Industrial Visit to Jamnagar ‘Oil City of India’ which has the world’s biggest oil refinery belonging to Reliance Industries and a smaller one belonging to Essar Oil are located in Jamnagar will be an interesting experience. the world-class Reliance Industries oil refinery at Jamnagar output 1.2 million US gallons (4,500 m3) of petroleum, or 5% of the world’s capacity. It was earlier known as ‘Brass City’, the city housing large scale and small scale units manufacturing brass items. The city has an All weather Intermediate Sea port, due to proximity to the Gulf countries gives Jamnagar a status of most favored Port among the exporters & Importers.
Headquarters of the district of the same name, Jamnagar was the capital of the princely state Nawanagar ruled by the Jadeja Rajputs. Founded by Jam Raval in 1540, this city located in the Saurashtra region is today home to a large oil refinery thus earning the sobriquet “Oil City of India”. The princely state was ruled 1907 to 1933 by famous cricketer Jamsaheb Ranjit Sinhji, who contributed substantially towards the development of the place. Apart from being famous for its tie-and-dye work on fabrics, silk and gold embroidery, the place is home to an Ayurvedic University to impart training in the traditional Indian system of medicine..
Sights to See
Dedicated to providing the highest quality education, health care, and research in the field of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic University in Jamnagar is the most prestigious one in India. The University is home to the Ayurveda Research Centre.
Hundreds of visitors make it a point to visit Digjam Aquarium near the City Lake. The Aquarium has a comprehensive collection of different species of fish.
An old arsenal built in the middle of the City Lake is a prime attraction of Jamnagar. It is home to a treasure trove of coins, sculptures, the skeleton of a whale and inscriptions copper plates.
Lakhota Palace Museum
Located on Ranmal Lake, the palace, once belonging to the Maharaja of Nawanagar, houses a small museum where you can find a fine collection of sculptures dating from the 9th to 18th centuries AD as well as Paleolithic and microlithic finds from the Narmada Valley, early Christian era pottery from Saurashtra, numismatic galleries, epigraphic gallery and paintings, particularly of the Victorian period.
This is a unique cremation ground where you will find a well laid out garden with a hundred statues of Indian saints, gods and goddesses.
City Lake/Lakhota Fort
A favourite with the picnickers, Ranmal Lake, is a dream destination for the people having taste for things aesthetics. Lakhota Fort, a magnificent structure in the middle of this lake, is a must visit destination for these people.
- Essar Oil Limited
- Reliance Refinery
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Ranjit Sagar (10 km):
The water reservoir for the town, it is also an ideal picnic spot.
Marine National Park (30 km):
Spread over an area of 458 sq km, this National Park located along the coast in the Gulf of Kutch from Jodia to Okha, is the first of its kind in India. The chief highlights of this park are the colourful sponges and corals, giant sea anemone, sea horse, jelly fish, octopus, oyster, sepia, starfish, bonellia, lobster and dolphin. The park comprises 42 islands and visitors are permitted access to Pirotan Island, the most important island which is located 7 km from Jamnagar off Bedi Port. Boats can be hired from Bedi Port Jetty to visit the Park.
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