Junagadh is a city of temples and ashrams. Most of them are concentrated on the Taleti road. The total stretch of Taleti road is 5 km from Darbar chowk and Girnar chowk. Besides being the main approach road to Girnar temple, Taleti road has acquired a character of being a distinct pilgrim route, housing almost all the temples and ashrams. Complimented with the scenic beauty, Taleti road has also gained its importance as an outdoor place for local residents. The important temples are Bhavnath temple (Bhavnath village), Ram tekri. The ashrams are Asharamjini Ashram, Duttguru temple, Satguru temple, Ramnath temple, Shri Digambar temple and Kashmiri Bapu Ashram, etc.
Damodar kund is a sacred place for holy bath. There are two caves at the foothills of uparkot’, Khoriya Khoda caves and Bawa Pyara caves. Narsigh Mehta no Choro, birthplace of Saint Narsingh Mehta after whom the entire region is named, is also a sacred place.
The peak tourist season is between October to February. There are three main fairs related to different temples as Liliparikrama Fair, at Mt. Girnar, Bhairavi Amar Fair, at Damodar kund and Mahashivratri Fair, at Bhavnath.
The average number of tourists per year is 15,00,000 and approximate income generated by tourism is 660 crore rupees per year . Junagadh falls in the route to Somnath. Average tourist stay is of one day. The regular tourists spend a day in town and then either leave for Gir forest expedition on the next day morning or catch midnight train to Somnath.
There are 59 hotels and dining halls and 50 dharamshalas in Junagadh. The concentration of dharamshalas is more on the Taleti road. Reasonable numbers of ashrams also take the stake of staying pilgrims.
|5||Tulsi Shyam||130 kms.|
|7||Nagoa Beach||187 kms.|
|8||Ahemadpur Mandvi||182 kms.|
|9||Mul Dwarka||150 kms.|
|12||Holiday Camp||87 kms.|
|14||Harsiddhi Mataji||150 kms.|
|17||Virpur (Jalaram)||50 kms.|