6.19 lacs (almost three quarter millions) tourist finish Girnar Parikrama
Briefly translated from Gujarati
Girnar Parikrama has lot of religious importance. And now due to improved transportation and a reason of outing no. of pilgrims for Parikrama goes on increasing every year. A survey also stated that about 40% of the tourist were young people having come to enjoy nature and animals (of course- free-charge)
This year many pilgrims started the Parikrama before the scheduled date to avoid rush. Forest department had set-up an couting point at "Nal-pani Ghodi," which recorded 6,19,000 pilgrims this year. While returning heavy tourist traffic was also seen at tourist places of Junagadh like Uparkot, Sakkrbag, Narsinh Mehta No Choro, etc.
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