It was founded by Jam Raval in 1540 and was the capital of the former princely State of Navanagar.
Famous cricketer Jam Ranjitsinhji hailed from the city and under his rule new parts of the city was developed as per European town planning principles.
Town is also known as “Chhoti Kashi”, as it is studded with several Hindu and Jain shrines.
Jamnagar is also is also known for pearl fisheries, naval base and tie & dye fabrics.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
Airport: Jamnagar Airport, Jamnagar (JGA), 6.5 kms away from Jamnagar city centre.
Rail: Jamnagar Railway Station, Jamnagar, 3.5 kms away from Jamnagar city centre.
Road: Well connected by road.
Lakhota Palace & Tank:
Fortified palace amidst the lake can be reached by an arched stone bridge.
It was built as a famine relief work in 1839–45.
A fine collection of sculptures and pottery from Saurashtra.
On the banks of the tank, near Khambhaliya Gate is another bastion like structure called as Bhujiyo Kotho.
Solarium or Ranjit Institute of Poly Radio Therapy:
It was set up in 1933, by Jam Ranjitsinhji and was one of the only three such medical centres in the world during that time.
TB, skin diseases and rheumatism etc. were curd through solar radiations.
A slowly revolving tower provides day long sunlight.
92 kms away from Jamnagar city.
Founded in the 16th century by Kunvar Vibhoji Jadeja and was the capital of the princely state of Saurashtra.
Some of the attractions are – Karba Gandhi no Delo, the ancestral home of Gandhiji; Watson Museum and Library; Jagat Mandir; Rajkumar College, one of the oldest public schools of India; Lal Pari Lake & Randerda etc.