The Gohil rajputs came to Gujarat from Marwar in 1260 A.D. Founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil, the rulers of Sihor in 1723 A.D. decided to shift his capital from Sihor to Bhavnagar with the twin objectives of taking advantage of the sea as a defensive measure and for maritime trade.
Bhavnagar is an intermediate port with a natural harbour and is surrounded by picturesque beauty, world famous temples and monumental edifices, reflecting the rich heritage of a bygone era. It is approximately 732 kms from Mumbai and 200kms from Ahmedabad.
Bhavnagar has its own airport and railwaystation.