Girnar Hill

CategoryHill

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressGirnar Hill, Junagadh, Gujarat.

pincode362310

DistrictJunagadh

About Girnar Hill

History

In the east of Junagadh town, at a distance of 6 km situated Mount Girnar which is considered holy by Hindus and Jains. The tallest of the mountains rises to 1031 meters (3382 feet), the highest peak in Gujarat. A sturdy stone path — a pilgrimage route – climbs from peak to peak. It is claimed that there are exactly 9,999 steps from the trailhead to the last temple on the highest peak, but the actual number is roughly 8,000. On the ways towards the peak of Girnar, there are temples and places; namely, `Bharathari Gufa(cave)’, `Mali Parab’, `Ramchandra Temple’, and `Hathi Pashan’. Every year, a race is held, running from the base of the mountain to the peak and back. The locals in nearby Junagadh insist that the fastest-ever time was 42.36 minute.

Several names were given to different hills and to various peaks. It was called Girinarayan in pre historic time and now Known as Mount Girnar.

Girnar has five principal peaks Ambaji, Gorakhnath, Guru Dattatraya, Oghad Ansuya and Kalka. Out of these five Gorakhnath is the highest and is 3666 ft. above sea level and the lowest peak is 648 ft. above sea level. The area of Girnar hills is 70 miles. . To climb the hill, a step way is built up of wide and convenient steps and on the either side of the way there are waiting spots, water places and devasthans (prayer place). The Jain temples are very old and ancient, the foundations and the plans are unchanged.

Famous for

Ambaji: The famous temple of Goddess Ambaji. It is believed that this temple temple was built during the Gupta era.

Gorakhnath: This is the highest peak of Girnar Hill on which is the Dhuna of Gorkhnathji, the famous and renowned saint of Nath seet.

Oghad Ansuya: The Oghad and Ansuya peaks are difficult to approach yet worth visiting.

Kamandalkund: The step way switch from between Gorakhnath and Dattatray and winds its way descending to a lovely and beautiful place called Kamandalkund.

Dattatraya: Coming up again and resuming the step way southward the vertical peak of Dattatraya is reached. On the top of the peak there is a small temple on the Padukas of Guru Dattatrays.

Kalika: The most difficult to approach is the peak of Kalika which is not joined by the step way but is not far away from Dattatrya though sufficiently detached.

Bhavnath Shiv temple is the first shrine on the upward path. Bhartruhari cave, Sorath Mahal, Bhim Kund and Suryakund are the other important places. Gomukkhi Kund has pellucid water fed by a mountain stream. Hanuman Dharaand Kamandal are the other attraction.

Best time to Visit

It is best to start the climb in the morning

The best time to visit Mount Girnar is during the winter months from October to February, as scorching heat during summers get intolerable while climbing up the hill.

Best time to Go

The mountain and its various temples remain open to the tourists, throughout the year.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Junagadh
    to
    Ahmedabad
    327km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Ambaji
    506km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Amreli
    92km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bharuch
    467km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bhavnagar
    205km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bhuj
    320km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Dahod
    501km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Dwarka
    180km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Gandhinagar
    355km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Himmatnagar
    406km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Jamnagar
    131km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Mehsana
    401km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Morbi
    164km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Palanpur
    473km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Porbandar
    105km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Saputara
    705km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Somnath
    79km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Surat
    583km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Valsad
    630km

Vitual tour of Girnar Hill

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Junagadh and thier inquiry no. is, 02825630303

Nearest Railway Station is Junagadh and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Rajkot and thier inquiry no. is, 02812451849

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