The city of Junagadh is famous for its antique buildings which were built by the rulers of the yore. This monuments and structures have stood the test of time and now serve as the hallmark of the city. There are a plethora of tourist places in Junagarh which enthrall the visitors with their age old charm. However, the city has much more to offer. There is an array of excursions which can be enjoyed from the city. These excursions will enrich your experience of visiting Gujarat and leave you completely mesmerized with the state.
Gir National Park
Gir National Park has a sprawling area of 1412 sq. km. It was
established in the year 1965 and is located about 65 km to the
south-east of the Junagadh city of Gujarat. The forest area of Gir was
initially protected by the Nawab of the princely state of Junagadh.
Chorwad Beach of Gujarat is another splendid beach situated on the west
coast of India. It is situated at a distance of 66 km from Junagadh.
Chorwad has a high potential of attracting both domestic as well as
Diu beach is situated off the Saurashtra coast and is connected to the
state of Gujarat via a causeway. Diu is a secluded island and does not
have much population. This makes it the place ideal for a serene
vacation, away from the worries of daily life.
Girnar is one of the holiest places in Gujarat, situated near Junagadh
at a distance of 327 from Ahmedabad. It is a holy place and an important
pilgrimage for both Hindus and Jains. There are a number of temples
located here, which have converted it into a township of temples.
Somnath Temple is situated in the Junagadh district of Gujarat. It is a
famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is one of the twelve
jyotirlingas in India. The most interesting fact about the Somnath
temple is that it has been built and destroyed six times.
Marine National Park
Marine National Park is the first marine park of India. It is situated
in the Gulf of Kutch, which falls under the Junagadh District of
Gujarat. It was established in the year 1982 and covers an area of
162.89 sq. km. There is an archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of
Kutch which comes under the protected area.