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Jamnagar Tourism

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  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Jamnagar
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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Chirag Solanki

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  • Chirag Solanki
  • Lives in Indore
  • 14 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  708 readers

"Typically Gujarati" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Jamnagar is blend of culture and development. With narrow streets and busy lifestyle, you can feel the beauty of Gujarat. The place has good connectivity with the neighbouring places.
We were 4 mates and had a 3 day stay here. The people are helpful and welcoming . . You will find even the busiest of street very much clean, which is a special trait of almost all of Gujarat.
Rann of Kutch and marine national park are must visit places in the vicinity.
Summarising, the place is simple and nice.
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Sanjay Desai

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  • Sanjay Desai
  • Lives in Kolhapur
  • 6 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  1463 readers

"Good Place to explore"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 6, 2016
This is the location convenient for the travellers who want to go to Dwarka or Somnath. As this is the closest airport for the Dwarka & Somnath. The must locations in the city apart from Swami Narayan temple is the Mahavir Bandhani. The palace of the exclusive bandhanis which offer chaniya cholis, sarees & dress material. Mahavir being the original manufacturer of the bandhani you get the best deal in terms of quality & the money. The other must visit location is that of the Vyas kachori. Jamanagar is one such place which offers ample variety of kachori the best one of course is the dry fruit kachori. I spent my time in shopping & visiting eateries as we were their for a very short while.
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Bhavsang solanki

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  • Bhavsang solanki
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  146 readers

"An awesome place to go"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 10, 2016
This place is good. Now a day Jamnagar is the city where have largest industry in the world that is Reliance and its big achievement for the Jamnagar. Jamnagar is developing city and it is stair in the smart city of India. This place have good places like lakhota lake. This place good for relaxation after work and walking in early morning.
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Hetu Patel

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

"A well-renovated town!"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Feb 7, 2016
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
  •  142 readers

"Awesome place to go!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2016
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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  • 1 Review
  •  213 readers

"Amazing place for hanging around!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2015
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
  •  239 readers

"Excellent Jamnagar visit!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 26, 2015
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
  •  339 readers

"A beautiful Heritage City-Jamnagar"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 20, 2015
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
  •  185 helpful votes
  •  181647 readers

"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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