Gaurishankar Lake in Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar has many tourist spots and Gaurishankar Lake is not to be missed. This lake is also known by the name Bor Talav and Bhavnagar Lake.  This lake is located amidst hills and offers a picturesque view. People from the city come here often to spend an entire day as its a very popular picnic spot. The lake view is spectacular and also is a treat for bird watchers. The lake offers an opportunity to view some pelicans, geese, cranes, ducks, and waders especially during the summer months. Many events are organised at this lake which helps in increasing the popularity of this place.

Gaurishankar lake in Bhavnagar

History of Gaurishankar Lake in Bhavnagar

Gaurishankar lake is spread over an area of 381 hectares. It was built under the guidance of Shri Gaurishankar Oza who used to be the Deewan of Bhavnagar. This lake was built in 1872 with the main aim of it being a water reservoir for drinking water. However, today it makes it to the list of being a preferred tourist and a picnic spot in the city. It has also got its name from Mr. Gauishankar Oza. There is also a Shiva temple as he used to worship Lord Shiva.

Around Gaurishankar Lake in Bhavnagar

The Gaurishankar lake has Bhav Vilas palace, a planetarium and Pil garden around it. The planetarium around the lake is a great attraction for children and a great way to introduce and educate them about astronomy. Pil garden has musical fountains and place to relax and enjoy with your family.

Bhav Vilas Palace in Bhavnagar

Bhav Vilas Palace near Gaurishankar Lake, used to be the clubhouse of the royal family. Many official events were conducted here when Bhavnagar was princely state. However, now this palace is the official residence of Maharajkumar Shivbhadrasinhji Krishnakumarsinhji Gohil & his family. The view of the lake from the palace is breathtaking. There is also a boat house and you could enjoy boating in the lake.

The lake is majorly covered by a forest, which is rich in flora and fauna. There are about more than 1 lakh trees in this forest which helps us to be close to nature. This is one of the few city-forests in India which also has two nurseries inside the forest premises, cultivating plants for forest and gardens.

Places to Visit Around Gaurishankar Lake

There are already many things to do around Gaurishankar lake including the planetarium, Pil grden and Bhav Vilas palace. However , if you are staying in a hotel around Gaurishankar lake, then you can do many things around it which are listed below.

Ganga Deri
Address: Bhavnagar Village,
Bhavnagar,
India
Distance to lake: 4.7 km

Gandhi Smriti Memorial
Address: Crescent Circle,
Bhavnagar,
India
Distance to lake: 5.6 km

Ghogha Beach
Address: Bhavnagar Coast,
Bhavnagar,
India
Distance to lake: 4.7 km

City Mall
Address: Panwadi,
Bhavnagar,
India
Distance to lake: 4.6 km

Trambak Falls
Address: Bhavnagar,
India
Distance to lake: 4.7 km

Barton Museum
Address: Gandhi Smriti ,
Crescent Rd,
Bhavnagar,
India
Distance to lake: 5.6 km

Reaching Gaurishankar Lake in Bhavnagar

There are buses running frequently from Bhavnagar bus stand to the lake by GSRTC. You can also opt to catch an auto or hire  a taxi to reach the lake from any part of the city.

Address of Gaurishankar Lake in Bhavnagar

Gaurishankar Lake
Address: Kaliyabid,
Bhavnagar,
Gujrat -364002

Hotels Around Gaurishankar Lake in Bhavnagar

1589 Gen X
Address: Kalanala,
Bhavnagar,
Gujarat - 364 001
Phone number: +91 92111 77444
Distance to lake: 3.9 Kilometers

Hotel Sun 'n' Shine

Address: Panwadi Chowk,
Bhavnagar,
Gujarat
Phone number: +91 92111 77444
Distance to lake: 4.1 Kilometers

Shree Avezika Comfort
Address: Bhavnagar,
Gujarat - 364 001
Phone number: +91 92111 77444

Narayani Heritage
Address: Dairy Road,
Bhavnagar,
Gujarat - 364 002
Phone number: +91 92111 77444
Distance to lake: 3.1 Kilometers

Nilambag Palace Hotel
Address: Nilambagh,
Bhavnagar,
Gujarat - 364 001
Phone number: +91 92111 77444
Distance to lake: 3.3 Kilometers

Hotel Apollo
Address: Kalanala,
Bhavnagar,
Gujarat - 364 001
Phone number: +91 92111 77444
Distance to lake: 3.8 Kilometers

Jubilee Hotels Pvt Ltd.
Address: Bh Pil Garden,
Bhavnagar,
Gujarat - 364 001
Phone number: +91 92111 77444
Distance to lake: 4.4 Kilometers

Bluehill Hotel
Address: Jasona Chowk,
Bhavnagar,
Gujarat - 364 001
Phone number: +91 92111 77444
Distance to lake: 4.5 Kilometers

A ideal way to have a perfect evening spent with your family. This place has everything for everyone in the family including children. So, grab your picnic bags and enjoy your day in Gaurishankar lake in Bhavnagar.

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