Jamnagar "the Jewel of Kathiawar", is a city located on the coast of the Gulf of Kutch in the state of Gujarat. The founder of the princely state of Jamnagar was the Great Jam Rawal, who descended on the northern coast of Kathiawar in 1535 CE. The modern look of the city was initially given by Jam Saheb. He was instrumental in building the modern infrastructure of the city during his reign in the 1920s. Thereafter, the city was substantially developed by Jam Saheb Shri Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji in the 1940s, when it was part of the Princely state of Nawanagar.
Jamnagar has unspoiled islands & beaches, hills, temples, palaces, forests, and a Marine National Park with fascinating corals and marine life. Marine National Park is India's first marine sanctuary. It 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 colorful tropical fish.
Darbargadh Palace, the old royal residence of Jam Saheb and the most significant historical complex in Jamnagar, reflects the fusion of Rajput and European styles of architecture. It has a fine display of stone carvings, ornamental mirrors, fretwork jali-screens, wall paintings, carved pillars, and sculpture.
Explorations & Experiences in Jamnagar–
- Darbargadh Palace
- Lakhota Fort
- Marine National Park
- Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary
- Pratap Vilas Palace
- Willingdon Crescent
- Balachadi Beach