Jamnagar is one of the best tourist destinations in the state of Gujarat. The city is also famous for its marine park as well as natural beauty. The city has many tourist attractions for your leisure activities. Jamnagar is also home of the largest oil refinery in the world. In this article, we have compiled a list of the most popular tourist places in Jamnagar for tourism.
6 Best Tourist Places in Jamnagar for your holiday
1. Pratap Vilas Palace
The Pratap Vilas Palace is the royal palace owned by the Royal Family of Jamnagar. It was built in 1915 in a European style. The Royal Palace requires prior permission from the royal family to enter on the premises. You can ask for the permission in Darbar Gadh office. We have included the Pratap Vilas Palace in the most popular Royal Palaces of Gujarat.
2. Marine National Park
The Marine National Park is the first Indian marine park. The Marine National Park is located 55 km west of the city. You can enjoy seeing coral reefs, mangroves and other diversity of habitats. The Marine Park is spread in 163 square km. There are 42 tropical islands located in the range of this marine park.
3. Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary
The Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is one of the most well known bird sanctuaries in the state of Gujarat. It is located 18 km northeast of the city. The Bird Sanctuary is spread over the land of 6 km. You can enjoy watching 300 varieties of birds including native and migrated birds. The Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is managed by the Forest Department of the Government of Gujarat.
4. Ratan Bai Masjid
The Ratan Bai Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in the city of Jamnagar. The Mosque is located in the old city area center. You should not miss the opportunity to watch the two minarets, white and green. The Mosque has its own rainwater harvesting system, one of the unique things in any minarets. The doors of Ratan Bai Masjid are made of sandalwood. The Ratan Bai Masjid is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Jamnagar.
5. Pirotan Island
The Pirotan Island is one of the most beautiful islands located in the district of Jamnagar in Gujarat. Pirotan Island is one of the two islands where tourists are allowed normally. You can enjoy the watching Octopus, Sea Horse, Sabella, Wolf, Coaster Cather, Mud Skipper, Ghost Crabs and others. There is no daily ferry available. You just need to hire the boat to reach the island. The Island is one of the most popular tourist places in Jamnagar.
6. Jain Temples
There are four Jain temples located in Chandi Bazaar of Jamnagar. Out of four, two temples are larger, namely, Shantinath Mandir and Adinath Mandir. These are the most popular tourist places in Jamnagar for the Jainism followers.
Article last re-published on May 5, 2015.