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Jamnagar, India

Jamnagar is one of the underrated tourist destinations in the vibrant state of Gujarat. This city holds great historical significance and has lovely examples of Rajput blended with European architecture. Jamnagar is also called as the Oyster of India because it is a famous pearl fishing centre in the western region of India. The city was constructed around the Lakhota Lake and was the capital of the former state of Nawanagar, which was founded by Jam Raval in 1540 AD near the point where the Nagamati River and the Rangmati River met. Jamnagar is supremely situated to explore the coastline that stretches till Dwarka, one of the most significant Hindu pilgrimages. As per legends, the region where the city is located now was the place where Lord Krishna used to live after He moved out of Mathura. Already impressed with its charm and olden traditions? Checkout the Jamnagar holiday packages offered on and get ready to explore the historic beauty of this place!


Mid-March - end June
Temperature:26°C- 42°C

June - end September
Annual rainfall -280 cm

Late November To Mid-February

Best Places to Visit in Jamnagar

Darbargadh Palace:
Darbargadh (Maharajah's Palace) is the old royal residence of Jam Saheb and the most significant complexes in Jamnagar, reflecting the blend of Europeon and Rajput styles of architecture.

Lakhota Fort:
It is a small palace situated on an island in the middle of Lakhota Lake, which was once belonged to the Maharaja of Nawanagar. An arched stone bridge with a balustrade connects this fort-like palace with the town. At present, it houses a small museum displaying a good collection of sculptures that spans a period from the 9th to the 18th century and pottery found in ruined medieval villages from the surrounding area.

Willingdon Crescent:
This impressive edifice was built by Ranjit Singh, inspired by his European journey. Along with its unique architecture, the statue of Jam Saheb is located in the center of the crescent.

Kotha Bastion:
It contains an excellent collection of sculptures, inscriptions, coins and copper plates and the skeleton of a whale. One of its most attractive sights is an old well where the water can be drawn by blowing into a small hole in the floor.

Dhanvantri Mandir Gujarat Ayurved University:
It is India's only Ayurvedic University that runs many courses in Ayurvedic medicines, including a full time 12 week preliminary course teaching basic theory and medicine preparation and diploma and degree courses. These courses are set up for foreign nationals with medical qualifications. Hatha Yoga, Steam bath, Massage and mud therapy can also be had here.

Parks & Gardens:
Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, Marine National Park, Rozi and Bedi Ports, Cremation Park, Jogger's Park etc.Solarium, Bhujio Kotho, Bohra Hajira and Jam Ranjitsinhji Park (Ranjit Sagar Dam). So, make sure you visit these scenic places during your Jamnagar tour.

Other Tourist Places (in & around):
Temples: Mota Ashapura Maa Temple, Vardhman Shah's Temple, Bholeshwar Mahadev Temple, Bala Hanuman Temple etc.

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