Jamnagar was established as the capital of the Princely State of Nawanagar in 1540 A.D. Jamnagar, also known as Nawanagar (the new town), was one of the Jadeja’s most prominent princely republics in the Saurashtra region. Lord Shree Vishwakarma built Dwarka town for Lord Krishna in Jamnagar district after relocating from Mathura, according to Pauranik literature, the Jams of Nawanagar trace their origin to the Yadava race.
According to bardic traditions, Bahadurshah, the Emperor of Gujarat, was so impressed by Jam Lakhaji’s contribution in the siege of Pawagadh that he bestowed 12 villages on him.
Jam Lakaji was assassinated by his relatives Tamachi Deda and Hamirji Jadeja as he was about to take control of his new fief. Jam Lakhaji’s son.
Jam Rawal, fled and, as he grew older, avenged his father’s murder by killing Hamirji Jadeja in the same manner. Khengarji and Sahibji, Hamirji’s two sons, fled to Delhi to do homage to the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The two brothers saved the Emperor from being slain by a lion during a lion hunt. An army was dispatched with them to reclaim their kingdom as a prize for their bravery. When Jam Rawal learned that the two princes were returning to Kutch with the imperial army, he began preparing for battle. He had a dream about the goddess Ashapura, who warned him that he had broken a pledge he had given in her name not to kill Hamirji, even though he was the one who killed his father. She had refrained from punishing him as he had at all other times honored her, but he was no longer to dwell in Kutch but cross the sea and reside in Kathiawar instead.
Jam Rawal and his retinue marched out of Kutch, assassinated King Tamachi, the other conspirator in his father’s assassination, and captured Dhrol and its outposts. Jam Rawal gave his brother Hardholji the rule of Dhrol region, but he was killed in battle, and the throne fell to his eldest son, Jasoji. Jam Rawal established his dominion by conquering areas of Saurashtra.
On a hunting excursion in what is now Jamnagar, a hare was brave enough to turn on the hunting hounds and chase them away. Jam Rawal was so taken aback by this that he decided to make this his capital, believing that if this country could breed such hares, the men born here would be superior to other men. On the 7th day of the bright half of the month of Srawan, VS 1596 (August 1540 AD), he laid the foundation of his new capital, which he named Nawanagar, on the banks of two rivers, the Rangmati and the Nagmati (new town). Jamnagar, which means “town of the Jams,” was the name given to Nawanagar over time.
Geographical area and Population of Jamnagar
Jamnagar city is part of the Jamnagar district, which is located on the Gulf of Kutch’s shores. The city is also the district headquarters and one of Gujarat’s 26 Lok Sabha constituencies. Jamnagar district is located between 22°13’N and 69°42’E in the Gujarat area known as Saurashtra. Jamnagar district is bordered on the north by the Gulf of Kutch and on the west by the Arabian Sea. The Rajkot district is to the east, and the Junagadh district is to the south. According to the 2011 census, Jamnagar has a total area of 122 square kilometers and a population of 600411.
All the Kings of Jamnagar
Jam Shri Rawalji
From 1540 to 1562, Jam Shri Rawaliji, a Sahib Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, had four sons. Instead of appointing one of them as heir, he adopted his own grandson Lakhaji Jiyaji Sahib (the son of his oldest son), and made him his heir.
From 1540 to 1562, Jam Shri Rawaliji, a Sahib Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, had four sons. Instead of appointing one of them as heir, he adopted his own grandson Lakhaji Jiyaji Sahib (the son of his oldest son), and made him his heir.
Lakhaji Jiyaji Sahib
The reign of Lakhaji Jiyaji, however, ended in 1562 with Vibhaji Rawaliji Sahib’s accession to the throne.
Vibhaji Rawaliji Sahib
During his reign from 1711-1743, Jam Sahib Tamachi II Raisinhji Sahib died without a son.
Jam Shri Lakhaji Tamachi Jadeja Sahib
After his death, his widow adopted Jam Shri Lakhaji Tamachi Jadeja Sahib (the son of an earlier jam sahib), who ruled between 1743 and 1767.
