Girnar Tourism

Girnar Tourism

Rank 30
Ranked 30 of 61
Gujarat Tourism Destinations
Destination Rating
5.9 / 7
511 Ratings & 349 Reviews

Girnar Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Junagadh
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.

Girnar is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Junagadh and Verawal.

Most preferred by...

Travellers from Mumbai, Surat

Best time to visit Girnar in the next six months

  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January

Girnar Traveller Reviews

Read 5 destination reviews
with average rating of 5.9/7,
out of 349 Girnar reviews
Sort by:
Sagar Mewada

  • Scout
  • Sagar Mewada
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 Review
  •  1458 readers

"Must go for animal lovers"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 6, 2016
We travelled Gir as a part of school trip. First place to visit here is the Gir Forest itself. The animals, especially the great lion look magnificent. Being very close to them is a really tempting experience. The guides and protectors are good and they make the location safe. There are a lot of different temples around to visit too. I recommend going to safari least once.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Pritesh Mehta

  • Guru
  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 53 photos
  • 503 Reviews
  •  254 helpful votes
  •  313933 readers

"Girnar, best religious visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 28, 2015
The Girnar is top most beautiful mountain. It is most hightest big mountain of Gujarat. There are climb up 10000 stairs. It is very good for climb. It is one of most beautiful mountain. There are all facility available on the way. The person climb early in the morning and came back at afternoon. One of the most important think that there are do pradakshina by "Nagabava" and other person they do pradakshina at kartikay poonam. They do pradakshina by walked and then after they bathing at damodar kund and then they go invisible. It is the most beloved of god. There are may person do parikaram and feel very happy in life. In pradakshina very good arrangement of person and very happy feel there. We did this parikrama and very happy to feel it. You must be ready to do parikarama next time.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 2 votes

Jimmy Mathew

  • Scout
  • Jimmy Mathew
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 2 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  3404 readers

"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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 9 votes

Samir Kulkarni

  • Scout
  • Samir Kulkarni
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  7245 readers

"Lion Safari"

  • 6.0/7
  • 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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 13 votes

Nihal Dave

  • Tourist
  • Nihal Dave
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  6471 readers

"Parikrama of Girnar Hill!"

  • 6.0/7
  • 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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 28 votes

Shivanand Mukul Chethan Manish Shivanand, Mukul, Chethan and 503 other people have been to Girnar.
View their ratings...

Girnar Sightseeing

View all 8 Sightseeing options in Girnar »

Best time to visit Girnar with family

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Girnar Information