Monday, August 15, 2011

Tours to Veraval

Tours to Veraval


Diu is no doubt a charming and idyllic place to pack your bags and head for on your vacation, but if you are planning a holiday in Diu, don't miss out on paying visits to the nearby places of interests both within and around Diu. Besides the tourist attractions that Diu boasts of, one can also embark on excursions from Diu that promises to be thrilling and exhilarating. Delwada and Veraval are most commonly visited places. Indianholidays.com is a treasure trove of needful info on tour to Veraval.

Tour to Veraval will take you to the most popular seaport on the southern coast of Saurashtra. Veraval enjoys a considerable degree of importance as one of the major fishing ports. The first sight that will greet your eyes on your tour to Veraval are the large sailing vessels and manually constructed fishing dinghies. One of the major highlights of the Veraval tours is the highly venerated Somnath Temple that is situated at a distance of about 5 kms from the town.


Touring Veraval remains inconclusive without paying a visit to this magnificent temple that has found mention in the records of Al

Baruni, the Arab traveler. In fact the temple was so glorified by Al Baruni that it prompted Mahmud of Ghazni to come to the place. The Somnath Temple is counted among the twelve sacred shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. At present, there is a museum within the temple compound that showcases the relics associated with the old temple.

Other popular tourist places that you should not miss visiting include the Junagadh Gate and the Bhalka Tirth where Lord Krishna was shot with an arrow by a hunter who mistook him for a deer.

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