BAPS Swaminarayan Temple
At a distance of 6 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir is a Hindu Temple located on Dwarka Road in the outskirts of Jamnagar city. Situated opposite to the airport, it is one of the popular Swaminarayan Temples in Gujarat and among the best places to visit in Jamnagar as part of Jamnagar Tour.
Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, the Swaminarayan Temple in Jamnagar is a very beautiful temple with an air of silence and spirituality at its best. The temple is a remarkable structure of architectural brilliance. The temple also has two separate shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva-Parvati and Lord Rama-Sita. It has a small museum at the bottom of the main temple. It also has a vast well maintained garden and a cafeteria that serves delicious veg snacks.
The temple compound is so calm and serene and the sculptures, carvings on the wall and details are a treat to the eyes. It looks ethereal in the night due to its lighting. While you climb up the stairs that lead to the main structure, a wave of divinity seems to emanate from the temple compound. Also, the temple hosts a number of festivals and fairs along with daily prayers.
Timings: 7.30 AM – 12 PM & 4 PM – 8.30 PM
How to get there
By Road: It has a robust bus service to connect to different parts of the state.
By Rail: 15 km away from Jamnagar railway station. Jamnagar’s railway stations, Hapa (HAPA), Jamnagar (JAM), Modpur (MDPR),are well connected to cities and towns on the western railways network.
By Air: Jamnagar airport is located 9 km from the city centre. Jamnagar’s Govardhanpur Airport offers connectivity by domestic air services to several major Indian towns.