Jamnagar is a coastal town of Gujarat in India. It was founded by "Jam Raval" in 1540 A.D. as the capital of the princely state of Nawanagar. It was so named after the ruler who called themselves "Jamshree". The city was built around the small Ranmal Lake, in the center of the Lake there is a small palace that can be reached by a causeway. Jamnagar is having the only Ayurvedic University in India. The old part of the town has a number of interesting buildings such as the "Darbar Gadh", "Mandvi Tower", "Jam Bungalow". Darbar Gadh was a gathering place where the Maharaja of Nawanagar used to hold public audience. Jamnagar is the home town of world famous cricketers His Royal Highness Jam Ranjitsinhji, Duleepsinhji and Ajay Jadeja. The "Bala Hanuman Temple" is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the continuous enchanting of "Ram Dhun" since 1st August 1964. Jamnagar is also home to all the three defense force of India. The town is also famous for its 'Brass Products', 'Bandhani' and handicrafts.

Orientation & Information

The State Bus Stand and the New Railway Station are several kms apart, the Railway Station is far from the city whereas State Bus Stand is located within city area. You will need to take an auto - rickshaw or taxi for moving between the two. Most of the best - available bottom - end guest houses are near the old railway station, in Teen Batti Chowk. There are a couple of more commodious cheap places near Bedi Gate. The Jamnagar Airport is situated on Khambhalia road and the distance from state bus stand is around 7 Kms. All private intercity travel buses are available near Pancheshwar Tower.


Flights of Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Gujarat Airways connecting Jamnagar and Mumbai (Bombay).


On the Western Railway with direct connection with Ahmedabad. The Jamnagar Railway Station is well known as a Gandhinagar Railway Station.


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.