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“Monumnets in bad state”
Review of Uperkot Fort

Uperkot Fort
Ranked #5 of 40 things to do in Junagadh
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

You go with lots of expectations and are dispoointed at the sad state of affairs. We hired a local guide for INR 200 and that was worth it. Make it a point to hire one.
Fort: maintained well. Worth a visit for its historic values. Nothing much to see but still go for it.
Adi Khadi Vav and Navghan kuvo: These are unique architectural marvels and they are in horrible condition. There is moss ( lil) all over. There are pigeons nesting. All you see at the bottom is filthy ditch like water. You cannot climb down which is what should be done to really understand and appreciate it. But it’s in such a sad state you can only peek from top.
Buddhist caves: Little better than the above mentioned. Only if they were more informative, interactive. Then one would understand and respect this monument. As of now, it’s seen in less than 5 minutes.
Government and NGO and people really need to do something about this marvels- last thing one wants to do is see filthy small gutter like ditch.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

it is not at all maintained it looks like as if it its in ruins, so u might harldly find anything left of history, sadly out govt has done nothing to preserve our heritage,.

Thank Divyesh8691
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Fort has good views. The Adi Kadi Vav (step well) and buddhist caves makes it worth the visit.

There is paltry Rs. 5 entry fee to the buddhist caves. The caves are not been maintained. The step well is nice and has an interesting story behind it - The king ordered a step well to be built and workers excavated down into this hard stone, but no water was found. The royal priest said that water would only be found if two unmarried girls were sacrificed. Adi and Kadi were the unlucky ones chosen for this and after their sacrifice, water was found.

Thank chanakdoshi
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Interesting fort with good views. Step wells and mosque/palace interesting, even beautiful.

The Buddhist caves were pretty weak and yet the only thing that you had to pay for. Too many times on our trip to India did I encounter the need to pay (a usually small sum admittedly) to enter somewhere that could have been fabulous if managed with a proper museum and explanations in the monuments. This was no different. Clean the place up (remove graffiti and litter) and invest some time and cash in turning it into a proper tourist attraction and you could generate a decent income from this and the other interesting local sites. I would have paid good money to enter this place if some effort was put in to make it worthwhile. I have been generous with 3/5 as a ranking as the place was interesting in spite of the neglect.

Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

The fort is large, allow at least half a day to explore properly. There are terrific views over the city and plenty of peaceful green space. It is a great escape from the city traffic and noise! As well as the main sights, there is a small shady park near to the entrance where you can relax and you can also see the machinery for pumping water from the large tank down into the city, which was interesting.

The main sights are a large and beautiful old mosque with ornate marble mirabs on the west wall, some Buddhist caves and 2 incredible step wells.

Entry to the fort is free, but there is a charge (100 rupees) to visit the Buddhist caves, which I thought the least interesting part of our visit, the carvings are badly damaged and there is not a lot to see there.

The step wells are remarkable, one has a flight of 170 or so worn stone steps carved down between steep side walls to a rather sad pit full of plastic waste at the bottom. The other well is 52 metres deep, with a series of steps down the side like a squared spiral staircase. There are holes cut into the sides of the well as you descend, but you would need a torch to get to the bottom as there is not enough natural light to see.

Thank kaz_in_essex
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