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Junagadh, headquarters of the district of the same name, is an ancient fortified city, rich in myth and legend. Located at the base of spectacular Girnar Hills. A princely state in British India, the place is named after the ‘Old Fort’ which encircled the old city. The presence of 14 Rock Edicts of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka cut into a big rock outside the city bears testimony to its antiquity and attracts the historically minded. One of the reasons for visiting Junagadh is to transit to Sasangir, the entrancing preserve of Asiatic lion or to tour the beautiful shrine of Somnath.

JUNAGADH Situated at foot of mount GIRNAR has novel past and interesting present. The present old town has developed during 19th and current century and is a example of rich princely tradition which now is a valuable heritage.

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Junagadh is an ancient and famous tourism city of Gujarat, INDIA with various interesting and attractive places.  The ancient city has many eye catching monuments which reminds its great history. These monuments are there since era of rulers and are now famous attractions of tourists. Millions of tourists from across the world come to Junagadh every year in various seasons and occasions.  Junagadh is a place of pilgrimage and has produced a number of saints in its long history. The most famous being the Gujarati saint-poet, Narsinha Mehta.  Best season to visit Junagadh is between October to April.

JUNAGADH Situated at foot of mount GIRNAR has novel past and interesting present. The present old town has developed during 19th and current century and is a example of rich princely tradition which now is a valuable heritage.

JUNAGADH CITY STATUS

Coordinates

21°31′N 70°28′E

Country

India

State

Gujarat

District

Junagadh

Elevation

107 m (351 ft) above mean sea level

*Population

168,686 (2001 Census) 225,000 (2007)

* Male Population

52% of population

*Female Population

48% of population

*Child Population(Under 6 years of age)

11%

*Average Literacy Rate

73%

*National Average Literacy Rate

59.5%

*Male Literacy>

77%

*Female Literacy

67%

Postal Code

362 00x

Municipal Corporation

Since 2004

Telephone Country + City Code

91 + 285

Vehicle Registration Code

GJ-11-??-XXXX

Time Zone

IST (UTC+5:30)

Average Rainfall

775.0 mm +/- 10%

Monsoon Rainfall Average

680 mm

Monsoon Months

June, July, August, September

*   Source Census of India. 2001 & Figures published thereafter.

HOW TO REACH JUNAGADH?

By Road: 

Junagadh is connected by good motorable roads to all places in Gujarat.Junagadh is accessible by State transport corporation( ST) bus from each of these places. There are a number of private bus services connecting to other cities of Gujarat as well. Junagadh is

  • 99 km from Rajkot
  • 327 km from Ahmedabad
  • 138 km from Jamnagar
  • 227 km from Dwarka
  • 219 km from Bhavnagar
  • 107 km from Porbandar

By Rail:

Regular trains connect Junagadh to other important cities in Gujarat and India. There are trains for Jabalpur, Pune and Trivenndrum from Junagadh. There is also a meter-gauge service to Delvada and broad-gauge to Veraval and Rajkot.By Air – The nearest airport is Rajkot that is connected by flights from major cities of India.

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