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Uparkot

Junagadh

14.1/5(11 Ratings)

Uparkot Overview

Ranked 6 of 120 sightseeing in Junagadh

In the middle of the town of Junagadh, there is the ancient Upper Fort or Uparkot on the plateau, which is believed to have been built around 312 BC by Changradupta Maurya. This fort has a long history that includes 16 attempts to besiege this fort over a period of 800 years.

One of these sieges, lasted for 12 years but was unsuccessful. This fort after its construction remained in oblivion for 300 years and was rediscovered during 976 AD. It was finally deserted around the 7th or 8th century after which it was hidden by the neighbouring jungles.

The gateway of this fort has a triple entrance style, which takes visitors to the remnants of a huge cannon, 15-feet high, known as ‘Nilamtope’ that was built in Egypt in 1531. The Nawab of Junagdh obtained the ‘Nilamtope’ from a Turkish Sultan.

There are two step wells in this fort popularly known as ‘Navghan Kuva’ and the ‘Adi Chadi Vav’. The Navghan Kuva was built in the 11th century and is 50 metres deep, which can be navigated by a flight of stairs in the circular pattern inside the well. On the other hand, the bottom of the Adi Chadi Vav can be reached by a set of 170 circular steps.

As tourists enter this fort, taking a left course will take them to the Jami Masjid, the ceiling of which is supported by 140 pillars. Proceeding further on that road, one can reach the 1,500 years old Buddhist caves.

Known to date back to 500 AD, these caves are carved inside the rocks of the hill with floral patterns carved on the stone. On the north and south of this fort, some other attractions are the Khapra Kodia caves and Babupyana caves.
 

What travellers are saying about Uparkot

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  • Excellent 3
  • Good 2
  • Very Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

Timing, fees and more

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Saturday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Sunday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
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Other Details

Famous for:
Forts
Entry:
free
Not Allowed:
Pets

Reviews and Ratings

Dharmesh panchal

Dharmesh panchal3.6/5

1 review

No maintenance of this historical place

very nice palace in Gujarat,but people's are not cleaned this place,I feel realy good when seen this,local guide is necessary here,please clean this place.
  • No maintenance of this historical place

Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval3.2/5

414 reviews

Too old fort

Uparkoat Fort was originally built by Chandragupta Maurya, a well-known Emperor of Maurya dynasty and then fort was renovated by many dynasty who ruled over Junagadh. Main attractions of Fort are 2000 years old Buddha Caves, Adi-Kadi Vav ( 41 metre deep Step-well of 15th Century), Navghan Kuvo ( 1000 years old and 52 meter deep Well) and Jumma Masjid. A nice place for lovers of history

Fatema Vanak

Fatema Vanak4.3/5

1 review

Nawab Palace

Uparkot is one of the place to visit in Junagadh. It has city view from a high, tops, adi kadi vav,navgadh kuvo,anaj kothar, water reservoir etcIt can be visited during Day time. Also we can take our vehicles to travel inside the fort.

Dhaval Karetha

Dhaval Karetha5.0/5

14 reviews

One of the Oldest Fort

Located in the Lap of Girnar Mountain Range this is one of the Oldest Fort in the Gujarat. The fort has been constructed around The Chandragupta era. It was than again Rebuild and was again rebuild and the Today is stand as the unique Ancient Fort. It has higl wall around which is very very difficult to penetrate or to destroy it. It has very lonfy history. There is also WaterTank for storing water and supplying to the People living inside the fort. Here we have Well constructed during the era of Raa the Chudasma Rulers. It's very Beautiful place one must visit.

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Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

512 reviews

A must visit

THIS IS REAL JUNAGADH. OLD TIME THERE WAS A BIG BAZAR OF JUNAGADH AND CITY WAS THERE. IN THIS FORT ALL TYPE OF FACILITY FOR ALL PERSONS AT OLD TIME. LIKE WATER, FOOD ETC. IT MUST VISIT IT. DONT MISS IT.

Shadab Sheikh

Shadab Sheikh3.6/5

16 reviews

Major attraction of Junagadh

This fort is main attraction of Junagadit consists of many small small attractionsit got Buddha caves, two big well you can go upto the bottom of thatOne side it has got hills on the other side it has nice view of city

Tejas Trambadia

Tejas Trambadia5.0/5

1 review

Very happy to be there

I live in junagadh so I go there once on a week it's a nice place and many interesting things are there whenever I go there I feel relex. There are many people of junagadh who enjoy that place and I'm proud of that I live in junagadh. After a long day sunset is like killer

Photos of Uparkot

Uparkot, Junagadh
Uparkot, Junagadh
Uparkot, Junagadh
Uparkot, Junagadh
Uparkot, Junagadh
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