Junagadh- Dive Deep into our history

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July to March

Porbandar Airport
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Junagadh Tourism

Junagadh is a city located in the western part of India in the colorful state of Gujrat. With a plethora of historically significant places, this city is one of the best places to visit in India.

This place was once the capital of Junagadh Princely state. It is also in close proximity to the Girnar Hills which makes it more appealing to tourists. This ancient town has so much to offer. Every nook and corner of Junagadh has a story to tell about our rich cultural heritage. From heaven to earth, unravel every element of our past in this beautiful city.

Here, you’ll find the hidden treasures of our country. They include, the Gir National Park which is in the vicinity of Junagadh, the Uperkot Fort also attracts a lot of tourists. One of the major tourists' magnets is Mt. Gir which is a major attraction for both Hindu and Jain Pilgrims owing to its 9999 staircase which touches the sky. From the high heavens to stepwells leading to the depths of the earth, this city is full of surprises for its visitors. This, and much and more is in store for you here.

Unravel the alluring amalgam of wildlife, history, and culture in the unique city of Junagadh.

Attractions

Sarkheswar Beach

1.Sarkheswar Beach

60 kilometres from city centre

Sarkeshwar Beach is the perfect way to relax and unwind, away from the chaos of the city. The tranquil atmosphere surrounding this place is the ide...

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Parikrama of Girnar hills

2.Parikrama of Girnar hills

10 kilometres from city centre

Parikarma of the Girnar Hills is an annual event which takes place on the 11th day of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. This event is much aw...

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Adi-kadi Vav and Navghan Kuwo

3.Adi-kadi Vav and Navghan Kuwo

2 kilometres from city centre

A marvel worthy architectural masterpiece with a historical connection makes Mohabad Maqbara one of the most significant attractions of Junagadh. T...

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Girnar Hills

4.Girnar Hills

10 kilometres from city centre

Girnar hills are a collection of hills that have been a storehouse of the enchanting history of India which dates back the Vedic Period. Long befor...

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Gir National Park

5.Gir National Park

58 kilometres from city centre

Gir National Park drives numerous tourists everyear owing to the fact that is the only home of Asiatic Lions. Wildlife lovers from all across the g...

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Buddhist Caves

6.Buddhist Caves

1 kilometres from city centre

Once used as Monk’s headquarters, these caves are rooms carved into stone. The oldest cave here is from the 3rd-4th century AD and it is called Kha...

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Mohabbat Maqbara

7.Mohabbat Maqbara

1 kilometres from city centre

A marvel worthy architectural masterpiece with a historical connection makes Mohabad Maqbara one of the most significant attractions of Junagadh. T...

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Jain Temples

8.Jain Temples

4 kilometres from city centre

Dedicated to the two major sects of Jainism- Digambara and Svetambara are the Jain Temples in Girnar. These temples are surrounded by the Girnar Mo...

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Uperkot Fort

9.Uperkot Fort

1 kilometres from city centre

One of the most famous places of to visit in Junagadh is sthe Uperkot Fort, with a lot of history being attached, it drives tourist from all over t...

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Edicts of Ashoka

10.Edicts of Ashoka

2 kilometres from city centre

The Edicts of Ashoka are another popular tourist attraction in Junagadh. But first, let us tell you what an edict actually means. Edicts are an or...

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History

Junagadh has seen two and half millennia of humans of civilization. Since the very beginning, Junagadh has been ruled by numerous dynasties, each of which left their imprints behind. In the end, it was under the strong rule of the Babi dynasty before finally in 1947 India was granted independence. Although the majority of people here were Hindu’s, the ruler of Junagadh in 1946 was Mohammad Mahabat Khanji who was a pro- Muslim leader and fled to Pakistan on 15th August 1947.

Post-independence, it was the combined efforts of the citizens and the Indian Government ( especially, Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the Indian Army) which led to the liberation of Junagadh from imperialism and finally became a part of Union of India.

How to reach

Being a famous tourist destination, Junagadh is easily accessible through rail and road. Although it does not have an airport of its own, the nearest one is 106kms away in Rajkot. Junagadh has a good local transportation system with taxis, auto-rickshaws operating throughout the city.

How to Reach by Flight

There is no direct flight connectivity to Junagadh. Rajkot Airport, 106.3 km away from the city, is the nearest airport to the city of Junagadh. Flights from Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad are available to Rajkot. One can easily book a can or rent a taxi to reach the city or to reach the Airport. Another airport near Junagadh is the Porbandar airport. 

How to Reach by Train

Junagadh is well connected to the rest of the country (especially northern India) by railways as well. There are regular trains bound for and coming from major cities are available. The Junagadh railway station is the main railway station which connects it to the rest of the Gujrat and the country. There are taxis and auto-rickshaws available right outside the railway station taking people to their desired destination.

 

How to Reach by Bus

There are many private as well as government-run buses that operate to and fro from Junagadh. They run from major cities and neighboring areas of Ahmedabad, Surat and Rajkot. There are various options which one can choose from, from affordable to luxury buses. The fare of the bus depends upon the kind of bus you choose and the distance between your city and Junagadh.

 

How to Reach by Road

It is extremely easy to reach Junagadh through road especially from the neighboring areas like Ahmedabad, Surat and Rajkot. The roads are smooth and well maintained. One can also take a shared cab or rent a taxi to reach this city.

 

How to travel within

Junagadh has a good local transportation system comprising of auto-rickshaws and taxis connecting every part of the city. There are buses that run to and fro from the fort as well.

 

Culture and More

If you are a street food lover, Junagadh is a paradise for you. The multitude of street food stalls and vendors make up for the lack of fine dining restaurants in the city. Make sure to try authentic Gujarati cuisine like Dhokla, Khandvi, Thepala, Ghevar, Basundi and some Indian favourites Gol-Gappe, Dahi Vada, Aloo Puri. Visit Junagadh for the traditional lip-smacking flavours of our country. 

 

 

Junagadh Itinerary

Day 1 - Reach Junagadh, preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a stroll in the old markets of Junagadh, which are famous for their handicrafts. 
Day 2 - Visit the charming Gir Reserve, and unravel the wide range of flora and fauna. Since the day might prove to be taxing in visiting the Gir National Reserve, you can avoid a visit anywhere. 
Day 3 - The final day can start with a trek to the Girnar Hills, which is a famous hotspot in Junagadh. Not very far away from the same are Uperkot Fort and Ashoka Edicts, which add a touch of glorious Indian history to the city of Junagadh.

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