Jamnagar Travel Guide
Jamnagar is fondly known as the Jewel of Kathiawar. The city is an amalgamation of past and present, rustic charm with modern aesthetics. Visit the bazaars to find handcrafted sarees and handlooms in traditional bandhni and tie and dye style. It is a great tourist destination and has so much to offer. From pristine beaches to ancient forts, expansive bird sanctuary and marine sanctuary, temples and palaces, the city is tourists’ delight. The city has seen large modern development over the years, but has held to its heritage. The people are so warm and amicable that it adds to the overall holidaying experience. One of the main attractions of Jamnagar is Marine National Park situated on Pirotan Islands. It is India’s first marine sanctuary. This one of a kind experience is something you shouldn’t miss.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
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The Jewel of Kathiawar
Situated on the coast of Gulf of Kutchh in Gujarat state, Jamnagar s fondly termed as the Jewel of Kathiawar. This is a mid-sized city is brimming with crumbling buildings of the past, which were opulently decorated then and now attract tourist to narrate the tales of its glory. The city has bazaars full of life and is bright with vivid colours displayed by brilliantly colorful bandhani or tie-dye dupattas, sarees & fabrics. This fabric art is a highly laborious process that has been the same for last 500 years or more and involves strenuous handwork that makes thousands of very tiny knots in a piece fabric, which is dyed in multiple organic colours for vivid bright finish. Jamnagar is often a pit-stop for visiting a nearby marine national park and sanctuary.
Jamnagar, historically known as Nawanagar, was once the largest and most important Princely States in the Saurashtra region, ruled by the Jadejas. It was then a 13 gun salute state. In present day, Jamnagar is growing town, which has the world’s biggest oil refinery and entire central area of the city is one big commercial zone. No less than any developing city of India, Jamnagar has a great potential of growth & expansion, while maintaining a balance between its cultural heritage and modern developments
Jamnagar has few but wonderful sightseeing options for tourists. This place is blessed with unspoiled islands, beaches, hills, palaces, temples, forest, bird sanctuary & marine sanctuary with fascinating corals and marine life. Some must see places here are Darbargadh Palace, Lakhota Fort, Lakhota Lake, Willingdon Crescent, Pratap Vilas Palace, Kotha Bastion, Dhanvantri Mandir, Solarium also known as the Ranjit Institute of Poly-Radio Therapy, Bhujio Kotho, Bohra Hajira, Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, Balachadi Beach, Pirotan Island of the Marine National Park, Marine National Park - India's first marine sanctuary, Rozi and Bedi Ports, Vardhman Shah’s Temple , Shantinath Mandir, Mota Ashapura Maa Temple, Bala Hanuman Temple, Bholeshwar Mahadev Temple, Navtanpuri Dham, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Temple, and Jam Ranjitsinhji Park (Ranjit Sagar Dam)
Explore the city and its varied colours with an expert guide, who has good knowledge about the places and is also well behaved & trained. Do not miss the Marine National Park, which is in itself a lifetime experience.