Jamnagar is a jewel on the coast of the Gulf of Kutch in the state of Gujarat. The city built around the Lakhota Lake was the capital of the former state of Nawanagar; one of the more important princely states of Saurashtra. It was established by Jam Raval in the 16th Century. Later it was renamed Jamnagar. Legend has it that the region where the city is situated now was the place where Lord Krishna used to live after he migrated from ‘Mathura’ and established his kingdom. The Jams (descendants of Jam Raval) trace their ancestry to Lords Krishna's ‘Yadav’ clan. Darbargadh Palace and Pratap Vilas Palace are the best examples of Rajput architecture. The city is known to have a rich culture and stores many remnants of the past that are preserved in the form of forts and palaces. The famous Lakhota Palace and Museum along with Bhujio Khoto are counted as the best attractions of the city.At present the city encloses some of the most beautiful and immaculate islands, beaches, hills, temples, forest and wildlife.
The city is embellished with Rajput architecture, rich culture and many fragments of the past that are well-kept in the form of forts and palaces. Beaches with immaculate beauty, wildlife and marine life, religious shrines, delectable Kathiawadi cuisine and Bandhani – all add up to make a visit to Jamnagar an unforgettable experience.
Jamnagar airport is connected by direct flight services with Mumbai.
Jamnagar is connected by rail with major cities and towns.
Good motorable roads connect Jamnagar with important cities and town.
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