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Hotel Sapphire Junagadh Transportation :

Road : Gujarat State Transport buses & Private Luxury Coaches are Available in plenty from Mumbai, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Jamnagar.

Rail: Nearest rail station is about 1 kms., which provides an onward connection to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and other cities.

Hotel Sapphire Room Types:

Room Type               Single  Double
Comfort(Non A.C.)     800    1000
Superior(A.C.)          1300   1500
Family(Non A.C.)       ----    1600
Club Suite                ----    2600
Corporate Suit          ----     3500

About Junagadh

We have many historical cities in Gujarat and other states of India, but Junagadh is unique among them, as it comprises of historical monuments starting from the very ancient age (500 BC) till the most recent history of partition of India in 1947 AD. This city, as the name suggests, is a city of old fort. It has a very old history and, as a result, there are many historical monuments worth visiting in this city, Junagadh.

In olden times, the city was known by various names like “Raivatachal”, “Raivatnagar”, “Revant”, “Manipur”, “Chandraketapur”, “Puratanpur”, “Pratappur”, “Narendrapur”, “Girinagar”, “Karan Kunj”, “Jirna Durg”, “Mustafabad” and finally the present name “Junagadh” was given by the British Government in 1820AD.

The city has acquired an important place in tourist map of Gujarat. Everyday thousands of visitors / tourists visit city for religious, entertainment and educational excursions. Two main festivals celebrated here are “Parikrama” (Held in October-November during the period of five days concluding on the full-moon day of Kartik Month) and “Maha Shivratri” (Held in February-March on the No-Moon-day of Magha Month) every year.

The importance of these festivals is not only up to local level but has also spread over national and international level. NagaBawa’s or Naked Sages (that are generally seen only during Kumbh Mela’s) come to take part in these festivals from all over India. Every year on an average more than one Million people visit Junagadh during these two festivals only.

Junagadh is an ancient and famous tourism city of Gujarat, INDIA with various interesting and attractive places.  The ancient city has many eye catching monuments which reminds its great history. These monuments are there since era of rulers and are now famous attractions of tourists. Millions of tourists from across the world come to Junagadh every year in various seasons and occasions.  Junagadh is a place of pilgrimage and has produced a number of saints in its long history. The most famous being the Gujarati saint-poet, Narsinha Mehta.  Best season to visit Junagadh is between October to April.

Mount Girnar

Mount Girnar

Girnar Mountain is about 1100m (3630 ft) high and is an extinct volcano. It is 4km east of Junagadh and is the main tourist attraction in the area. On the plateau about 180m (600 ft) from the top of the hill, is a group of beautifully carved Jain temples. There is the peak of Ambaji, with a height of 3,330 ft (1,010 m), which is famous for the temple dedicated to the goddess Amba Mata dating back to the 12th century. It is said that a visit to this temple guarantees a happy marriage. There are good natural sceneries from the top of the mountain. The steps go down and up again to Gorakhnath Peak at 1116m (3666 ft) above sea level, where there are footprints of the rishi Gorakhnath. It is the highest peak of the mountain.

Sasan Gir

Sasan Gir

The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as Sasan-Gir) is located 65 km to the south-east of Junagadh and 60 km to south west of Amreli. It is the sole home of the pure Asiatic Lions and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species.Gir National Park and Sanctuary does not have a designated area for tourists. However, to reduce the tourism hazard to the wildlife and to promote nature education, an Interpretation Zone has been created at Devalia within the sanctuary. Within its chained fences, it covers all habitat types and wildlife of Gir with its feeding-cum-living cages for the carnivores and a double-gate entry system. Asiatic Lion Century is open from October to June.

Mahabat Maqbara, Junagadh

Mahabat Maqbara, Junagadh

The mausoleums of Mahabat Khan and his Vizier, Sahib Baha-ud-din Bhai are brilliant examples of fusion among the Islamic and Gothic schools of architecture. Set within the city limits of Junagadh, these mausolea turn in to a playground for local kids in the evening.

The etymological meaning of Junagadh is "old Fort". It is located in the state of Gujarat in the laps of the sacred hills of Girnar in Saurashtra. Amongst the various forts and monuments in Junagadh, one of the major Tourist attractions in Junagadh, the Mahabat Maqbara, Junagadh is an exquisite exhibition of the nineteenth century art and architecture.

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