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Jamnagar Tourism

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  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Jamnagar, erstwhile Nawanagar, in Gujarat, is a relatively new city of India. It was built in the late 1920s by Maharaja Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji. It has the Gulf of Kutch to the north and lies approximately 337 km away from the capital of Gujarat, Gandhinagar.

The city has gained recent recognition after Reliance Industries set up the largest refinery of the world here. Apart from that, Jamnagar also houses the oil refinery of Essar Oil. Because of the presence of two of the most important refineries of the country, Jamnagar has come to be called as the ‘Oil City’ of India.

In the olden days, it was an important part of Saurashtra. Legend has it that Lord Krishna dwelled in Dwarka, which is now a part of Jamnagar, after moving base from Mathura. The religious flavour of Jamnagar can be gauged from the presence of various temples in the region. Some of the important temples of the city are the Ancient Sun Temple, the Ancient Bhid Bhanjan Temple and the Bala Hanuman Temple among others.

Apart from the temples, Jamnagar is also home to a lot of forts and palaces which are in good shape like the Darbargadh Palace, the Lakhota Fort, the Pratap Vilas Palace and the Wilingdon Crescent.

Jamnagar derives its name from the founder of the region Jam Rawal. According to historical data, Jam Lakhaji, Jam Rawal’s father was gifted 12 villages by the then Emperor of Gujarat. But before he could take possession of the villages, he was killed in a conspiracy.

Determined to take revenge of his father’s killing, Jam Rawal killed the conspirators and took over the control of his father’s kingdom. However, Jamnagar was not established until Jam Rawal went on a hunting trip. Story has it that he saw two hares fighting a group of hunting dogs. That show of bravery prompted him to think of the valour of the people born on that land and thus he set up his new capital, Nawanagar.

Nawanagar later got rechristened to its present name Jamnagar. The city has a majority of Muslim population which traces its origin to Jam Rawal. Prior to being industrialised by Reliance Industries and Essar Oil, brass manufacturing used to be the primary activity of the people of Jamnagar. Thus, it was called the ‘Brass City’ of India in the times gone by. Today, although the region has got industrialised, it still retains some of its old world charm.

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Hetu Patel

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  • Hetu Patel
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 2 Reviews
  •  57 readers

"A well-renovated town!" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Okay it as a town, its not a city. Some places around Jamnagar is good not that great, and local food at some places is amazing should try that, with the help of localities. Lakhota a lake situated in middle of the town has been renovated and its a good place now.
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Keyur  Kothiya

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  • Keyur Kothiya
  • Lives in Jamnagar
  • 1 Review
  •  8 readers

"Awesome place to go!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is very good city. In Jamnagar lakhota lake is awesome place to visit. At least once you have to visit. In center of Lake one large killa was mad by King. Our king Jam Ranjitsinh was great player of cricket. Still Ranji trophy is named by him. Ranjitsagar dam is also beautiful place. There is a large garden as well as in monsoon you can take bath under dhodh. Jamnagar is coastal area. Krishnamagri Dwarka is nearby to Jamnagar city. Recently open Amusement Park for public. It is greatest. You have to visit. Jamnagar has army, navy, and airforce. Jamnagar is awesome city.
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Mahavirsinh Padhiyar

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  • Mahavirsinh Padhiyar
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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"Amazing place for hanging around!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The most amazing place in Gujarat specially Lakhota lake where you feel cool and great at Jamnagar. I just spend one day at Jamnagar for my friend's marriage just few days ago. Feel amazing and good experience at Lakhota lake specially. Everyone should go at there once.
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Naresh .

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  • Naresh .
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  108 readers

"Excellent Jamnagar visit!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Jamnagar is located in Gujarat and it is very nice place visitors because here we can feel spiritual energy because its very nearest place from Dwarika and nageshwar. And also here many industries like Reliance and Essar TATA companies and mainly Known as Brass City.
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Sangeetha Mayur

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  • Sangeetha Mayur
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  175 readers

"A beautiful Heritage City-Jamnagar"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Jamnagar is a lovely and scenic city with a rich royal heritage. The palaces and museums are a must visit places.. The city has a saluborous climate between october and January. One of the naval bases in India, the beaches in this place is also a beautiful sight.. Food is a delight with a typical gujarathi flavor.. The dry kachodis and chaat items are simply a foodies haven. The city houses some of the best imitation jewellery at a very competetive price. The place is a perfect location for chudi (bangle) and bandinis lovers.
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Raj Patel

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  • Raj Patel
  • Lives in Gandhinagar
  • 9 Reviews
  •  183 helpful votes
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"Perfect destination for food lovers"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 28, 2015
Really who love to eat its best place Jamnagar ever vanilla gathiya, kachori, patra, khaman, dhokla and everything that I ate was awesome, specially at night pan and masala are found everywhere in Jamnagar. If you go Jamnagar then don't forgot to eat and must say just visit one time you will love it.
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Aruj Pruthi

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  • Aruj Pruthi
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 3 Reviews
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"Nice place for Bandhani sarees & brass materials"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 14, 2015
Jamnagar is known for its Bandhani sarees, and also its brass material. It is exported from here throughout. Swaminarayan temple is also very good, can eat there also. Lakhota lake is very good after rainy season (as it is full). Hanuman temple where Ram name is being chanted for the last 30+ years (world record) is also nearby. There is also a fort near the sea and also the palace of current king is worth seeing. The museum in the centre of the Lakhota lake is also good.
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Pranay Soni

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  • Pranay Soni
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
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"Marine Sanctuary and Narara beach are the best"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 21, 2015
Narara Beach is 50 km from Jamnagar. Need to take the guide, this will cost 300 Rs and 250 Rs entry fees. All the guides are really good and honest. Great experience to see marine life in your hands. We saw 3 different species of crabs, lobster, octopus, puffer fish and lot more. Be careful with kids it can be hard job because you need to walk 6 km back and forth in water.
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Kanaksinh Jadeja

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  • Kanaksinh Jadeja
  • Lives in Jamnagar
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"The city was built up substantially by Maharaja Jam Saheb"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 25, 2014
Jamnagar have a rich history with worlds only solarium + Ayurveda university + kashi like temples and architecture. You can also go to near site Tapu (Ipirotannd) were you can see a large amount of sea life like star fish and many types of other fish live and also go to old king’s palace in Jamnagarjamnagarhas got so many old heritage items stored there.
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Ritess Bhanshali

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  • Ritess Bhanshali
  • Lives in Jamnagar
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"Jamnagar, a developing the city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 20, 2014
Jamnagar is sweet simple city. Jamnagar is famous for its bandhani. People who visit Jamnagar, they definitely buy its bandhani. There is a big solarium which moves round with the help of sunlight is situated there. Not only the the there is a big petroleum product established near Jamnagar by Reliance group and Essar oil Limited, which has created many job opportunity for the people of jamnagar.
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