in 1540 A.D. Jamnagar, also known as the 'Jewel of Kathiawad', is a
coastal town about 300 kms west of Ahmedabad and 92 kms. from Rajkot
Present day Jamnagar is a charming
blend of the old and the new with its ancient monuments and broad
streets, imposing facades, and squares which make it one of the most
beautiful cities in the Saurashtra peninsula.
Built by Jam Raval, a Jadeja Rajput
leader who migrated from Kutch, Jamnagar was the capital for four
centuries of the prosperous princely state of Nawanagar.
Jamnagar is the hometown of the world
famous cricketers Ranjit Sinh and Duleep Sinh after whom the Ranji and
Duleep Trophy are named in domestic Indian cricket.
Jamnagar is renowned for its silk, gold
embroidery, silver ware, bandhani (tie-and-dye) fabrics that are
renowned the world over. Nutcrackers (especially the ones made for betel
nuts) made in Jamnagar are in great demand all over India.