Maharajadhiraj Jam Shri Ranmal Sinhji Sataji (Ranmalji II) Jadeja Sahib
Maharajahdhiraj Jam Shri Ranmalsinhji Sataji (Ranmalji II) Jadeja Sahib (?-1852) was the Jam Sahib of Nawanagar from 1820 to 1852, adopted by Rani Achuba Sahiba, the widow of Jam Saheb Jasoji had died childless. He was a well-liked reforming maharajah who built roads and helped with drought relief.
Jam Shri Sir Vibhaji
Jam Shri Sir Vibhaji, his son, took over as his successor. Vihabji had 22 wives but no sons, with the exception of one who was expelled from the line of succession for planning his father’s death. He adopted twice to provide an heir, each time a distant cousin, but after that, he had another biological son. Raisinhji Vibhaji, Vibhaji’s first adopted son, was poisoned by one of Vibhaji’s wives. When his son was born, the second adoption was annulled, and the little birth son replaced him in 1895, at the age of seven. However, this son died childless in 1906, and the displaced adoptee took his place…
Colonel Maharajahdhiraj Maharajah Jam Shri Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji Jadeja Bahadur
Colonel Maharajahdhiraj Maharajah Jam Shri Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji Jadeja Bahadur (1872-1933) Maharaja Jam Sahib of Nawanagar from 1906 to 1933. Ranjitsinhji was educated in England, where he became a well-known cricketer for Sussex and England. He once had a season in which he scored 3000 runs and two centuries in a single day. He established free primary and secondary schools, built a new port, improved administration, and electrified the capital city during his reign as maharajah. He also collected a sizable jewel collection. He died without ever marrying and was succeeded by one of his nephews, whom he had adopted.
Lieutenant-General Maharajah Jam Shri Sir Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji
Lieutenant-General Maharajah Jam Shri Sir Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja Bahadur (1895-1966), Maharajah Jam Sahib of Nawanagar from 1933 to 1966. Shree Vrajkuvar (1917-1992), a niece of Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, married the Maharajah of Idar.
King of Jamnagar At Present
H.H. Jamsaheb Shatrusalyasinhji Jadeja is the present king of Jamnagar. He was born on 20 February 1939. He is the son of Jam Saheb Sri Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji. Shatrusalyasinhji was educated at Malvern College in England. He Married Rani Bharati Rajya Lakshmi(married second, Mohinder Singh Chadha, a Delhi businessman) in November 1960.
The Culture of Jamnagar
Hinduism is the major religion with approximately 65% of the population being Hindus. The other two major communities are Muslims and Jains. With a number of revered Hindu and Jain temples surrounding the city, religion plays an essential role in the lives of Jamnagar citizens.
In Jamnagar, the majority of people speak Gujarati and Kathiawadi dialects, which are used for daily communication. However, there are also some areas of the city where Kutchi is spoken.
Fairs and festivals
Jamnagar hosts a multitude of fairs and festivals that highlight the people’s cultural, religious, and social aspirations for a better life. The perfect time to see Traditions and Culture in Jamnagar is during Jamnagar Festivals. Makar Sankranti, Mahashivratri, Holi, Navratri, Diwali, Janmashtami, Ramnavami, and Mahavir Jayanti are some of the most well-known holidays of Jamnagar. Locals and visitors like to enjoy the Navratri Festival and the Kite Festival during Makar Sankranti in Jamnagar. Music and folk dance are also prominent aspects of Jamnagar’s culture. The most well-known types of music are temple music and folk tunes.
Crafts and art in Jamnagar
Jamnagar is well-known for its ‘bandhej’ craftsmanship. The centuries-old technique entails tying hundreds of knots on a piece of fabric and dyeing it in a variety of colours. Fabrics known as ‘Bandhej’ are widely available in shops around the Darbargadh and Chandi Bazaar districts and are a popular export item. Aside from ‘bandhej,’ Jamanagar is notable for its decorative brass items, which are plentiful.
Clothing of Jamnagar people
Despite the current economic revolution, locals in some parts of Jamnagar continue to dress in traditional styles. Cotton drawers (chorno) and a short tunic on the upper body, together with a thick multicoloured hat, are the most common outfits for men. A long petticoat (chaniyo), a short blouse (choli), and a colourful scarf(odhni) are used by women. Silver jewellery is widely available, and traditional thick jewellery is sold in Jamnagar’s Chandi Bazaar.
