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.
A well structured city, Gandhidham falls under the Kachchh District of Gujarat. Well-connected to Kandla and the National Highways, Gandhidham was formed in the 1950s after of the partition of India, to help resettle the refugees from Sindh. A fast developing city in Gujarat state, Gandhidham is connected by road and rail to the rest of India. Transport Nagar, on the suburbs of the city is the hub for all major transport activity in Gandhidham.
Places to Stay
Places like Hotel Aarti International (Tariff-Rs.1,499) and Hotel Shiv Nautica (Tariff-Rs.2,285) offer affordable accommodation from Rs.1500 onwards.
The main festivals in Gandhidham are Deepavali, Navaratri, Ramnavami and Holi.
Gujarati is the official language here. Hindi is also spoken here.
Places to Visit
The city has a Gandhi Samadhi, where last remains of Mahatma Gandhi are kept. The Bhadreswar temple and Modhera built in the 11th century is well-known, The Shiva temple in Kera and the Purneshwar temple constructed in the 10th century is a major tourist attraction neraby.
How to Get There
Gandhidham also has its own airport called Kandla Airport or Galphadar Airport which is located six kilometers north of Gandhidham
The Gandhidham Railway Station runs regular trains that connect the city to the rest of the country.
Well-connected by road, the Gandhidham Bus Terminus has many buses services that connect the city to places across the state. Private bus operators like Patel Tours & Travels, Royal Express and H K Travels run regular bus services to and from the city. If you are planning a vacation, book bus online and remain tension free.