When people think about India, they think of the Taj Mahal and the colonial capital of New Delhi. But there are countless other places of historical, religious and majestic significance. Bhavnagar is one such place on the western coast of Gujarat State in India. It offers rich history, shoreline and a glimpse into the life of the Maharaja of Bhavnagar. Greetings from Bhavnagar.
Greetings from Bhavnagar
Bhavnagar is a city in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India. It is known as an industrial hub excelling in shipwrecking, salt and jewelry production. Popular tourist attractions in Bhavnagar include the Takhteshwar Temple, Gaurishankar Lake and Nilambag Palace.
Nilambag Palace is a heritage hotel. It was built by Maharaja Saheb Takhatsinhji of Bhavnagar in 1879. Its colonial architecture was designed by German architect Simms. The palace was converted into a heritage hotel in 1984 and has welcomed important dignitaries such the Dalai Lama and various public officials. You can witness the grandeur and majesty of life of the Maharajas by visiting this palace. There are many interesting artifacts at the palace such as the bird house, interior swings and Maharaja’s chariot.
12th century stepped well at Sihor
It is worth taking a day trip to the nearby town of Sihor to visit the Brahmakund – an ancient stepped well. It was constructed by Jayasimha Siddharaja in the 12th century. Brahmakund is a religious site with great spiritual significance. It is mentioned in the ancient Hindu text known as the Puranas. Thousands of people visit the Brahmakund each year to seek religious blessings.
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