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Uperkot Fort, Junagadh, Gujarat, India
entry fee
2 - 25
per person
All days of the week
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

about uperkot fort

Uperkot, the sprawling ancient fort that dominates the city, is layered thick with myths. Believed to date back to the reign of Chandragupta Maurya, it gives Junagadh its name — which means ‘Old Fort’. Its history speaks of 16 sieges. The approach of the fort is through a strangely narrow gateway with an ancient archway. The top of the fort is flat and crossed by paths linking the principal sites. Inside, on the western wall, are two colossal cannons, Neelam and Manek. Neelam Tope was cast in 1531 in Egypt, and is 17 ft long. Close by is the 15th-century Jama Masjid of the Uperkot Fort, built from the remains of a former Hindu palace. A little further are Buddhist caves, some dating back to 2 CE or even earlier. Greco-Scythian style carvings beautify the lower hall, three storeys underground. To the east of the caves are two breathtaking stepwells, said to date from the 11th century. Adi-Chadi Vav looks as much a natural wonder as a manmade one. The rock is cleaved by a narrow, wind-eroded staircase that descends 100 ft to a broad well. The second, Navghan Vav, plunges even deeper to 170 ft. It has rock-cut circular stairs going to the bottom, with occasional apertures in the shaft for light.

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Jigna Makwana
Jigna Makwana
Historic place of Junagadh
Jun 25 2014
Uparkot fort of Junagadh is must see destination for all those who loved to revel through corridors of History. Some fort attraction places are Jama mosque, Buddhist cave , Adi-kadi vav, Navghan Kuvo. The carving done on stone of this place are very ...... read more
Ghetiya Rishmaa
Ghetiya Rishmaa
good heritage place
Jun 23 2014
good place to visit, cos it has many places to visit in uperkot area. like big tanks of waters, well, hall etc....... entry is very cheap and almost free. in return its not well maintained and not that clean.