Welcome to Jamnagar
When exploring the town, look out for examples of Jamnagar's famous, brilliant-coloured bandhani (tie-dye) – produced through a laborious 500-year-old process involving thousands of tiny knots in a piece of folded fabric.
Before Independence, Jamnagar was capital of the Nawanagar princely state. Today, Jamnagar is quite a boom town, with the world’s biggest oil refinery, belonging to Reliance Petroleum, not far west of the city. The central area is one big commercial zone, with more brightly lit shops and stalls at night than you’ll find in many a larger city.