Junagadh and Gir National Park
Junagadh is a quiet town on the Kathiawar Peninsula in the state of Gujarat known for the Gir National Park which home of the Asiatic lions.
Junagadh is a quiet town on the Kathiawar Peninsula in the state of Gujarat in India. The impression is not that of being in the India we imagine, but in any case in a fascinating country, where people are genuinely friendly. This area is in fact affected by the influences of neighboring Pakistan
The city which literally means "Ancient Fort" is dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples, mosques and many other historical structures. This historic city was ruled by the Babi Nawab until India's independence. Junagadh's ilwab is said to intend to dissolve the entire province with Pakistan after partition but since the majority of the population was Hindu, Nawab would leave his principality and flee to Pakistan.
Junagadh has many tourist attractions like Gir National Park and some of the wonderful historical monuments like Mahabat Ka Maqbara, Ashokan Rock Eddict etc.
Gir National Park (home of the Asian lions)
The Gir National Park covers an area of 1412 square kilometers in the Saurastra region, the park was mainly dedicated to the conservation of the Asian lion. The Gir has evolved as a stable ecosystem thanks to its wealth of wide biodiversity with 600 different plant species, 2000 insect species and more than 36 mammal species and over 300 reptile species.
The dry deciduous forest covering large tracts plays a vital role in maintaining the temperate climate in this region.