Girnar Tourism

Girnar Tourism

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Girnar Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Girnar is a mountainous region located in Junagadh district, about 327 km from Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat. Girnar is located at a height of 3660 ft above sea level and the region is popular for its lush green forest cover of Gir and for several places of religious importance. There are several temples here that are of importance to the Hindus and Jains along with the presence of mosques for Muslim pilgrims, making the place an example of unity in diversity.

The Girnar hills are a collection of five hills, and on each hill, there is an ancient Jain temple belonging to the 12th century. The temple can be reached by climbing 4000 steps. Other than temples, there is also a big mosque, where childless women seek blessings.

Standing 1031 meters tall, the mountains in Girnar are the highest peaks in Gujarat. There are numerous temples and tourist attractions here including Bharathari Gufa (cave), Mali Parab, Ramchandra Temple and Hathi Pashan, enroute to the summit.

Other popular attractions present here are the Jain temples that are dedicated to the Tirthankars and the Neminath temple, which consist of ancient marble works along with sculptures. Other temples present in Girnar include the Abhinandan Prabhu Temple that was built by King Kumar Pal.

Girnar does not have any airport of its own and the nearest airport is in Rajkot, which is located at a distance of 132 km. Girnar does not have a train station of its own either and the nearest station is at Junagadh, 5 km away.

Girnar is easily reachable by road as a lot of buses run from all major cities of Gujarat to Junagadh, from where Girnar can be reached. Moreover, buses run from areas like Ahmedabad, Surat, Valsad and Mumbai to Junagadh.

The weather conditions here are very extreme as summers here are hot and dry with temperatures reaching a maximum of 44⁰ Celsius. The summer here ranges from the months of March to June. The region receives monsoon in the months of July, August and September in form of moderate rainfall. The best time to visit Girnar is during winters, in the months of October to January with a minimum temperature of 10⁰ Celsius.

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Girnar Traveller Reviews

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Jimmy Mathew

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  • Jimmy Mathew
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 2 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
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"A place for religious enthusiasts"

  • 7.0 / 7
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015
The most beautiful place for those who are enthusiastic to get exhausted climbing the Gir mountain. Considering the 10,000 steps to climb is worth a try to have the most scenic views of Junagadh from that height. I was very much excited knowing that we will be climbing these many steps. Irrespective of age all enthusiasts should try this once. For food it's bit a task as it would not be available unless you reach the hill-top. I recommend to all religious enthusiasts to get the blessings from Dattatreya.
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Samir Kulkarni

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  • Samir Kulkarni
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  5503 readers

"Lion Safari"

  • Posted Apr 25, 2013
Small Place in Gujarat known as only place for Asiatic lion.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was good in the resort.
U need to get permit from Forest dept for Jungle Safari. Seeing Lion in the forest is a lifetime experience.
Nothing special for shopping.

Activities & things to do: Lion Safari.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Near to Junagarh. TRavel possible by Bus/Taxi.
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Nihal Dave

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  • Nihal Dave
  • Lives in Rajkot
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  •  23 helpful votes
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"Parikrama of Girnar Hill!"

  • Posted Jan 5, 2012
Girnar Parikrama is also known as Lili Parikrama. It is held on Kartak Sud Agiyaras, every year at Bhavnath, Junagadh. The Girnar Parikrama is doing aroung the mount Girnar. It is 36 K.M. long. 3 days of the parikrama is started from Girnar Parikrama Gateway, Rupayatan, and ends at Girnar Taleti, Bhavnath.In Girnar Parikrama, many charity kichens works there for providing free food to pilgrims. Many NGO(s) and Charity Trust gives donatoin for these works.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: In this parikrama , people gave a free food to all people and help poor people and .municipal of Gujarat state gaves a facility of free food.

Activities & things to do: At the foot hill of Girnar mountain, it is also called as Taleti, there is a big celebration of Maha Shivratri every year and celebrates for 5 days and thousands of people visit this event.
This starts from Hindu month of Kartik (just after Diwali), religious move around Girnar at foot hill and this is about 40 km, periphery. Girnar Competition: Every year between 1 to 10 January, a Girnar climbing is held by Govt. of Gujarat and anyone who climbs 5500 feet in 2 Hrs gets certificate from Govt. of Gujarat and prize too.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From tours and travels or own vehicle or State busses or trains.
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