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