Laced in age-old traditions, the quaint town of Jamui greets you with thrilling mythological tales of its past linking it to the great epic Mahabharata. The scenic verdant hills surrounding it give it an air of mystic charm
Elegant temples and monuments grace the cityscape, shedding light on its rich legacy of religion and history. Its name Jamui is derived from ‘Jambhiyagraam’, the city where Lord Mahavir is believed to have attained divine wisdom or ‘Kevalyagyan', making it an important site in Jainism. Its formidable historical background only adds to its charm and awe. Archeological evidence traces the city back to the 12th century when it was known as Jambubani.Experience the rich spiritual legacy of Jamui by visiting the several religious sites that the city boasts of. The city holds special significance for Jain devotees as it houses Kshatriya Kund Gram, which is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Mahavir, the 24th Jain Tirthankar. The Jain Mandir Dharamsala is among the most prominent Jain pilgrimage sites in India and is also worth visiting for its aesthetic appeal. The 18th century Patneshwar Mandir is a popular shrine of Lord Shiva. Some of the other important religious sites include Kumar Gram, Hazrat Khan Gaji Dargah, and Giddheshwar Temple.A great time to visit Jamui is during the Kali Mela fair at the Kali Mandir, where you can witness the rituals and traditions.The Minto Tower in Jamui is a historical landmark structure and a reminder of the city’s colonial history. It was built by the then ruler of Gidhaur region to welcome the British Viceroy Lord Irwin. History enthusiasts can trace the city’s past and progression at the Chandrashekhar Singh Sanghralaya. It houses a collection of more than 150 items and archeological findings related to the city.Nature lovers can visit the picturesque hill station of Simultalla to enjoy the breath-taking views of the beautiful landscapes spread below.Bus services are available for traveling within Jamui. City buses ply on the major routes in and around the city. Auto-rickshaws are another important means of local transport. They can be easily accessed from the streets and are convenient for traveling to any part of the city. Private cars and vehicles can be hired from rentals in and around Jamui.Ladies are advised against traveling alone as certain areas can be unsafe for women.The city experiences harsh winters. Carry suitable warm clothing while visiting during this season
Jamui is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Gaya at a distance of 130kms.
Airports: Gaya Airport
There is no regular trains to Jamui from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Deoghar which is located at a distance of 67kms.
Railway Station(s): Deoghar