Veraval is a municipality in the state of Gujarat. It is located in East Champaran district. It is situated 6km from the city of Somnath. It has a population of around 150,000 people. The literacy rate in this place is 62% which is higher than the national average. Fisheries, rayon manufacturing company Aditya Birla Nova and the chemical, thread and cement companies are the main industries in this town.
Places to Stay
Visitor will find suitable accommodation options in Junagadh, located 40km away such as Hotel Somnath, Hotel Umang, Hotel Harmony and The Lotus Hotel which is within the range of Rs.1500.
Navarathri, Diwali, Holi, and Eid are the major events across the year.
Gujarati is the local language spoken in Veraval. Hindi is commonly spoken.
Places to visit
The Veraval beach, temples and mosques are local attractions. Somnath and Prabhas Patan are attractions that are 10km away.
How to Get There
Keshod Airport is the closest airport at a distance of 48km. It connects to a few major cities like Ahemedabad, Rajkot and Vadodra.
Veraval Railway station is an important railway station on Western railways. It connects you to major cities like Ahemedabad, Rajkot, Ratlam and Vadodra among many
Veraval is connected to Diu, Keshod, Rajkot and a few other places by road. Farther destinations can be reached from these centres. The best bus operators that offer quality service include state owned state owned operator, GSTRC. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.
Bhuj is a well-known city of Gujarat. It is located in the Kutch district. The city was founded by Rao Hamirji in the year 1510 and subsequently turned into a state capital by Rao Khengarji I in 1549. Bhuj had also been an important centre for the Jadeja Rajputs. In 1947, the princely state joined the Indian Union.
Places to Stay
Some of the best budget hotels which are worth a try in Bhuj are Dollar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Ryan Resort & Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Poonam Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Anjali Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of Bhuj is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit in the city. One can always go on a ride to the coastal areas at a distance of 58 km (one hour away) and enjoy the magnificent sunset views over the Arabian Sea. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the city are Kutch Museum, Cenotaphs Complex , Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal Palace and others.
How to Get There
The city has its own airport located at a distance of 6 km from the city centre.
The city also has a major railway station which connects it to other parts of the state and country as a whole.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Bhuj to different towns in the region. Avail of bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.