Jamnagar is also known as “Chhota Kashi”. It is also known as an Oil city. Jamnagar is a city located in the state of Gujarat in the Saurashtra region. It is the fifth-largest city of Gujarat. Jamnagar’s historic temples and palaces. Jamnagar is famous for its bandhani, oil refinery, textiles, and salt are the main industrial products. Jamnagar has two of the largest oil refineries in India. It is the seat of Gujarat Ayurved University. Reliance Industries is India’s largest industries has established the world’s largest Oil Refining and Petrochemical Complex near the village of Moti Khavdi in Jamnagar district.

History of Jamnagar

Jamnagar, the historical name is known as Nawanagar. It was established by Jam Rawal in 1540 as the capital of the Princely state. Nawanagar is one of the most important and largest Princely states of the Jadejas in the Saurashtra region. According to Puranic literature, Lord Krishna established his kingdom at Dwarka town in Jamnagar district. The modern look of the city was initially given by Jamsaib. The modern infrastructure of the town was constructed during the rules of Jam Saheb in 1920. The modern infrastructure of the town was built during the rules of Jam Saheb in 1920. After that, the city was developed by Jam Saheb Shri Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji in the 1940s, when it was part of the Princely state of Nawanagar. 

Visited place in Jamnagar 

Lakhota Fort

The palace is located on an island in the middle of Lakhota Lake. This palace belongs to the Maharaja of Nawanagar. An arched stone bridge with a balustrade connects the Lakhota Palace with the town. Lakhota Palace now has the Lakhota Museum. The accumulation includes artifacts spread from the 9th to 18th century, pottery from medieval villages nearby, and the skeleton of a whale.

Darbargadh Palace

Darbargadh Palace was initially built in 1540 AD. Darbar Gadh is the old royal residence. The construction went on periodically leading to a final masterpiece of history and architecture possessing both Rajput and European influences.

Pratap Vilas Palace

Pratap Vilas Palace was built during Ranjit Singh’s rule. Pratap Vilas Palace was formed between 1908 and 1917 with a magnificent blend of European styles.

Pirotan Island

Pirotan Island is one of the best Islands near Jamnagar. This is only one island for a permit in visitors which is easier to access and therefore more popular. The island is home to pufferfish, starfish, jellyfish, crabs, and other sea creatures. It is one of the best Marine National Parks.

Balachadi Beach

Balachadi beach is near Jamnagar city. It is the most popular beach in Jamnagar. The famous weekend palace for the local public. A full moon night is a great occasion when people especially come here to witness the amazing beauty of moonlight reflected upon the seawater.

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