Bhavnagar is a coastal city on the eastern coast of Saurashtra, It was founded in 1724 by Bhavsinhji Gohil and was the capital of Bhavnagar State, which was a Princely state before it was merged into the Indian Union in 1948. Bhavnagar has always been an important city for trade with many large and small scale industries along with the world's largest ship breaking yard, Alang located 50 km away.
Bhavnagar is situated 198 km from Gandhinagar to the west of the Gulf of Khambhat. Also known as the Cultural city it is known for its cultural ingenuity and literary laureates who were born and reside here. Narsinh Mehta, Ganga Sati, Jhaverchand Meghani, Kavi Kant and many other poets, writers and artists have been part of the cultural and literary heritage of the city.
Bhavnagar is connected by flight services to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat.
Bhavnagar is connected by rail with major cities.
Good motorable roads connect Bhavnagar with major cities and towns.
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