About Jamnagar

There is lot of diversity in Gujarat due to its geographic and strategic location. The rich cultural heritage of Gujarat is reflected in the various forms of art, literature, various religious traditions, food festivals of various cities and places.  Gandhinagar is the state capital of Gujrat which has been named after Mahatama Gandhi. The major cities in Gujrat are Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Kutchh region, Surat, etc. and the major ones are Bhuj, Dharampur, Dhoraji, Champaner, etc.

About Jamnagar

Location of Jamnagar

Situated in Jamnagar district, the city was established during 1920s by Maharaja Kumar Shri Ranjitsingh ji. That time it's name was Nawanagar. The city came to be known as the 'Oil City of India', the reasons being its two refineries located in the district. Recently, Reliance Industries, India’s biggest private industry, came up with the world’s biggest oil refinery near the village Moti Khavdi. It is also the home to Essar oil refinery that is situated close to the town Vadinar.

Brief History of Jamnagar

Jamnagar was established as a city by Jay Rava Jadeja in 1540 A.D. as the capital of Nawanagar. It was considered as the most relevant state of the Jadejas in the region. As per an old mythology, Lord Krishna set up his kingdom at Dwarka in the district of Jamnagar after migrating from Mathura town. Jamnagar is the first place in the country to make a sporting history. This is the city of Ranjitsinghji and Duleepsinghji, Maharaja of Cricket and of the former princely state of Jamnagar.  Maharaja Ranjit singhji was the first Indian to play Test Cricket and from his name started the great Ranji Trophy which is seriously battled over the years in the country. Read More......

Geography of Jamnagar

The city lies to the South of the Gulf of Kutch and is 337 km west of the state capital, Gandhinagar.I lies 22.47° N and 70.07° E. Jamnagar has a hot semi-arid climate. The hot season lasts from March to May and is very hot and humid, followed by the wet season which includes extremely erratic monsoon rainfall which averages around 630 mm. Tropical cyclones sometimes affect the region during the monsoon spell. Finally the cool season starts from October and goes on till the month of February. During the cool season the day remains hot but the nights remain cool. The cool season is the most comfortable season of the year with low humidity and negligible rainfall. Read More........

Tourism in Jamnagar

There are lot of places to visit in Jamnagar that interest tourists.  It has lovely island, beaches, hills, religious monuments, bird Sanctuary & marine Sanctuaries, amazing Coral beauty and marine life that can be seen in the Marine national Park. The islands have abundant sea shells, corals, birds, and octopus that are a treat to anxious eyes. The forests have ample leopards, jackals, wolves, jungle, cats, blue bulls, hyenas and snakes.

Soon after the monsoons in the winter season, it is time for the trekkers in the lush green woods filed with streams and small waterfalls. There are many temples to see in Jamnagar which include Dwarkadhish Temple, Rukshmaniji Temple, Nageshwar Mahadeva Temple, Harshidhi Temple etc.
There are various hotels to stay in Jamnagar. Along with budget hotels there are also 5 star hotels. These include Hotel President, Hotel Regency, Hotel Aram, Hotel Punit etc.

Today the city is also popular as 'Oil City'. Earlier it was known as 'Brass City', the city is a home for more than 5000 large-scale and 10000 small-scale units that are manufacturing brassware in the industrial areas of Udhyognagar, Shankar Tekari, Dared and M P Shah Udyognagar. Jamnagar has base station of all the three wings of defence, Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy as it is located close to the sea as well as, Gujarat is quite close to Pakistan. Jamnagar has huge Bauxite Reserves and is famous for its Bandhini clothes. Read More.......

Shopping in Jamnagar

The Bandhani work of Jamnagar is very popular all over the world. Apart from these, artifacts like bangles with brass-work, 'Saronta' the beetle-nut cracker, paper-weights, kumkum, kajal, surma, etc. The most convenient place to shop in Jamnagar city is the super market. A person can spend hours exploring the narrow lanes leading out from Lindi Bazzar and Chandi Bazzar. Read More.........

Festivals Celebrated in Jamnagar

Festivals happen all throughout the year. Diwali is the most important festival of Hindus beginning with Laxmi-Puja. Navratri is another festival that is celebrated for nine nights in the honor of Goddess Ambaji. On 14th January, Makar Sakranti is celebrated by flying kites. The people of Jamnagar also celebrate Holi. Janmasthami is celebrated in a big way as it is the birthday of Lord Krishna.
The fairs of Jamnagar are generally associated with deities, beliefs and religious practices. Most of the fairs are organized on the banks of river, hill sides, temples, localities, etc.

Food in Jamnagar

Jamnagar offers a good range of sumptuous cuisines as well as local junk food. People in Gujrat are food lovers, hence you will find a variety of food items almost everywhere in the city. The local favorites snacks are Gathhiya, Bhajjiya, Pakwan, Gughra, Bhej puri and  Pani Puri etc. The other places of tourist's interest in Jamnagar are Willington Crescent, Darbargarh Fort, Lakhota Fort, Pratap Vilas Palace, Kotha Bastion, Solarium, Bhujio Kotho, Bohra Hajira and many more. Read More.........

How to Reach Jamnagar

The city is well connected through road routes and Railways stations and Airport with direct flights to Mumbai. Regular trains and flights are available from Mumbai to Jamnagar. Train charges are cheap and a basic fare will cost us about 300 rupees and flight will cost us about 2900 rupees. Both air conditioned and non air conditioned buses operate from Mumbai to Jamnagar and from various other cities of Gujarat and nearby locations. Read More.......

Quick Facts about Jamnagar

Government:
City Mayor: Amiben Parikh
Area of the City: 122 km2
Population as per 2011 Census: 529,308
Density: 4,300 km2
Time Zone: IST(UTC +5.30)
Postal Index No: 361xxx
Jamnagar STD code: 288
Official Language: Gujrati, Hindi

Overall we see that Jamnagar is a great place for tourist, trekker, photographers, historians, bird watchers, students. This is because Jamnagar has something in stock for all these communities. It will treat them well.

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