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Junagadh, Bahauddin Makbara

Junagadh, Bahauddin Makbara

 

Junagadh is a city in the state of Gujarat, India, located at the foot of the Girnar hills. Literally translated, Junagadh means "Old Fort". An alternate etymology gives the name as coming from "Yonagadh", literally "City of the Yona (Greeks)", referring to the ancient inhabitants of the city under the Indo-Greek Kingdom. It is also known as "Sorath", the name of the earlier Princely State of Junagadh.

 

Bahauddin Makbara is a typical palace-mausoleum of late 19th Century Royal Monuments of Junagadh. It is one of the mausoleums built by the Nawabs in Junagadh. It is famous for its intricate architecture.

 

(source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junagadh and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahabat_Maqbara)

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Taken on December 19, 2012