Sports In Jamnagar
Cricket, in particular, is a necessary piece of Jamnagar’s cultural history. With Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s game-changing contribution, Jamnagar has a major place in Indian sports history. He was not only instrumental in the construction of the city, but he is also known for establishing the foundations for India’s most popular sport. His successor, K.S Duleepsinhji, continued the tradition. The prestigious Ranji and Duleep trophies are memorials to the game’s founding monarchs. Jamnagar takes cricket seriously, with notable cricketers such as Ajay Jadeja, Ravindra Jadeja, Salim Durrani, and Vinu Mankad hailing from the city.
Food in Jamnagar
Jamnagar, as a Gujarati city, has its fair share of foodies. The city provides a variety of delectable Gujarati cuisines that are sure to please. The city has it all, from diverse cuisines to a wide variety of street food to tasty time-pass snacks. The savories are often made of cornstarch and have acidic flavors. They’re filling and have flavors that are difficult to resist.
● A Taste of Jamnagar’s Street Food
Jamnagar’s street food is distinctive, and a true foodie will be spoilt for choice. Gujarati snacks such as gathia, bhajiya, pakwan, ghugra, dhokla, dabeli bread, katka bread, ras patra, dhukla, and khandvi are sold at major street food vendors. Some of the products, like most street cuisine, might be a little hot, so foodies should proceed with caution.
● Sweets are an essential part of Jamnagar’s cuisine
Peda, mesub, barfi, gulab jamun, anjeer pak,rasmalai and Kachori (famous in the world) are among the sweet treats available to visitors. Jamnagar is home to a number of well-known sweet stores, including HJ Vyas, Shrikhand Samrat, Travadi Sweets, and Valabhdas Pedawala, which are known for their high quality.
● ‘Paan’ is popular in Jamnagar
Jamnagar’s affection for the betel leaf-Paan is one of the city’s unique cuisine traditions. Paan is widely used in India and is thought to have medicinal benefits. Manoobhai Paanwala, N.D. Paanwala, and Bajrang Paan are some of the well-known stores that sell ‘Paan,’.Most ‘Paan’ stores sell a variety of ‘Paan’ combinations made with ingredients such as betel nuts, cardamom, cloves, coconut, jellied fruit, dates, and, in rare cases, tobacco.
Places of Religion
Jamnagar is a wonderfully spiritual place in Gujarat. Every year, a large number of tourists from all across India travel to Jamnagar to see the city’s famous eye-catching temples.
Dwarkadhish temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is one of the four most essential temples for pilgrims to visit in India. The temple is located in Dwarka, on the banks of the Gomati River. Dwarkadhish Temple consists of a five-story structure Supported by over 70 pillars.
BAPS Swaminarayan Temple
The Swaminarayan Temple in Jamnagar, dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, is a very magnificent temple with an air of silence and spirituality at its best. The temple is a superb example of architectural excellence. Lord Shiva-Parvati and Lord Rama-Sita each have their own shrines in the temple. A modest museum is located at the base of the main temple. It also includes a large, well-kept garden and a cafeteria serving delectable vegetarian munchies.
The temple enclosure is calm and peaceful, and the sculptures, wall carvings, and decorations are a visual feast. Due to its lighting, it appears ethereal at night. A wave of spirituality seems to radiate from the temple complex as you climb the stairs to the main structure. In addition to daily prayers, the temple holds a number of festivals and fairs.
Shree Bala Hanuman Temple
Shri Bala Hanuman Sankirtan Mandir is the oldest temple, having been built in 1963-64 by Shri Prembhushan Ji Maharaj. Since August 1st, 1964, the Bala Hanuman temple in Jamnagar has been chanting Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram, day and night, on the southeast corner of Lakhota Lake or Ranmal Lake. This achievement is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. The temple grounds are kept clean, and there is a divine aura there.
The temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva in the seventeenth century. It is one of the few lesser-known temples in Jamnagar that attracts a small number of tourists each year from all around India and the world who come to see the superb and unusual historical items on display.
Mazar-E-Badari (Bohra Hajira)
Jam Rawal constructed the Dawoodi Bohra community’s dargah in 1540 CE. The Bohra Hajira is a lovely mausoleum in Jamnagar, Gujarat, located in the Nageshwar area. It is also known as Mazar E Badri and is one of the holiest places of worship in Gujarat. It is also one of the most prominent religious sites in Jamnagar. On the banks of the Rangmati and Nagmati Rivers, this is a wonderful structure.
It is a well-known pilgrimage site that attracts faithful Dawoodi Bohras from throughout the world who come to pay their respects, ask a wish, or take a vow. The mausoleum, which represents the Saracenic style of construction, is made of white marble and features elaborate carvings.
Shree 5 (Paach) Navtanpuri Dham
Shree 5 (Paach) Navtanpuri Dham was founded by Nijanand Swami Shri Devchandreji the former Achraya of Shri Krishna Pranami Sampradaya in 1630 A.D.Shri 5 Navtanpuri Dham popularly known as Khijada Mandir. The temple is known for its multi-colored, spectacular floral decorations and the building’s upper interior surface.
Shantinath temple and Adinath temple are two of the most important Jain temples in Jamnagar. The temples were built between 1574 and 1622 and are both religious and historical landmarks. Adinath, originally called Rishabhanatha, is said to be the first Jain Tirthankar. The word Adinath means ‘first world teacher’.In the temple, there are colourful and beautiful paintings that tell the story of Adinath.
Historical Buildings in Jamnagar
Pratap Vilas Palace-
Palace Pratap Vilas was built between 1907 and 1915 by Maharaja Pratap Ranjit Singhji. The Palace was built in Indo-Saracenic architectural styles with European architectural inspirations, evocative to Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial Building. Here, the three domes are the main attraction. The supporting pillars and walls are decorated with carvings of natural flora and fauna, while the domes are made of glass. The domes are in the style of Indian architecture. The Palace is surrounded by expansive grounds and a park that Maharaja Kumar Ranjit Sinhji turned into a Natural Park in 1968.
Solarium Built in the 1920s by Jam Ranjitsinhji under the supervision of French doctor Jean Saidman. The Solarium, also known as the Ranjit Institute of Poly-Radio Therapy, is one of the many remarkable structures built during his period. The solarium reaches a height of 40 feet above ground level. It has a 360-degree rotating glass tower that captures sunlight all day to treat skin problems.
Darbar gadh Palace
Darbargadh palace built by Jam sahebs in 1540 but extended over the years into a magnificent building.It is a royal residence of Jam Sahebs.The unusual architecture combined Rajput and European designs in a stunning way. During the 2001 earthquake, only the outer periphery of this structure survived.
Ironically, this historic landmark is now a market selling local antiques and the unique Bandhani (tie-dye) fabrics. It was like travelling through a forgotten city that was once majestic and regal as I walked through the ruins of this old structure. As I wandered around the courtyards, the history of the site came to life. Beautiful paintings, sculptures, stone carvings, and finishings covered the walls, some dating back to the 8th century.
The Maharaja of Nawanagar constructed Lakhota palace as a famine relief work in 1839-45 AD.The Lakhota palace is situated in the middle of the lake and was designed to house the rulers of the region at the time. It includes semi-circular bastions, turrets, cannons, musket loops, powder flasks, and other architectural marvels. It also depicts military history, which is why the palace is brimming with military-themed items. The Lakhota palace was built in such a way that the security was top-notch, and the location of the lake made it even more difficult to attack and reach.
Pancheshwar Tower is one of Jamnagar’s heritage buildings. It was constructed by the Maharaja of Jamnagar and is now being rebuilt by the government. Because there is a clock installed within the tower that displays the correct time, and another amazing fact is that if the time is 4 p.m., the bell inside the tower will ring four times.
It may be recognised from a long distance due to its structure. Many shiv mandirs (temples) are located in the area, including Gauri Shankar Mahadev, Bhotnath Mahadev, and others.
