Off the Tourist Trail in Junagadh India [Photos]

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Off the Tourist Trail in Junagadh India [Photos]

The following series of photos give an overview of my time spent in Junagadh, India. The ancient city is fascinating but sees few foreign travelers due to its location in the state of Gugarat, far from tourist trail in India. See what there is waiting to be discovered in an under-appreciated city like Junagadh.

 

pilgrims at Girnar Hill near Junagadh Gujarat

Pilgrims climb Ginar Hill, 5km outside of Junagadh. The temple-studed mountain is sacred to both Hidus and Jains.

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Men sell mangoes from a cart in the old city of Junagadh.

 

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A cow walks down a vacant street.

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Entrance to the ancient Uperkot Fort in Junagadh.

 

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Riding an auto rickshaw through the busy streets.

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A mango seller poses by his produce.

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Vazir’s Mausoleum at Mahabat Maqbara.

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Fresh kesar mangoes.

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Old City detail.

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The Asiatic Lion in his last remaining home in Asia–in Junagadh.

Gujarati thali

A typical Gujarati thali.

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Birds (outside of cages) at the zoo in Junagadh.

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The old city of Junagadh, in the state of Gujarat, India.

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A goat rests by a door in the city.

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Inside a former mosque and palace within Uperkot Fort.

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A camel pulls a cart in Junagadh, India.

 

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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 20 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine GoMadNomad.com. He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

4 Comments

  1. Wow, these are superb! I love the shot of the mausoleum… what a surprising structure!

  2. Noel says:

    Nice photos! definitely look less crowded than how I imagine India to be. Can’t wait to go there myself.

  3. rebecca says:

    wow! amazing! the Vazir’s Mausoleum at Mahabat Maqbara. is beautiful! I literally had to close my jaw… couldn’t imagine seeing it in person

  4. Stephen Bugno says:

    Rebecca, it’s hard to believe the Mausoleum wasn’t even protected by the authorities. It’s just open for anyone to come in. When I visited there were a bunch of teenagers there hanging out. Unfortunately this doesn’t help preserve the monument.

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