Jamnagar

Jamnagar is located on the western coast of India. Majority residents are of Gujarati-speaking. The major religion practiced here is Hinduism and Jainism, while the other religions comprise about 10% of the population. Oil refineries and other industries form the dominant part of the economy. It also has base stations of all three wings of Indian defence: Air Force, Army and Navy. The climate here is hot semi-arid, with comparatively hot day and relatively cool nights. Best time to visit here is October to February.

History: Nawanagar was an Indian Princely State in Kathiawar, located on the southern shores of the Gulf of Kutch. It was ruled by Jadeja dynasty. Nawanagar along with its neighbouring states merged to form Jamnagar. Nawanagar was formed by Jam Sri Rawalji in 1950. Jamnagar literally means the town of the Jam’s.

*(All the above information are from Wikipedia.)

Transport:

Airport: Jamnagar Airport is connected to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodara.

Rail: Jamnagar Railway Station is connected to a variety of destinations across India. Daily trains run from Ahmedabad and other cities of Gujarat.

Road: Private coaches operate services to many cities including Bhuj, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Mumbai, Pune. The State Transport also has services to many small and big town within the state.

Local: Municipal Corporation buses run within the city. Auto rickshaws are available everywhere. There are also taxi services available.

Tourist Interest:

Darbargadh Palace: The old royal residence of Jam Saheb.

Lakhota Fort: The old palace of Maharaja of Nawanagar, located on a small island on Lakhota Lake.

Marine National Park: Narara National Park located approximately 60kms from Jamnagar offers a unique experience of a marine walk.

Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary: Located approximately 30kms from Jamnagar has the largest bird sanctuary in Gujarat with more than 300 species of migratory birds visiting every year.

Balachadi Beach: It is a beautiful serene beach located 27kms from the city, where one can enjoy intimacy with nature.

Pirotan Island: A part of the Marine National Park. One can visit here on high tides on chartered boats from Bedi port for bird watching as well as viewing marine life.

Other places of interest are Solarium, Bhujio Khoto, Bohra Hajira, Jam Ranjitsinghji Park, Mota Ashapura Temple, Bala Hanuman Temple, Bholeshwar Temple, Swaminarayan Temple.

Tour Planner: Trip to Jamnagar can be planned on the basis of interest. Those who are interested in visiting all the major attractions here, need to spend 4 days and 5 night to cover them all. While those interested only in the Marine National Park can make it in 2 days. One has to be well aware of the tide timings before a visit. Hotel President arranges for the tour to this place and also provides a vehicle of the private trip. They are well informed of the tide timings.

No tour operator arranges for any conducted tour. Auto rickshaws, taxis and vehicles booked from the travel agents offer the mode of transportation for the tourists.

Hotels: There are many Hotels ranging from budget to business class in Jamnagar. Online booking through the hotel booking sites provides a good amount of discount. Hotels with good to excellent reviews are Hotel K D Comfort, Hotel Aram, Hotel Express Residency, Hotel President, Hotel Rajdhani, Hotel Ravi Residency and many more.

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