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20 Attractions to Explore Near Uparkot Fort

Uparkot Fort
Uparkot FortMullawada, Junagadh, Gujarat 362001, India

The magnificent fort of Upperkot is said to be built by Chandragupta Maurya in 319 BC and continued to be used during the Gupta period. The fort lost its importance when the capital of the Saurashtra region was moved from Junagadh to Vallabhi by Maitrakas and was abandoned for 300 years. Later it was rediscovered and rebuilt with all the updated requirements during 976 AD by Rah Grahar of the Chudasama dynasty and later it came under the rule of Mughals in 1473 CE.

Nearby Attractions

Baba Pyare Caves
Baba Pyare Caves0.54 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Baba pyare caves are an example of ancient man-made caverns. The caves are a part of the Junagadh Buddhist Cave Groups situated in the eastern part of Junagadh of the Indian state of Gujarat. Bava Pyara caves contains artworks of both Buddhism and Jainism.

Buddhist Caves of Khapra Kodiya
Buddhist Caves of Khapra Kodiya0.60 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Buddhist Caves of Khapra Kodiya are part of the Junagadh Buddhist Cave Group. They are the oldest of the caves in the group. The caves, on the basis of scribbles and short cursive letters on the wall, are dated to 3rd-4th century BCE during the Emperor Ashoka’s rule and are the plainest of all the caves in the groups

Ashoka Rock Edict
Ashoka Rock Edict0.98 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

On the way to Girnar Hill, one will see a huge white colour building that houses fourteen edicts of Emperor Ashoka. The edicts are dating back to 250 BC and were re-discovered by James Todd. Edicts exhibited in the building are carved out of large granite stones with inscriptions written on it in ancient languages like Pali and Brahmi. Inscriptions on the stones tell about the philosophy of Ashok-respect for all religions, developing a positive attitude.

Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden
Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden1.71 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden also known as Sakkarbaug Zoo or Junagadh Zoo is an 84-hectare zoo that opened in 1863 at Junagadh, Gujarat, India. The zoo provides purebred Asiatic lions for the Indian and the international endangered species captive breeding program for the critically endangered species. Wild free-ranging Asiatic lions have become extinct over most of Asia and are today found only in the nearby Gir Forest. It is the second oldest zoo in India and the fourth-biggest zoo in India.

Damodar Kund
Damodar Kund1.72 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Damodar kund is one of the sacred lakes as per Hindu beliefs, which is located at the foothills of Girnar hills, near Junagadh. It is considered holy, as per Hindu mythology and many Hindus prefer to bathe and immerse the ashes and the bones left after cremation of dead bodies, here at Damodar Kund due to a belief that the departed souls would get moksha here.

Osam Mountain Hill
Osam Mountain Hill23.99 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Osam Hill is situated in a small hamlet named Patanvav. A very good Trekking destination, adventure lovers can explore this hill. There are waterfalls and small temple in the hill. A very good viewpoint.

Khambhalida Buddhist Caves
Khambhalida Buddhist Caves37.17 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

The caves are situated at the foot of small hillocks on the banks of a spring. They are carved out of limestone rocks. There are three caves, the central one contains the stupa which is known as chaitya cave. There are two sculptures of Bodhisattva on the either sides of the gate of the chaitya cave. These caves are maintained by the Archaeology Department of Gujarat state.

Devalia Safari Park (Gir Interpretation Zone)
Devalia Safari Park (Gir Interpretation Zone)40.57 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Devaliya National Park also referred to as the ‘Gir Interpretation zone’ is an area carved out as a distinct eco-tourism locale allowing tourists to view lions as well as the other rare wild animals of Gir within a short time span and against cheaper charges. Devaliya in other words is a part of Gir National Park and it allows the facility of reserving the population of wild animals within an area segregated with Ha Chain linked fences.

Kamleshwar Dam
Kamleshwar Dam41.56 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

officially known as the Hiran-I Dam, is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Hiran River. The dam is located within the Gir Forest National Park and was completed in 1959 for irrigation purposes. The reservoir created by the dam is known for its bird and crocodile populations.

Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple
Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple71.16 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

The Somnath temple located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat, is believed to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot of Gujarat. Reconstructed several times in the past after repeated destruction by several Muslim invaders and rulers,

Dhareswar mahadev temple
Dhareswar mahadev temple76.07 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

This is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the Amreli district of Gujarat. This is a historically important place in Amreli. A lot of people are visiting this place day by day.

Kileshwar temple
Kileshwar temple81.93 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Kileshwar is known for its beautiful Mahadev Temple surrounded by mountains, located in Barda Hills, 50 kms from Jamnagar, Gujarat. Jamnagar’s rajvi shri Jaam Sahib has constructed the Kileshwar mahadev temple and this is how the name of this place is given. Accordingly mythology; Pandavas stayed at this place during their isolation period. In Gujarati calendar when Shravan month starts near about 2500 to 5000 people daily visit this lovely place.

Naulakha Temple Ghumli
Naulakha Temple Ghumli83.36 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Navlakha Temple at Ghumli was built by Jethwa rulers in 11th century dedicated to Sun god, Surya and is oldest sun temple of Gujarat. It has the largest base (Uagati) of the temples in Gujarat, The Archaeological Survey of India, has taken up rehabilitation of temple and develop the place as site of tourist and historical importance.

Sonkansari Temple
Sonkansari Temple84.00 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Temple of Son Kasari is associated with the story of “sati”, built after Ghumli was destroyed due to the curse. This place is located southwesterly to the Navlakha temple on a hill summit. There is a nice pond in front of the temple. Around the Sonkansari pond, there is a large well with many temples. The larger ones consist of a square shrine with a long mandapa and the smaller ones of a cell and a porch. In recent, the mandapas have fallen.

Gir Forest national park
Gir Forest national park88.12 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Gir Forest national park also known as Sasan Gir, is a forest and wildlife sanctuary near Talala Gir in Gujarat, India Which is very much popular for their lion population. The best time to visit Gir comes between the months of December to March. Though, April and May are very hot but considered as the best months for wildlife viewing and photography.

Raj Mahal - Huzoor Palace
Raj Mahal - Huzoor Palace89.29 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Huzoor Palace is a palace in Porbandar, in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was built by Rana Natwarsinhji, who was the last Maharaja of the Princely State of Porbandar, in the early years of the 20th century, with clear European influences. The palace is now used by the successors of the Maharaja's family who reside in London. tourists are prohibited from visiting the palace.Presently, the palace seems to be in desolate condition with door taken out and brick walls put in place.

Sudama Temple, PORBANDAR
Sudama Temple, PORBANDAR90.30 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

This temple is dedicated to Sudama who was the childhood friend of Lord Krishna. it is one exceptional temple in India which is dedicated to this great devotee of Lord Krishna. It is one of the historically significant sites in Gujarat.

Kirti Mandir Porbandar
Kirti Mandir Porbandar90.79 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Kirti Mandir is the memorial house kept in memory of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi located in the city of Porbandar. The ancestral house of Gandhi family, where Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 is just adjacent to the Kirti Mandir.

GANDHI MUSEUM
GANDHI MUSEUM92.57 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

This Gandhi museum is an attraction documenting and exhibiting the life and work of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. a significant heritage spot is frequently recommended for tourists visiting the region as it provides one with a background of Indian culture, mentality, and history. One may explore the museum consisting of 39 galleries in order to obtain enriching and interesting information about Gandhi and his ideologies.

Watson Museum
Watson Museum92.79 KMs away from Uparkot Fort

Considered to be one of the best among the seven such museums located across Saurashtra and managed by the Gujarat state government, it has collections of precious objects from the princely State of Rajkot founded by the Jadeja Rajputs. It holds invaluable articles, artifacts, photographs, a reference library, and the museum's publication are sold through a counter.