Places to visit in Jamnagar

When you travel to Jamnagar, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Jamnagar, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Jamnagar to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Jamnagar things to do can include exploring Jamnagar attractions and visiting the places of interest.

The fascinating Willingdon Crescent was built by Ranjit singh. It has arcades of cusped arches, curving walls and parapet. You will find the statue of Jam Saheb in the centre of the crescent. 

The magnificent Pratap Vilas Palace is a must visit place. Its European architecture with Indian carvings gives it a distinct indentity. It was built by keeping in mind the Victoria Memorial of Kolkata. 

The Kotha Bastion has an amazing collection of coins, sculptures, copper plates,  inscriptions and  the skeleton of a whale. 

During his rule, Jam Shri Ranjitsinhji built the Solarium. It is also known as the Ranjit Institute of Poly-Radio Therapy. It is a slowly revolving tower providing full daylong sunlight for treating skin diseases.

Bhujio Kotho is very popular among tourists. Built for protection from invasion, it has five floors. On the first floor, you will find guns placed in each direction. It is interesting to note that in the walls, there are holes for rifles. 

You also must visit the Bohra Hajira. This is a magnificent structure on the banks of the Rangmati and Nagmati Rivers. 

There are no such typical places for kids to have enjoyment. But the kids will definitely enjoy parks and parks and sanctuaries. The animals there will attract the kids very much.

Mota Ashapura Maa Temple is situated in the eastern part of Jamnagar. It is a very popular temple of the Hindus. Once you are in Jamnagar, do not miss out to visit this temple. 

Shantinath Mandir is located south-west of Bedi Gate in Jamnagar. The temple has sophisticated carvings. The walls are ornamented with exquisite murals. These fine murals illustrate the lives of several Jain saints. The floor is made of marble. It is also decorated with idiosyncratic Jain patterns in colours such as black, yellow, red and white.

Vardhman Shah’s Temple is one of the four major Jain temples in Jamnagar. It is a must visit place. The foundation stone of the shrine was laid during Jam Jasagi I’s rule in 1612. The fifty two really small temples which were built in 1622 interestingly encircle the temple.  

Bholeshwar Mahadev Temple is located in Gajna village. It is located on the bank of the River Dhandhar and is famous for its fair on Shravani Amas.

This small palace, on an island in the middle of Lakhota Lake, once belonged to the Maharaja of Nawanagar. This fort-like palace has semi-circular bastions, turrets, a pavilion with guard-rooms housing swords, powder flasks and musket loops. An arched stone bridge with a balustrade connects the Lakhota Palace with the town. Today it houses a small museum. The fort museum has a good collection of sculptures that spans a period from the 9th to the 18th century and pottery found in ruined medieval villages from the surrounding area. The museum is reached by a short causeway from the northern side of Ranmal Lake and is open daily except on Wednesdays.

Joggers Park is a new botanical garden which is just beside the Palace Ground. It is officially known as Gulab Kunvarbaa Udhyan. It is very mush used for joggers. 

Located north of the city centre, the Cremation Park has statues of deities as well as saints. This park also has depictions of various scenes rom the Ramayana. The’ Circle of Life’ will definitely evoke the though process of the visitor.

 

Khijadia Bird Sanctuary is a perfect representation of the consolidation of a saltpans, seasonal freshwater shallow lake, creeks, inter-tidal mudflats, mangrove scrub and saline land. It is also the breeding point of Little Grebe, Coot, Purple Moorhen, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Great Crested Grebe and Black-winged Stilt. Here you can spot, raptors, which include harriers, hawks, eagles, and falcons. Martins, swallows, wagtails and a variety of waterfowl are some of the variety of birds which are given sheleter in this sanctuary.

Marine National Park is the first marine sanctuary of the country. The forest has various forms of marine life. You will also find a huge variety of birds here.

 

The city's town hall is used for local cultural programs, shows and plays. Recently, a new mall has been built on the aerodrome road which has a food court and a multiplex, along with places for many shops.

 

Darbargadh reflects the fusion of Rajput and European styles of architecture. The semi-circular palace complex consists of a number of buildings with very fine architectural features and detailing. It has some fine examples of stone carvings, wall paintings, ornamental mirrors, fretwork jali-screens, carved pillars and sculpture. The walls outside have carved jarokha balconies in the Indian tradition, a carved gate and Venetian-Gothic arches. The earthquake in 2001 caused significant damage to the Darbargadh.

With so many parks and sanctuaries, there are lots of activities that you can opt for in Jamnagar. Bird watching is one of the most popular among them. You can also capture the mesmerising natural beauty of the place in your camera. 

There are a few entertainment spots here in terms of theatre and clubs. Mehul Big Cinemas, Amber Cinema, Jayshree Talkies and Review Cinemas are the famous theatres located in Jamnagar. On the other hand, Officers Club, Rainbow Health Club and Summer Sports Club accounts for some of the fitness centre inside Jamnagar.

Jamnagar offers an array of spas and well known centres for the relaxation of the body and mind. Try out the Acai Berry Family Spa n Salon, Shes Salon N Spa and Priya Beauty Salon and Spa.

 

Gujarat is a paradise for vegetarians. Restaurants mostly serve authentic Gujarati cuisine which is predominantly vegetarian. However, Jamnagar also serves good non-vegetarian cuisine. There are also fast food joints and a few restaurants that serve Continental, North Indian, Punjabi and South Indian cuisine. Restaurants on Hapa Road, Bhidbhanjan Road and Arya Samaj Road are recommended.You may try out Flavours Restaurants, 7 Seas, HJ Vyas, Sankalp Restaurant and also the Maruti restaurant. 

Beside the traditional Gujarati dishes, Bhajia, Gathiya, Pakwan, Jotta Bread, Gughra,  Bhaji Cone, Dhokla, Ras Patra and Dry Fruit Kachoris are some of the favourite junk food of Jamnagar people. Jamnagar is also famous for the variety of pans (beetel nut leaves)

The Bandhani of Jamnagar is well known the world over. Visit the the Kadhi Bhandars which are around Hotel President. The super market in Jamnagar is a good place where you can get almost all the things you need. You should also explore the lanes which lead out from Lindi Bazaar and Chandi Bazaar. Some of the shopping destinations are Jayant Stores, Maganlal Rajiv Bhai and Sons, Shopping Plaza and Vora Corporation.

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