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#1 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 2 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, Pratap Vilas Palace is a beautiful royal palace situated in Jamnagar city of Gujarat. It is one of the finest royal palaces in Saurashtra and among the must include places in Jamnagar as part of Gujarat tour.

Pratap Vilas Palace was built by Jam Ranjit Singhji between 1907 and 1915. The palace was constructed in Indo-Saracenic architecture styles overlaid with European architecture inspirations, reminiscent of the Victoria Memorial Building in Kolkata. The three glass domes are the chief attraction here. The carvings of flowers, leaves, creepers, birds and animals on the pillars enhance the appeal of the palace. The walls of the magnificent halls of the building are adorned with hung portraits and paintings by artists of that period. There are swords and armor and other period pieces.

Mainly built to serve as a guest house for royal guests, the palace sits in the middle .....

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Heritage | Backwaters

#2 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 4 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, Ranmal Lake is a manmade lake located in the heart of Jamnagar city. Also called as Lakhota Lake, it is one of the largest water bodies in the city and among the prime places to visit in Jamnagar.

The Ranmal Lake was constructed in the mid-19th century by Jam Ranmal II, the king of Nawanagar. The lake was intended to act as a water reservoir in times of need. It is a major place of recreation for the people of Jamnagar who wants to spend some quality time with family and friends amidst nature. It is an ideal place for bird watching, especially during winter season. The Ranmal Lake itself is a scenic breath of fresh air in the hustle of the city.

The lake is home to one of the oldest man-made structures in Jamnagar, the famous Lakhota Palace. The Lakhota Palace is situated on an island in the middle of the Ranmal Lake in the shape of a large bastion. This palace was constructed as a famine relief work in 1839-45 AD by the .....

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#3 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 5 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, Bala Hanuman Temple is a Hindu temple situated on the southeast corner of Ranmal Lake in Jamnagar, Gujarat. It is one of the famous temples in Gujarat and among the top places to visit in Jamnagar.

Bala Hanuman Temple, also known as Shri Bala Hanuman Sankirtan Mandir is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple was established in 1964 AD by Shri Prembhikshuji Maharaj. The temple houses the idols of Lord Ram, Lakshman, Goddess Sita and Hanuman. The temple is very popular as it has been recorded in the Guinness Book of world record for its continuous 24 - hours chanting of the 'Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram' since 1964.

The temple portrays intricate architecture that consists of ethnically designed pillars and amazing carvings. Local population has deep faith in the temple and believes that it guards them from natural calamities and other troubles. The Aarti takes place twice in a day but it is the Akhand Ram Dhun that attracts .....

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Heritage

#4 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 5 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, Darbargadh is an old royal palace situated to the east of Chandi Bazaar in Jamnagar. It is one of the historical palaces in Gujarat and among the best Jamnagar tourist places.

Darbargadh Palace is one of the most significant historical attractions in Jamnagar which served as the first royal residence of Jam Sahib. The construction of the palace was initially started in 1540 AD along with the construction of Jamnagar city but it went on intermittently leading to a final masterpiece of history. An exquisite mix of Rajput and European architectural styles, Darbargadh is situated in the center of the city where Jam Rawal had laid the foundation stone of Jamnagar city.

Darbargadh is in the form of a rectangular palace surrounded by walls, having gates in each direction to enter it. The palace complex consists of a number of buildings with very fine architectural features and detailing. It has some fine examples of stone carvings, .....

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#7 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 5 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, the Jain Temple complex is a cluster of four Jain temples situated in Chandi Bazaar area of Jamnagar. The complex is one of the popular places of pilgrimage for Jains and among the prominent places to visit in Jamnagar.

The four Jan temples in the complex are dedicated to various thirthankaras of Jain Sect. These temples form the centerpiece of the old city with its lovely buildings of wood and stone, adorned with pastel colored shutters and wooden balconies. The area around these temples is called Chandi Bazaar, meaning Silver Market, full of silver and gold jewel makers.

Built between 1574 and 1622, the most intricate of the complex is Raisi Shah Temple dedicated to the 16th tirthankar, Shantinath. Also known as Shantinath Temple, it has mirrored domes, coloured columns, and intricate carving. The walls of Shantinath Mandir are richly decorated with fine frescos as well as other wall paintings (murals), which depict the .....

