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.
Palanpur is a city and a municipality of Banaskantha district in the state of Gujarat. It is 126 kms from state capital Gandhinagar towards south. The city is one of the largest cities in North Gujarat after Mehsana. Palanpur is known as "flower city" because of perfumes (Itar) available here. It is also known for its textile retail market and diamonds. A number of primary industries including dairy & marbles are situated in or around the city.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Palanpur Cappal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Way Wait Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1300), Hotel Bilipatra (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Green Woods Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Palanpur is Gujarati. People also speak Hindi.
Navratri (October), Diwali (October or November), Holi (March), Vasant Panchmi (January / February), Rakshbandhan (August) and Uttarayan (January) are the important festivals celebrated in Palanpur.
Places to Visit
Some of the places to visit are Balaram Palace (31 kms), The Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary (15 kms), Sun Temple (96 kms), Gayatri Temple (5.2 kms), Jain temples (1.2 kms), Ambaji temple located in Ambaji (55 kms) Kedarnath Mahadev Temple (32 kms) and Balaram Mahadev temple (14 kms).
How to Get There
The nearest international airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad (142kms)
Abu Road Railway Station is nearest major railway station (53 kms) to Palanpur.
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC), Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) and some private travel services have regular buses to Palanpur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Sifat Tours & Travels, Soni Tours & Travels, Shreenath Travelers and Neeta Tours and Travels. Online bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com provides tickets with best deals.