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About Virpur

Virpur

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. 

Language
The official language of Virpur is Gujarati. Hindi is the second language here.

Events
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

Air:

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.

Rail:

Virpur can be reached by Rajkot Railway Station. 

Bus:

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.



About Una

Una

Una is a city and a municipal council that falls in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It shares its border with Kangra, Hamirpur, and Bilaspur districts and is known as ‘the Gateway to Himalayas’. According to local folklore, Una was named by Shri Guru Arjan Dev ji who was the fifth Guru of Sikhs. There is another school of thought too. ‘Una’ means ‘Unnati’ which means progress. Hence, ‘Una’ was coined keeping with the growth and progress of the town.

Places to Stay
Una has many budget hotels and local home stays. Hotel Suvidha Palace (Tariff – Rs. 469) is one of the popular ones that offer convenient stay and pocket-friendly rates. 

Language
Devanagari is the official language of Una. Hindi and Punjabi are the alternate languages spoken here. 

Events
Two of the most famous festivals here are Prakash Utsav (birthday of Baba Sahib Singh Ji) celebrated between 26-28 March and Baisakhi Festival celebrated on 13 April. 

Places of Interest
Nearest tourist attractions nearby Una are Bangana (26 km) and Dera Baba Bharbag Singh (40 km).

How to Get There

Air:

There are no direct flights to Una. The nearest airport is in Chandigarh which is 120 km away. 

Rail:

Una is well connected on all the major railway junctions. 

Bus:
 
Una is well connected by busses to Shimla, Chandigarh, and Pathankot. Once the road widening project on Mehatpur-Una-Amb finishes by 2014, the travel time will be considerably reduced. There are many private bus operators who ply frequent busses to Una. Online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com is one of the safest and convenient ways to get your tickets.




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