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Jamnagar, Gujarat Travel Guide

Jamnagar, the city of marble temples, is located along the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat. The gulf lies between Bhuj region and the Jamnagar City. The city of Jamnagar is the headquarters of Jamnagar district. Reliance Industries have set up the world’s largest oil refinery near the city and therefore the city has the gained the name of ‘oil city’.

The city was known as Nawanagar earlier. It was built by Raja Ranjitsinhji. It was built around 1920. Population of the city exceeds 5 lakhs. People speak Gujarati, Kachchi and Kathiawadi dialect. It experiences hot summers and cool winters. Winters would be best for tourists.

In recent times, the city has been in news due to oil refineries. Reliance is not the only company to set up oil refineries there. Essar Oil Company has also set up its oil refinery. Jamnagar produces brass items and Bandini textile.

How to Reach:

You can reach Jamnagar by road/railways and airways. The city has an airport served by direct flights to Mumbai. Jamnagar is well connected to Ahmadabad. If you are coming from Delhi, catch flights up to Ahmadabad and then hire taxis to reach Jamnagar. Contact Clear Car Rentals for transportation. Clear Car Rental Pvt Ltd is a leading Online Cab Booking service provider.

By bus, the city is well linked to nearby cities. Bhuj, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Dwaraka, Porbandar and Junagadh are well connected to Jamnagar. Think of CCR to travel from these cities to Jamnagar. Jamnagar Car Rentals provides transfer services, inter-city travels, multi-city travels, outstation trips and city ride.

Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat lies at about 330 km from the city. Look for Cheap Car Rental Services Jamnagar on our website. You would be surprised to know the cheap rental packages. Approximate distance to other cities from Jamnagar:

Ahmadabad -310 km, Rajkot- 90 km, Dwaraka -131 km, Junagadh-138 km

Places of attraction:

Jamnagar is a historical place. Forts, palaces, beaches and museums comprise the list of main attractions.

Darbargadh Palace-It is a royal palace built by mixing European and Rajput style of architecture.

Lakhota Fort: This is located in a lake named Lakhota Lake. This looks like palace which has been converted into a museum comprising rare sculptors.

Pratap Vilas Palace which is built in the reign of Raja Ranjitsinh is built in the European style that shows that the royalty was very much influenced by the European culture.

Other monuments include a crescent shaped structure called Willingdon Crescent, Kotha Bastion, Solarium, Bhujio Kotho and Bohra Hajira.

As we have mentioned earlier, the city is known as a city of marble temples; Ashapura Maa Temple, Shantinath mandir, Bala Hanuman temple and Vardhaman Shah temple to name a few.

If you are interested to know places outside the city, consider about visiting Dwaraka, Ranjit Sagar Dam, Vijerky Dam and Balachadi Beach.

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