Travel to Junagadh

Junagadh is an ancient and known business town of Gujarat, Asian nation with varied attention-grabbing and enticing places. the traditional town has several eye catching monuments that reminds its nice history. These monuments ar there since era of rulers and ar currently known attractions of tourists. various tourists from across the globe come back to Junagadh once a year in varied seasons and occasions.  Junagadh could be a place of journeying and has made variety of saints in its long history. the foremost known being the Gujarati saint-poet, Narsinha Mehta.  Best season to visit Junagadh is between October to April.

How to reach Junagadh?

 By Air  

There is an airport in Keshod (37Kms. from Junagadh) and the major domestic airlines run flights between Keshod and Mumbai.

By Rail
Regular trains connect Junagadh to other important cities in Gujarat and India. There are trains for Jabalpur, Pune and Trivenndrum from Junagadh. There is also a meter-gauge service to Delvada and broad-gauge to Veraval and Rajkot.

By Road
The State Transport Corporation runs regular buses to and from Junagadh to other cities of Gujarat. There are a number of private bus services connecting to other cities of Gujarat as well.

Best time to visit Junagadh:

The average minimum and maximum temperature of Junagadh is as given below. The best time to visit Junagadh is also specified.

Places to visit in Junagadh

Gir Forest National Park And Wildlife Sanctuary
Sasan-Gir national park also known as Gir National Park is the last remaining refuge of Asiatic lions in India. Spread over 1,412 sq km park in Junagadh district of Gujarat, the national park was the erstwhile game preserve of the Nawab of Junagadh.

The Sasan-Gir national park was established in 1965 with the aim to protect and increase the lion population, which had sunk to two dozen in the early 20th century. After the inception of the park, the population of the lions has slowly increased; today the majestic cats number around 350.
Sasan-Gir national park

The park boasts of 2,375 distinct fauna species, which includes about 38 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, 37 species ofreptiles and more than 2,000 species of insects.

The Asiatic lions are the prime attraction of the park. The dry deciduous forest is also home to other wildlife species. There are around 300 leopards which includes jungle cat, desert cat, rusty spotted cat. Sloth bears, Indian cobras, striped hyenas, golden jackals, Indian mongoose, Indian palm civets, and ratels can also be seen in the park, besides chital, nilgai, sambar, four-horned antelope, chinkara and wild boar.

Gir is also home to the mugger or the marsh crocodile. The Crocodile Breeding Farm is located nearby. Gujarat State Forest Department adopted the Indian Crocodile Conservation Project in 1977 and released close to 1000 marsh crocodiles into the Kamaleshwar Lake.

There are 300 species of birds, most of which are resident. Some of the typical species of Gir include crested serpent eagle,endangered bonelli’s eagle and crested hawk-eagle.

Gir Interpretation Zone is an important part of the Gir Protected Area. The four sq km zone has a cross-section of wildlife and a visit here almost guarantees a lion sighting.

The park’s wildlife is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, bird watchers and photographers.


  • The Gir Interpretation Zone is open from Thursday to Tuesday at 8 am till 11 am and from 3 pm until dusk.
  • The park administration conducts safari for the tourists. Three safaris are conducted daily –6.30 am, 9 am and 3 pm.
  • The safaris have seven designated routes. A guide accompanies the safari tours.

The reserve remains closed between June to October. Visiting the park during winter is ideal as the weather during this period is pleasant.

Opening hours of Gir Forest National Park And Wildlife Sanctuary:

Mon ,Tue ,Wed ,Thu ,Fri ,Sat ,Sun 08:00 to 11:00 [ 1st January to 31st December]
Mon ,Tue ,Wed ,Thu ,Fri ,Sat ,Sun 15:00 to 17:00 [ 1st January to 31st December]

Entry fee for Visiting Gir Forest National Park And Wildlife Sanctuary:

The entry fees for Gir Forest National Park And Wildlife Sanctuary is mentioned below. We have listed the entry fees for Indians, the entry fees for foreigners, camera fees and other charges if applicable.

Mt. Girnar
The highest point in Gujarat, Mt. Girnar has for centuries been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the state and indeed in all of Western India, with 866 Hindu and Jain temples spread over the 5 summits.
Mt. Girnar

The base of the mountain, known as Girnar Taleti, is just 4 km east of the center of Junagadh. A hike up the mountain is best started early in the morning, with the mind of a pilgrim. Each step upward should itself encompass the entirety of the journey, rather than be seen as another effort towards one’s goal of reaching the top.

Veraval beach
About 85 km south of Junagadh, Veraval is famous for the peaceful and pristine beach.

Veraval beach
Except for a small portion, Veraval’s beaches have escaped commercialization.

Narsinh Mehta Choro
It is believed that Lord Krishna held a traditional Rasleela dance for his devotee Narsinh Mehta in this region.
Narsinh Mehta Choro

The tourist attraction is frequented by the devotees of Lord Krishna. 

Eating Out in Junagadh
Eating out in Junagadh is all about savouring scrumptious Gujarati cuisine for which the city is famous.
Eating Out in Junagadh

Don’t miss the ''khadi'' and the ''khammam dhokhla''. Some of the restaurants in Junagadh for delicious Gujarati fare are Swati and Santoor restaurants.

Where to Stay in Junagadh


Gir National Park & Sanctuary Sasan Gir-Bhalchhel-Haripur Road, At. Haripur (Gir), Dist. Junagadh Gujarat (India)

Contact Details

Phone: 02877-281101/02
Mobile: +91-90990 77502
FAX: 02877-281103


At Bhalchhel Village Ta- Mendarada, Junagadh

Contact Details

Phone: 02877285590
Mobile: 09879001098, 09426995315

Tourist Map of Junagadh

Tourist Map of Junagadh

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