Situated on the National Highway 8b, Virpur is a small village 52 km away from Rajkot. A pilgrim destination in Gujarat, Virpur was the native place of Shri Jalaram Bapa who gave up his personal life to worship his idols Rama, Sita, Lakshamana and Hanuman. Every year millions of devotees throng to his home in Virpur on his birth anniversary to see the ‘Jholi’ and ‘Danda’ said to be given to him by God. One of the things to watch out for is the portrait of Jalaram Bapa.
Places to Stay
Virpur has a good amount of small-sized guest houses that cater to pilgrims and tourists. Accommodation is reasonably pocket-friendly here.
The official language of Virpur is Gujarati. Hindi is the second language here.
Navratri-celebrated during September-October, Jalaram Jayanti in November, Hanuman Jayanti, and Diwali in November, are all celebrated with fervor in Virpur.
Places of Interest
The Jalaram Mandir is an iconic destination in Virpur that is a tourist delight.
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airport to Virpur is in Rajkot, while Ahmedabad has the nearest major airport. One can avail any of the frequent busses to reach Virpur.
Virpur can be reached by Rajkot Railway Station.
The nearest bus station to Virpur is in Rajkot (50-60 km). Virpur has many bus operators with regular service to Rajkot. Shree Jalaram Express (Viral) is one such tourist operator that provides Volvo, AC, AC sleeper bus services. Several travel websites lure their customers by giving them discount on bus ticket booking.