Girnar Hill

Taking a tour to Girnar Hill is one of the most reputed excursions from Junagadh. This hill is one of the commonly visited sites from Junagadh as a number of important temples are located on this hill.

The devotees of Hinduism and Jainism frequently visit these temples as they are considered very sacred. To reach the peak of the Girnar Hill of Junagadh, one has to climb as many as 10,000 steps. If the tourists do not want to climb these stairs, then they can opt for the rope chairs. These rope chairs are meant to carry two persons at a time.

While approaching the top of the Girnar Hill in Junagadh, the temples that the tourists first come by are five temples of Jainism. Of these five temples, the biggest as well as the oldest one was established to pay homage to the 22nd Jain Tirthankar. The temple meant for the worship of Amba Mata is also quite popular.

Innumerable people visit the place on the occasion of Bhavnath Fair. This fair is held between the months of January and February. The Bhavnath Fair is celebrated with a lot of music and dance programs. According to popular belief, it is Lord Krishna who first celebrated this fair to give a warm welcome to Arjuna.

To cater to the needs of the visitors to the Girnar Hill at Junagadh, a number of food stalls have been set up on the hill. A variety of soft drinks and snacks are available at these stalls. One can avail of the local transport in order to reach Girnar Hill from Junagadh.

Last Updated on 06/06/2013