The Jharokhas are a unique feature of the Lakhota Talav (pavilions). Jharokhas are ornately built sit-outs that overlook the Lakhota Palace, which serves as the focal point. They were constructed as an enclosed balcony or stone window, usually canopied, to lend an ornamental dimension to palaces and were a key part of Rajput architecture. The lake’s periphery is surrounded by 12 Jharokhas, which are circular and rectangular in shape.
Ranmal Lake Palace (Museum)
The rulers of Jam dynasty built this museum in 1540, which has now become a famous and appealing tourist destination in Jamnagar. Because of its unique position in the middle of a lake, this museum is a popular tourist destination. It is located in the middle of the lake on a little island. As you travel through the museum, you will watch history come alive via walls, potteries, and rifles in the most inventive way possible. Many travellers utilise this stone bridge to reach the lake’s centre and take photographs that will last a lifetime.
Ranmal Lake Park
Between 1820 and 1852, Jam Ranmalji II built Ranmal Lake. The lake is well-kept and well-preserved, with many different bird species. You can spend hours together roaming through the woods and listening to the birds sing. A lot of people run on the synthetic walking track. Parking and restrooms are available at Ranmal Lake Park. Many stunning sculptures line the walkway, adding to the attractiveness.
Bhujio Kotho was constructed by the city’s previous lords to secure the city from attack, particularly from the rivers’ banks. Bhujio Kotho is one of Jamnagar’s imperial structures. Bhujio Kotho was used to have a panoramic view of the entire city of Jamnagar due to its height. Locals were not permitted to enter this facility because it was solely used for military operations. However, in the years following independence, it was feasible to visit by crossing a river bridge. It was a site worth seeing for tourists due to its great size and radius.
It is the first mosque in Jamnagar constructed during Aurangzeb’s reign. Qutbuddin and his soldiers attacked Jamnagar in 1664 and looted it. Jam Saheb Raisinhji died during this attack. As a symbol of Qutbuddin’s victory, the mosque was built. This mosque was eventually renamed Jumma Masjid when it was renovated and expanded. The mosque was further expanded by His Highness Jam Saheb Vibhaji’s muslim wife Dhanbai, who gave it its current appearance.
Mandvi Clock Tower
Wazir Meraman Khawas built the Mandvi clock tower in the 17th century to create Jamnagar a walled city and protect it from attack.The clock tower is a common sight in cities across the world, and Jamnagar is no exception. The Mandvi Clock Tower is a magnificent landmark in the Chandni Chowk neighbourhood. It contains a tower clock with many clock faces. It is an iconic structure in Jamnagar, despite the present appearance being distant from what it was in the past.
Jamnagar’s city gates are impressive architectural masterpieces designed by Wazir Meraman Khawa in the 17th century. Khambhaliya Gate is one of the two remaining city gates of Jamnagar from that period. A defensive structure was built on the fort wall during the mid-18th century.Not only is this a protected monument, but it is the last gate remaining from a bygone era.
Indian forces in Jamnagar
All three branches of the Indian military have bases at Jamnagar: the Indian Air Force, Indian Army, and Indian Navy.
The Air Force
As part of Western Air Leadership, No. 224 Sqn, IAF was created on 4 July 1983 at Airforce Station Adampur under the command of Wg Cdr RA Massey, Vr C. The unit was equipped with the Mig 23MF and assigned to the Air Defense function, as well as the Banner Target Towing mission during peacetime. It then relocated to Jamnagar, where it modified MiG-23s to tow targets.
Before being retired from the Indian Air Force in 2007, No.224 Sqn was the last MiG-23MF operator. Wing Commander M. K. Singh, Wing Commander Tapas Sahu, Squadron Leader Vijay Shelke, and Wing Commander RS Jamdar flew the final flypast of the closing ceremony, carrying a banner that read “End of an Era.”
The establishment of the Air Force School in Jamnagar is a significant milestone in the history of the Air Force Station in Jamnagar.
Valsura, An Indian Naval Ship
The Royal Indian Navy’s Torpedo Training School, HMIS Valsura, was commissioned in 1942. The name Valsura derives from the term swordfish, which was also the name of the Royal Navy’s most popular torpedo-carrying aircraft. The installation was called Indian Naval Ship Valsura after independence.
