates made that are predominantly milk based.

 

Bhavnagar is also famous for its traditional and colourful local handicrafts. They include pots, earthen wares and textiles. Appliqué is a very special art form here. Several beautiful and inexpensive outfits are available to shop here in plenty. Other things to buy here are the fabrics with block prints that showcase the ethnicity and the very colourful spirit of the people here. The embroidered fabric work of Bhavnagar is also very popular among tourists coming to Bhavnagar.