The dam is built on the river Kalwa at the foot of the hill from where it originates. It was built as a reservoir for drinking water for the people of Junagadh. It was named after Lord Willingdon, the then Governor of India. Near the dam, the steps go up to 2,779 feet (847 m) high to the famous shrine of Jamiyal shah Datar, where both Hindu and Muslim devotees share their faith.
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How to Reach :
The nearest airport from Junagadh is Rajkot, situated at a distance of 100 km from the city. A number of flights fly to and from here, connecting the city with the various parts of Gujarat as well as the country.
Junagadh lies on the Western Railway network of the Indian railways. The city is well connected with the rest of the country via a number of trains. There are many express and local trains that operate daily and are perfect for traveling from Rajkot to Junagadh.
Junagadh is linked to the rest of the country through a good road network. There is even a good network of National and State Highways connecting the city. The State Transport Corporation runs buses link Junagadh to all the major cities and towns of Gujarat and other states of the country.