Junagadh

Girnar mountain range, a few kilometres from Junagadh city, welcomes tourists to this picturesque rugged terrain. Of its five peaks, Gorakhnath is the highest point in Gujarat. There are several temples and beautiful lakes in this region. Junagadh has many pilgrimage sites like Swaminarayan temple, Gayatri Mandir, Vagheshwari Mandir, Damodar Kund, Revati Kund, Mujkund Caves, Narsinh Mehta No Choro, Jama Masjid and Damodarji Temple.
This ancient city reminds us of its great history and rich heritage through its various monuments. Mahabat Maqbara (tomb of the last ruling Nawab) is an excellent example of fusion architecture. Durbar Hall Museum- the former palace of Babi Nawabs, Ashoka Shilalekh, Uperkot Fort and Buddhist caves are noteworthy places of historical interest. For knowledge enhancing and fun sessions, one could visit the Science Museum, Ayurvedic Museum, Sakkarbaugh Zoo, Wellington Dam, Moti Baug and Suraj Fun World (Amusement Park).
Though the city does not have an airport due to mountainous terrain, (there is one at Keshod 37kms away), it is well connected to major cities by national highways and by long distance trains.
Best Time to Visit: October to April
Languages Spoken: Gujarati

Climate: The Climate here is hot and dry in summers, humid monsoon and pleasant winters.

Natural Wonders: Girnar Mountain, Dataar Hills,

Holy places: Swaminarayan Temple, Gayatri Mandir, Vagheshwari Mandir, Damodar Kund, Revati Kund, Mujkund Caves, Narsinh Mehta No Choro, Jama Masjid, Damodarji Temple

Historical sites: Mahabat Maqbara, Durbar Hall Museum, Ashoka Shilalekh, Uperkot Fort, Buddhist caves, Khapra Kodia caves, Babupyana caves
Fun Places and Picnic Spots: Sakkarbaugh Zoo, Wellington Dam, Moti Baug and Suraj Fun World
Knowledge centres: Science Museum, Ayurvedic Museum

Road Journeys – Ahmedabad to Jungarh

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Finally a huge granary, a few steps from the step-wells, covered with stage wise storage facilities enabled the curators to use the stocks in hardships as per its requirement by taking it out of the selected chamber designed by high class engineering technique without disturbing the entire storage. Preserved with natural herbs and their way of modern-ancient techniques of keeping the grains dry and free from pesticides is a matter of research. We are happy with pride to know that we were always ahead of time.

An interesting fact, which I feel prominent to mention, is that Zulfikar Ali Bhutta, the deceased veteran of Pakistan, hanged in a political trial was an administrator of the Nawab of Junagadh and played a role during annexation, post independence. Also the very famous, beautiful actor in Bollywood, Parvin Babi was a kin to Junagadh Nawab of Babi dynasty, sadly died in pitiable condition. A few fresh blooms and a solitary eagle on a dead dried tree impressed me with the balance of nature.

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My visit to Dwarka and Somnath

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You need to take a engine boat which will take you across the sea.Bet dwarka is most important religious place and as belived that shri krishna meet his friend sudama here.After visited bet dwarka we just left for nageshwar jyotirling.

We came back from bet dwarka and nageshwar at 3 and then we took a nap for some time. And then set out on foot for sight scene near the city I forgot the name of the temple situated near dwarka city but you can get information about temples and sight scene from the hotels and local citizens and Autorikshwalas.

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Climbing the Great Girnar – Part 2

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Every year during the period of five days ending on the full moon day of Kartik month, a circular excursion to mount girnar (Parikrama) is held. Lacs of people take part in it. It goes from Bhavnath Temple to Jina Bawa Ni Madhi, Hanuman Dhara, Malvela, Bordevi and return to Bhavnath Temple. It is a foot way of about 40 Kms.

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JUNAGADH :- An Ancient, Historic and Religious City in Gujarat

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Narsinh Mehta was great devotee, saint and poet belonging to Gujarat in Junagadh.He was very poor but great devotee and totally self surrendered himself to lord. He was very much harassed by his bhabhi for being poor. After much harassment left home in frustration and went to Lord Shiva temple and started meditating.After 2 and half days lord Shiva gave him darshan and showed him Raas Leela performed by Lord Krishna and gopis in Vrindavan.

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The honest Junagadh

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The room was clean and spacious matching with railway superintendent’s comment. As soon as the kids lied down, they fell asleep. The train finally arrived at mid-night. Luckily, by that time the kids managed to sleep for a while and looked better.

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