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Address: Girnar Hill, Junagadh 362110, India

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Historical place must visit

It's a historical place to visit. If you travel to Junagadh you must visit it. It hardly take half an hour to visit. It is written in the Pali language.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2015
Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

There is only sheila lekh only a rock which is very old and something is written on it in Paali language which are not understandable, no one discovered the meaning. This is ancient rock ashok king time

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

As of now the place is under renovation and you cannot actually see anything. Its on the way to Girinar. The building houses a rock with writing from the Ashokan era. Not something you can translate unless you are a historian or something, but yes a historical monument so once the renovation is done and hopefully there is a translation... More 

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Gandhidham, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Ashok shilalekh is located on the way to mount girnar more than century old this monument is visible from road itself u just need to get down from your vehicle n u will see it nothing extra ordinary but worth visit as u don't see something written on the rock so often

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Bengaluru, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Nothing to see except a small rock with Ashokan scriptures engraved on it. Can visit only if u have enough time in hand after visiting the major tourist attractions of Junagadh.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

this place is related to king ashoka.this place really need some maintainance.i am not much intrested in this type history but my some friends liked it.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

It's a historical place to visit. If you travel to Junagadh you must visit it. It hardly take half an hour to visit. It is written in the Pali language.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

This place in Junagad is not to be missed at any cost. One can see inscriptions done by Emperor Ashoka. However it remains in an sorry state at the slab above it has give way and the stone is open to the furies of nature. Seems that even Archaeological Survey Of India are not interested in taking care of it.

1 Thank RahulPorwal
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

Edict is called Shilalekh in Gujarati means this is Edict of Ashok, the great Monarch of Maurya dynasty. This is a major rock edicts of Ashoka outside junagadh City. A place for lovers of history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

Junagadh is full of many ancient attractions and "Ashok Shilalekh" is one of the finest historical places in the city. Ashoka was the third monarch of the Mauryan dynasty in India and this rock edict is considered to be his first and most fabulous rock edict. This rock is kept in the center of one old building and one can... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

Junagadh is located at the foot of the Girnar hills, 355 km south west of state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Literally translated, Junagadh means "Old Fort" Ashok Shilalekh in Junagadh is one particular rock edict of Ashoka can be found in an area between Junagadh and Girnar Hill. 3 km from Girnar Hill or 2 km eastward from Junagadh, this... More 

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