Best Sightseeing Places in Junagarh
This ancient fort, from which the city gets its name (jirna means old) stands on the
eastern side of Junagarh and has been rebuilt and extended many times centuries In
places, the walls are 20 M high and an ornate triple gateway forms the entrance to the
fort. It's said the fort was besieged for a full 12 years, in total 16 times.
The mosque inside the fort was constructed from a demolished Hindu temple. Some of
the other points of interests include two fine baolis (stepwells) (called as the Adi Chadi),
the Tomb of Nuri shah and the Naughan. Cut into the hillside nearby the mosque are
some ancient Buddhist caves. These eerie double-story caves have six pillars with
very fine carvings. The soft rock on which Junagrh is established encouraged the
construction of caves and wells, and there are other caves in Junagarh, including some
thought to date back to the time of Ashoka.
This astonishing mausoleum of one of the Nawabs of Junagarh is dazzled with silver
doors and complex architecture, including minarets encircled by spiraling stairways.
The mausoleum is generally locked but you may be able to obtain the keys from the
Darbar Hall Museum:
This museum has the customary display of weapons and armor from the days of the
Nawabs with their collections of settees and thrones, silver chains and. chandeliers,
howdahs and palanquins, and a few cushions and gowns, and a huge carpet which was
woven in Junagarh's jail. The Museum has a portrait gallery of the Nawabs and local
petty princes, including photos of the last Nawab with his various beloved dogs.
En-route to the Girnar Hill temples, you pass a huge boulder on which Emperor Ashoka
inscribed 14 edicts in around 250 BC. His inscription is in the Pali script. Later, Sanskrit
inscriptions were added around 150 AD by Rudradama and in about 450 AD by
Skandagupta, the last emperor of the Mauryas.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Girnar Hill, Damodar Kund and Temple of Neminath are some of the other famous
tourist attractions in and around Junagarh. So, make sure you pay visit to these
beautiful places during your Junagarh tour.
Best Time for Holidaying in Junagarh
The best time to visit Junagarh is in the winter months between October and March,
when the weather is pleasant and temperature remains around 20-28 degree centigrade
range. It is an ideal duration to explore the heritage sites of Junagarh and nearby
places. So, plan your Junagarh trip accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Junagarh
The historical town of Junagarh offers various interesting shopping opportunities. You
will a find a variety of artefacts in wood and marble. The bazaars (street markets) of
Junagarh have an attractive old world charm with no high-rise shopping malls (instead
narrow alleys with shops selling bric a brac). Apart from these items, this city is also
famous for selling herbal medicines as well as footwear and exquisite artefacts made of
wood and marble. So, enjoy most of your Junagarh vacation by buying your favorite
items and handicraft souvenirs as well as home décor items from the city.
Explore Options to Reach Junagarh
Before booking Junagarh holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you
can reach to this beautiful city of Gujarat.
The nearest airport is located at Keshod around 40 KM away. The next closest
airport is located at 107 KM away.
This city has its own railway station that lies on Ahmedabad-Junagarh and
Rajkot- Junagarh line connecting the city to other major cities of the country.
Junagarh is connected to Rajkot and Ahmadabad by National Highway NH-
8D which also connects Junagarh to Veraval and Somnath. From Ahmedabad it is 377
KM to Junagarh via Rajkot. So, select any of the traveling modes and enjoy comfortable