Gangaderi

CategoryLakes

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressGangaderi, Gam Talav, Darbargadh, Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

pincode364001

DistrictBhavnagar

About Gangaderi

History

Built by Bhavnagar Maharaja Takhtsinghji in memory of his wife Majirajba in 1893 AD, it is a memorial palace, located in the heart of the city. Constructed entirely in marble, this monument is a miniature of Taj Mahal and is one of the masterpieces of ancient times gifted by the Maharaja.

Ganga Deri is a historical monument in Bhavnagar, standing tall in middle of the city as a silent witness through the history of Bhavnagar. It is built entirely of white marble and looks like a miniature Taj Mahal. An architectural delight built by the royals of Bhavnagar as a temple to Ganga, it was built as the centre piece of the then Gangajaliya talao. Though today, it stands on the banks of the lake which shrinked as it has been reclaimed for other uses, it still holds a beauty and identity of its own.

The only issue is that it is not acknowledged by its own people of Bhavnagar. The maintenance is in shambles and there is no security to thwart unwanted elements from desecrating this historical monument of the city. A bit of awareness and contribution from the authorities and above all the citizens of Bhavnagar may again bring this “Forgotten Monument” to its actual glory.

Famous for

This is very old marble masterpiece ‘Deri’ meaning a small scale temple. It has very good carvings and is an architectural master piece. This is situated near Gaurishankar Talav – Lake and has fountain surrounding this structure. Marble screens and minute details of elemental carvings are very very good. It is a two storied structure which reminds one of elements of Taj Mahal.

Best time to Visit

During Sunset

Best time to Go

October to March

Distance of nearest cities

  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Ahmedabad
    200km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Ambaji
    379km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Amreli
    113km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Baruch
    351km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Bhuj
    396km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Dahod
    381km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Dwarka
    410km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Gandhinagar
    228km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Himmatnagar
    279km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Jamnagar
    266km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Junagadh
    205km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Mahesana
    274km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Morabi
    244km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Palanpur
    346km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Porbandar
    310km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Saputara
    589km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Somnath
    277km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Surat
    447km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Valsad
    514km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Bhavnagar and thier inquiry no. is, 02782424147

Nearest Railway Station is Bhavnagar and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Bhavnagar and thier inquiry no. is, 02782212971

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