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Jamnagar- The city of Jam Saheb

Jamnagar is a popular city of state of Gujarat in India, located in Jamnagar District. This popular city was built substantially by Maharaja Kumar in the year 1920 and this city is also known as Nawanagar.  The famous Essar oil refinery is located in this city. Thus city is known as oil city of India.

History behind Jamnagar:

Jam Rava JADEJA founded the city of Jamnagar during 1540 AD. This city was introduced during that time as capital of Nawanagar. Historically this place was called as Nawanagar which means New Town. As per mythological stories Lord Krishna established in the city of Dwarka his capital which belongs to Jamnagar District.

Places to see in Jamnagar:

Darbargadh Palace: This is the old residence of Maharaja Jam Saheb and important complex of historical period. When you look at Darbargadh Palace you will get to see a perfect blend of European and Rajputs style of architecture.

Lakhota Fort: This palace is very small in comparison to the Darbargadh Palace and located just in middle of Lakhota Lake. Earlier this palace belonged to Nawanagar Maharaja. You will get impressed when you see the bastions in semi circular style, musket loops and powder flasks of this palace. Now this fort is a museum displaying historical items of the 9th century to 18th century.

Willingdon Crescent: Ranjit Singh constructed this impressive Crescent when he was inspired by his journey to Europe. Lam Saheb statue is present in the center of this Crescent.

Pratap Vilas Palace: Ranjitsinhji, the royal highness built this Pratap Vilas Palace. This palace is must for visit in Jamnagar because of this European architecture along with exclusive carvings in Indian style. It looks very similar to that of Victoria memorial present in Kolkata.

Kotha Bastion: When you visit Kotha Bastion you will get to see great collections of coins, sculptures, copper plates with inscriptions and a whale skeleton.

Solarium: Solarium is famous for its day long sunlight and this sunlight is useful in treating the skin diseases. A number of tourists will visit this place daily and you will definitely love the scenic beauty of this place.   

Marine National park: This national park is a very famous in Jamnagar. Besides, it consists of 42 very small islands and it is also famous for its coral reefs and mangroves. You can find a huge variety of birds in this park and this is the reason why most of tourists along with their kids visit this park whenever they go to Jamnagar.

Temples of Jamnagar:

Bala Hanuman temple: This temple is located to the south-east of the Ranmal Lake. Most of the pilgrims usually visi this temple during evening as it looks like heaven.

Mota Asha Maa temple: This Jamnagar temple is very famous in India and it is dedicated to the goddess Kuldevi. Devotees from different parts of India visit this temple.

Kileshwar temple: Kileshwar temple is a very old temple in India and it is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Pandavas had resided in this temple during their Vanavas.

Harshidhi temple: This temple is dedicated to the god ‘Harsidhi Mataji’ and it is located at the top of Koyla Hill. The local people usually call this goddess as ‘Harshad Mata’.

Vardhman Shah’s temple: This temple is a famous Jain temple in Jamnagar and the foundation for this temple was laid in 1612 and its construction was completed by the year 1620. The specialty of this temple is that, it consists of 52 small temples in it.

Shantinath Mandir:  On the South west region of the Bedi Gate is located Shantinath Mandir. The Carvings on the walls of the temple are worth watching because here you get to see the description of the Jain Saints. Shatinath Mandir is very famous in India. This temple is designed with various Jain patterns like White, yellow and black.    

Joggers Park: This botanical garden is very popular in Jamnagar. This park is also known as Gulab Kunvarbaa Undhyan. Most of the people usually visit this park to enjoy the pleasant vicinity.       

 Bet Dwaraka: Bet Dwaraka is very famous in Jamnagar and the main deities of this temple are Satyabhamaji, Jambuvantiji, Lakshmiji and Radhaji.      

Cremation Park: This Park is another famous park in Jamnagar. This park includes various statues of deities and saints who belongs to the era of Ramayana.

Shopping in Jamnagar:
Jamnagar is famous for handlooms, handicrafts and jewelry. You can also find a wide range of woman accessories in this city. Dont forget to buy Bandhani sarees when you visit Jamnagar, as over here you will get the best quality Bandhani sarees with latest design for your wardrobe.


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