Founded in 1540, Jamnagar is the Abode of the Jam - the Jadeja Rajput rulers of Nawanagar and the capital of their state, is an interesting city which enjoys a variety of distinctions. It is renowned for its Pearl fisheries, a naval base of some importance, brass, button industries & a certain type of tie-and-die fabrics called Bandhani. In recent times also came up with the Oil Refineries.

Places of Interest

Solarium :
Known as the Ranjit Institute of Poly-Radio Therapy. A slowly revolving tower provides full day long sunlight. It is open to visitors after working hours.
Lakhota Fort and Kotha Bastion :
In the center of old Jamnagar, on an island in the middle of the lake, are two magnificent old structures : the Lakhota Fort and the Kotha Bastion. Lakhota Fort is Jamnagar's museum and it's terraces display a fine collection of sculpture that spans a period from the 9th to 18th century. The Kotha Bastion is Jamnagar's arsenal. One of its most interesting sights is an old well, the water of which can be drawn by blowing into a small hole in the floor.
Rozi and Bedi Ports :
These are attractive seaside picnic spots and offer good fishing facilities.
Piroton Marine National Park :
Only one MARINE NATIONAL PARK of its kind in India at Jamnagar Dist. Gujarat is situated almost 16 Nautical Miles away in Great Arabian Sea near Jamnagar. Area is almost 3.0 square k.m. of Island, and covered with Marine Trees, dense forest - "Mangroves" deep much. The Pirotan Island has beautiful scenarios, and Majestic view of Sunrise and Sunset.
How to get there :
Air : Various domestic airlines connecting Bombay.
Rail : On the Western Railway with direct connections with Ahmedabad.
Road : State transport buses and private luxury coaches connects various centers of Gujarat. Jamnagar is 308 Kms. from Ahmedabad via Rajkot and 92 Kms. from Rajkot.

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