Jamnagar was founded around Ranmal Lake, on the confluence of the rivers Rangmati and Nagmati, in 1540 by Jam Rawal who was chased south from Kutch after drama and conflict among the royalties. It was the capital of what was then called Nawanagar, “new city”. Nawanagar, later renamed for jam, meaning “king”, was one of the most important princely states of Saurashtra until joining the Indian union. The Jams, of the Jadeja Rajput rulers, are thought to be descendants of Krishna’s Yadav clan.
An old-world, arched bridge over Ranmal Lake connects it to the main
town. Once home to Maharaja of Nawanagar, this palace has a charm of its
It's the temple built in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. Sitting right by
its side is the ancestral house of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi.
Parts of the house are open to public and walking its corridors is an
experience unto its own. It was built at the behest of the public of
Porbandar in 1944, when Mahtama Gandhi was released from prison.
Standing loftily in the centre of the town, it's a remarkable structure
of architectural brilliance. While you climb the scores of stairs that
lead to the main structure, a wave of divinity seems to emanate from the