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Jamnagar is a city and a municipal corporation in Jamnagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Jamnagar is a coastal town of Gujarat in India. It was founded by "Jam Raval" in 1540 A.D. as the capital of the princely state of Nawanagar. It was so named after the ruler who called themselves "Jamshree". The city was built around the small Ranmal Lake, in the center of the Lake there is a small palace that can be reached by a causeway. Jamnagar is having the only Ayurvedic University in India. The old part of the town has a number of interesting buildings such as the "Darbar Gadh", "Mandvi Tower", "Jam Bungalow". Darbar Gadh was a gathering place where the Maharaja of Nawanagar used to hold public audience. Jamnagar is the home town of world famous cricketers His Royal Highness Jam Ranjitsinhji, Duleepsinhji and Ajay Jadeja. The "Bala Hanuman Temple" is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the continuous enchanting of "Ram Dhun" since 1st August 1964. Jamnagar is also home to all the three defense force of India. The town is also famous for its 'Brass Products', 'Bandhani' and handicrafts.

Area __ sq km
Altitude 12 m sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-24.0C,Max.-43.0C Winter,Min.-10.0C,Max.-24.0C
Language Gujarati, Hindi, English
STD Code 0288
Rainfall __ cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to March

Jamnagar MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-Flights of Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Gujarat Airways connecting Jamnagar and Mumbai(Bombay).
  2. Rail:-On the Western Railway with direct connection with Ahmedabad. The Jamnagar Railway Station is well known as a Gandhinagar Railway Station.
  3. Road:-State Transport buses and private luxury coaches connects various centres of Gujarat. Jamnagar is 308 kms from Ahmedabad via Rajkot and 92 kms from Rajkot.

Places to Visit

Solarium Bala Hanuman Temple Darbar Gadh Rozi And Bedi Ports
Lakhota Fort And Kotha Bastion Cremation Park Mandvi Tower Willingdon Crescent

Excursion

Botanical Gardens Ooty Lake Masinagudi Wayanad
Ooty Kotagiri    

Shopping

The Bandhani `tie-and-dye' of Jamnagar is well known the world over Apart from these, artifacts like Bangles with inlay of brass, Beetle nut crackers, agate paperweights; Kum kum, Kajal, Surma, brass covered wooden chests etc, are available at the Khadhi Bhandars around Hotel President.Modern articles can also be bought from around the city.One can easily spend a couple of hours exploring the lanes leading out from Lindi Bazaar & Chandi Bazaar.

Accommodation

Hotel President Hotel Lakeview Hotel Dreamland Hotel Regency