the name of the city of Junagadh means "old fortress ". Also known as Sorat. Until 1947, Junagadh was the capital of the principality of the same name. Impressive in size, Uperkot fortress, located on a plateau in the center of the modern city, was originally built in 319 by Chandragupta Maurya . The fortress was used until the VI., And then was abandoned for about 300 years, after which, in the I century. again became a valid stronghold.