It’s on Jamnagar’s Rozi Island, among the picturesque salt pans that are home to a variety of migrating birds.
The Army Recruitment Office and the Indian Military Camp are both located on Ranjit Sagar Road in Jamnagar (ARO). Military Hospital, Military School (Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sainik School Balachadi, Jamnagar), Military Canteen, and Military Engineer Services (MES) on Ranjit Sagar Road, Jamnagar are all located at Satyam Colony, Jamnagar. Since 1851, we’ve been providing infrastructure to the Armed Forces.
Must Visit Places Nearby Jamnagar
Khijadia Bird Sanctuary
Khijadiya is a bird sanctuary located in Khijadiya Village in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat, 16 kilometres from Jamnagar Railway Station. It is one of Gujarat’s most prominent bird sanctuaries, and one of the must-see attractions in Jamnagar tourism packages. It is located off the coast of Kutch. The sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jamnagar, as it is home to over 250 species of resident and migratory birds, including globally endangered species such as the Dalmatian pelican, Asian openbill stork, Black-necked stork, Darter, Black-headed ibis, Eurasian spoonbill, and Indian skimmer.
Shivrajpur beach is located near Dwarka. Its tourists can enjoy the pleasures of cool blue sea water and smooth white beach. Because this is not a commercialised beach, it has a certain amount of quiet and privacy, making it a popular spot for families enjoying picnics or even honeymooning couples. Another major draw to this beach is the opportunity to see dolphins and a variety of other bird species.
Pirotan Island is a small island in the Gulf of Kutch near Jamnagar, about 10 kilometers from Jamnagar Railway Station. It is one of Gujarat’s most beautiful islands and one of Jamnagar’s most popular tourist destinations.
Pirotan Island is a treasure for nature and adventure lovers since it offers the chance to see colourful coral reefs, mangroves, and wonderful aquatic species such as jellyfish, octopus, starfish, sea snakes, hermit crabs, sea horse, sea slugs, green sea turtles, and dolphins. In the natural setting, one may also see lovely birds such as pelicans, herring gulls, sea gulls, and black-headed gulls.
Narara Marine National Park
Narara Marine National Park is a marine animal sanctuary in the Gulf of Kutch near Jamnagar, located 56 kilometres from Jamnagar Railway Station. It is India’s first Marine National Park, located near to Vadinar Village, and is one of Jamnagar’s most popular tourist attractions.
The Marine National Park on the Jamnagar coast contains 42 tropical islands, the majority of which are bordered by reefs. Coral reefs can be found on 33 of the islands. Pirotan, Karubhar, Narara, and Poshitra are some of the most well-known islands.
There are sandy beaches and mangrove wetlands on the islands. Coral reefs, mangroves, mudflats, creeks, Seagrass & Seaweeds, estuaries, sandy strands to saline grasslands, marshy places, and rocky coasts are some of the major ecosystem types offered. The marine park’s habitats sustain a diverse range of marine and avian life.
This beach, which exemplifies pristine natural beauty at its finest, is the ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Locals and out-of-the-way visitors alike make it a point to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy some peace and quiet. People might be seen sunbathing and relaxing here on their weekend excursions. The best time to visit is on a full moon night, when everything is illuminated and illuminated by the moonlight, adding to the eternal beauty of this place. It’s also close to Jamnagar’s centre city, making it a fantastic area to kick back, relax, and let all your stress melt away with each passing wave.
Dwarka is the capital city of Lord Krishna’s kingdom, and it is located on the western tip of the Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat. Dwarka, also known as Devbhoomi Dwarka, is the only city in the Hindu religion that is a part of both the Char Dham (four major holy places) and the Sapta Puris (seven sacred towns). Dwarka was once a part of Krishna’s ancient kingdom, and the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. The beach and seashores are also popular tourist destinations.
District, States and Central Govt. Offices in Jamnagar
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways has a subordinate entity called the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships. Along the Indian coast, it provides General Aids to Marine Navigation. The Directorate’s headquarters are in Noida. (U.P.) The entire coastline has been separated into nine districts with regional headquarters in Gandhidham, Jamnagar, Mumbai, Goa, Cochin, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Kolkata, and Port Blair for administrative control. Our mission is to ensure that navigation in Indian waters is safe and secure.
