Know About splendid and eventful tour of Junagadh – Gujarat, India – Junagadh City Tour & Travel Guide – Home of Narsinha Mehta

Junagadh a city of Gujarat, a travel destination blended with the fragrance of pilgrimage & wildlife tourism, is situated in the shadows of Girnar hills. Junagadh the seventh largest city of the state is among the ancient cities of Gujarat and was the home of most popular saint poet Narsinha Mehta.
Junagadh city went under the dominance of Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam hence besides being the gateway to Gir National Park, city have ancient monuments and pilgrimage value for the tourists.
If we go by the Hindi literary meaning of Junagadh it will be translated to English as the “Old Fort” and history states that Junagadh was a princely state which was ruled by various dynasties such as Mauryan dynasty, Solanki dynasty, Chudasama Dynasty before being ruled by Mughals in the year 1735 and become part of British rule since 1807.
Junagadh city has a lot to offer to tourist starting from the food recipes with typical fragrance of area and renowned world over as the Kathiyawadi or Kathiyawadi food. Girnar Mountain situated just 6 Km away from the city and is the favorite picnic spot of natives. Major tourist attractions of Junagadh are Ayurvedic Museum,Damodar Kund,Damodarji Temple,Darbar Hall Museum,Dataar Hills,Gayatri Mandir,Mahabat Maqbara,Moti Baug,Mujkund Caves,Narsinh Mehta Lake,Narsinh Mehta no Choro,Science Museum,The Wild Museum,Uperkot,Vagheshwari Mandir and Wellington Dam.
Citizens of Junagadh are great admires and fond of Cricket, Famous cricketer Hanif Mohammad who represented Pakistan in international Cricket and Famous actress Parveen Bobi were also born in Junagadh.


Vital Tourist Information : Junagadh

Location :
Junagadh is situated in the shadows of Girnar hills at road distance of 327 Km.


Near By City : Rajkot


State : Gujarat [India]


Region : Western India


Famous as / For :
Gateway to Gir National Park
Birth Place of famous Saint Poet Narsinha Mehta
Tourism Hub of Gujarat


Weather & Climate :
Being situated quite close to the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Cambay weather of Junagadh gets affected from semi arid conditions of the region.


Temperature :
Summer : Min. 28°C Max. 38°C <> Winter: Min. 10°C Max. 25°C


Best Time to Visit :
October to March is the tourist season of the city.


Spoken Languages :
Hindi - Gujarati - English


Dining / Food Facility :
Tourists are offered a wide range of vegetable recipes. Options for the non vegetarian recipes is quite limited. Junagadh is famous for typical food of region called Kathiyawadi, do remember to taste this.


Shopping / Tour Souvenir :
Shopping in Junagadh is quite thrilling and exciting tourist activity this will not just entertain you but probably will teach lesson of being sharp on the bargaining fronts. Another UPS of Shopping in Junagadh is that here you will find many shopping outlets of do it yourself type. In the Junagadh Market you can look for shopping of Bandhani saris, devotional items, cloth toys, embroidered clothes and silk saris, footwear, herbal remedies, Ayurvedic medicines, rile stick and oil.


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Ayurvedic Museum - Damodar Kund - Damodarji Temple - Darbar Hall Museum - Dataar Hills - Gayatri Mandir - Mahabat Maqbara - Moti Baug - Mujkund Caves - Narsinh Mehta Lake - Narsinh Mehta no Choro - Science Museum - The Wild Museum - Uperkot - Vagheshwari Mandir - Wellington Dam


Interesting Information :
Junagadh district have about 192 Km long sea shore line but as the Junagadh city is not on this so there is no facility of sea journey to Junagadh, the nearest port for the city is the Veraval.


How To Reach Junagadh Gujarat [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
There are two routes for the train journey to Junagadh, Ahmedabad Veraval and Rajkot Veraval but still there are very few trains are running.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Road Journey to Junagadh is the probably the best way to access city. State transport buses are there from various city to reach here.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Keshod airport at road distance of 40 Km is the nearest airport for air journey to Junagadh.


Local Transportation :
For moving around the city City Bus and Auto Rickshaw are available.