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Gir Somnath District is a district of Gujarat, India. It is located on the southern corner of the Kathiawar peninsula with its headquarters at the town of Veraval. Veraval has a population around 3.5 laces.

Gir Somnath District was split from Junagadh district in August 2013, when seven new districts came into existence in Gujarat.

TOURIST ATTRACTION

District comprises of 6 Talukas.

GIR SOMNATH

The Gir Forest is a home of many wildlife creatures including lions, deer, and monkeys. Asiatic Lions can be only be found in the Gir Forest.

BACK IN TIME

Gir somnath district was carved out from Junagadh district as one of the new seven district in August 2013. Head quarter of the district is at veraval. Gir somnath district is located in saurastra region of Gujarat and surrounded by the Arabian sea to its south. The district is devided in to six talukas, Veraval, Una, Kodinar, Sutrapada, Talala and newly formed Gir gadhada, Gir somnath is very famous for somnath Temple, first jyotirlinga of lord shiva among the tweleve jyotirlinga of India and Gir Sanctuary, only abode to Asiiatic lion.

POINT OF INTEREST

Kodinar, Mul-Dwarka

VERAVAL

Myth

Veraval Beach is situated in the Veraval Town and is around 5 km from Somnath. This beach is located across the south-west coast of Saurashtra and features several benches and a long jogging path. The Veraval Beach also serves as the main seaport for pilgrims going to Mecca. It is also a fishing harbour and is popular among tourists for swimming, sunbathing and jogging.

HISTORY

Veraval was founded in 13th or 14th century by Rao Veravalji Vadher, a Rajput. Veraval was once a fortified port town of the royal family of Junagadh. It was a part of the Kingdom of Junagadh till 1947 when Junagadh was merged with India. The city still bears some remnants of the old Nawabi heritage, the beautiful Nawabi summer palace being among them. There are ruins of the old Nawabi fort and Nawabi Gates in and around the place. The old walls of the port are now ruined, but the impressive Junagadh gate and the Patan gate are still seen, but are in a very bad state.

EXTRA

“Veraval was the major seaport for pilgrims to Mecca.”

POINT OF INTEREST

Balukha Teerth, Gita Mandir, The Somnath Mahadev, Balramjiki Gufa, Old Somnath Temple, Somnath Parshuram Temple.

TALALA History

Talala, 75 km from Junagadh, is famous for two things: the Bhimdeval Sun Temple and its huge orchards of kesar mangoes. If you are around in the summertime during the mango season, be sure to go visit the orchards and get your face all sticky from eating just far too many of these deliciously sweet fruits. Then be sure to wipe your face before visiting the cathedral-like Bhimdeval Sun Temple nearby, whose spire you can climb to the top for an excellent view of the surrounding area.

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Patel Tourism
Address : Nr.New Collector Office, Amrut Nagar, B/H:Sardar Baug, Junagadh-362001 Phone No : (0285)2655521, 9825476881, 9824223192, 9426933429

Junagadh

Ganga Sagar Travels
Address : Majewadi Gate, Opp.Sima Complex, Junagadh-362001 Phone No : 9925589177, 9979755909

Junagadh

Jayswal Travels
Address : Block No.119, Bileshwar Society, B/H Telephone Exachange, Kodinar-362725 Phone No : (02795)223360, 9275121821, 9824287238

Kodinar, Junagadh

Kailash Travels
Address : Kalva Chowk, Junagadh-362001 Phone No : (0285)2622994, 9925589177, 9979755909

Junagadh

Vinayak Travels
Address : Under Minaxi Hotel, Opp.National Rayon, Junagadh Highway, Veravar-362265 Phone No : ( 02876)221870, 9825624536

Veravar, Junagadh

Mahasagar Travels Ltd
Address : Mahasagar House, Jyashree Talkies Road, Kalwa Chowk, Junagadh-362001 Phone No : (0285)2650427, 9724395555, 9898739999

Kawla, Junagadh

Shiv Shakti Travels
Address : Opp.S.T.Stand, Dhaara Complex, Junagadh-362001 Phone No : (0285)26535871, 9898611000, 9624565000

Junagadh

Sadguru Travels
Address : Nr.Bus-Stand, Veravad Road, Keshod, Dis:Junagadh Phone No : (0285)237568

Keshod, Junagadh

Dharamaraj Travels
Address : Panjara Pole Road, Nr.Bhoinayatani Ni Wadi, Junagadh-362001 Phone No : (0285)2627048, 9825278810, 9426478810, 9428240391

Junagadh

Girnar Travels
Address : Bhavnagar Road, Opp. S.T.Bus Stand, Una-362560 Dis:Junagadh Phone No : (02875)221267, 94268349121

Una, Junagadh

Bapa Sitaram Travels
Address : Nr.Majewadi Gate Police Chowki, Junagadh-362001 Phone No : 9909914568

Junagadh

Shree Travels
Address : Opp.S.T.Stand, Nr.Chetna Guest House, Veravar Phone No : (02876)222863, 9428188099, 9825325833

Veravar, Junagadh

Bharat Travels
Address : Sadguru Complex, Opp.Garden Una-362560, Dis:Junagadh Phone No : (02875)224990, 9426989796

Una, Junagadh

Shreenath Tours & Travels
Address : Shop No.39, Imdralik Arcade, Talao Road, Junagadh-362001 Phone No : (0285)2651421, 9426716688, 9426912021

Junagadh

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