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Junagadh is an ancient city that lies in the Indian state of Gujarat. Junagadh has its historical connections with the numerous dynasties that ruled over its soil. The Maurya dynasty, Chudasama dynasty, and the Chalukhya dynasty were the ones that reigned over Junagadh. During their rule, different monuments were erected.

Located in the foothills of the Mount Girnar, Junagadh is elevated at 350 feet above the sea level. It has the rough terrains that constitute a majority of its land. There are some small streams that are a key source for irrigating the fields and supplying in homes. The climate of the area is moderate in nature. It faces normal summers as the median mercury levels do not rise above 35°C. The winter season is pleasant as average temperatures stay below 13°C.

Junagadh is the residence of bewitching monuments. These monuments now fall under A.S.I and its authorities look after them. These include the carved boulders from Mauryan period that hold the texts in Brahmani script, a preserved palace from the Chalukhyan period, different small museums from Chudasama period, and local markets of Junagadh.

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