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.
Earlier known as Wamansthali, Vanthali is a historical city in Gujarat’s Junagadh district. It was once ruled by Vanthali Wala Ram, who adopted his nephew Ra Chuda as he did not have any son, who could succeed him. After he ascended the throne, Ra Chuda changed his name to Chudasama and ruled Junagadh from 9th-15th centuries. As it is only 20 km away from its headquarters, it has several temples and forts worth visiting nearby.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic at Vanthali, but Junagadh has a number of options like Shikar Palace Hotel (Tariff –Rs.500), Hotel Sapphire (Tariff –Rs. 800) and Vishala Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
Gujarati, Hindi and English are the most spoken languages of this city.
Holi in March-April, Janmashtami in July-August, Buddha Purnima in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are the most important festivals of Varsada.
Places of Interest
Vanthali has a lot to offer its tourists, as it is close to the historical city of Junagadh (20 km). Some of the places of interest include Moti Baug, Science Museum, Durbar Hall Museum, Damodar Kund and Uperkot Fort.
How to Get There
Porbandar Airport, which is 78 km away, is the closest to the city.
Shapur railway station just 7 km away is the nearest from the city, but Rajkot railway station is a major rail head connecting Vanthali to other major cities
Buses are available from Junagadh, Keshod and Upleta. Mahasagar Travels is one of the top operators on this route. Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons.