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Address: Kaliyabid, Bhavnagar 364002, India

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A Bor talav : Popular picnic spot

This place is very much popular in local and its famous picnic spots too. A variety of foods stalls are here on the corner of the lakes and fun rides for children too.

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

It is built in 1872 as a water reservoir for drinking water by Shri Gaurishankar Oza. It is also know as a BOR TALAV and spread area in about 380 Hector. Its a very attractive place for visitors. Near to this lake balvatika, musical fountain and boat house attract children's.

Thank dmvoda
Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This place is very much popular in local and its famous picnic spots too. A variety of foods stalls are here on the corner of the lakes and fun rides for children too.

Thank kvs05
Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Gaurshankar lake was constructed by Dewan of Bhavnagar State about 140 years back for supplying drinking water to the people. The natural surrounding is now removed due to public encroachment but Victoria Park Reserved Forest of 202 ha, is just adjacent to lake.It is paradise for Bird Lovers as many species of birds are found here with migratory birds. Some... More 

Thank BharatPandit
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Good place to see if you are visiting Bhavnagar for sight seen. Not much amusement but yes visiting once is worth.

Thank jatinboricha
Bhavnagar, India
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is a nice destination among the bhavnagar city where you can spent nice time with your family. visit once, you will be definitely love this place.

Thank HirenkumarSheth
Jamnagar, India
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

It is very good lake in Bhavnagar. Also it is know as "Bortalav", It is well maintained. Also boating facility available here. One good temple is located on the bank of lake

Thank anandsutaria
Dibrugarh, India
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

"Bor Talav" as it is popularly known by all in Bhavnagar has been a place of fun, frolic and fantasy for me since childhood. The deep blue waters banked by high walled pathway with a dam and reservoir area escorted by the ancient temple on one side and the luxurious Sundravas Bunglow on the other and the monolithic yet fatherly... More 

5 Thank BhavikMody
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Reviewed 27 November 2014

This is known as Bor-Talav. Very well known lake in Bhavnagar city. There is a "palace property" of the King of Bhavnagar near by this lake. People can enjoy site seeing & Boting over there. Also people can click snaps. There is a Balvatika Place with it for children play area.

7 Thank Dharit M
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

The place popularly known as "Bor Talav" is not as clean these days as it was earlier. But still children would enjoy this place as they can enjoy view to huge water storage. And there are many small food stalls which childrens can enjoy.

7 Thank NinadMehta

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