District Election Office
This office acts as a vital link between the electoral machinery and the general public. Conducting free and fair elections and maintaining error-free Electoral Rolls remain the Branch’s primary and priority areas, for which this branch is responsible for the preparation of the Electoral Roll, the preparation of the elector’s photo-identity card (EPIC), the reorganisation and rationalisation of polling stations, and so on.
The Collector & District Election Officer is in charge of all election control in the district. He is the Returning Officer for a Parliamentary Constituency while Returning Officers for Legislative Assembly Constituencies are officers not below the level of Deputy Collectors. Assistant Returning Officers for Parliamentary Constituency Elections are usually Returning Officers for Legislative Assembly Constituencies.
District Supply Office
The state government’s public distribution systems have been created to assure the food security of the district’s poor. The District Supply Office is in charge of monitoring and supervising the distribution of food grains to the targeted families through the Fair Price Shops.
District Planning Office
The District Planning Office carried out various activities such as primary approval, administrative approval, grant allocation, and grant utilisation for various schemes such as 15% Vivekadhin General/Schedule caste, 5% Incentives, Vivekadhin Nagarpalika, Under District Administration Collector/ DDO, District Level, 49-Developing Talukas, National Festival, Aapno Taluko Vibrant Taluko (ATVT), Member of Legislative Assembly fund, Member of Local Area Development Fund Pilgrimage-tourism and Taluka development plan activities were also carried out.
Jilla Panchayat, Opp. Cricket Bunglow, Jamnagar – 361001
Forest Department Office
Swaminarayan Nagar Society, Swaminarayan Nagar, Jamnagar, Gujarat 361008, India
Jamnagar Municipal Corporations
Jamnagar Municipal Corporation, Jubilee Garden, Jamnagar
Jamnagar Custom Office
Consequent upon restructuring of Central Excise and Customs Department, Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate, Jamnagar came into existence w.e.f. 01.11.2002. The same has been carved out from the erstwhile Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate, Ahmedabad. It consisted of four Divisions viz. Customs Division Jamnagar, Porbandar, Bhavnagar, Bhuj and two ports namely GPPL, Pipavav & GAPL, Mundra. As per Notification No. 37/2006 Customs (N.T.) dated 27.03.2006 whereby the Notification No.15/2002 Customs(N.T.) dated 07.03.2002 of the CBEC, New Delhi was amended, the Port of Gujarat Adani Port Ltd., (GAPL), Mundra in the district of Kutch was transferred to Kandla Commissionerate w.e.f. 01.04.2006.
As per Notification Nos. 87/2006 Customs (N.T.) & 89/2006-Customs (NT) dated 11.08.2006 & 18.08.2006, Notification No. 15/2002 Customs (N.T.) dated 07.03.2002 of the CBEC, New Delhi was further amended and the whole district of Kachchh (including Customs Division, Bhuj) was transferred to Kandla Commissionerate w.e.f. 15.08.2006.
Jamnagar Area Development Authorities (JADA)
The Government of Gujarat formed the Jamnagar Area Development Authority (JADA) on February 1, 1978. The primary goal of the JADA’s founding was to carry out long-term planned development of areas outside the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation’s boundaries.
The Authority’s key responsibilities include developing a development plan for the Jamnagar Urban Agglomeration, drafting draught Town Planning Schemes, implementing the aforementioned Town Planning Schemes, and monitoring and controlling development activities in accordance with the Revised Development Plan.
It is also in charge of developing infrastructures such as roads, sewers, water supplies, and other essential municipal services. JADA has 38 villages in the Jamnagar Taluka, in addition to the region under the jurisdiction of the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation. JADA has a total area of 428.35 square kilometers, including 128.40 square kilometers of JMC.
Transport Facilities in Jamnagar
The primary railway station in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, is Jamnagar railway station. It is located in the Rajkot Division’s Western Railways zone. Long-distance trains link Jamnagar railway station to many areas of India. Hapa is a railway station in the outskirts of Jamnagar’s eastern suburbs. According to the 2016 “Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat” study, it was India’s fourth cleanest railway station.
