A former fortress located at the center of the scenic lake, Lakhota Palace Museum is a must-visit attraction in Jamnagar, Gujarat, that offers both informative and fascinating display along with a breathtaking sight of the fort surrounded by lake and frolicked by migratory birds.
Timing: 10:30 am to 2 pm – 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Government Colony, Jamnagar, Gujarat
Entry Fees: Rs25 for Indians and Rs100 for Foreigners
The city of Jamnagar situated in Gujarat has many popular tourist attractions and one of them is the Lakhota Palace Museum which is an appealing palace in the middle of the lake and houses a beautiful storehouse called Lakhota Museum. Originally constructed by the rulers of Nawangar in the 18th and 19th centuries as a fort to fend off the enemies easily, the tower is known as Lakhota Palace now has been turned into Lakhota Museum which displays artifacts from the 9th to the 18th centuries.
Upon entering the museum, the first thing that clutches the attention of the visitors at the entrance is a guardroom fully housed with muskets, cannons, turrets, swords, and powder flasks, which are suggestive of the original purpose of the fort and illustrates the readiness of the army at that state of time. In case of an attack, the Lakhota Palace was placed in the center so that the lake would as a moat for the fortress. Other significant highlights of the museum include pottery from the nearby villages and a gigantic skeleton of a whale that enthralls visitors of all ages. Moving further, take a glimpse at the walls adorned in frescoes portraying various battles fought by the ‘’Jadeja Rajputs’’. The fort structure is connected to the bank of the lake by two causeways but only the Northside is accessible to the visitors.
The lake is not only informative but is also a beautiful sight to behold and is visited by numerous migratory birds from different parts of the world. What enhances its appeal is the sight of Terns, Pelicans, Gulls, and Ducks flocking right at the heart of the city and on the lake as well. Boating and birdwatching are other two major activities visitors indulge in here while relishing in the delectable taste of the local street food.