Jamnagar is a coastal town of Gujarat in India. It was founded by "Jam Raval" in 1540 A.D. as
the capital of the princely state of Nawanagar. It was so named after the ruler who called
themselves "Jamshree". The city was built around the small Ranmal Lake in the centre of which
there is a small palace that can be reached by a causeway.
Jamnagar is having the only Ayurvedic University in India. The old part of the town has a number of interesting buildings such as
the "Darbar Gadh", "Mandvi Tower", "Jam Bungalow". Darbar Gadh was a gathering place where
the Maharaja of Nawanagar used to hold public audience.
Jamnagar is the home town of world famous cricketers His Royal Highness Jam Ranjitsinhji, Duleepsinhji and Ajay Jadeja.
The "Bala Hanuman Temple" is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the continuous
enchanting of "Ram Dhun" since 1st August 1964.
Jamnagar is also home to all the three defense force of India.
The town is also famous for its 'Brass Products', 'Bandhani' and handicrafts.