Weekend Getaways from Bhavnagar

Weekend getaways rejuvenates you to deal with your stress. Bhavnagar located in Gujrat has many places around to plan a short trip for weekends. Bhavnagar in itself is a beautiful city to be explored. Nilambaug palace, Gaurishankar lake, Victoria park, Mangalsinhji palace, Takhateshwar temple, Barton musuem and many more attractions that cannot be missed in Bhavnagar. However, if you staying in Bhavnagar and need a break from the routine life in a city, then you must explore the options given below with your friends and family.

Tourist Attractions near Bhavnagar

Weekend Getaway from Bhavnagar are as follows:

Velavadar Sanctuary near Bhavnagar

Velavadar Sanctuary near Bhavnagar

It is located at a distance of just 42 kms from Bhavnagar. If you are a wildlife lover, then you must visit this sanctuary. It take only about an hour to reach this place. This sanctuary shelters many
Indian black buck, the fastest Indian Antelope. Velavadar is located in the Bhal region of Saurashtra is spread across 34.08 square km. This sanctuary is credited to have the largest population of  Black buck. Along with black buck, you can also get to see Wolves, Foricans, Nilgai and Hyena. A Unique grassland ecosystem is one of the reasons of sustaining of these animals.
   

Reaching Velavadar Sanctuary from Bhavnagar

You can reach Velavadar sanctuary from Bhavnagar by taking the Bhavnagar Pipali highway. You will come across High court road, and old port road before you touch Pipali highway. Adhelia - velavadar link road  will help you reach the sanctuary.

Gir National Park near Bhavnagar

Gir National Park is located at a distance of 193.6 km and it takes about 3 hours 33 minutes to reach this place. Again a place to just chill with your family along with some wildlife sightings. The Gir national park is a reserved forest for Asiatic lions. Efforts are being taken to conserve thes species. You can also sight Indian Leopards, Jungle cats, Sloth bears, Ratels, Striped Hyenas, Indian Mongoose, Golden Jackals, Indian Palm Civets and Indian Cobras along with asiatic lions.
The best time to visit this National Park is from November to February.

Gir forest near Bhavnagar

Reaching  Gir National Park from Bhavnagar

You can reach Gir national park by train as  Sasan Gir, Junagadh, Veraval and Delwada are closest railway stations to the national park. Any train crossing these junction will help you reach this national park. If you are planning to go by road, then you must take Bhavnagar Rajkot road followed by Amreli - Gariyadhar highway  followed by Dhari Amreli highway which will help you reach this national park.

Girnar near Bhavnagar

Girnar near Bhavnagar

Girnar is located at a distance of 168 km from Bhavnagar and it takes about 3 hours to reach this place. If you looking for a pilgrimage trip with your family, then this is the place to be. This place is of utmost significance to both Jains and Hindus. Girnar has five peaks and there are many temples on these peaks which includes Tirthankara Neminath temple, Parshwanath Temple , Rishabhdev Temple and the Mallinath Temple. Other Hindu temples include Bhavnath Mahadev Temple, the Amba Mata Temple, the Gaumukhi Ganga Temple , the Dattatreya Temple, the Kalika Temple, the Jatashankar Mahadev Temple and the Ramchandra Temple. This place is crowded during December, however the best time to visit this place is from November to February.

Reaching Girnar from Bhavnagar

You can catch a train from Bhavnagar to Junagad, which is the closest railway station to Girnar.  you can also reach this place by road from Bhavnagar.

Pavagadh near Bhavnagar

It is located at a distance of 245 kms from Bhavnagar and it takes about 5 hours and 30 minutes to reach this place. Pavagadh is famous for its Mahakali templesituated on a hill. You can reach the temple either by foot through a rocky path or through the rope way.

Pavagadh near Bhavnagar

Pavagadh also has a fort which was built by the Solanki Rajputs. You can still see some parts of the Pavagadh Fort walls. There is a Hindu temple dated 10-11 century in the fort and is the oldest Hindu temple ever found. In the fort, you can also have a look at some Hindu and Jain temples which has been built in Nagara style during 13-15 century.The best time to visit this place is from November to February.

Reaching Pavagadh from Bhavnagar

Pavagdh can be reached by road by taking the Bhavnagar pipali highway. This highway then links to other state highway and finally leads to destination Pavagadh.

Dholavira near Bhavnagar

Dholvira near Bhavnagar

Dholavira is located at a distance of 435.1 km and takes about 8 hours to reach this place.
This place is popular because of Harappan civilization remains that have been found here. Dholavira is situated in the Khadir Bet island in the Rann of Kutch.This place is of importance from archeological point of view. The Harappan city that  has been excavated here will leave you astonished. There is also a fort in the city which is another major attraction. The USP of this place is that this city is made up of stones instead of bricks.The weather here is extreme during all the seasons. Thus, you have to be prepared to face extreme temperatures whenever you visit Dholivara.

Reaching Dholivara from Bhavnagar

The Bhachau railway station is the closest railway station to Dholvira. So you can catch a train connecting from Bhavnagar to Bhachau. Road journey from Bhavnagar to Dholivara can also be done if you hire a car and drive along.

There are many other places to explore around Bhavnagar including Mahuva, Somnath, Surat, Damnagar and many more. All the information about these places can be taken out from our website www.indiaonline.in. You can choose any place depending on your criteria and your idea of fun. Have a safe and pleasant trip from Bhavnagar.

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