Junagadh is an prehistoric and famous city of Gujarat. This city has a collection of various interesting and striking places to visit. This ancient city has many famous and attarctive monuments which reminds about its great history. Junagadh is also a place of pilgrimage which has produced a number of saints from past years. The most famous being the Gujarati saint-poet, Narsinha Mehta. This city is most visited tourist city in Gujarat.
Day 1: ARRIVAL JUNAGADH
Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives welcome you and escort you to your car. Later you will be taken to visit:
Damodar Kund: Damodar Kund is one of the most famous tourist attractions of the city. This Kund is actually a bath tank which is located in the foot reign of Girnar Hill. This Kund is considered as a “holy kund” as Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati's garments are said to have dropped here. This kund also includes a temple called “Damodarji Temple”.
Uparkot Fort: Uparkot Fort is situated at the bottom of the Girnar Hills. This fort was built by Chandragupta Maurya during the Nawabi Period in 319 BC. This fort was rebuilt again and again over time by various rulers. It was rebuilt by many kings over the centuries. This fort was deserted between 7th and 8th centuries. The fort, due to its strategic location, is said to have survived about 16 sieges over a period of 1000 years.
Junagadh Zoo: Junagadh Zoo is very famous around the world because of Asiatic Lions. This Zoo was built in 1863 by the Nawab. This zoo is also the oldest zoo in Gujarat. This zoo was set up in order to save the Asiatic Lion from extinction. The main attraction for tourist is the Asiatic Lion which are around 300 in numbers.
Later you will be taken for lunch and then we will proceed to:
Ashoka’s Rock Edicts: This site is famous for the fourteen rock edicts of Emperor Ashoka. These edicts have been engraved out of a gigantic obstruct of stone outside the city. These rock edicts are inscribed in Pali language, which are as old as 263 BC.
Durbar Hall Museum: The Durbar Hall Museum provides the tourists a chance to have a glance at the magnificence and grandeur of the Nawabs and sultans who have ruled in Junagadh. This museum was originally a courthouse where cases were heard by the Nawabs and Sultans. Later, this courthouse was converted into museum. This museum includes Silver thrones, beautifully designed carpets, gleaming chandeliers and paintings speak of the delicious taste of the rulers. The oil painting of the Nawab with his dogs is one of the main attractions of this museum.
Later in the evening, you will be taken to:
Ahmadpur Mandvi: The Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach is one of the most wanted and popular beach in Gujarat. This beach is the most visited of the reign because of its clean water, fishing hamlets and colorful birds. This is a good place for some leisure time. One can enjoy various water sports and swimming.
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