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Wildlife

#8 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 16 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, Khijadiya is a bird sanctuary located at Khijadiya Village in Jamnagar district of Gujarat. Situated off the coast of Kutch, it is one of the popular bird sanctuaries in Gujarat and among the major Jamnagar tourist places.

Covering an area of about 6 Sq.km, the Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is unique having both fresh water lakes, salt and freshwater marshlands. It was officially declared as a sanctuary in 1982. However, it became a natural habitat for local and migratory birds before India's independence when the then rulers constructed a small check dam on Ruparel River for storing the waters. This dam created a unique ecosphere with the freshwater lakes on one side and the salty water of the sea forming marshes on the other to support not only a variety of fauna but also flora. The main sanctuary covers the area around the Ruparel and Kalindi rivers towards the north-east of Jamnagar.

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#5 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 6 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir is a Hindu Temple located on Dwarka Road in the outskirts of Jamnagar city. Situated opposite to the airport, it is one of the popular Swaminarayan Temples in Gujarat and among the best places to visit in Jamnagar as part of Jamnagar Tour.

Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, the Swaminarayan Temple in Jamnagar is a very beautiful temple with an air of silence and spirituality at its best. The temple is a remarkable structure of architectural brilliance. The temple also has two separate shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva-Parvati and Lord Rama-Sita. It has a small museum at the bottom of the main temple. It also has a vast well maintained garden and a cafeteria that serves delicious veg snacks.

The temple compound is so calm and serene and the sculptures, carvings on the wall and details are a treat to the eyes. It looks ethereal in the night due to its lighting. While you climb up the stairs that lead to .....

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#6 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 4 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, Bhidbhanjan Temple is a Hindu temple located in Patrakar Colony of Jamnagar, Gujarat. Situated opposite to Jamnagar Municipal Corporation, it is one of the ancient temples in Jamnagar and among the marvelous places to visit in Jamnagar.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this beautiful temple was constructed during the rule of Jam Rawal, the founder of city. Bhidbhanjan Temple is a famous landmark and is best known for its Hindu-Rajput style of architecture. The temple walls and pillars are adorned with exquisite carvings. Especially, the intricate silver work on the doors is a testament to the craftsmanship that is found in Jamnagar even today. The shikhara of the temple is completely inspired from the architecture of the shikhara of South Indian temples.

Bhidbhanjan Temple is an oasis of divinity and peace in the heart of city. This temple attracts quite a number of devotees during Holy month of Shravan. There are also 10 small .....

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#9 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 5 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, the Bohra Hajira is a beautiful mausoleum, located in Nageshwar locality of Jamnagar in Gujarat. Also known as Mazar E Badri, it is one of the holiest of its kinds in entire Gujarat and among the important religious places to visit in Jamnagar.

Bohra Hajira is the resting places of Mota Bawa, a Muslim saint. The dargah of the Dawoodi Bohra community was built by Jam Rawal in 1540 CE. This is a magnificent structure on the banks of the Rangmati and Nagmati Rivers. It is a renowned place of pilgrimage and is visited by devout Dawoodi Bohras from all over the world to pay their respects, make a wish or take a vow.

Made out of white marble, the mausoleum that represents the Saracenic style of architecture has intricate carvings. The surroundings of the mosque are infused with an air of serenity and calm in the midst of bustling traffic and chaos all around. The time when the construction of this historical monument took place, .....

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Wildlife

#10 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 56 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, Narara Marine National Park is a marine wildlife sanctuary in the Gulf of Kutch near Jamnagar. Situated next to Vadinar Village, it is the first Marine National Park in India and among the top places to visit in Jamnagar.

The Narara Marine National Park is one of the rare places in the world where one can look at corals without having to dive down into the water. About an area of 458 Sq. km from Okha to Jodiya was declared as a Marine Sanctuary in 1980. Later, in 1982, about 163 Sq. km of core area was declared as a Marine National Park under the provisions of the Wildlife Act, 1972 of India.

There are 42 tropical islands on the Jamnagar coast in the Marine National Park, most of them surrounded by reefs. Out of which 33 islands have coral reef. Some of the best known islands are Pirotan, Karubhar, Narara, and Poshitra. There are islands with sandy beaches and mangrove swamps. Major ecosystem types available are coral .....

