Talala, 75 kms from Junagadh, is famous for two things: the Bhimdeval Sun Temple and its huge orchards of kesar mangoes. Summertime is a good time to be around here as it a season of mangoes. One must take a visit to the orchards and enjoy the delicious sweet fruits. After enjoying the sweet mangoes a visit to the cathedral-like Bhimdeval Sun Temple nearby truelly befits the whole purpose of the journey; whose spire you can climb to the top for an excellent view of the surrounding area.
The Ashokan Edicts, situated at the foothills of the mountains of Girnar, is one of the major tourist attractions in Junagadh exuding the religious tolerance of the great Emperor, Ashoka. The inscription speaks of the greatness of the king in matters of secularism and depicts him as a king who encouraged unity and integrity. History of the Ashokan Edicts, etched in a huge boulder, the edicts were founded by James Todd, but it was much later by 1837 that Rev. Dr. John Wilson who made them properly known to the world by copying the edicts and in 1843 they were enlisted in the Bombay branch journal by the Royal Asiatic Society. With roots around 250 B.C, the Ashokan Edicts, Junagadh, fourteen in number, are extremely valuable assets of India's rich cultural past. The edicts of Ashoka have been scripted in Brahmi in Pali language and engraved into large granite stone they give and spread the word of Ashoka's philosophy to the world and thereby convey and propagate the word of Buddha to the whole world.