Jamnagar District is situated at southern coast of Gulf of Kutch in state of
Jamnagar District comprises of 5 Talukas.
Jamnagar, Administrative Headquarter of Jamnagar district is 4th
largest city of Gujarat.
It is known as the Town of the JAM’s, also referred as Nawanagar in
the History of India.
Founder – Jam Sri Rawalji
BACK IN TIME
Bahadur Shah, the emperor of Gujarat gifted twelve villages to Jam
Lakhaji in recognition of his role in siege of Pavagarh. However, He was
killed by his cousins – Tamachi Deda and Jam Hamirji Jadeja as he took
possession of the villeges.
Jam Rawal, son of Jam Lakhaji thereafter murdered his father’s killer
and became ruler of Kutch. When Hamirji’s two sons Khengarji and Sahibji
marched over the Kutch with the imperial army, He was prepared himself
for battle. It is said that one night, Goddess Ashapuraji comes to his dream
and command him to leave the Kutch.
He and His entourage marched out of Kutch on deity’s command and
conquered part of Saurashtra and formed his kingdom with 999 villages
named it as Halar.
Once in hunting trip of present - day Jamnagar, he found a hare brave
enough to turning on the hunting dogs and put them to fight. Deeply
impressed by this, He made this place as a capital in a thought of that if this
land could bread such hares then men born here would be superior to other
POINTS OF INTEREST
Darbargadh Palace, Lakhota Fort, Willingdon Crescent, Pratap Vilas
Palace, Kotha Bastion, Kotha Bastion, Solarium, Bhujio Kotho, Bohra
Hajira, Jam Ranjitsinhji Park(RanjitSagar Dam), Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary,
Balachadi Beach, Vardhman Shah’s Temple, Shantinath Mandir,
Mota Ashapura Maa Temple, Bala Hanuman Temple, Bholeshwar Mahadev
Temple, Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, Marine National Park, Cremation Park