of Gujarat - Jamnagar
Palace and Kotha Bastion
State transport buses and private luxury coaches connects
various centres of Gujarat. Jamnagar is 308 Kms. from
Ahmedabad via Rajkot and 92 Kms. from Rajkot. Trains are
also available from all the major Indian cities.
Jamnagar is renowned for its silk, gold embroidery, silver
ware, bandhani (tie-and-dye) ,Pioneer in Brass parts Known
as brass city. There are many reputed shops that offer
premium quality handcrafted items at attractive prices.
Khijadia Bird Sanctuary
Its a unique wet land area with sea water on one side and fresh water on one side. This area was declared as a Khijadia Bird Sanctury on 6th November 1982. Before independence, a check dam had been built for storing the waters of the Ruparen River just near the sea, so gradually over the years with fresh water of the rain and river on one side and salt water of the sea on the other side, a unique area came up where both varieties of vegetation came up, gradualy, The area of this Sanctury is 605 Hectares. There are 3 Watch Tower for bird watchers, as well as inspection paths leading deep into the foliage One can find both types of sea and shore birds watching the arrival of the Cranes during sunset for roosting is a fantastic experience.
About 12 KMS from Jamnagar. Some of the birds found here are : Black Necked Stork, Black Ibis, Black wing stilt, Black winged kite Aadil at Khijadia watchtower, Brahmini Kite, Cattle Egret, Pheasants tailed Jacana, Green Stone Plover, Green Shank, Grey Patridge, Indian Skimmer, Imperial Eagle, Indian Pond Heron, Indian Robin, Little Tern, Purple Moorhen, Black Tailed Godwit, Combduck, Common Crane, Demoisele Crane, Common Teel, Dunlin Birds at Khijadia, Gargeni, Grebes, Marsh Harrier, Pintail, Painted Stork, Shoveler, Wigeon Duck, Pale Harrier, Sanderlings, Snake Birds
Marine National Park, Narara, Pirotan
India's first marine sanctuary, has various parts where one can visit: one of them is Pirotan island which is about 16 nautical miles away in the Arabian Sea near Jamnagar and spreads over an area of about 458 km2. Located about 7 km from the city centre. The Marine National Park and Sanctuary comprises an archipelago of 42 islands noted for their coral reefs and mangroves. It is possible to see dolphins, finless porpoises and sea turtles and a variety of colourful tropical fish. The entire forest has various marine life forms. The area also attracts a huge number of birds. The best period to visit is October to March.
and Bedi Ports
These are attractive seaside picnic spots and offer good
fishing facilities. So, if you are tired of the chaos
of the city, it is the place to spend some time in peace.
Lakhota Palace and Kotha Bastion
Lakhota Palace is reputed as one of the major tourist
attractions among the tourists visiting Jamnagar. Located
in the center of Old Jamnagar on an island in the middle
of a lake, two old structures namely Lakhota Fort and
Kotha Bastion are sure to captivate you. The terrace of
Lakhota Fort displays a fine collection of sculptures
that date back to the time of yore. The Kotha Bastion
is Jamnagar's arsenal. It has a fine collection of sculptures,
coins, inscriptions and copper plates and the skeleton
of a whale. Its major attraction is an old well, the water
of which can be drawn by blowing into a small hole in
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 Jamsaab office.
Reliance Petroleum Industries
India's Largest Private Sector industries dealing in the
petroleum which is also domianting the Indian Economy
and foreign economy as well. Reliance Which is proud of
India is situated at Jamnagar.
Bhujio Kotho enjoys a distinct place among the tourists
due to its height and circumference. It is believed that
the monument was constructed for protection during the
invasions. It has five floors and on the first floor there
are guns placed in each directions. On the upper floor
a tank is constructed to store water and on it's peak
a dancing peacock is placed.
Hanuman Temple Heart of City Sine 1August 1964, there
has been unceasing round the clock chanting of the invocation
round the clock JAI JAI RAM and this remarkable devotion
has earned this temple a unique place in the Guinness
Book of Records.
Dham Dam Site