Location : Gir, 42-kms From Junagadh, Gujarat Nearest Access : Junagadh (42-kms)
Main Wildlife Found : Asiatic Lions, Leopards, Chowsingha
Coverage Area : 1412.13-sq-kms.
Jeep Safari : The best way to observe the big cats is, of course, in their natural surroundings, at dawn and dusk, when they are on the prowl. Wildlife viewing in the Gir
Located at a distance of 125km from Junagarh, the island of Diu is one of the finest beaches in the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat. Its soft sandy beach with swaying palm trees and fantastic forts, churches make it one of the most beautiful beach holiday destination in Gujarat. The island of Diu was a Portuguese colony and a major port for maritime trade during 14th and 16th century.
Date of establishment- 18th September, 1965.
Area covered- 2,450 hectares.
Location- The Park is situated in the district of Junagadh of Gujarat.
About Gir National Park!
The Gir National Park is situated around 65kms from the city of Junagadh, which comes under the district of Junagadh, Gujarat. The Park was established in the year 1965 only as a forest reserve but afterwards it was declared as a national park by the government of India. The Park covers an area of around 2450 hectares, which abo... read more
The Gir National Park, was established on 18th September, 1965, as a Forest Reserve, primarily to conserve the Asiatic lion. The total area under national park status is about 2,450 hectares. It is located in the Junagadh District of Gujarat, about 65 km south-east of Junagadh city, and 90 km east of Keshod Airport, in the Kathiawar (Saurashtra) Peninsula. Sasan, with a forest rest-house, is the headquarters of the sanctuary.The Gir is a mixed deciduous type of forest with teak, ber, flame of the forest, jamun, a v... read more
Amba Mata located on top of the peak, this is the temple where newly weds go to worship in order to ensure a happy marriage. The Temple is dedicated to Goddess Ambaji. It is situated on the Arasur Hill, and can be approached by raod from Abu Rd.
In Rajasthan, as well as from all other important places in Gujarat. Folk drama called 'Bhavai' is performed in the courtyards of the temple. The Kumbhariya Jain temples are located just 3 km from here.
Ambaji (Banaskantha district) is the seat of Ambe Mata, the mot... read more
The Someshwar Mahadev temple stands tall among the temples of India. The construction of the present temple in Junagadh district began in 1950. It is the seventh temple built to commemorate the glory of Lord Somnath. Soma constructed the temple as a gesture after Lord Shiva cured him of his illness. This illness was caused by his father-in-law Daksha Prajapati's curse. Daksha cursed him to wane as he was infatuated with Rohini and was neglecting the other 26 wives, all 26 of whom were the daughters of Prajapati. It... read more
Introduction to the Ashokan Edicts, Junagadh:
The Ashokan Edicts, situated at the foothills of the mountains of Girnar, is one of the major Tourist attractions in Junagadh exuding the religious tolerance of the great Emperor, Ashoka. The inscription speaks of the greatness of the king in matters of secularism and depicts him as a king who encouraged unity and integrity.
History of the Ashokan Edicts, Junagadh:
Etched in a huge boulder, the edicts were founded by James Todd, but it was much later by 1837 that R... read more
Introduction to the Mahabat Maqbara, Junagadh:
The etymological meaning of Junagadh is "old Fort". It is located in the state of Gujarat in the laps of the sacred hills of Girnar in Saurashtra. Amongst the various forts and monuments in Junagadh, one of the major Tourist attractions in Junagadh, the Mahabat Maqbara, Junagadh is an exquisite exhibition of the nineteenth century art and architecture.
History of the Mahabat Maqbara, Junagadh:
The city of Junagadh can boast of some beautiful ancient mausoleum er... read more
Introduction to the Uperkot Fort, Junagadh: The state of Gujarat boasts of a number of historical Forts and monuments in Junagadh. Built and rebuilt repeatedly, the Uperkot Fort, Junagadh, one of the two fortifications of the city, has of late become one of the main Tourist attractions in Junagadh. Adding to the advantage of the fort being less thronged has helped it retain the ethnicity without losing any bit of its charm. History of the Uperkot Fort, Junagadh: From the little chronological information that we get... read more