Verawal is a beautiful port town situated in the Junagadh District of Gujarat. It is known for its lush green surroundings and water tides. Founded in the 13th or 14th century by a Rajput named Rao Veravalji Vadher, Verawal was once a fortified port town belonging to the Royal Family of Junagadh. Till 1953, the destination was a part of the Kingdom of Junagadh, which was later merged with India.
Verawal is famous for its long stretch of beaches. The Nawabi Palace is the most prominent sightseeing attraction here. Nawabi Fort, Junagadh Gate and Nawabi Gate are other major sightseeing attractions. Being located at a distance of six kilometres from Somnath, the destination is referred to as a gateway to the temple of Somnath.
Before the port of Surat was opened for pilgrims travelling to Mecca, Verawal served as a main port for departure to this holy journey. Being located on the coastline, Verawal houses various major industries out of which the boat making industry is prominent.
Travellers while exploring Verawal can see traditional boats and trawlers in mid sea, as the fishing industry is the main industry of the town. Verawal is one of the prime destinations exporting seafood to various major towns and cities of the globe including Japan, USA, Southeast Asian countries, Gulf and European Countries.
The nearest airport to reach Verawal is Rajkot Civil Airport, which is situated at a distance of about 189 km from Verawal. Travellers visiting Verawal can reach Verawal Railway Station, which is served by regular trains from major cities including Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Pune, Bhopal, Vadodara and Mumbai. State owned buses operate frequently from various cities of the country to Verawal. Verawal is a year round destination though winter is ideal to visit as the weather becomes pleasant.