Manekbhai Muktidham is actually a crematorium which was beautified in 1940 and is situated some 3 km from the centre of the city. Built in the form of a park, it has become a tourist attraction because of the beautiful murals and statues that adorn its interiors. As one enters Muktidham, there is a long path on both sides of which there are paintings – at one side are the images depicting the story of Ramayana, at the other are the pictures of various gods, goddesses and saints. Towards the end, near the area where pyres are lit, the stages of life have been illustrated through an installation called Sansar Chakra. Manekbhai Muktidham is special because, even being a crematorium – considered a gloomy place, it has been constructed and preserved in a beautiful and interesting way.
Popular Places Close to Manekbhai Muktidham
2. Khijadia Bird Sanctuary is situated at a distance of around 14 km and hosts hundreds of local and migratory birds; a true heaven for all bird lovers. Best time to visit is between October to March.
3. Narara Marine National Park is about 55 km away and presents a wonderful opportunity to see corals as the tide ebbs at the shore.
How to Reach Manekbai Muktidham? You can take local transport by reaching Jamnagar city:
By Bus: Jamnagar can be accessed from various state and national highways via state or private buses.
By Train: Daily trains run between various cities of Gujarat (Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara). Trains from other parts of the country (like Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi) also ply on weekly/biweekly basis.
By Air: 9/10 km lies the Jamnagar Airport which will connect you with Mumbai and major cities of Gujarat (Vadodara, Ahmedabad, etc.)