My Girnar Experiences

January 13, 2016

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1-Jan-2016

Started from Saurashtra mail…reached Junagadh…checked-in @ City Start Guest House…though rent was increased from Rs:150/- to Rs: 250/…after settling down…owner meet me…he said…rent was increased after 3 years now 🙂

Had lunch in one of the nearby hotel…@ 5pm meet Mr.Mayank Vagadia, whom I was in contact through sms, whatsapp for 2-3 times…he was from Junagadh…got reference from one of the online review site. He also gave reference of one of the friend…Mr.Ankit Shukla…who was knowing Sheshavan, Bharatvan route…had a talk with him…he said…full route was having steps…though you will be alone…but can be used.

Had bhel, ragda pattice in evening…as had lunch @ odd time…tried to sleep early….

3-Jan-2016

Wake up by 2.50am…ready by 3.50am…just downstairs @ Kalwa chowk…there was shared auto…driver said fare would be Rs: 20/…after few minutes…11 people left for Girnar Taleti….

Started by 4.07am

5.17am reached Jain Derasar

5.23 Gaumukh Ganga

5.36 Ambaji temple

5.44 Gorakhnath temple

5.54 Kamandalu kund entrance

6.04 reached Girnar Temple…

1.57.37 as per my stopwatch…

Had good darshan of Shri Datta Charan & Paduka….went down @ Kamandalu kund…had good darshan as well….had tea at Kamandalu kund…

Started @ 6.28 from Kamandalu kund….able to watch beautiful horizon of pre-sunrise…all pinkish in the sky…could not capture in camera though…had good darshan @ Ambaji Mata and started descending…reached Gaumukh Ganga @ 7.30….

Started from “Sahasavan” route….meet few travelers who were coming from this path…I was on right track…all the path had steps…just like…normal route of Girnar…though the steps are narrower compared to normal route…3 feet wide or so…reached at one place…which had marking for Sitavan, Bharatvan, HanumanDhara & Girnar Taleti. Taleti was 3200 steps from this spot.

Just on the right…there was a temple named “Sitavan“…don’t know significance of this temple…had darshan in the temple….one Sadhu & few travelers were having “Kaash” of Ganja in the temple premises….then again started on right direction towards “Bharatvan“….the path was actually in the jungle…not like familiar Girnar path…10-15 mins…reached another temple….named “Bharatvan”…had darshan….here few people had stayed…they were having breakfast….asked about Hanumandhara...they directed me. Just about to enter Bharatvan…there was an arrow marker for left direction for Hanumandhara…you need to descend few meters to reach Hanumandara…here as well, there was temple of Hanumanji. One source of water was coming from mountain….may be this is called as Hanumandhara.

You will need to take same route to come back to main route/junction, where Girnat Taleti is 3200 steps away…there was an arrow for Girnari Gufa as well…which I never tried…maybe next time 🙂 …started from the spot/junction…reached at marking of Jata Shankar Mahadev Temple route @9am….and reached Taleti by 9.15am…so it took almost 3 hrs to reach from Sheshavan route (with Sitavan, Bharatvan & Hanumandhara temples)…

So for Jatashankar mahadev, you will need to walk roughly 2-2.5km from Girnat Taleti…and from there…I have no idea…how much to walk inside Jungle…maybe next time 🙂

Nice trip, so this time able to explore Bharatvan route…though few spots still remaining 🙂  ….

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3 Comments »

  1. Really amazed at your divine journeys to Girnar. Planning to go there in December. Please advise regarding toilet facilities along the way. Thanks.

    Comment by Pradeep — October 29, 2018 @ 2:56 am

    • There are 2 portable toilets….but trust you will not use it…I will say it will not be needed…sip water at regular intervals…

      Comment by Prashant Ghotikar — November 1, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

  2. Thanks very much for the info and advice. I am planning to visit Girnar accompanied by my wife, and wish to make the pilgrimage to the top, if God wills.

    Comment by Pradeep — November 2, 2018 @ 4:56 am


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