Geography: 21.52N 70.47 E
Summer months - March, April, May, June temperature can go upto 45 deg C.
Winter months - October, November, December, January, Febuary max temperature 32
deg C. and minimum temperature 8 deg C. - the best period to visit Junagadh
Monsoon months - June, July, August, September. Average rainfall 680 mm.
Junagadh is a city and headquaters of Junagadh district situated in the indian state
of Gujarat. The name Junagadh meaning the 'old fort' came from the old fort that
encircles the medivian part of the city. If architecture and history interest you,
then Junagadh is an exciting little city to explore. It has an interesting mix of
Hindu temples, Mosques, Jain temples, Buddhist Monuments, Gothic archways and Mansions.
Junagadh earlier known as Girnar was built by the Mauriya rules in 4th century B.C.and
was the capital of Gujarat.After Ashoka the last Mauriya ruler in 266 A.D. it passed
in the controls of Kshatraps,Guptas, Chudasans and when Muslim invaders established
their supremacy it remained under the muslim rule till independence. In keeping
he wishes of the local population and contrary to those of the ruling Nawab of Junagadh
it became a part of Indian union of states.
- Girnar Hills: with a height of 3300 ft and 5 peaks it has 9999 steps and is a scared
place of worship for Hindus and Jain
- Ashok Shilalekh: An edict of emperor Ashoka dating 3rd century B.C. bears inscription
in brahmi scripts
- Sakkarbag Zoo: Oldest in Gujarat and 3rd oldest in India is a beautiful zoo with
a large variety of animals and birds
- Sakkarbaug Museum: Rare specimen of art, furniture, stuffed animals, ancient coins,
- Makabara: Nawab of Junagadh was buried here. A fine specimen of medieval
- Narsinh mehta choro: House of a great Hindu poet saint and reformer of the 15th
- Upper Kot: Built in 319 B.C. and covered for over 300 years was rediscovered in
976 A.D. It has buddhist cave dated 500 A.D. and 11th century step well with beautiful
- Darbar Hall Museum: The hall used by the Nawab of Junagadh to hold his Darbar it
has interesting collection of Thrones, Articles, Costumes, Paintings, Jewelary,
- Damodar Kund: It was built by Vajranabha the great grand son of Lord Krishana. A
sacred worship place for Hindus.
- Willingdon Dam: In the foot of Datar Hills a beautiful dam with hills on three sides.
- Moti Baug: The house of Junagadh Agriculture University was built by the Nawab of
Junagadh in memory of his dog Moti. The gardens and the university is spread in
754.52 hactors of land.
- Girnar Parikrama: held in Oct-Nov between kartak vad 11 to 15 as per hindu calander
- Shivaratri mela: held in Feb-Mar on maha vad 14 as per hindu calander
- Girna climbing competition: held between 1st and 10th of January