Girnar Hills Steps, History, Ropeway, Attractions, Best Time To Visit

Girnar Hill, a beautiful sacred hill with origins in the Vedas, is around 5 km from Junagadh town.

About Girnar Hills

The Girnar hill is flocked equally by pilgrims of all religions including Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains during the Girnar Parikrama festival which involves circumambulation of the base of the Girnar Hills for religious reasons.

Girnar, a historic hill in Junagadh, is 3672 feet tall and is covered in 866 Hindu and Jain temples that are located throughout its peak. To get to the top, one must ascend 9999 steps. According to legends, Girnar Hill is a sacred site for Hindu worshipers. The most revered place for Hindus is Dattatreya Paduka, an ancient shrine situated on the 9,999th step of Girnar Hill. Other Hindu temples worth visiting are the Gorakshanath Temple and the Amba Mata Temple.

The main event for Hindus is the Maha Shivaratri fair held every year on the 14th day of the Hindu calendar month of Maha. At least 1 million pilgrims visit the fair to participate in the pooja and parikrama of Girnar hill.

Girnar Hills Height

Girnar Hill in Junagadh is 3672 feet tall.

History Of Girnar Hills

Girnar is referred to as Mount Neminath by Jains, on the other hand. Since the third century, Jains have considered Girnar Hill to be a sacred location. The Tirthankara Neminath temple is the most important temple in this area. It has Bhagavan Neminath’s dedication (the 22nd Jain Tirthankar). Neminath allegedly converted to asceticism in this temple after witnessing animal slaughter on the day of his wedding, according to legend. He gave up all material comforts and traveled to Mount Girnar in search of salvation. The Girnar Hills are home to a number of additional Jain temples, including the Baghwan Rishabhadev, Mallinath, and Baghwan Parshwanath Temples.

Girnar Hill Timings

Timings:- 07:00 AM To 07:00 PM

Other Attractions Nearby Girnar Hills

  • Damodar Kund
  • Jama Masjid
  • Mahabat Maqbara 
  • Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden
  • Uparkot
  • Ashoka’s Rock Edicts 

Girnar Hills Steps

Dattatreya Paduka, is an ancient shrine situated on the 9,999th step of Girnar Hill.

Girnar Hills Five Peaks

The Neminath Temple is the first peak, followed by the Amba Mata Temple, the Guru Goraknath Peak is the second, and the Oghad Peak, which is the third peak. The five peaks of Girnar are arranged in this manner. The peak of the Dattatreya Temple and the peak of the Kalika Temple are the next two peaks.

Travel Tips For Girnar Hills

1) Start early and return by 1 pm. Avoid the afternoon sun. It is terribly hot up in the hills.
2) Carry at least 4 leters of water. The price per liter of water doubles every 2000 steps.
3) Take short breaks when needed or simply just start shooting. All your weariness will wither away in the scenic mountains.

Girnar Ropeway

Asia’s longest ropeway is the Girnar ropeway on Mount Girnar. It takes 10 minutes to travel from Girnar Taleti, the hill’s base, to the temple of the Jain goddess Ambika. Passengers ride a 2,320 meter (7,600 foot) long ropeway that ascends a hill 850 meters (2,800 feet) to the Ambika temple.

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Best Time To Visit Girnar Hills

The best time to visit is between August and February.

How To Reach Girnar Hills

By Road
From other Gujarati cities, ST and private buses travel to Junagadh.

By Train
On the Ahmedabad-Veraval route, there are two express trains.

By Air
the airports closest to Junagadh Rajkot.

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