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Jamnagar Tourism And Travel Guide
20.8° C / 69.4° F
October to February
3 to 4 Days
Jamnagar Airport (9 kms)
Jamnagar Railway Station (4 kms)
Jamnagar is one of the finest cities in the western region of Gujarat. Popularly known as the “Oil City”, Jamnagar was one of the most important princely states of Saurashtra. Historically, Jamnagar was called Nawanagar or the new city and has seen many ups and downs, by the time of Mughals till Independence. Sublime architecture, colorful markets, broad roads, amazing gardens, wide squares, and absolutely delectable food items are what make this city the real “Jewel of Khathiyawad”. Here, we provide you a quick tourism overview of Jamnagar. It’s going to be exciting, so keep reading the travel guide!
How to Reach
Trains offer a convenient mode of transport for many Indians. Jamnagar is managed by the Rajkot division of Western Indian Railways. The station has 3 platforms with 47 halting trains. Also, 3 trains originate and terminate at this station. Prominent cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara have direct trains to Jamnagar. So visit IRCTC for more details and book your tickets.
Road offers yet another convenient option to reach Jamnagar. Roads are well-maintained and you can self-drive to the city from nearby cities such as Rajkot etc. State Transport and private buses are available at regular intervals so check any official ticket booking website for more details.
Jamnagar being economically important has its own dedicated airport. There are direct flights from Mumbai, Jaipur, Delhi, and other cities. Flights reduce the travel time considerably but are a little expensive at the same time. Go Air, Air India, and other flight providers run regular flights for Jamnagar. So check online for more details.
Local city buses and auto-rickshaws are easily available to get around the city. If you plan to visit the spots by a rickshaw, ensure you fix the price before you get in. Private cabs can be booked effortlessly to visit tourist attractions outside the city and in adjoining regions.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
The climate of Jamnagar is typically hot in the summer season, humid in monsoon, and pretty pleasant in the winter. Winter is the best time to visit the city whereas summer can give you a tough time as the temperature can go over 40°C.
Summer (March - June):
The summer season starts from March and extends till June. It is not the recommended time to plan a visit as the temperature gets extremely hot, especially in May and June. The temperature in the summertime ranges between 28°C and 40°C.
Monsoon (July - October):
Jamnagar receives heavy showers through south-west monsoon specifically in the month of July and August. The temperature drops to some extent which makes sightseeing possible, however, the climate is still humid. The temperature during this time ranges between 26°C and 32°C.
Winter (November - February):
Winter is the recommended time to visit Jamnagar. The climate at this time is at its most pleasant. The winter season starts from the start of November and spans till February. The temperature in the winter season stays between 12°C and 28°C.
Things to Do
“Java Dhyo Ne” (Let it go), the most used phrase in Jamnagar helps us know so much about the culture and tradition of this wonderful city and about the people living here. They are fun-loving and offer unmatched hospitality.
Take a Bird Photography Tour:
Jamnagar is famous for being home to more than 300 species of birds. Khijadia Bird Sanctuary is one of its kind and is about 12 km from the Jamnagar city center. It stretches over an area of 6 square km and surrounds both fresh and sea-water marshlands. The favorable habitat and ecosystem make it possible to spot painted stork, crab clover, a black-necked stork, Eurasian spoonbill, and Indian skimmer. The Interpretation Center within the premises is a warehouse of knowledge. So include this place in your must-visit spots list.
Bow Your Heads to the Gods:
Like most other places in Gujarat, Jamnagar also has a rich set of famous and religiously important temples. Bal Hanuman Temple, Mota Ashapura Maa Temple, Raisi Shah's Jain Temple, and Navlakha Temple are the prominent ones. All these temples have their own mythological significance which draws the attention of thousands of visitors who come here as pilgrims. Paying homage to these temples for salvation and peace should be in your list of things to do.
Get Mesmerized by the Lakhthota Palace:
Lakhota Palace is one of the best tourists attractions in Jamnagar. Built and restored in the mid-19th century, it’s a fort on an island in Ranmal Lake. It houses a semi-open-air museum that features well-lit displays of stone-carved Hindu gods, engravings and an entire whale skeleton. Most people visit this place to just climb one of the towers and peer through the telescope for an enchanting view.
Explore India’s First Marine National Park:
Narara Marine National Park is indeed India’s first Marine National Park situated at about 30 km from the Jamnagar city center. It spreads across the Arabian Sea in a huge area of nearly 458 sq km. It’s home to a vast number of birds, various marine life forms, coral reefs, and mangroves. The best time to visit this place is between October and March. So experience this beautiful sanctuary and explore more about this reserve.
Enjoy a Stunning View at Balachadi Beach:
The famous Balachadi beach is situated at about 27 km from the Jamnagar city center. It’s a natural retreat where you enjoy the brown sand beach, away from the crowd and city’s hustle and bustle.
When it comes to food (quality and delicacies), there’s absolutely no shortage of amazing eating joints to enjoy a multitude of delicacies and that too at affordable prices. Although Jamnagar is mainly famous for vegetarian food recipes, you can also find some of the nonveg restaurants. Some famous places for eating out in Jamnagar are Fresh Point, Kanku Hotel, 7 Seas Restaurant, and Hotel Swati amongst many others. So move around the city and enjoy the food, it’s indeed a treat.