Jamnagar, an ancient city with great history, is situated in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat around 302 km from Ahmedabad and 92 Kms from Rajkot. Today, Jamnagar is a charming blend of the old and the new with its ancient monuments and broad streets, imposing facades, and squares, which make it one of the most beautiful cities in the Saurashtra peninsula. Jamnagar is renowned for its silk, gold embroidery, silver ware, bandhani (tie-and-dye) fabrics that are renowned the world over. Nutcrackers (especially the ones made for betel nuts) made in Jamnagar are in great demand all over India. Jamnagar is the hometown of the world famous cricketers Ranjit Singh and Duleep Singh after whom the Ranji and Duleep Trophy are named in domestic Indian cricket.
How to reach
Indian Airlines service connects Jamnagar with Bombay and Bhuj
Jamnagar is directly connected with Ahmedabad and Bombay. Hapa Jn.(9 km) from Jamnagar is another convenient railhead on the broad guage terminus
Gujrat State Transport services connect Jamnagar with Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Porbandar, Rajkot, Junagadh, Somnath. Unmetered Taxis, Autorickshaws tongas and city bus available.
|Distance from Jamnagar to :
|Palitana ||246 km|
|Rajkot ||86 km|
|Ahmedabad ||304 km|
| Somnath ||257 km|
|Dwarka ||148 km|
District Information Office, Lal Bungalow compound, Near Circuit House. Solarium
- Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited, H. K. House, Ashram Road.
Places of interest
Solarium , Bala Hanuman Temple , Darbar Gadh , Rozi And Bedi Ports , Lakhota Fort And Kotha Bastion , Cremation Park , Mandvi Tower , Willingdon Crescent
Known as the Ranjit Institute of Poly-Radio Therapy. A slowly revolving tower provides daylong sunlight. It is open to visitors after working hours.
Bala Hanuman Temple
Since August 1st 1964, there has been a continuous chanting of 'Shri Ram', 'Jai Ram', 'Jai Jai Ram', or 'Ram Dhun' (invocation of Lord Rama) 24 hours a day. This continuous rendition has earned the temple a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
The most remarkable of Ranjit Singh's construction is Willingdon crescent, the swooping arches of its curved facade overlooking the wide streets of Chelmsford Market.
Rozi And Bedi Ports
These are attractive seaside picnic spots and offer good fishing facilities. Rozi and Bedi Ports are two important ports on the shore of the mighty Arabian Sea. The two seaports offer wonderful sites for picnic. The seashore also provides for excellent opportunities for angling which is a popular pastime at Jamnagar.
Lakhota Fort And Kotha Bastion
In the centre of old Jamnagar, on an island in the middle of the lake, are two magnificent old structures: the Lakhota Fort and the Kotha Bastion. Lakhota Fort is Jamnagar's museum and its terraces display a fine collection of sculptures that span the period from the 9th to 18th century. The Kotha Bastion is Jamnagar's arsenal. One of the most interesting sights is the old well, from which water can be drawn by blowing into a hole on the floor.
A fascinating place to visit, one can see scenes from the Ramayana, as well as statues of saints and deities.
It is an interesting and very impressive old building, very colourful and vibrant.
The centre of the old town is known as Darbar Gadh. It is a semi-circular gathering place where the former Maharaja of Nawanagar used to hold public audiences. Today, Darbar Gadh is a shopper's delight that stocks a wide variety of exotic tie-and-dye fabrics.