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 census town in Kutch district of Gujarat, Mundra is famous for it’sfor tie-dye and block-print textiles. TheMundra Port is the largest private port in the country. The town has been witnessing rapidindustrialisation after the earthquake in 2001. Mundralies on the north shores of the Gulf of Kutch and is about 50kmssouth of Anjar.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Mundra. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Samudra (Tariff Rs. 800 onwards) and Hotel Zarna (Tariff Rs.600 onwards)
Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas is celebrated here.
Gujarathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Mahadev temple, the Mughal Gate and the port located within 3kms of the bus stand are places to see in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Bhuj (60 km).
Mundrahas its own railway station
MundraBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Ramani Travels, H.K. Travels and Patel Tours & Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Volvo bus booking through bus booking websites like TicketGoose.com is very convenient.