Upperkot Fort additionally called the Upper Fort is placed at the japanese facet of Junagadh. This fortress was constructed in 319 BC by using Chandragupta Maurya, though it has been rebuilt and extended in many instances over the centuries. During the period, numerous enemies attempted to seize the castle but it cannot be captured by any of the king for an extended time. The king of Anhilwad Patan once attacked Junagadh to win the Raja’s spouse. He gained the warfare simplest due to the fact one of the Raja’s ministers betrayed him, however he couldn't win the wife of the Raja as she dedicated Sati. This castle become the stronghold of the Mauryans and Gupta empire and as such has survived for 16 sieges inside the ultimate 1000 years due to its strategic location and hard access.
The entrance to the fortress is fashioned via an ornate triple gateway. This gateway is a excellent specimen of the Hindu Toran, main to flat land dotted with diverse archeological websites. In some of the locations, the walls of this citadel are as high as 70 toes. The fortress has many exciting well-known shows just like the canon weapons positioned on the western wall and believed to had been cast in Egypt. The two step wells, a tomb, mosque and some historical Buddhist caves belonging to 200 BC to 200 AD are positioned inside the fort premises. Now most effective, a number of the ruins of the homes, Jama Masjid and the Buddhist caves are positioned in the fortress premises.