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Junagadh

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Junagadh

Uparkot Fort:

Uparkot Fort also known as Upper Fort is one of Junagadh's most well known historic Landmarks. Believed to have been built around 312 BC, the fort has the history of having 12 unsuccessful attempts to besiege it. Uparkot Fort portrays medieval era architecture with well-defined battle stations in the form of battlements. It is an outstanding example for a blend of Hindu Chudasma rulers and Muslim Mohmud Beghda`s architectural marvel. It is situated atop a hill and in the past it was famous for its accessibility.

 

Damodar Kund:

Damodar Kund is a famous holy bathing tank attracting a large number of tourists and pilgrims. Believed to have been built in 500 AD by Vajranabha, the grandson of Lord Krishna, the kund is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva and Parvati`s Garment fell while on a cruise. To the North of Damodar Kund and very close to Ashwathama Hill there is a temple known as the Damodarji Temple attracting a large number of pilgrims and religious devotees.

 

Swami Vivekananda Vinay Mandir:

Swami Vivekananda Vinay Mandir is the oldest and most well known school of Junagadh. Famous as a tourist hotspot for being the Alma Mater of Jainil Dewani and Dhirubhai Ambani, the school attracts a large number of tourists. Special cultural programs are organized by the school in memory of its famous student Dhirubhai Ambani each year on his birthday.

 

Ashok Shilalekh:

Ashok Shilalekh also known as Ashoka's Edicts is one of the most well known ancient hotspots of Junagad. Constructed by the great Emperor Ashoka, the edicts serves as a source of information about the history of Gujarat and the Mauryan dynasty. Although the edicts mostly direct people to follow the beliefs of Buddhism, there are also some inscriptions carved in Sanskrit.  The inscriptions convey the message of self control, secular thinking, and are opposed to animal sacrifice and greed. They also depict the destructions of the war waged by him and the tale of Ashoka`s regret for death and devastation caused by the war.

 

Junagadh Museum:

Jungadh museum is a popular tourist destination attracting a large number of historians and tourists alike. Located in the vicinity of the Sakkarbag Zoo, the museum houses rare ancient artifacts and archeological relics including coins and manuscripts of the ancient dynastic rulers of India. Remnants of Harappan culture that were discovered in Intali are the highlight of the Junagadh museum.

 

Moti Baug:

Moti Baug is popular botanical gardens attracting a large number of students and nature lovers. Located across an area of 2485 hectares close to the Agricultural university of Junagadh, the gardens offers a wonderful insight into the flora of the region and houses many rare plants with bio diverse species of trees and shrubs.

 

Science Museum:

Junagadh science museum is the first privately owned science museum in the state of Gujarat. The museum houses an aquarium and an open air restaurant for visitors. The museum is home to a number of new and innovative science projects being carried out by various scientists.

 

Jami Masjid:

JamiMasjid also known as Maqbara isan ancient monument attracting a large number of historians and architecture lovers. Home to the Nawabs of Junagahad, the maqbara is one of the most important landmarks in the city. Having large minarets extending to gold and silver polished doors and windows, the monuments is epitome of the golden period of Junagadh.

 

Gayatri Temple:

Gayatri temple is one of the most important religious shrines in Junagad. Dedciated to Godddess Gayatr, the temple attracts a large influx of pilgrims during the nine day navratri festival. The temple has an idol of Maa Gayatri in its central shrine and pilgrims from across Gujarat come to offer their prayers at the holy temple.

 

Sakkarbag Zoo:

Sakkarbag Zoo is one of the best known tourist hangouts in Junagad. Known to be India’s third oldest zoo and the oldest zoo of Gujarat, Sakkarbag Zoo has dedicated divisions including the wild animals Section, antelope section and birds section offering great insight into the life and biology of various animals including snakes and crocodiles. The zoo attracts a large influx of tourists and children all through the year.

 

Mahabat Maqbara:

This palace-mausoleum constructed in the 19th century is a marvelous architecture with many intricate carvings. If you are a history lover, you should visit this place.

 

Wellinton Dam:

This dam built during the British times is an ideal picnic spot with beautiful gardens on three sides.

 

Girnar:

Located 6 kms from Junagadh, these majestic mountain ranges have 5 peaks offering stunning views around. Gorakhnath peak is the highest in Gujarat. There are several interesting spots in the slopes here. The temple of Ambaji located on Ambaji peak is a famous pilgrim centre. Similarly is the Dattatreya temple which can be reached through an adventure demanding path. Bhimkund, Satpuda, Gaumukhi Ganga, Pathar chati, Bhairavjap, Bharatvan Sheshavan, Hanumandhara are few among the spots to visit here.