By trainThe city is connected to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Surat, Vadodara and some cities in Saurashtra by railway.
Bhavnagar Terminusis the main railway station
By busMost Gujaratis travel by private buses (the roads are among the best in India). Intracity bus service is operated by VTCOS
bus standstate owned
The local methods transportation are not that great. Hiring a taxi is the most convenient way. Rikshaws, bicycles, motor cycles and private autos are other modes of transport within the city and nearby villages.
Shri Swaminarayan Mandirphone: +91 278 256 1600, +91 278 256 2600address: Waghawadi Road, AksharvadiIt was builted recently, but don't miss to visit.
Takhteswar TempleWhite marble temple built on hill, gives Aerial View of City. Crafting work on marble stone is pretty good.
- Some traffic circles (road roundabouts) which have small gardens or park in the middle i.e. Crescent Circle, Ghogha Circle, Mahila Collage Circle.
Top 3 MultiplexOne of the multiplex in Bhavnagar.
address: Umarala TownSpiritual Study Center where more than 500 true seeker are doing their sadhana.
Play Chopat with the localsThe people of Bhavnagar are some of the friendliest in India. Mixing with them will be a memorable experience. Look for people playing Cross and Circle game in public places. You can join them and make friends for a lifetime. Chopat is also called Aman Chache and it is a variation of the dice game in Indian epics.
- South Indian Food - Udipi Restaurant
- Panjabi Food - Saffron
- Lachoo na Pav Gathiya - You should absolutely not miss this one. It is a local specialty that has a huge following even on Facebook. If you visit Bhavnagar, definitely give it a try.
- Gujrati Thali - it is as good as anywhere in Gujarat.
- Fafadiya Ganthiya is much famous, having special test. You can't find anywhere else, even in the rest of Gujarat also.
Hot spicy -Tikha Ganthiya with temrine IMALI chatani dipped in with pav (Bread Slices).
- Handiyavad is the famous place for the non vegetarian where non veg items are served Muslim style. The place is within a city. One more place to hang out for food is Talaon(Well).
One has to eat the ganthiya at Bacchu's in Ghogha circle.
Saffronaddress: Waghawadi Road, opp. Swaminarayan Axarwadi TemplePanjabi veg. cuisine
Tulsi Restaurantphone: +91 278 300 4942address: Kalubha Rd, Kalanala Chowk
Red Chilli Garden Restaurantphone: +919924006417address: 150 ft Ring road, Top3 to Ghogha road,One of the best restaurants for Punjabi, Kathiyawadi, South Indian and Paw Bhaji.
Lassi - Sweet Buttermilk, is also available in different area with different test.
Hard drink is not permitted to consume in the Gujarat. You can get some fruit beers here. Nearest place is Div for Drinking lover people.
A 1 hotel & Yadgar Hotel is the best non veg foods serviced in Handiyavad area.
Hotel Swagatphone: +91 278 243 3474, +91 278 2433444, +91 278-2431491, +91 278-2430325, +91 278-2430329address: Kesharinandan complex, Bhidbhanjan chowk,
Jubilee Hotelsphone: +91 278 243 0045, +91 278 2430046address: Behind Pilgarden, Bhavnagar
Shital Guest Housephone: +91 278 242 8360address: Mali No Tekro, Amba Chowk
The Hotel Miniphone: +91 278 251 2915, +91 98252 09209
Hotel White Rosephone: +91 278-2514022, +91 278 2412441-42address: Opp. Vithalwadi, Neelambaug, Bhavnagar
Vrindavan Plaza Hoteladdress: 1139, Sir Pattani Road, Bhavnagar
phone: +91 278-2426951, +91 278-2426952, +91 278-2426954, +91 278-2426297address: Opp Pill Garden, Bhavnagar
Hotel Apollophone: +91 278-2425251, +91 278 2425252address: Station Rd, Sutarwad, Panwadi
phone: +91 278-2518746address: Alka cinema, Station Road, Bhavnagar
phone: +91 278 251 6131, +91 278 251 6134address: S.T. Station Road, Panwadi, Bhavnagar 364001
phone: +91 278-2432295, +91 278-2424241, +91 278-2429323address: Nilambagh, Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364001The residence of the Maharajas of Bhavnagar, is now a heritage palace hotel.