The city of Junagadh is situated in the western Indian state of Gujarat. With many historic sites, monuments and remarkable sites of worships of both Hindu and Budhist, Junagadh is quite popular among the tourists. The Uperkot Fort built in 319 A.D. needs special mention. It was rebuilt many times. Different structures and monuments were constructed under the reign of various rulers. The Adi–Kadi Vav and Navghan Kuwa, the narrow stone cut step wells inside the fort is a must see for the tourist. The Darbar Hall museum, a former palace displays the weaponries and other items used during the time of the nawabs. The magnificent tomb of Mahabat Khan, the sixth nawab of the Babi dynasty known as the Mahabat Maqbara is an amalgamation of Indo–Islam architecture. Buddhist caves in the Uperkot Hills and the Bava Pyara caves have specimens of spectacular artworks of Buddhism and Jainism. Ashok Shilalekh, an ancient inscription of Ashoka the Great on a granite stone signifies the historical richness of the place.
From Junagadh, pilgrims climb up steps on Mt. Girnar where many renowned temples and religious sites of the Hindus and Buddhists are located. The famous Gir National Park can be visited from Junagadh which is nearby. The Sakkarbaug Zoo having varied wildlife is quite popular. Junagadh is well connected with all the major cities by road and railways. The nearby airport is in Rajkot which is about 2 ½ hours by road.