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GIR LION - Junagadh
Gir today is the only place in the World, outside Africa, where the lion can be seen In its natural 104 habitat. From Biblical times till a hundred years ago, the Asiatic lion roamed over a vast area ranging from Greece through West Asia to Bengal and Bihar. The last lion seen outside Gir was in 1884, and the king of the jungle has taken his final refuge in Gir.

Even in Gir the number of lions had dwindled to as low as just 15 around 19 10. Serious and timely protection measures have raised their numbers to just over 300.

Road: Junagadh is connected by road with Ahmedabad 315 Km., Bhavnagar 219 Km, Dwarka 227 Km, Jamnagar 184 Km, Keshod 37 Km, Mumbai 802 Km, Mount Abu 512 Km, Porbandar 107 Km, Rajkot 99 Km, Sasangir 58 Km, & Udaipur 565 Km.

The timetable at the STC stand is entirely in Gujarati. Buses leave for Rajkot every 30 minutes


Somnath Temple built by Sompura sculpturers is recently built after independence. The temple has sanctom, dancing hall and huge courtyard with protection fort overlooking Arabian Sea

A Stone's throw away is Somnath Temple. Legend shrounds this magestic temple. It is said to have been built in gold by swaraj the moon god, then silver, then in wood by Loard Krishna and finally in stone.

Somnath is connected by road with Ahmedabad 304 Km. Bhavnagar 261 Km., Dwarka 238 Km, Jamnagar 246 Km, Junagadh 85 Km, Keshod 55 Km, Mumbai 889 Km, Palitana 241 Km, Porbandar 122 Km, Rajkot 188 Km, Sasangir 48 Km, and Udaipur 55 Km.

The Circuit is full of religious attractions, marine wealth and natural beauty. This coastal belt is renowned for Somnath . The prime attraction which has great history and importance as being the first and foremost Shiva Temple among twelve jyotirlingas that are located all over India.
The original temple was completely destroyed by Mahmud Ghazni and rebuilt , only to be destroyed again several times , finally in 1706 by Aurangzeb. The present temple was erected on the original site only after Independence in 1950.


The city is divided into two by Sabarmati river and linked by seven bridges, the older of which is the Ellis Bridge build during the British Period with massive steel girders. Traffic is restricted and heavy vehicles are not allowed. Ahmedabad is connected to other cities of Gujarat and India through a well organised bus network. The bus services is primarily offered by Gujarat State Transport Corporation and other private travel agencies.


One of the most popular monuments in Ahmedabad is a mosque called Sidi Bashir's mosque outside Sarangpur gate, quaintly known as the mosque with shaking minarets. Each minaret has three storeys, girdled by carved stone balconies, balanced and delicate. The style was a complete innovation and no other minarets of Muslim architecture are said to equal them. The master craftsman of the period managed to design and build them in such a way that they responded to vibrations. When one minaret is shaken, the vibration is communicated to the other via the stone-bridge joining the both.


Sidi Saiyad's mosque once formed a part of the wall of the citadel and is attributed to Ahmed Shah's slave servant of the name. The most striking feature of this mosque is its perforated stone windows. These windows have earned great fame for their very fine and intricate workmanship. It is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Wooden models of these windows are kept in the New York and Kensington museums.

Rajkot, the former capital of the princly state of the same name, is a fast developing city in the Saurashtra peninsula. In the pre-independence days, it was headquarters of the British Government Resident for the Western India States. It is associated with the early life of Mahatma Gandhi, who spent some years of his life in this town with his father who was the Dewan(Chief Minister) of Rajkot State.

On the 16th of December 1870 a prestigious college for the princes of Kathiawar was declared open. Its Italian Gothic and Indo-Grecian architecture provide the 700 students a pleasant ambience to pursue their studies. A blend of eastern and western culture gives the boys from all the walks of life an allbound education.

Founded in 1540, Jamnagar is the Abode of the Jam- the Jadeja Rajput rulers of Nawanagar. The city was built around the small Ranmal Lake. For centuries it was renowned for its pearl fisheries, a naval base of some importance, and a certain type of tie-and dye fabrics. Today, it is more popular for having the only Ayurvedic University in India and a temple listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

Lakhota Palace and Kotha Bastion
Lakhota Palace is reputed as one of the major tourist attractions among the tourists visiting Jamnagar. Located in the center of Old Jamnagar on an island in the middle of a lake, two old structures namely Lakhota Fort and Kotha Bastion are sure to captivate you.

State transport buses and private luxury coaches connects various centres of Gujarat. Jamnagar is 308 Kms. from Ahmedabad via Rajkot and 92 Kms. from Rajkot. Trains are also available from all the major Indian cities.


Only one MARINE NATIONAL PARK of its kind in India at Jamnagar Dist. Gujarat is situated almost 16 Nautical Miles away in Great Arabian Sea near Jamnagar. Area is almost 3.0 square k.m. of Island, and covered with Marine Trees, dense forest - "Mangroves" deep much. The Pirotan Island has beautiful scenarios, and Majestic view of Sunrise and Sunset.


The world famous ancient town of Dwarka needs hardly any introduction. Located on the confluence of Gomati River and the Gulf of Kutchh between 22’ & 22.28’ N latitude and 68.59’ E longitude, Dwarka is Lord Krishna’s town. The original temple of lord Krishna is believed to be constructed by Vajranabhji, the great grand son of Lord Krishna.

The existing temple is a 15th / 16th century structure constructed in Chalukya style in 27 m x 21 m area. Its tallest peak is 51.8 m high, its east-west length is 29 m and north-south width is 23m. It is said that Dwarka's pilgrim starts receiving fruits of Ashwamedh Yajna from the moment he commences his journey towards Dwarka.