Jamnagar Tourism

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Gopesh tiwari4.6/5

2 reviews

If you don't visit Jamnagar you get a negative impression of Gujrat

Why should travelers visit the destination?
Travelers who are keen to explore historical places, keen bird watchers, and those who want to spend good time away from work must visit this place.
Which places are must visits:
Lakhota Lake, Bird Sanctuary in Khajadia, Museum, Bala Hanuman Temple
Local food and shopping
Out of the places Rajkot, Dwarka and Jamnagar, this is the only place I could get a delicious Gujrati Thali for a decent price. All sorts of Sodas, very good meetha paan. All at a very justified price.
You can spend the whole day watching and feeding a variety of interesting birds.

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Pritvi Kanchi3.9/5

232 reviews

A Trip to Jamnagar

I had been to Jamnagar by road in the month of October 2016. Jamnagar is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Gujarat. The must-visit attractions around Jamnagar include the Bala Hanuman Temple and the Positra Beach. The Bala Hanuman Temple is built along the south-eastern part of Ranmal Lake. It is the oldest temple in Jamnagar. It was constructed during 1963-64 by Sri Prembikshuji Maharaj. The temple has made its entry into the Guinness Book of World Records due to the continous chanting of Ram Nam day and night. Positra Beach is a beautiful sandy beach and is a must-visit for tourists who desire the dual benefits of peaceful environment and relaxation. This is a must-visit attraction as it has huge rocks in its vicinity. One has to take prior permission of the Gujarat Forest Department to visit this beautiful beach.

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Swaminarayan Mandir

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Jamnagar Overview

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.