Thursday, January 31, 2008

Junagadh - The Historical City with Places in Saurashtra Gujarat India

Location: Foothills of Girnar Hill

Distance: 327 km from Ahmedabad

Tourist Attractions: Upperkot, Darbar Hall Museum, Ashoka's Rock Edict, Mujkund Caves

Best Time to Visit: October to March

How to reach Junagadh :-

Air: The nearest airports from Junagadh are Keshod, which is 40 km away and Porbandar which lies at 113 km.

Rail: The railway station of Junagadh lies on Ahmedabad- Junagadh and Rajkot- Junagadh line and connects it the major cities of the country.

Road: State transport buses link the city with all the major cities of the state.

Junagadh is located at at 21.52° N 70.47° E at the foothills of Girnar hill in the Junagadh district of Gujarat.Junagadh has an average elevation of 107 meters (351 feet).

It was the capital of the erstwhile Junagadh State under the Muslim rulers of Babi Nawabs.

It is a historic city and its name means an ancient fort in Gujarati.

Junagarh is a flourishing tourism destination in India, owing to the fact that it was ruled by many dynasties, which have enriched its cultural and historical heritage immensely. The profound influence of varied kingdoms is even visible in the architectural style of its monuments.

Junagadh is a city and municipal coroporation,the headquaters of Junagadh district in the Indian state of Gujarat.The city is located at the foot of the Girnar hills.Junagadh is one of the historical town of Saurashtra.Literally translate,Junagadh means “Old Fort”.

People travel to Junagadh to witness the magnificence of these historic structures. In addition to this, there are a number of other places apart from the monuments which are a must visit. The location of the city is such that the apart from the tourist attractions of the place, one can also enjoy a host of other places near the city. Owing to the fact that there is so much that Junagarh has to offer, one can easily say that it is a tourist paradise. Rarely has any other city in Gujarat been so richly endowed with historical and tourism wealth.

It is also known as “Sorath”,the name of the earlier Muslim-ruled Princely State of Junagadh.Junagadh is also known as "Sorath".The name of the earlier Muslim-ruled Princely State of Junagadh.

Rainfall at Junagadh-Saurastra :- In Junagadh,The average annual rainfall of the Saurashtra region is about 775.0 mm with a standard deviation of 75.1 mm. Monsoon rainfall averages 680 mm with a variability of 61 %. Rainfall for the months of June, July, August and September averages 194, 338, 187 and 105 mm, with the corresponding coefficients of variation being 150, 69, 87 and 84%, respectively. The monsoon from June to September is received in 33 rainy days with a late season long dry spell.

Demographics of Junagadh

As of 2001 India census, Junagadh had a population of 168,686. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Junagadh has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 67%. In Junagadh, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

For Visitors in Junagadh :-

In Junagadh,Visitors getting there Convenient overnight trains.In Junagadh-Saurastra,Visitors have so many choice to places to stay,

Luxury / Heritage :- In Junagadh,Riverside palace/Orchard palace, Gondal(60 kms), Taj group’s Gir lodge(60 kms), Maneland jungle lodge(60 kms).

Modarate :- President, Girnar tourist bungalow, Relief, National, Vaibhav Guest House at Junagadh.

BUDGET/GUEST HOUSE :- In Junagadh,Murlidhar, Jaishree, tourist present.

PLACES TO EAT :- In Junagadh-Saurastra,Modern(Gujarati),Naaz(Guj-South Indian)Sagar(N Indian), Swati(N Indian), Santoor(N Indian), Geeta(Gujarati), Sharda(Gujarati).

For Fun Time :- In Junagadh,There is famous talkies like Jayshree,Pradeep Cinema Present.

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