Monday, September 14, 2015

Junagadh, City of the Yona

Junagadh is located at the foot of Jain piligrimage center Girnar Hills. The name when translated to local dialect menas "Old Fort". Another ancient name of the city is "Yonagadh"  meaning of "City of the Yona" as this place in the ancient times was inhabited by Greeks under the Indo-Greek Kingdom.



This ancient city was in the control of several dynasties such as Maurya, Solanki, Chudasama. The places of interest we visited here are:

We visited this place during our journey from Rajkot to Somnath. We had a car breakdown and lost around 6 hours. The car was finally ready at 9 p.m and we proceeded to Somnath.



The places of interest nearby are:

29 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful photos

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting to see the architectural features, especially stairways winding around the towers.

ladyfi said...

What wonderful shots.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Beautiful places. I see the European influence in the building on the bottom right.

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome place, Rajesh! And, beautiful blue skies as well!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great new week!

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful area, want to see the Gir national park.

Photo Cache said...

The dome is ornately decorated. It would require long time to inspect all the details.

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Where was the lion? Too bad about the car breakdown. .. We've had that happen a few times when traveling ... Not fun, but we " road warriors" have to expect that sometimes. A beautiful place and very interesting history Rajesh.

Birgitta said...

Interesting. So much details.Very nice photos!

Ela said...

Gorgeous buildings !!!
Greetings

magiceye said...

Historic city!!

Jeevan said...

Interesting place to visit! The gateway captured the word (ancient) well

photowannabe said...

So interesting and amazing architecture.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Wonderful views, beautiful, I love you've captured, pretty pictures!
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Roger Owen Green said...

Impressive structures!

ROG, ABCW

Melody Steenkamp said...

Wonderful building with lots of historie... nice photogrraphs too.

Have a nice anc-week/day
♫ Mel☺dy ♫ (abc-w-team)

Gigi Ann said...

Interesting collection of photos today. Have a nice week.

Al said...

Very impressive buildings - they look as if they've withstood the test of time.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I didn't know the Greeks were in India. So much to learn.
Take 25 to Hollister

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and creative presentation of photos ~ Lovely history too.

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Murthy said...

Nice shots..!

Ira said...

History captured again, beautifully!

Joy said...

At least you 'chose' a beautiful place to break down. What an interesting history.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures.

Hilde said...

Looks like an interesting city!
Visiting from ABC Wednesday, enjoyed your contribution. Greetings from Hilde

Sri Kri said...

Looks like a nice place to enjoy the architecture.Love the staircase to the tower very much.You have spent the time usefully when there was a car breakdown.Thanks for sharing.:)

Cheers,
Sriram & Krithiga

Abhijit Ray said...

Great photo. Nice narration. Junagad fort is also a great historical importance. There is a buddhist meditation room three story underground nearly 2000 year old. I love Junagadh.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Wonderful captures... :-)

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured!