Posted by: nawanagar | July 22, 2009

Jamnagar

Jamnagar

Jamnagar

Jamnagar is another Gujarat delight, a fabu­lous, little-visited city, overflowing with ornate, decaying buildings and colourful bazaars displaying the town’s famous, brilliant-coloured bandhani – produced through a laborious 5000-year-old process involving thousands of tiny knots in a piece of folded fabric. It’s an ideal base for exploring the surrounding coastline that stretches to Dwarka, where rare birds flock to ankle-deep islands, and fine beaches are empty all year-round.

Jamnagar is best known for having India’s only Ayurvedic university, where you can learn the techniques of ancient medicine and yoga, and a temple that’s hosted nonstop chanting since 1964 (it’s in the Guinness Book of Records; see opposite).

Prior to Independence, the town was ruled by the Jadeja Rajputs. It’s built around appealing Ranmal Lake, which has a small palace at its centre, and huge weekend crowds around its edge.

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  1. Respected Author,

    Totally Agree with your this article about Jamnagar.

    Just want to say that “Jamnagar is also one of another historical city like junagadh,bhavnagar,amreli in saurastra gujarat.lots famous cricketers from here”


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