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Junagadh located in Junagadh district in Gujarat

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Junagadh city is located in Junagadh district in the state of Gujarat in India. It is located at the foot of the Gurjar Hills. Junagadh means Old Fort.

Sorath was the name of this Princely state of Junagadh. Junagadh became a part of India on 9th November 1947 after a brief struggle with Pakistan during the partition.

It was ruled by the Solanki Dynasty, Chudasama Dynasty, the Nawab's of Junagadh, the British and finally it came under the Indian law.

The city of Junagadh has many historical monuments present both within and outside its premises, keep reading to know more about them.


Junagadh can be reached both by road and rail. Buses from different cities and towns  in Gujarat ply here. The same goes with the rail transport. 

To travel within the city premises, one has to rely rickshaws and the state transport buses. (The fare of the shared rickshaw and  state transport buses is economical).  Chartered rickshaw will charge a bomb. Apart from the private vehicles plying within the city premises. 

Another thing I noticed here is that there are traffic signals but no one follows it, everyone seems to be in a hurry to go, so if you are . travelling on foot, please look in all directions when crossing the road, as vehicles can come from any direction. 

There are many stay options available, mostly near the Railway Station and Bus Depot premises, The costs of which I have covered in the earlier post. To read the earlier post click here


Junagadh city is a small town, the roads are filled with people.
One annoying habit with the men is that they love to chew tobacco and the spit all over the place. They will travel in luxury cars but will still spit, not only making the road dirty but also the doors of the cars. 

Most of the small shops here are fitted with CCTV camera. Even the shops in Mumbai don't have them. Either there are plenty of thieves here or they just love the new gadget. 

Breakfast comprises of Jalebi and Fafda. Jalebi being my favourite. Tea is the morning drink. During  the afternoons veg thali (unlimited) is available. In the evening the chat counters, corn counters, egg pav counters open up all over the place. Looks like the people of Junagadh like their fast food. Not to forget the fountain soda counters all over the place to quench our thirst apart from the juice center. Dinner houses are again veg thali (unlimited)

For our non vegetarian folks, no veg items are also available in certain parts of the city premises.  

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