In the centre of old Jamnagar, on an island, are located two magnificient old structures, the Lakhota Fort, in middle of the Lake and Bhujia Kotha just near by to the Lake. Lakhota Fort is Jamnagar's Museum and its terraces display a fine collection of sculpture that spans from a period of the 9th Century to the 18th Century.
This lake has about 75 species of birds. Walking in the early mornings especially in the winter months & sitting under the beautiful domes allows you to experience nature with the birds.
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.
The Bala Hanuman Temple is at the southeastern side of Ranmal Lake (also known as Lakhota Lake), and here since 1st August 1964 and 24 hours a day, there's been continuous "Ram Dhun" of the invocation 'Shri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram'. This devotion has earned the temple a place in the Guinness Book of Records. Early evening is a good time to visit
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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.
PIROTAN ISLAND Only one MARINE NATIONAL PARK of its kind in India at Jamnagar Dist. Gujarat is situated almost 16 Nautical Miles away in Great Arabian Sea near Jamnagar. Area is almost 3.0 square k.m. of Island, and covered with Marine Trees, dense forest - "Mangroves" deep much. The Pirotan Island has beautiful scenarios, and Majestic view of Sunrise and Sunset.
The entire forest & Island have various marine lives, such as a Various types of Crabs, Neptune, Wolf, King crab, Hermit crabs, Ghost crabs, Scorpions, Wiper- Isosceles, Sea snakes, Sea slugs, etc. The forest is very rich and dense in wild life, Marine creatures, Sea animals, and really a very good Paradise for Bird watchers and Nature lovers.
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 Sanctuary 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, gradually, birds and animals also started flocking and roosting here. The area of this Sanctuary is 605 Hectares.
Dwarka is situated 22-29 latitude North & 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 & reclaimed time to come having 12 to 140 C temperature in December & 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.
This was original place where TANTRA (technique to salvation) was evolved. There were three Shaktipeeths; Rukshmani & Abhaya Dhar one in Dwarka & other two in in Bet Dwarka.
Maha Prabhuji Vallabhacharyaji did five Bhagvat Katha's in this area inspiring Bhaktipusthi-grace easiest way to oneness. We welcome you to this pusthi area where five Bethakji - Beyt/Gopi/Dwarka/Bhavda & GagaGurgat are there.
This is the place where Meera 'an incarnation to Bhakti', came from Rajasthan & merged with the graceful image of lord Krishna.
This is the place where Ganesh Puja flourished. There are 2.25 M high - over 7 ft Ganesh idols (100 mts east to Kird's Temple) along with many other Ganesh carvings around the temple.
Nageshwar Temple is 11km from Dwarka. Nageshwar or Nagnath Temple is located on the route between Gomati Dwarka and the Bet Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The Jyotirlinga enshrined in the Temple of Nagnath is known as Nageshwar Mahadev and attracts thousands of pilgrims all round the year. This powerful Jyotirlinga symbolizes protection from all poisons. It is said that those who pray to the Nageshwar Linga become free of poison. The Rudra Samhita sloka refers to Nageshwar with the phrase 'Daarukaavane Naagesham'.
Shri Halar – Tirth ARADHANADHAM is located on the bank of the Sinhan River in the Midst of the pleasing sound of the rippling waves of water of the dam, near the gardens of various fruits, on the shore of the western sea, This impressive tribute to Jainism spread over 40 acres of land bordering the on the Jamnagar Dwarka highway Jamnagar district of Gujarat, India.
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.
The temple is situated on the top and bottom of Koyla Hill. Harsidhi Matatji is also known as Ambica Mataji and Kalki Mataji. The local people call her Harshad Mata.
The ancient temple on top of the Koyla hill, has the same construction styles of the Navlakha Temple of the Chalukya Dynasty in Ghumali, where as the temple in the bottom of the hill is quite modern.On the northern side of the temple is the fire pit, where Harshad Mata used to roast and eat the King of Minalpur Prabhatsen.
Roast & eat??? Yes, the story goes like this, that before about 2000 years, the capital of the Chavda Kingdom was Minalpur, there the king was Prabhat sen Chavda. This minalpur was a main port and trading used to be done with foreign shores.
Once during the holy festival of Navaratri, the 7 wives of Prabhatsen were playing garba. So Jagdamba Mataji from the Koyal hill, also done ornaments and fine clothes and took the appearance of a beautiful lady, came down to play the Ras.
The Somnath Temple located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra, on the western coast of Gujarat, India is the most sacred of the twelve Jyotirlings (lingas of light) of the God Shiva. Somnath means "The Protector of Moon God. Shree Somnath is first among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlings of India.
Jamnagar to Somnath is 223 km and takes approx 3 hrs, 42 mins by road.
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.
So Bamaniyaji built the Temple of Ambaji on the hill in the middle of Ghumali and named it as Ashapura Temple ( Ashapura means the granter of wishes)
Till today this temple is very popular among pilgrims, who climb up the numerous steps for paying homage to Goddess Ashapura.