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Swaminarayan Mandir

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Swaminarayan Temple

Mohit Agarwal
25th Apr 17

Very nice

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Bet Dwarka

Neelu Yadav
27th Dec 17

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Binnu mathur

Binnu mathur5.0/5

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Jamnagar

This was a pilgrimage visit, overall very nice did total three night stay two night at Dwarka deesh and one night at porbandar. At kirti temple only cleanliness was not there where actually being Gandhi ji's birth place should be maximum, specially washroom very dirty. Took flight from mmumbai to jam Nagar on day 1 and return from porbandar to Mumbai back on day 3. On day 1 - visited ashapura and, Dwarka deesh on day 2 - visited again Dwarka deesh, bhet Dwarka, Rukmani temple, Hopi talao, nageshwar temple, and sudaman setu . On day 3 - visited again Dwarka deesh darshan early morning, harsidhi temple, kirti temple, Sudama temple, Somnath temple, bhalla triathlon temple. Day 4 - back to Mumbai.

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Gopesh tiwari

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.
Activities
You can spend the whole day watching and feeding a variety of interesting birds.

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Recommended Duration in Jamnagar

Number of days to spend in Jamnagar as recommended by our travellers.

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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.

Photos of Jamnagar

Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, Jamnagar

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Bipin vaidya Vaidya

Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, Jamnagar
Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, Jamnagar

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Bipin vaidya Vaidya

Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, Jamnagar
Marine National Park, Jamnagar

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Shouvik choudhury

Sea near Marine National Park
Marine National Park, Jamnagar

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Arti Verma

Sun rise at Narara

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