Tourist informationThe city's Tourist Information Centre is at Girnar hotel, Near Majevadi Gate 216-217, Kanishka Shopping Plaza, Ashok Road.
By planeRajkot is the nearest airport. One can get regular flights to Mumbai from Rajkot. Junagadh is 2½ hr from Rajkot by road.
By trainThe Junagadh Railway Station is well-connected to all the major cities in India.
By carRoute from Ahmedabad to Junagadh: approximate distance 336 km; drive time about 6 hrs 40 mins.
Route from Rajkot to Junagadh: approximate distance 110 km; drive time about 2 hrs 5 mins.
Route from Vadodara to Junagadh: approximate distance 400 km; drive time about 7 hrs.
By busState bus service from Porbandar (around 80 min journey), Rajkot and Veraval (around 90 minute journey).
The tombs of the 6th-8th Nawabs of JunagarhThe tombs of Nawabs from the Muslim Babi dynasty, known as maqbaras, stand just outside the train station. Mahabat Maqbara was erected over the tomb of the 6th Nawab Sahib Muhammad Mahabat Khan, shortly after his death in 1882.
Darbaar Hall MuseumThe former Hall, where Junagadh' nawabs held their formal audiences, is now a museum, displaying textil works and different kind of weaponry (including swords, shields, guns). Visitors can still see some original items of furniture belonging to the nawabs, from classic chandelliers to glass mirrors in in gilded wood Frame.
Sakkarbaug ZooOne of the oldest zoos of India. It was established in 1863 by Nawab Sahib Muhammad Mahabat Khan. It's home to the famous Asiatic lions which at one time ranged from Turkey through the Middle East to northern India. Today they have become extinct over most of Asia. Only a very small population live in the Gir Forest National Park. In 2003 the zoo opened a natural history museum.
Uperkot FortMust see. Built in 319 and rebuilt several times, Uparkot Fort was never restored and today is in a bad shape. However good spots like Buddhist Caves, Adi-Kadi Vav, Jamia masjid are inside this fort. It has a radius of half km. Vehicle can also reach to all these spots inside fort. It may take 2-3 hours to see all these.
Jama Masjidgo to the top of this mosque to enjoy Junagadh's beauty.
Buddhist cavesDating from before 500 CE, the caves are carved out of the rocky Uparkot Hill. The main hall is rich with decoration
Khapara-Kodia cavesSmaller caves used by monks as a monsoon shelter.
Tomb of Nuri Shah
Adi-kadi VavMust see! A narrow stepwell inside Uparkot Fort
Navghan KuvoAnother stepwell with a staircase cut into the rock
Bava Pyara Caves
Mount GirnarThe highest point in Gujarat, Mt. Girnar, with its rugged slopes covered by teak forests, is considered to be sacred because of several Hindu and Jain temples scattered all over the range. Mount Girnar main feature is a group of rocky peaks rising above a plateau of volcanic origin. Each peak is topped by carved stone temples that are a major place of pilgrimage. Early in the morning, both Jains and Hindus from different sects start their journey by ascending the narrow staircases that connects the temples. It takes minimum 5-6 hours to by foot to reach the top of the hill. its a hilly, steep and difficult task for easy goers. There are around 10 thousand steps, which are not built, but formed due to pilgrims' walks. One may see lions if he is lucky. If you cannot reach the top of the hill, at least have a look through binocular (₹5 for one view) which available after 50th or 100th step. you can imagine or plan whether you can reach the top.
Ashok ShilalekhAshoka's Rock Edicts, dating back to 274 BCE are inscribed on a huge mass of black granite
Jatashankar Mahadev MandirJatashankar Mahadev temple can be reached by walking towards Girnar steps. There is a left turn in a street before Girnar steps where there is another way to go upwards. To reach Jatashankar Mahadev, there are two ways: one through steps and other through the jungle. One needs to climb 500 steps and a trekking path from the jungle at the right side after climbing 500 steps. A direction board is placed after 500 steps towards Jatashankar. In monsoon season, after trekking to some distance behind the Temple, one can enjoy tiny waterfalls and have a bath in fresh water collection between big rocks. Complete silence can be enjoyed here with only sounds of birds, monkeys and others.
Girnar Jain templesGroup of finely carved stone temples belonging to Jainism. As of as 11th century. Neminath Temple is a chief temple of the cluster.
- Jain Deresar
- Narsinh Mehta no Choro
- Gayatri Mandir and Vagheshwari Mandir
- Damodarji Temple
- Dataar Hills
phone: +91 2852623565address: Datar Rd,Near Girnar Gate
- Wellington Dam
Moti BaugMoti Baug is a park that includes the Botanical Garden and the campus of the Agricultural University of Junagadh
Muchkund CavesFamous place where Krishna ran and came from Mathura after which he was named as Ranchod Rai
- Ayurvedic Museum
- Narsinh Maheta Lake
- Bahauddin College
- Shri Swaminarayana Mandir
- Swami Vivekananda Vinay Mandir
- Swaminarayan Akshardham Mandir (Aksharvadi)
- Junagadh Zoo. Famous place to see the glimpse of Gir Forest - wildlife.
- Maha Shivratri Mela falls in the month of Magha (January/February) and lasts five days. About 500,000 people visits Junagadh on this occasion
- Girnar Parikrama- a circumambulation to the Girnar mountain range - basically a path of 36 km and 5 days festival.
One kg of mango (Kesar, Alphonso) costs ₹200 at the max.
Dahi vadaaddress: at Nav Jeevan Sweets
phone: +91 285 262 3565address: Dubali Road
Geeta Lodgeaddress: on Station Road.Good Kathiawad Thali
phone: +91 285 265 2844address: Bhavnath Taleti Road
Sagar Restaurantphone: +91 285 262 3661address: Jayshree Road, Talav Gate
Santoor Restaurantphone: +91 285 262 5090address: M G Road, Kalwa Chowk
Shri Chamunda Lachchhi Shop
Swati Restaurantaddress: Kotecha Complex, Jayshree Road
- Kashmiri Lime Soda
- Juice made of the famus Kesar mangoes of Junadadh.
Gautham Guest Housephone: +91 285 262 6432address: Kaiwa Chowk
Hotel Girnarphone: +91 285 262 1201owned by Gujarat Tourism
phone: +91 285 265 5335address: 4th Floor, Platinum Arcade, Jayshree Cinema Road
phone: +91 285 263 3501address: J.B. Complex
Brook Villephone: +91 98982 07776address: Sasan Gir, BhojdeQuit isolated place near by Gir National Park. Tent Type
phone: +91 285 263 4154address: Prisam Complex, S.T. Road
The Lotus Hotelphone: +91 285 265 8501address: Station Road
phone: +91 285 265 2844address: Taleti Road
phone: +91 285 262 0280address: Dhal Rd, Chitta Khana Chowk, Mullawada
Gir Forest National ParkIf you're staying in Junagadh, arrive early at Sasan Gir, to go on the morning safari. There is no mid-day batch. So, if you are a late riser, chances are you will have to wait long hours for the evening batch. Check the latest timings with residents a day in advance.