Jamnagar, earlier known as Nawanagar, is in the state of Gujarat. Before ruling the city, Ranjit Sinhji, the Maharaja Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, was a famous cricketer. Over a period of time, the city gained prominence owing to the world’s largest oil refinery set up here by the reputed Reliance Industries. Jamnagar also has an oil refinery of Essar Group. Hence, it is popularly named as the ‘Oil City of India’. Jamnagar is popular for its four Jain temples, one of which is listed in The Guinness Book of World Records. Textiles, embroidery, bandhani (tie-dyed) fabrics, pearl fishery are some occupations of the people of Jamnagar.
Budget Hotels in Jamnagar
There are good budget hotels in Jamnagar. Some of them are President Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards), Punit Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), and Bansi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
The official language of Jamnagar is Gujarati. The other language spoken here is Hindi.
Events in Jamnagar
The important event of Jamnagar is Navratri held in August/September.
Places to See in Jamnagar
There are several places of tourist attraction in Jamnagar. Some of the places include Pratap Vilas Palace (1.5 km), Solarium (1.8 km), Bhujio Kotho (1.9km), Willingdon Crescent (3 km), Rozi Bedi Port (3 km), and Khijadia Bird Sanctuary (18.4 km).
How to Get There
Jamnagar Airport is the closest airport and is just 6 km away.
Jamnagar railway station situated in Jamnagar district is approximately 4 km away.
Travellers can use bus services to Jamnagar from Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Rajkot, Baroda, Udaipur and other cities. Patel Tours & Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels are reliable bus operators. If you are booking bus tickets for your journey, book online and travel without any tension.
Bhim is a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The village sits on the northern edge of the only semi-mountainous region of the state which also has the famous hill-station of Mount Abu in its midst. The nearest urban agglomeration is the city of Bhilwara at a distance of 99 km.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels one can look forward to in Bhilwara are Amit Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Bhagyodaya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Harsh Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Shahpura Bagh (Tariff – Rs. 900) among others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Some of the places worth visiting in and around Bhilwara city are Kyara ke Balaji (a spontaneously appeared image of lord Hanuman on a rock), Harni Mahadev (consisting of a Shiva Lingam under a mountain) and Badnore Fort. However, Ajmer (106 km away)as a city has plenty of options, among which are the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti – a great Sufi saint, the Taragarh Fort, Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Nareli Jain Temple and Lake Foysagar.
How to Get There
The Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 142 km.
Bhilwara Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 99 km.
Various state transport buses connect the area to different parts of the state. Private buses are pretty active in the area too. Online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com is one of the safest and convenient ways to get your tickets.