Junagadh Tourist Places or Places to visit in Junagadh

This ancient fortified city at the foothills of the sacred Girnar hills is resplendent with mythological legends.  Its antiquity dates back to pre-Harappan times and was ruled by Mauryas, Kshatrapas, Guptas, Vallabhis, Chudasamas, Gujarat Sultans and Babi Nawabs.

Uparkot or Upper Fort

This stronghold of Mauryas and Guptas has survived about 16 sieges in last 1000 years.  The fort wall around the town and the fort made Uparkot virtually inaccessible.

Maqbaras

The mausoleums of the Nawabs of Junagadh are a fine representation of Nawabi architecture.

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Ashoka’s Rock Edict

A huge boulder inscribed with 14 edicts of emperor Ashoka (257-56 BC) lie on the way to Girnar from Uparkot.

Girnar Hill (7km)

The sacred hill is an important pilgrim centre for Hindus, jains and Muslims.  The first set of Jain temples are at a height of 610m and the main temple is dedicated to Lord Neminath.  The shrines of Ambaji, Goraknath and Guru Dattatraya are further up on the sacred mount.  A shrine of Shiva and a Dargah are perched atop the hill.  Millions of pilgrims participate in the fair of Bhavnath mahadev temple.

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Sasan Gir sanctuary (54km)

Sasan Gir is the famous home of the Lion, the majestic king of the Jungles.  It is the only place where the Asiatic lion can be seen in his natural habitat.  Other animals inhabiting the Gir forest are – panther, bear, antelope, fox, black buck etc. A rich variety of birdlife can also be seen here.

Junagadh City Distance Guide

Bhavnagar 197 Km
Junagadh To Bharuch 520 Km
Bhuj 345 Km
Dwarka 266 Km
Gandhi Nagar 362 Km
Jamnagar 193 Km
Ahmadabad 330 Km
Kandla 219 Km
Palitana 241 Km
Porbandar 135 Km
Rajkot 88 Km
Sasangir 237 Km
Somnath 253 Km
Surat 586 Km
Vadodara 432 Km
Veraval 253 Km