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Lakhota Palace Museum Jamnagar - Lakhota Lake Museum Jamnagar Gujarat
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Lakhota Palace Museum Jamnagar - Lakhota Lake Museum Jamnagar Gujarat

The Lakhota Palace in Jamnagar is one of the main tourist attractions in Gujarat, which you cannot afford to miss while on your tour to the state’s monuments. It is a small palace located on an island in the midst of the Lakhota Lake.

History of the Lakhota Museum Jamnagar

History of Jamnagar states that the city was built by Jam Rawal in the year 1540. He belonged to one of the mainly respected Royal dynasties of Gujarat. It is later than Jam Rawal, that the city of Jamnagar gets its name. The previous name for the city was Nawagarh, which can be literally translated to mean "New City". The attractive Lakota Palace Museum was once home to the Maharaja of Nawanagar. It was built in the form of a fort with semi-circular bastions, turrets and a pavilion that has guardrooms displaying swords, musket loops and powder flasks.

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Lakhota Lake Museum Address Timings Entry Fees

Address ------- Government Colony, Jamnagar, Gujarat

Timings ------- 10.30 AM to 5.30 PM

Fees ----------   For Indians (Rs.5), Foreigners - (Rs.50)

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Information about Lakhota Lake Museum, The collection includes artifacts spanning from 9th to 18th century, pottery from medieval villages nearby and the skeleton of a whale. The very initial thing you see on entry, however, before the historical and archaeological information, is the guardroom with muskets, swords and powder flasks, reminding you of the structure’s new purpose and proving the martial readiness of the state at the time. The walls of the museum are also covered in frescoes depicting various battles fought by the Jadeja Rajputs.

How to Reach Lakhota Palace Museum

By Road

There are lots of government sector and private sector buses available Bhavnagar to important cities in and around Gujarat. There deluxe and luxury coaches with or without AC to suit the affordability levels of the tourist. The main city of Rajkot is about 92km away from Jamnagar.

By Rail
Jamnagar railway station which is the nearest to this palace has lots of trains to the main city of Ahmedabad from where there is excellent connectivity of trains to most of the main stations in the country.

By Air

There is an airport 10 km from town, so it’s a rather inexpensive rickshaw or taxi ride. Various domestic airlines connect Jamnagar to Mumbai.

Located close to the Lakhota Fort is the Koath Bastion, which is famous for being the arsenal, built by the Royal family of Jamnagar. One of the most interesting spot of the area is an old well, from which water can be drawn by blowing in to a small hole on the floor.
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