The city is the 7th largest in Gujarat, located at the foot of the Girnar hills, 355 km south west of state capital Gandhinagar  andAhmedabad. Literally translated, Junagadh means "Old Fort". An alternate etymology gives the name as coming from "Yonagadh", literally "City of the Yona  (Greeks)," referring to the ancient inhabitants of the city under the Indo-Greek Kingdom. It is also known as "Sorath", the name of the earlier Princely State of Junagadh.
After a brief struggle between India and Pakistan, Junagadh joined India on 9 November 1947. It was a part of Saurashtra state and later Bombay state. In 1960, after the Maha Gujarat movement, it became part of newly formed Gujarat state.
Junagadh State was founded in 1730. In 1807 it became a British protectorate. The East India Company took control of the state by 1818, but the Saurashtra area never came under the direct administration of British India. Instead, the British divided the territory into more than one hundred princely states, which remained in existence until 1947. The present old town, developed during the 19th and 20th centuries, is one of the former princely states which were outside but under the suzerainty of British India.
The Chudasama  Rajputs ruled Junagadh longer than any others. The notable rulers include Chandra Chuda, 875-907; Rah’ Grahripu, 940-982; Solanki  Rajput 1010-1025; Ra Navghan, 1025-1044; Rah’ Khengar, 1044-1067
The best time to visit the destination is from October to march.
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Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Click Hotel, Junagadh offers accommodation in Junagadh. The hotel has a sun terrace and views of the mountain, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.select
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Hotel Krishna offers accommodation in Junagadh. The hotel has a terrace and views of the mountain, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.select
Located just opposite the famous Shakkar Baug Zoo, Magnum Inn operates a 24-hour front desk to welcome guests at all hours. Free WiFi access is available in all areas. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a minibar.select
Gir Lions Paw offers accommodation in Sasan Gir. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this resort is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV.select