In both directions, 48 trains stop at Jamnagar railway station. The State Bank of India has an ATM at the Jamnagar railway station. There are several vendors offering pre-packaged meals, flavoured milk, ice cream, and other hot snacks. There’s also a dorm for travellers who want to stay the night. Passengers with 3AC or above tickets have access to an air-conditioned waiting lounge. In PF No. 1, there is an escalator to help with personnel and luggage mobility. The construction of a second foot overbridge is now underway.
Jamnagar Airport (IATA: JGA, ICAO: VAJM), also known as Civil Enclave Jamnagar, is an airport in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. The Indian Air Force owns it, and it allows for both commercial and private flights. It is Gujarat’s only airport that has two runways. Traffic at Jamnagar airport increased by 15% between 2003 and 2008, according to a survey undertaken by the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board.
Jamnagar airport has a small market share compared to other airports in Gujarat, but it is growing rapidly. Between 2016 and 2020, domestic passenger demand is expected to rise by 6%. A C-17 Globemaster of the Indian Air Force was dispatched to Djibouti from Jamnagar Airport during the evacuation of Indian people from Yemen in April 2015.
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation, or GSRTC, is a state-owned transport company in Gujarat that provides passengers with road public transportation in moffusil and city areas. GSRTC operates throughout Gujarat, India, as well as surrounding states. It has an 8703-bus fleet. The public enterprise serves 98 percent of Gujarat’s villages and 99 percent of its inhabitants, as well as major cities across the country (in long-distance routes).
World Famous Ayurveda university
Gujarat Ayurved University (GAU) is the first statutory university in Gujarat dedicated to Ayurvedic academics and research. It was founded in 1965 by an act of the Gujarat State Government and is located in Jamnagar, Gujarat. The NAAC has given GAU a ‘A’ rating. It has more than 300 bedded indoor facility hospitals for patient treatment, research, and clinical training of students and is administratively attached to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ayurvedic Medicinal Plant Sciences, and Yoga & Naturopathy, the university provides UG, PG, PGD, Certificate, PhD, and Diploma programmes.
Industries and Businesses In Jamnagar
Jamnagar is known for its brass items, tie-and-dye fabric (bandhani), and handicrafts. It is also Reliance Petrochemicals’ largest oil refinery in the world. Jamnagar is home to India’s first Marine National Park and the famed 16th-century Dwarkadhish temple. Brass parts, petroleum and petrochemicals, salt, and port-related enterprises are the mainstays of the local economy. Over 4,500 units are involved in the production of brass components in the Jamnagar district, which supplies over 70% of India’s brass parts. It is a key supplier to Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore’s electric and electronic factories. Industries in this Gujarat region produce around INR 300 crore worth of brass parts.
Jamnagar is regarded as one of the most important inventors and producers of Bandhni, or tie-and-dye fabric, with an annual production of around 250 crores. Engineering and machinery, as well as plastic and oil mills, are some of the other main businesses. Reliance Industries has a large refinery here, as well as a smaller refinery owned by Essar Oil. In addition, the Gujarat Fertilizers Corporation (GSFC), a chemical fertiliser complex, and a Tata Chemicals chemical factory are also located in this district.
Jamnagar has a 350-kilometer coastline, and the district is home to a number of salt producing facilities. Vietnam, Japan, China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Nepal are among the countries that import the salt. The district’s principal fruits are sapodilla, mango, papaya, and coconut, according to the agriculture department. Papaya accounts for roughly 72 percent of overall fruit production. Jamnagar is the third greatest producer of garlic in Gujarat, with 52920 million tons produced, accounting for 24% of total production.
Infrastructure / Companies in Jamnagar
Some of the Infrastructure Companies located in Jamnagar are:
- Nayara Energy
- Niho Construction Limited
- Reliance Jamnagar Infrastructure
- Larsen & Toubro
- Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited
- Bedi Port
- Sikka Terminal Power Station
- Bauxite Mines
- Digjam Mill