Situated in the western part of India, Junagadh literally translates to “Old Fort”. The city is also called “Sorath”. The 7th largest city in Gujarat, it is very close to the capital city of Gandhinagar. Replete with ancient structures and relics, the city is a perfect blend of the present and the past.
Budget Hotels in Junagadh
Some hotels at Junagadh are Hotel Indralok Junagadh (Tariff- Rs. 1571), Hotel Vishala (Tariff- Rs. 1578), The Lotus Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 1200) and Picnic Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 1000).
The official language of Junagadh is Gujarati. Hindi is also extensively spoken here.
Events in Junagadh
The people of Junagadh celebrate a variety of festivals. Important Indian festivals like Diwali in October - November, Mahashivrathri in February and Holi in March are celebrated here. There is also a Shivratri mela in February that lasts for five days.
Places to See in Junagadh
There are many places of interest in the city. The fort walls that surround the entire city, the mausoleums of the Nawabs of Junagadh, the Tomb of Nuri Shah are just some of them. Also, close to the city is the Gir National park.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajkot which is just an hour away, at a distance of 99 km.
Junagadh has its very own railway station which is well connected to all major cities in India.
The city does not have its very own bus stand. The state bus services are available from Porbander which is about 80 minutes from Junagadh. You can also find frequent services from Rajkot and Veraval. TicketGoose.com provides online bus tickets booking facility for travellers visiting their favourite destinations.
The headquarters of the Barmer district in Rajasthan, Barmer is famous for its carved wooden furniture, hand block printing and woolenindustries and oil. Located in the western part of the state forming a part of the Thar Desert, Barmer is the second largest district of Rajasthan. Ruins of three 13th century Jain temples are located in this town. The River Luni flows through the entire Barmer district.
Places to Stay
Barmerhas many hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Hotel Krishna(Tariff-Rs. 424) and Hotel Madhav Paradise (Tariff-Rs.900 onwards) offer good rooms.
The BarmerThar Festival held in March is the best time to visit Barmer as the town is at its colourful best.
Rajasthani and Hindi are spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Neemari Garden (23kms), Juna Jain Temple (42kms), Kiradu Temples (35kms) and the Devka-Sun Temple (62kms) are some of the places that tourists should visit in Barmer.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport (208kms)
Barmerhas its own railway station.
The Barmer Bus Station, Sindhari Chouraha Bus Stand and Navlaram Ki Chakki Bus Stop run regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like RSRTC and Umiya Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. You can get discounted bus tickets to popular tourist destinations through a number of online bus booking portals.