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Wildlife

#11 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 10 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, Pirotan Island is an island situated in the Gulf of Kutch near Jamnagar. It is one of the beautiful islands in Gujarat and among the top places to visit in Jamnagar.

Spreads over an area of 3 Sq. km, Pirotan Island is one of the 42 islands which compose the first Marine National Park in India. It is one of the two islands in the Marine National Park opened for tourists, other one being Narara Island. Pirotan Island is a gem for the people who love nature and adventure as it gives an opportunity to witness the colourful coral reefs, mangroves, and incredible aquatic creatures like jelly fish, octopus, star fish, sea snakes, hermit crabs, sea horse, sea slugs, green sea turtles and dolphins. One can also spot some beautiful birds such as pelicans, herring gull, sea gull, and black-headed gull in the unruffled setting of nature.

Pirotan was originally known as 'Pir jo thaan' signifying the sacred place of Saint Khwaja Khizer .....

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City

#12 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 90 km from Jamnagar, 101 km from Junagadh, 105 km from Amreli, 172 km from Porbandar, 173 km from Bhavnagar, 184 km from Somnath, 214 km from Dwarka, 218 km from Ahmedabad, 231 km from Bhuj, 275 km from Vadodara, 401 km from Surat and 718 km from Mumbai, Rajkot is a bustling city in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Situated on the banks of Aji and Nyari rivers, it is the fourth largest city in Gujarat and among the top places for Gujarat Tourism.

Rajkot, literally the City of Princes, is the former princely capital of Saurashtra region and now an emerging tourism destination and business hub of Gujarat. Built by Thakur Saheb Vibhaji Ajoji Jadeja in 1620 AD, the city has been a seat for the Jadeja rulers. It was named after its co-founder Raju Sandhi. In the 1720 AD, Rajkot was seized by Masum Khan, an official ruler of the Junagadh region. After 12 years, Rajkot was conquered by Jadeja clan. In the year 1807, Rajkot came .....

Distance (From Jamnagar): 92 Kms
Trip Duration (From Jamnagar - Including Travel): Full Day
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#13 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 30 km from Okha, 105 km from Porbandar, 130 km from Jamnagar, 208 km from Junagadh, 224 km from Rajkot, 233 km from Somnath, 294 km from Amreli, 344 km from Gandhidham, 388 km from Bhuj, 442 km from Ahmedabad, and 512 km from Vadodara, Dwarka is an ancient city situated on the banks of Gomti River in the northwestern Indian state of Gujarat. Dwarka is one of the most significant Hindu places of pilgrimage in India and among the must include places in your Gujarat tour packages.

Located on the western tip of Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat, Dwarka is popularly known as the 'home of Lord Krishna' and is believed to have been the first capital of Gujarat. Also, Dwarka is one of the foremost Char Dhams for Hindus and among the seven most ancient religious cities (sapta puris) in India. The literal meaning of Dwarka is the 'gateway to heaven' in Sanskrit, as Dwar means gate and ka refers to Lord Brahma. For this reason, .....

Distance (From Jamnagar): 132 Kms
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Heritage | Pilgrimage

#14 of 14 Places to Visit in Jamnagar

At a distance of 54 km from Gir National Park, 91 km from Somnath, 99 km from Amreli, 103 km from Rajkot, 107 km from Porbandar, 139 km from Jamnagar, 147 km from Diu, 209 km from Dwarka, 289 km from Gandhidham, 319 km from Ahmedabad, 333 km from Bhuj and 388 km from Vadodara, Junagadh is a historical city located in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It is the seventh largest city in Gujarat and among the popular places of heritage in Gujarat.

Located in the foothills of the Mount Girnar, the literal meaning of the term 'Junagadh' is 'old fort' which derives from Uparkot, an ancient fort built in the 4th century CE on a plateau in the middle of the town. It was also termed as 'Yonagadh,' which means 'City of the Greeks,' as it was once ruled by the Greeks. Junagadh is also known as 'Sorath', the name of the princely state that existed before the partition of India and Pakistan in the year 1947.

Steeped in the history, Junagadh .....

Distance (From Jamnagar): 139 Kms
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