Uparkot Fort Overview
Believed to be built by Chandragupta in 319 BC, Uparkot Fort forms one of the oldest regions of Junagadh. It is famed to enable Junagadh to stand the conquest attempt which lasted for 12 years. There are caves here which are believed to belong to 1st and 4th Century AD and enchant everyone with their beautiful pillars and carvings.

Another attraction of this place is the 300 feet moat where you can spot many crocodiles. The fort is marked by beautiful insignias of Uparkot rulers and has temples of Ganesh, Hanuman and Shakti. Other prominent architectural sites spotted here are Baba Pyara Caves, Navghan Kuvo, Jami Masjid, Buddhist Caves and Adi-Kadi Vav.

Due to the strategic location of the fort, it is said that it has survived about 16 sieges over a period of 1000 years. It is one of the most attractive and intriguing places to visit in Gir for the history buffs and culture vultures.

Location: Jagmal Chowk Rd, Mullawada, Junagadh, Gujarat 362001.
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