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Jamnagar Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Jamnagar

  • Jamnagar City in Gujarat
Jamnagar At a Glance
  • Average Climate:12°C - 32°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:0288

Jamnagar Travel Guide

One of the oldest cities in Gujarat, the city of Jamnagar is rich in history thanks to a history that dates back to immemorial. If you are planning a Tour to Gujarat, a Tour to Jamnagar reveals many of the best-kept secrets of Gujarat.

One of the most respected princely states of pre-independent India, a tour to Jamnagar or Nawanagar, as previously known, offers an insight into the workings, traditions, and customs of royal India. One of the most influential cities in the district of Saurashtra, a tour to Jamnagar reveals the unique culture of Gujarat, which has always been a significant source of influence to the entirety of India.

Places to visit in Jamnagar

The city's rich and diverse past has resulted in multiple attractions comprising ancient and natural sites of interest. Be it a part of our rich Indian history or something close to nature, Jamnagar is ready to serve the needs of any globetrotter. Look at the top places to visit in Jamnagar:

  • Swaminarayan Temple
  • Marina National Park
  • Lakhota Lake
  • Mota Ashapura Maa Temple
  • Lakhota Fort
  • Harsiddhi Temple
  • Bale Hanuman Temple
  • Bhidbhanjan Temple
  • Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary

Things to do in Jamnagar

If you are planning a trip to Jamnagar, then check out the best things to do in Jamnagar. 

  • Go shopping in the Old City, at Chandni Bazaar, a market known for Bandhani sarees and silver jewelry.
  • Hop on a ferry and explore the unique marine world at the Marine National Park.
  • Go for a nature walk to the Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary and spot different types of birds.
  • Enjoy a boat ride with your loved ones at the Lakhota Talav.

Best time to visit Jamnagar

The ideal time to visit Jamnagar is during winter, which typically starts in October and lasts until January. In February, the climate is moderate. However, the summer season in Jamnagar begins in March and lasts until June, with high temperatures and humidity. The monsoon season occurs from June to September, with the heaviest rainfall in July. August and September also see significant rainfall in Jamnagar. It is best to avoid visiting Jamnagar during the monsoon season and opt for other seasons instead.

How to reach Jamnagar

To reach Jamnagar, you can take a flight via the Jamnagar Airport, with regular Air India flights to and from Mumbai. The Rajkot airport is the next closest, offering flights to Bangalore, New Delhi, and Mumbai. Jamnagar is also easily accessible via bus, with excellent connectivity to several cities in India. The Jamnagar Railway Station also has multiple trains passing through, connecting the city to various towns and cities across the country.

Accommodations in Jamnagar

For a comfortable stay for tourists, many hotels and homestays in Jamnagar offer all the services that tourists can ask for at affordable prices. Most hotels in the city are built close to many tourist attractions. In Jamnagar, one can hardly find any five-star accommodations. However, many four-star hotels offer tourists a once-in-a-lifetime experience without burning holes in their pockets. For all the accommodation types, it is advisable to book in advance ahead of festivals. 

Where to eat in Jamnagar?

Jamnagar boasts many cuisines that cater to every taste and budget, making it a food lover's paradise. From fancy restaurants to street food vendors, the city offers everything from authentic Gujarati cuisine to continental dishes. Street food is a specialty in Jamnagar, and for locals, spending a day indulging in the various food stalls across the city is an ideal way to pass the time. With many options, Jamnagar's street food scene is unique and caters to every palate.

How to get around in Jamnagar? 

Commuting in Jamnagar is often done by bus, a popular choice for locals and tourists. The state-run bus service offers reliable connectivity to and from villages around the city. Taxis and auto rickshaws are also readily available in Jamnagar. While taxis offer a comfortable way to travel around the city, it is recommended to bargain for a reasonable price. Auto rickshaws are a more popular option, with prices varying based on the distance traveled. It is advised to settle on an agreed-upon price before embarking on an auto rickshaw ride.

Travel tips

  • Private taxis and cabs are the most convenient options to get around the city and visit nearby tourist destinations. However, buses are also available in the city to travel from one place to another, the cheapest option.
  • Wear decent clothes while visiting religious sites. Cover the head and shoulders. Also, do not wear short clothes at the pilgrimage places.
  • Carry clothes according to the weather as the temperature also dips in the evening during summer.


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