Uparkot Fort, Junagarh


Uparkot Fort, Junagarh is situated at the foot of the Girnar Hills. It was built during the Nawabi period.
Chandragupta Maurya is said to have constructed the fort in 319 BC. It was rebuilt by many kings over the centuries. The fort was abandoned between 7th and 8th centuries. However, the fort was rediscovered in 976 AD. The fort, due to its strategic location, is said to have survived about 16 sieges over a period of 1000 years.

Uparkot Fort, Junagarh possesses a huge moat, which is about 300 feet deep. In some places, the elevation of the fort wall is about 20 meters. The entrance of Uparkot Fort leads to a number archaeological sites, including Baba Pyara Caves, Navghan Kuvo, Jami Masjid, Buddhist Caves and Adi-Kadi Vav. One can also come across a cannon, Nilamtope, which was acquired by the Nawab of Junagarh from the Turkish. The Adi-Kadi Vav and Naugham Kuva are two step wells which has a winding staircase.



Last Updated on 06/06/2013




     


     

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