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Picnic Spots Near Jamnagar

Jamnagar has innumerable tourist destinations to leave you gaping and mesmerized literally. And if you are a Jamnagar resident, you have enough time and scope to visit those often. But how can we forget the many picnic spots that the city has? There are so many picnic spots in the city that shaking off the boredom and langour at the end of a busy week is no big deal in Jamnagar. Ranjitsagar Dam for instance has become one of the most visited picnic spots near the city. Jamnagar region in other words does have its fair share of places where you and your family can enjoy a wonderful day out.

Jogger’s Park

The Jogger’s Park in the city is a favorite place for an evening’s fun and even a full day picnic. Visited by families and school children by the busloads this is a wonderful spot right in the middle of the city next to the Palace Grounds. You can reach it by cab or by auto. It is also known as Gulab Kunvarbaa Udyan. The actual address or precise location of Jogger's Park is Park Colony, Jamnagar.

Ranjitsagar Dam

Ranjit Sagar Dam is 12-15 Kilometers from the city. It is to the South-east, lies along Jamnagar-Samana Road, in vicinity to Dadiya Village and it takes 30 minutes to reach the spot by bus. Built by Maharaja Shri Ranjitsinhji to serve as a source of water supply for the city, the Ranjitsagar Dam is also a popular picnic place for people from Jamnagar area. In winter, you could spend the entire day by the water side, admiring the migratory birds and having a wonderful time.

Dams Near Jamnagar

Vijarkhi Dam, Sasoi Dam and Sinhan Dam, also feeding water to the city are wonderful spots for picnics. The water body attracts migratory birds and in winter, these are the ideal picnic spots close to the city. The Vijarkhi Dam is located at a distance of about 19 Kilometers from the Jamnagar Railway Station. The Sasoi Dam is located on the Jamanagar-Dwarka Road, Hemnar, at a distance of about 24 Kilometers from the Jamnagar Rail station. Depending upon where you are staying, you can either walk to the spot or take a cab, auto or even avail the rail route.

Khijadia Bird Sanctuary

Khijadia Bird Sanctuary  is only 18 km north of Jamnagar City. You can travel by road and at the most it takes 30 minutes to reach the gates from where you'll have to walk since vehicles are not allowed inside. Spread over 6 square kilometers, it is home to over 300 species of birds in addition to flora and fauna. What makes it attractive as a picnic spot is that visitors can choose to have fun next to fresh water bodies inland or by the seashore along the coast. You would have to take all provisions including water since there are no facilities inside the Sanctuary. If you like watching birds, take your family along, have your fill of birding and also educate your kids on the wonders of nature.

Marine National Park

About 30 km from Jamnagar is the vast Marine National Park and you could plan a day’s outing to Pirotan Island. Your kids enjoy the unique environment, get to know marine and aquatic flora and fauna, learn about nature and enjoy a wonderful boat ride back and forth. The area from Jodiya up North to Okha along the coast is a designated area but the Marine National Park covers only 110 square kilometers between the two in Jamnagar District. Pirotan Island and Narara are the islands people usually visit to get a first hand experience of marine aquatic life and the thousands of birds to be found in their natural habitat. You need to obtain permission from the authorities, arrange a boat from Bedi or Nava Port in Jamnagar and schedule the visit at least an hour before high tide. The boatman you hire is the best person to guide you about departure and return times since high tide varies with the moon. It takes an hour by boat to reach Pirotan island.

Rozi and Bedi Ports

While these two ports are busy, only a little distance away you can enjoy the beauty of pristine beaches as yet not spoilt by hordes of tourists. The surf breaks gently on the shores, balmy winds blow and it is quiet all around except for the call of birds now and then. Enjoy the fresh breeze and relax. From Nava Bander, which is about 3 Kilometers from Jamnagar Ferries will take you to these ports

Balachadi Beach

Rozi and Bedi are not so well known as picnic spots but Balachadi is known to everyone in Jamnagar. It is serene, calm and of pristine beauty on normal day but bustles with activity on holidays and on full moon days. You can reach this by rail route or even by the road route too. The nearest rail station at a distance of 17 Kilometers is Aila bada railway station junction.

Winter is the best time for an all day picnic and summer is when you have an evening of fun by the seashore or along the dams and inland lakes in and around Jamnagar or even at places out of the city but nearby.

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