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Jamnagar Tourism :

Jamnagar Situated in the Saurashtra region of the state and around 302 km from Ahmedabad, Jamnagar is a historic city overflowing with many ornate and old buildings and colourful markets. The Jadeja Rajputs, known as Jams, built the 450-year-old city of Jamnagar around the Ranmal Lake and the town is named after them. In the centre of the lake is a small palace reached by a causeway. The town also has the only Ayurvedic University in the country and is famous for its pearl fisheries, tie-and-dye fabrics, and bandhini textile work. Jamnagar has shot to prominence as Reliance Industries, India's largest private company, established the world's largest refinery near Moti Khavdi village. It is also home to Essar Oil, another important oil refinery of India.

Weather Information :

The climate of Jamnagar varies with hot summer, cold winter and low to medium rainfall. The evenings are pleasant due to sea breeze from the nearby Arabian Sea. Temperature range is around 24ºC - 43ºC in Summer & 10ºC to 24ºC in winter.

Nearby Cities :

Rajkot: 92 Kms. Ahmedabad: 308 Kms.

Prime Attractions

Solarium

Solarium is known as the Ranjit Institute of Poly-Radio Therapy. A slowly revolving tower provides daylong sunlight. It is open to visitors after working hours.

Bala Hanuman Temple

Since August 1st 1964, there has been a continuous chanting of 'Shri Ram', 'Jai Ram', 'Jai Jai Ram', or 'Ram Dhun' (invocation of Lord Rama) 24 hours a day. This continuous rendition has earned the temple a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Pratap Vilas Palace

Pratap Vilas Palace is a distinct place to visit for a variety of reasons. It has a foreign architecture with Indian carvings that give it a totally distinct appeal. It was built as a mimic of Victoria Memorial Building of Calcutta but the domes built on it are according to Indian architecture, out of which 3 domes are made of glass. Carvings of creepers, flowers, leaves, birds and animals on the columns add to the attraction of this magnificent palace. Permission is required to see the palace from the Jamsaheb's office.

Wellington Crescent

The most remarkable of Ranjit Singh's construction is Wellington crescent, the swooping arches of its curved facade overlooking the wide streets of Chelmsford Market.

Ranjit Sagar Dam

It is Located 13 Kms. away from the Jamnagar. His Highness Jam Ranjitsinhji commenced the construction of 'Ranjit Sagar' dam but was completed only in 1938 during the rule of His Highness Jam Digvijaysinhji, the last ruler of this princely state of Jamnagar. Foundation stone for this dam was laid by His Highness, King of Bikaner Sir Gangasinhji. Hence was named 'Ganga Sagar' after him. But for reasons unknown was later named as 'Ranjit Sagar' dam.

Rozi and Bedi Ports

These are attractive seaside picnic spots and offer good fishing facilities. Lakhota Fort and Kotha Bastion: In the centre of old Jamnagar, on an island in the middle of the lake, is two magnificent old structure the Lakhota Fort and the Kotha Bastion.

Shopping

Jamnagar is renowned for its silk, gold embroidery, silver ware, 'bandhani' (tie-and-dye) fabrics that are renowned the world over. Nutcrackers (especially the ones made for betel nuts) made in Jamnagar are in great demand all over India. It is also known for its pearl fisheries, a naval base of some importance, and a certain type of tie-and-dye fabrics, Reliance Mall.

Excursions

• Sapada Ganesh Temple
• BalaChhadi School
• Ghumli Ashapura Temple
• Kileshwar Temple
• Aradhana Dham Dam Site
• Harshad Mata Temple
• Dwarka
• Nageshwar Jyotirling
• Marine National Park
• Khijadia Bird Sanctuary
• Barda Hills

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