Junagadh's history dates back to
ancient times and is famous place for pilgrims due to its link
with Mount Girnar and also famous for Gir lions, the only
habitat of Asian lions.
Throughout various phases of
history, Junagadh is described with equal importance as for
many centuries; it was the capital city of western region.
Junagadh is now a District in Gujarat State. After
Independence, Junagadh is one many such small princely town in
India and continued to survive on its glorious past.
In the east of Junagadh town, at
the distance of 6 km
situated the gigantic Mount Girnar, which
is considered holy by Hindus & Jains. Girnar is the highest
Mountain of Gujarat. Once in a year a massive Hindu festival
named "Maha Shiv Ratri" takes place at the foot hill of this
mountain. This festival is in commemoration of Hindu Lord
The Town was surrounded by a
It is the only place in the
World, except Africa, where the King of Jungle. the Majestic
Lion can be witnessed in the natural habitat.