Travel Jamnagar

Khijadia Bird Sanctuary

Khijadia Bird Sanctury jamnagar

Its a unique wet land area with sea water on one side and fresh water on one side. This area was declared as a Khijadia Bird Sanctury on 6th November 1982. Before independence, a check dam had been built for storing the waters of the Ruparen River just near the sea, so gradually over the years with fresh water of the rain and river on one side and salt water of the sea on the other side, a unique area came up where both varieties of vegetation came up, gradualy, The area of this Sanctury is 605 Hectares. There are 3 Watch Tower for bird watchers, as well as inspection paths leading deep into the foliage One can find both types of sea and shore birds watching the arrival of the Cranes during sunset for roosting is a fantastic experience.

About 12 KMS from Jamnagar. Some of the birds found here are : Black Necked Stork, Black Ibis, Black wing stilt, Black winged kite Aadil at Khijadia watchtower, Brahmini Kite, Cattle Egret, Pheasants tailed Jacana, Green Stone Plover, Green Shank, Grey Patridge, Indian Skimmer, Imperial Eagle, Indian Pond Heron, Indian Robin, Little Tern, Purple Moorhen, Black Tailed Godwit, Combduck, Common Crane, Demoisele Crane, Common Teel, Dunlin Birds at Khijadia, Gargeni, Grebes, Marsh Harrier, Pintail, Painted Stork, Shoveler, Wigeon Duck, Pale Harrier, Sanderlings, Snake Birds

Marine National Park, Narara, Pirotan

Marine National Park, Narara, Pirotan

India's first marine sanctuary, has various parts where one can visit: one of them is Pirotan island which is about 16 nautical miles away in the Arabian Sea near Jamnagar and spreads over an area of about 458 km2. Located about 7 km from the city centre. The Marine National Park and Sanctuary 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 colourful tropical fish. The entire forest has various marine life forms. The area also attracts a huge number of birds. The best period to visit is October to March.


Balahanuman Temple is where Ramdhun Sri Ram Jay Ram Jay Jay Ram is being chanted non-stop since the last 45 years. And it is a world record registered with The Guinness Book of World Records.

Jain Temples located at "Chandi Bazaar" area in Jamnagar are worth visiting. They are historic temples built around 1564-1622.

This temple faces the Lakhota Lake (man made) which is a nice place to spend ones time.

Darbargadh (Maharajah's palace), the old royal residence of Jam Sahebs and the most important historical complex in Jamnagar, reflects the fusion of Rajputs and European style of architecture. The semi- circular palace complex consists of a number of buildings with very fine architectural features and detailing. It has some fine examples of stone carvings, wall paintings, fretwork jali-screens, ornamental mirrors, carved pillars and sculpture. The walls outside have carved jarokha balconies in the Indian tradition, a carved gate and Venetian-Gothic arches.

Ayurved University, Pratap Villas, Solarium

Ayurved University : Jamnagar is famous for his Ayurved University. Dhanvantri Mandir was built under the personal supervision of Dr. Pranjivan Manekchand Mehta, Chief Medical Officer of Guru Govindsingh Hospital. After independence it gained the status of Ayurved University.

Pratap Villas : A beautiful palace inspired by the 'Victoria Memorial' of Calcutta with beautiful traditional carvings of birds, animals, creepers and plants. Its three domes are made of glass. The palace was built during the rule of His Royal Highness Jam Ranjitsinhji. A must see for all tourists.

Solarium : Known as the Ranjit Institute of Poly-Radio Therapy. A slowly revolving tower provides full day long sunlight, that provides Solar Therapy facility. It is open after working hours for the visitors

Dwarka : Dwarka is situated 22-29 latitude North and Longitudes 68'-50" to 69'-14" (45 kms north south +31 km east west) average 71606 sq. kms area having seven isles since over 3 million years old and reclaimed time to come having 12 to 140 C temperature in December and around 400 C in June. It's wet climate is bearable due to sea breeze through the day. Dwarka is one of the religious places in Gujarat. This was the first capital of Gujarat - "ANCIENT (ANART) LATER KNOWN AS KUSHASTHALI."

Kileshwar Temple : Kileshwar is an old Shiva Temple. The history behind the place is of Mahabharata Period, it is believed that the Pandvas stayed at this place during their "Vanavas" period.

Gopnath : Gop Hill is a favorite spot for pilgrims as well as adventure seeking people.

Ashapura Temple at Ghumali : According to folk lore, in the 14th century, Jam Unndji came from Sindh area with an army to conquer Ghumali, but he could not conquer, so after that his son Bamaniyaji came and surrounded Ghumali with a huge army, at that time, the king Bhaman Jethwa, escaped to Ranpur via the route of Kileshwar. So Bamniyaji attacked and destroyed Ghumli. On the same night Goddess Ambaji came in his dream and told him that, as she has granted the wish "Asha" of his father to conquer Ghumali, he should make a temple in her name.

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