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How To Reach Junagadh
Junagadh is the 7th largest city in Gujarat. It is also one of the most prominent cities in the state and has some remarkably attractive places for tourists. The meaning of the word “Junagadh” literally means ‘old fort’. The city has its historic and cultural importance which attracts tourists from across the world. If you are planning to visit this magnificent city, the fastest way to reach Junagadh is by air whereas train is the most convenient and easiest way to get here.
The nearest railway station is Junagadh Junction. The junction falls in the Western zone and is managed by Western Railways division of Indian Railways. It’s a major railway station with 5 platforms and the elevation is 87 m above sea level. There are direct trains available from Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, and Ratlam. However, from other major cities such as Delhi and Kolkata, there are no direct trains. You will get connecting trains from Ahmedabad Junction which will help you reach the city. About 31 trains stop at this station with 2 terminating and originating trains. The distance from Mumbai is about 830 km. You can visit the IRCTC website for more details regarding the ticket price and availability.
The state of Gujarat enjoys the luxury of finest highways in India. Therefore, the road is another convenient option to reach Junagadh. The roads are superbly maintained and can help you reach the city quickly. It is well connected by AC, non-Ac, deluxe, Volvo, and Sleeper buses to cities like Mumbai, Surat, Udaipur, Baroda, and Rajkot. These buses are managed by government and private bus service providers such as Deep Tours and Travels, Patel Tours and Travels amongst others. The road distance from Mumbai to Junagadh is about 810 km approximately.
Flight is the fastest way to reach Junagadh. However, bear in mind that the city of Junagadh doesn’t have a dedicated airport. Therefore, the nearest airport is at Rajkot at a distance of 100 km approx. Air India, Jet Airways provide regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore to Rajkot Airport. You can then hire a private cab to reach this place. If you are traveling around the winter time, this road journey can be very pleasant as you can enjoy some great views along the way. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad is the nearest international airport to Junagadh at a distance of 330 km. This international airport can help you reach Junagadh from anywhere in the world easily. So visit any official air ticketing booking website for details related to availability and ticket costing.
The city of the old fort that is Junagadh has some majestic historical sites which will amaze you with their architecture and stories that are attached to them. So once you have got to this place, to get around in Junagadh, you can either use city auto-rickshaw or buses that run within the city for sightseeing. If you are going to take an auto-rickshaw it is good to confirm the price before you get in. If you want to visit tourist places at the outskirts, a private cab is the best option. So, pay about INR 1000 for the whole day and enjoy the beautiful sites.