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jamnagar

Jamnagar is a city in the west Indian state of Gujarat . The city is located on the western coast and is the fifth largest city in Gujarat state.

ATTRACTIONS

Jamnagar is a city filled with lovely attractions like lakes, parks, temples, sanctuaries, dams and forts. Here are some of the best places to see in Jamnagar:

  • Pirotan Island
  • Marina National Park
  • Lakhota Lake
  • Bet Dwarka (a tiny island that served as the main port in the region years ago)
  • Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary

HISTORICAL & RELIGIOUS PLACES

  • Swaminarayan Temple
  • Harsiddhi Temple
  • Mota Ashapura Maa Temple
  • Aradhana Dham (A Jain pilgrim center)
  • Bale Hanuman Temple
  • Bhidbhanjan Temple

MUSEUMS

  • Jamnagar City Museum
  • Lakhota Palace & Museum

FESTIVALS

The major festivals celebrated in Jamnagar are:

  • Holi – The festival of colors (people throw colorful powders on each other)
  • Raksha Bandhan – A Hindu festival that celebrates the bond of brothers and sisters
  • Navaratri – A 9-day festival where people worship goddess Durga in different ways, and perform various rituals, plays and dances. One of Gujarat’s most popular festivals – especially for its dances during this time
  • Dussehra – the 10th day after Navaratri, on which effigies of the ten-headed demon Raavana are burnt, to symbolize the destruction of evil
  • Krishna Janmashtami – The birth anniversary of Lord Krishna

SHOPPING

If you’d like to buy some souvenirs, the best things to buy from Jamnagar are – Bandhani Dupattas (long beautiful shawls for women with local handicraft work), artefacts of glasswork, jewelry with brass inlay work, wooden chests, and Gujrati snack items and ingredients like Dhokla mix, Dabeli Bread, Theplas, Khakras and so on). Some of the best shopping spots to check out in Jamnagar are:

  • Willington Crescent
  • Chandni Bazaar
  • Lindi Bazaar
  • Mahavir Bandhani
  • Indraprasth Complex (Panchasar)

MALLS

  • Crystal Mall
  • RR Mega Mall
  • LIG - 2 Shopping Complex

FOOD

Gujarati Kathiawadi cuisine and dishes are predominant in Jamnagar. Some of the best foods to binge on in the city are:

  • Ghugra
  • Dry Fruit Kachori
  • Ringan no olo (A special brinjal-potato curry)
  • Sev Tameta nu Shaak (fried sev/Bengal gram sticks in a gravy of spicy tangy tomatoes)
  • Sweets (like Peda, Barfee, Shrikhand)
  • Pan (A betel leaf roll, often including some sugar candy or jellied fruit, betel nuts, etc.; generally had after meals)

RESTAURANTS

Following is a list of some of best restaurants in Jamnagar to try the local delicacies as well as other interesting foods and sumptuous meals:

  • Kalpna Restaurant
  • Spicy Bite & Cafe
  • The Saffron
  • The Grand Chetna
  • Athithi Restaurant
  • Hotel Navrang
  • 7 Seas Restaurant
  • Tavaa Restaurant
  • Dosaa Kingdom
  • Sankalp Restaurant

HOTELS

Some of the best hotels in Jamnagar for a comfortable stay include the following:

  • Lord’s Eco Inn
  • Hotel Keshwara’s Residency
  • Hotel Fortune Palace
  • The Fern Residency Jamnagar
  • Lord’s Inn Jamnagar
  • Sayaji Hotel
  • Hotel Vishal International
  • Anaya Beacon Hotel Jamnagar
  • Hotel Aram
  • Raj Svasti Inn
  • Hotel Express Residency
  • Van Vihar the Tree Resort

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Jamnagar STD Code – 0288 (to be used before dialling numbers from a device that is not locally registered).

  • Fire & Rescue: 101
  • Police: 100
  • Ambulance: 102
  • Women Helpline: 1091
  • Child Helpline: 1098

LANGUAGE

Gujarati is the official language in Jamnagar but languages like English and Hindi are spoken as well.

Hindi:

  • Welcome - Svagat
  • How are you? - Aap kaise hai?
  • What's your name? - Aapka naam kya hai?
  • I don't know - Mujhe nahi pata
  • I don't understand - Mein samjha nahi
  • Thank you - Dhanyavad

Gujrati:

  • Welcome - Padhaaro
  • How are you? - Tame kem chho
  • What's your name? - Taru naam su chhe
  • Where are you from? - Tame kyaan na chho
  • Goodbye - Avjo
  • Good night - Shubh ratri