Created in the late 1800s, Takhteshwar temple is one of the oldest temples in Gujarat. Takhteshwar temple perches precariously over a hillock, overlooking the quiet town of Bhavnagar. A shrine of the three-eyed Hindu deity - Shiva, this magnificent temple is supported by 18 pillars. A splendid courtyard of the temple, right below the 'sikhara', houses enchanting marble artworks including a statuette of the goddess Nandi. A stunning view of the Gulf of Cambay is bestowed upon any visitor meandering through the marble-clad staircase. Scores of visitors pour in to pay their tribute during the festival of Shivratri.
Aksharwadi Temple, dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, is a place of meditation. The semblance of spirituality echoes throughout the halls and corridors of Aksharwadi Temple. Intricately chiselled corridors contain various terracotta works, wall paintings and idols of the various Hindu deities. The Aksharwari Temple bears testament to an eon of Hindu mythology, including the carving and painting dedicated to Lord Krishna, including the Cradle of Krishna. The temple bears a testament to the staggeringly large dominion of the Hindu mythos. A visit it recommended to isolate yourself for a moment of peace at this serene shrine.