Junagadh Tourism

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Ideal Duration : 1-2 days Best Time : July to March
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Junagadh Tourism Being the capital of Junagadh Princely State once, the town shines with historical significance with many historical monuments to see. Junagad is also very close to theGirnar Hillsand the world renowned Gir National Park. Catch a glimpse of the wild in the Sakkabaug Zoo and the Wildlife Museum. Also visit the Girnar Hills and get a feel of the serene yet religious atmosphere. The fort at Uperkot is another tourist magnet. Download Junagadh PDF Guide > What's Great? A historical hotspot. A major commercial hub in Gujarat. What's not so Great? Congested in peak seasons. For Whom Ideal for tourists of every kind. Suitable for backpackers from places like Mumbai, Pune etc.

A Historically Volatile City Politically volatile from the start Junagadh was ruled by a wide range of dynasties before it came under the rule of the Babi dynasty, who ruled the city with an iron hand until 1946 when the calls for independence from Great Britain were growing strong. Though Junagadh was largely Hindu-dominated, the ruler, Mohammad Mahabat Khanji was a staunch Muslim and acceded to Pakistan by 15th August 1947. However, a concerted effort, by a joint force of the Junagadh denizens, Indian government led by Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the Indian Army managed to liberate Junagadh from further imperialism and acceded it to the Union of India. Apart from being historically significant, Junagadh is also important for being the connecting spot for the famous Gir National Park, home to the rare breed of Asiatic Lions.

Itinerary Day 1 -Reach Junagadh, preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a stroll in the old markets of Junagadh, which are famous for their handicrafts. Day 2 -The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the charming Gir Reserve, which has an exquisite range of flora and fauna. Since the day might prove to be taxing in visiting the Gir National Reserve, you can avoid a visit anywhere.Day 3 -The final day can start with a trek to the Girnar Hills, which is a famous hotspot in Junagadh. Not very far away from the same are Uperkot Fort and Ashoka Edicts, which add a touch of glorious Indian history to the city of Junagadh.

Restaurants and Local Food in Junagadh Junagadh might not have any lavish or fine dining restaurants but it does have quiet some options for some lip-smacking street food and good quality Indian and local Gujarati cuisine. Do try out the popularGol-Gappe, Dahi Vada, Aloo Purias well as delicacies of Punjabi and Chinese cuisine. Some Gujarati snacks and sweets that you might find here areDhokla, Khandvi, Thepala, Ghevar, Basundiand probably a few more. View 5 Restaurants in Junagadh >>

Jul-Maris the best time to visit Junagadh Winter season is the best season for a visit to Junagadh. The months when Junagadh is ideal for a trip for the October - March. Monsoons are also nice for a visit to the same, although the heavy rainfall and frequent thunderstorms and landslides might ruin your plans. The summers, though, are the least advisable time for a visit, owing to the scorching heat.  Weather in Junagadh Loading... Junagadh in Summer (April - June) This is the least advisable time for a trip to Junagadh. The days are scorching hot; the temperatures going as high as the only 49 degrees Celcius. Tourists should generally avoid this season for a visit. Junagadh in Monsoon (July - September) The monsoon season lasts till September. This is not exactly the best time to visit Junagadh, as the heavy rainfall might dampen your travel plans. However being an offseason, there is a chance that you can avail great deals on hotel tariffs. Junagadh in Winter (October - March) This is an ideal season for a visit to Junagadh, with pleasant climate and a lovely ambience waiting for your arrival. November onwards, the travel influx increases steadily as this is the peak season of travel. The temperatures rarely go below 20 degrees Celcius.  Monthly Weather in Junagadh Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 15 28 February 18 32 March 21 35 April 25 37 May 27 39 June 28 37 July 27 31 August 26 30 September 26 32 October 24 33 November 19 33 December 17 31

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