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The Treasures of Gandhi Smriti

Gandhi Smriti stands with pride right in the center of Bhavnagar city of Gujarat. It is a monument that signifies the life and service of Mahatma Gandhi. Built in 1955 and attached to a tower clock, it has become one of the most frequented tourist spots of Bhavnagar.

The ground floor of the Smriti houses the Barton museum. It exhibits a gamut of archeological remains of the surrounding areas. The first floor houses the Gandhi museum. It takes you to a vivid journey of the life of this invincible leader in the freedom movement of India. You can find rare photographs from the life of Gandhi here.

In addition to the museum and the picture gallery, there is a library that contains a gigantic collection of books and memorabilia that Gandhi used. There is a repository of pictures that depict various life events of the Mahatma. For people who love to collect artifacts from different regions this is the best place to be. The monument offers religious carvings and fascinating betel cutters which represent the culture of Saurashtra region of Gujarat.

There is a Khadi Gramodyog Bhandar in the building of Gandhi Smriti. The range of traditional handicraft items and local embroidery are a feast to the eyes. They serve as souvenirs to tourists in the city.

Visiting Gandhi Smriti

The monument stands at the Crescent Circle of Bhavnagar city. You can identify it by the well-known clock tower. It is open on all weekdays, except Sundays and second and fourth Saturdays. This place offers valuable information about the life of Mahatma Gandhi and people interested in the history of India, especially the freedom movement, must come here. The place promises to give you valuable information.

A Lot to do for Tourists in Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar is an intermediate port featuring a natural harbor. This port is a leader in exporting cotton from the south-eastern coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. Bhavnagar offers a fine blend of tradition and modernity.

The city is a buzzing place today with marketplaces, industries, educational institutions and more. This is the fifth largest city in Gujarat and the second largest in Saurashtra region of Gujarat. The city is called cultural capital of Saurashtra.

It offers a string of places to see apart from the eminent Gandhi Smriti. Examples are: Takhteshwar Temple which is built on a high plinth that offers a spectacular view of the entire city. There is the Bhav Vilas Palace, the club-house of the royal family and Victoria Park which is a haven for nature lovers and bird watchers. The Ganga Deri which is a miniature replica of Taj Mahal is a masterpiece built completely of marble. Velavadar is a national park for black bucks.

So, while you can relish history of India at Bhavnagar through its Gandhi Smriti, you also have lots of recreation at parks and beaches, wonder moments at various monuments and religious sentiments at the “bhav” or grand temples of the place.

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