123kms south of Utelia brings us to Bhavnagar - a port city of the Gohil Rajputs who migrated from Marwar in the 12th century. The centre of attraction here is the Nilambagh Palace converted into a hotel by the Welcome Group. Lavishly furnished throughout, the hotel has 26 double rooms including 2 suits, which are imbued with royal regalia that go side by side with five star luxuries.
The colonnaded swimming pool is worth a look for its marble play. Few other royal properties like the Beach Bungalow and the Bhav Vilas Palace are being developed as additional tourist attractions with sporting facilities like rowing, swimming, tennis, etc. The spiritual Shatrunjaya hill is usually covered conveniently from Nilambagh.