Attractions

Top Choice Religious Site in Junagadh

Girnar Hill

This sacred mountain, rising dramatically from the plains, is covered with Jain and Hindu temples. Pilgrims from far and wide come to tackle the long climb up 10,000 stone steps to the summit, which is best begun at…
Top Choice Fort in Junagadh

Uparkot Fort

This ancient fort is believed to have been built in 319 BC by the Mauryan emperor Chandragupta, though it has been extended many times. In places the ramparts reach 20m high. It’s been besieged 16 times, and legend …
Top Choice Mausoleum in Junagadh

Mahabat Maqbara

This stunning mausoleum of Nawab Mahabat Khan II of Junagadh (1851–82) seems to bubble up into the sky. One of Gujarat’s most glorious examples of Euro-Indo-Islamic architecture, with French windows and Gothic colum…
Top Choice Mausoleum in Junagadh

Vazir’s Mausoleum

Boasting even more flourish than neighbouring Mahabat Maqbara, the 1896 mausoleum of Vazir Sahib Baka-ud-din Bhar sports four storybook minarets encircled by spiralling stairways.
Historic Site in Junagadh

Ashokan Edicts

Just outside town on the road to Girnar Hill, a white building on the right encloses a large boulder on which the Buddhist emperor Ashoka had 14 edicts inscribed in Brahmi script in the Pali language about 250 BC. T…
Mosque in Junagadh

Jama Masjid

The Jama Masjid, the disused mosque inside Uparkot Fort, was converted from a palace in the 15th century by Gujarat Sultan Mahmud Begada and has a rare roofed courtyard with three octagonal openings which may once h…
Museum in Junagadh

Junagadh Museum Sardar Baug

This museum displays weaponry such as the stick gun and 'tiger nails', and Jamnagar daggers, armour, elaborate silver palanquins, and howdahs from the days of the nawabs, as well as a huge carpet woven in Junagadh’s…
Cave in Junagadh

Buddhist Caves

Inside the Uperkot Fort and close to the Jama Masjid, these are not actually caves, but rather monastic quarters carved out of rock circa 2nd century AD. Descend into the eerie three-storey carved complex to see the…
Historic Site in Junagadh

Adi Kadi Vav

One of Uparkot Fort's two step-wells cut from solid rock, Adi Kadi Vav is named after two slave girls who used to fetch water from it. It is circular, 41m deep and was cut in the 15th century.
Historic Site in Junagadh

Navghan Kuvo

This well, 52m deep and designed to help withstand sieges, is almost 1000 years old and its magnificent staircase spirals around the well shaft. Look for the centuries-old dovecotes.