If you don’t make it to Sasan, Junagadh’s zoo at Sakar Bagh, 3.5km from the centre, on the Rajkot road, has Gir lions. The nawab set up...
Durbar Hall Museum
This museum displays weapons, armour, palanquins, chandeliers, and howdahs from the days of the nawabs, as well as a huge carpet woven...
This ancient fort , on Junagadh’s eastern side, is believed to have been built in 319 BC by Chandragupta (ruler of India in the 3rd...
Jay Ambe Juice Centre
Great for a fresh juice, milkshake or ice cream; this is a perfect retreat.
This place has all-you-can-eat veg Gujarati thalis and an army of waiters. Finish off with sweets, such as fruit salad or pureed mango...
Lonely Planet review
On the way to the Girnar Hill temples, you pass a huge boulder on which Emperor Ashoka inscribed 14 edicts in Pali script in about 250 BC instructing people to be kind to women and animals and give to beggars, among other things. Sanskrit inscriptions were added around AD 150 by Emperor Rudradama and in about AD 450 by Skandagupta, the last emperor of the Mauryas, referring mainly to recurring floods destroying the embankments of a nearby lake, the Sudershan, which no longer exists.