Few places offer you the chance to probe the earth and the heavens, humans and wild, as Junagadh does. Towering over the city is Mt. Girnar, a holy site for Hindus and Jains that is climbed by a 9999-step staircase along peaks studded by temples that reach for the sky and look out across the plains. Walking up these stairs in pilgrimage is a unique experience of striving towards the heavens. Back at the base of the mountain, however, deep in the heart of the oldest quarter of the city, you can walk down into the depths of the earth in a pair of ancient stepwells that were not built, but hewn out of solid rock. Spiraling down the staircase of thousand-year-old Navghan Kuvo, plunging 170 feet into the heart of solid rock to find life-giving water at the bottom, is an unparalleled contact with the elements that sustain us.
Jetpur is a textile town and one of the largest centers for screen-printing, block printing and yarn dyeing workshops in the country. It is famous for cotton saree industry. Jetpur is a pleasure for textile enthusiasts who can visit and experience the process of printing and dyeing. Here dye work is done in bulk by screen printing.
From the Gorkhnath peak you have to first climb down approximately about a thousand steps from where there are two gates one going up to Dattatreya tonk and second down to Kamandalu kund. From the left gate you have to climb up another one thousand steps to Dattatreya tonk. The Dattatreya temple here houses the footprints of Lord Dattatreya along with an idol dedicated to the deity.
On the fourth tonk which is the highest point in Gujarat lies the shrine of Gorkhnath who is revered highly in the nath sampradaya of hinduism, a 'dhuni' lightened by him also lies in the vicinity. Also his footprints lie there.
Some of the main Jain temple on Girnar mountain are Neminathji Derasar with other Jain temples.
The oldest part of Junagadh, and the center of any visit to the city, is the upper citadel, known as Uparkot. Over 2300 years old, with walls up to 20 m high in some places, Uparkot is what allowed Junagadh to withstand a 12-year siege at one point.
Mahabat Maqbara was a mausoleum of Bahaduddinbhai Hasainbhai, this place was once home to the Muslim rulers, the Nawabs of Junagadh. It was built by Nawab Mahabat Khan II of Junagadh (1851–82). The monument’s a seemingly perplexing mixture of Indo-Islamic, European, and Gothic architecture.
This is one of the 52 Shakti peethas. It is believed that the stomach of the Devi had fallen here. The temple is on the top of the Girnar mountain called Ambika Shikhar. One has to climb 5000 steps to reach the temple located at a height of 3664 feet.