All About Jamnagar
The present day District of Jamnagar is result of successive reorganizations of territorial boundaries of the District. The District was organized for the first time in 1948 and it was termed as Halar then by the Government of Saurashtra. Jamnagar district is situated on the North-West corner of the peninsular region of Gujarat State which is known as Kathiawar or Saurashtra.
Jamnagar the Jewel of Kathiawar is known by various names like chota kashi, paris of saurashtra is on the coast of Gulf of Kutch in the state of Gujarat,India. It has un spoilt Islands &Beaches, Hills, Temples, Palaces, Forest, Fantastic Bird life in the Bird Sanctuary & Marine Sanctuaries and Fascinating Corals and Marine Life in the Marine National Park. All these attraction makes Jamnagar a good centre for Tourism Development.
Jamnagar is one the largest producer of bauxite in the State.
District caters over 70% of the country’s requirement for brass parts supply
Major industry leaders such as Reliance Industries and Essar oil, Gujarat State Fertilisers Corporation (GSFC), Chemical fertilizer complex and a Chemical plant of Tata Chemicals is based in the district
Jamnagar coastline ranks second with 21.37 % in the 1600 km. of total coastline of the State.
Salt Industry& Bandhani Industry in the district is well developed.
District is having major dominance in cash crops.
Health Infrastructure availability is satisfactory.
Jamnagar is home to the country’s only Ayurvedic University offering post graduate and diploma courses in Ayurvedic medicines and pharmaceutical science, yoga and naturopathy.
Jamnagar is also known for having Defence base stations of all three wings:
The Indian Air Force, Indian Army, and Indian Navy.
1.Lakhota Lake and palace
4. Bala Hanuman Temple (Guinness World Record)
5. Khijadia Bird Sanctuary
6. Cremation Park
8. Jam Ranjitsinhji Park(RanjitSagar Dam) etc.
Jamnagar gave many cricketers to India. They all were great cricketers of their time. They are Prince Ranjit Sinh and his nephew Prince Duleep Sinh, Vinu Mankad, Salim Durrani, Indrajit Sinh and Ajay Jadeja and Ravindra Jadeja. The Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy, Domestic Indian cricket tournamnent are named in memory of princes of Jamnagar.
Food lovers would surely fall in love with mouth watering items of Jamnagar like Gughra, 'Jamnagari Mukhvaas', the special 'Dry fruit Kachori' , Dal-Pakwan and more things.
Starting up the mornings with 'Gathiya-Jalebi' and ending the day with a ‘pan’ and social gossips seems like a perfect 'Jamnagiri' lifestyle.