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.
Earlier known as Ujjaini, the land of Ujjain is one of the famous sites that hosts the Kumbh Mela, a religious carnival that attracts millions of Hindu pilgrims. Ujjain is known as the ‘City of Temples’ as it has the maximum number of temples in the world. It has been home to some of the great scholars such as Kalidasa and has witnessed the rise and fall of two ruling empires – Mauryas and the Guptas. It also has been one of the four global seats of learning in ancient India.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Ujjain. Some of them are Ashray Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards), Hotel Ramakrishna (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), Hotel Preeti (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
The official language of Ujjain is Hindi. The other language spoken here is Malavi.
The important event of Ujjain is Kumbh Mela scheduled to be held in 2016. Apart from that, Kartik Mela is held annually in December.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ujjain. Some of the places include Kalidas Academy (1.9 km), Mahakaleshwar Temple (2 kms, Sandipani Ashram (4 km), and Kaliadeh Palace (9.4 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport to this place is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport in Indore which is approximately 55 km away.
Ujjain Junction railway station situated in Ujjain district is approximately 0.5 km away.
There are bus services to Ujjain from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot and other major cities. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Shrinath Travels, Multani Sona Travels. If you are booking bus tickets for your journey, book online and travel without any tension.