Jamnagar, the fifth biggest urban agglomeration in Gujarat after Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara, and Surat is home to the largest oil refinery in the world. The city situated on the long coastline that Gujarat has with the Arabian Sea is a favorite with tourists as numerous sites and structures having tremendous historical or religious significance are located within as well as on the township’s outskirts. Two such spots that are extremely popular with visitors and holidaymakers are Rozi & Bedi Ports. The ports, apart from being strategic maritime commercial hubs also double up as scenic picknicking as well as fishing spots.
Vacationists as well as locals visit the ports of Bedi and Rozi during the winter season largely for picknicking and angling. Nevertheless, permission from the Fisheries Dept is required for fishing or using the premises for celebrating a social gathering. The Marine National Park in the island of Pirotan situated close to Jamnagar which is replete with coral reefs is a must see.
Visit the Jain temples built during 16th and 17th centuries, Siddinath Mahadev Temple, Navlakhi Temple, Kileshwar Temple, Bhid Bhanjan Temple, and the Sun Temple. If you’ve time on your hands, surely make it to Bohra Hajira, Bhujio Kotho, Kotha Bastion, Pratap Vilas Palace, Khijadiya Bird Sanctuarty, and the Lakhota Fort.
The foundations for the city were laid by Jam Shri Rawajii in the year 1540 when it was called Nawanagar and used to be the capital of the state (bearing the same name) ruled by the Jams. The Jams trace their lineage to Yadava clan and Lord Krishna is regarded as the most illustrious of Yadava chieftains. Nawanagar which means new town was first developed along the banks of Nagmati and Rangamati rivers and after the passage of several centuries was renamed as Jamnagar-the city developed by Jams.
Where is it Located?
The Rozi Port lies on a section of the Gulf of Kutch enclosed by the Arabian Sea whereas the Bedi Port is positioned inland flanking the Rangamati River. Both the ports are located close to the city of Jamnagar.
Ideal Visiting Time
Summers in the city are incredibly hot and humid whereas the monsoons are erratic. The winter season that lasts from October to Februrary is remarkably pleasant and hence the best time to visit Jamnagar.