Welcome to Junagadh
Reached by few tourists, the ancient, fortified city of Junagadh (its name means ‘old fort’) has a history stretching back 2300 years. Its modern incarnation is fun to explore, with loud, brash markets, glorious architecture, interesting sights and a population who extend a very warm welcome. Junagadh also makes a good jumping-off point for seeing the lions at Gir National Park.
When the Partition of India came in 1947, the nawab of Junagadh opted to take his tiny state into Pakistan. It was a wildly unpopular decision as the inhabitants were predominantly Hindu, so the nawab departed on his own.