Girgadhada is a small town in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. Those willing to try out beaches and the Gujarati thali can explore this area. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Diu at a distance of 30 km. Other major urban hubs in the area include Amreli and Junagadh at distances of 125 km and 118 km respectively.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of good budget hotels in Diu. Some of the options which you can consider are Sugati Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Apana Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Sea View Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Comfort Holiday Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Being a small town, naturally there are no famous tourist sites in the area. Some of the places which are worth visiting are Diu Fort, St. Paul’s Church, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Church, Shiv Mandir on Gangeshwar Coast. The beach is not to be forgotten, from where magnificent views of both sunrise and sunset can be witnessed.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport close to the town is Diu Airport in Diu at a distance of 38 km.
The Mahuva Railway Station in Mahuva is the closest railway station at a distance of 107 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply in the region. Among the popular bus operators in the region are Jay Khodiyar Travels and JK Travels. Buses to the town are available from Diu. Get discount coupons for bus tickets to your favourite holiday destination by logging on to travel websites like Ticketgoose.com.