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Jami Masjid, Junagadh in Junagadh

Summer: March-June (22°C - 33°C)

Winter: October-January (12°C - 20°C)

Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
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Presenting the impression of a fort, the Jami Masjid (also called Jama Masjid or Juma Masjid) of Junagadh is a popular Friday mosque in Gujarat. Located inside the iconic Upperkot Fort of this historic city, the mosque dates back to the 15th century when Muhammad Begada annexed the princely state of Junagadh. Originally, the structure served as the royal residence or palace of Queen Ranakdevi and was converted into a mosque after the conquest by the Muslims.
The most striking feature of the mosque is its 140 exquisitely carved pillars that firmly support the high ceiling of the structure. It is believed that these pillars were brought from Chudasama Palace. The mosque distinguishes itself from other similar mosques around India by its covered courtyard which is an exception among the mosques. One can enjoy the calm environment and majestic views of the surrounding hills from the mosque.  


Road: Junagadh has good road connections with major cities or Gujarat. The mosque is located in the fort complex which is accessible from Mahatma Gandhi Road. The popular modes of transportation include cabs and auto-rickshaws that can be hired from any part of the city.

Railway: Junagadh Junction Railway Station is less than 3 km. from the fort complex. From here, you can take a cab, an auto-rickshaw or a cycle-rickshaw to reach the place.

Airway: About 41 km. from the mosque’s location is the domestic airport of Keshod. You can hire a taxi from the airport to conveniently reach the fort complex and the mosque.