Veraval town, 6 km from
, is in Junagadh District
. It was once a fortified port town of the royal family of Junagadh. The old walls of the port are now ruined, but the impressive Junagadh gate and the Patan gate are still seen.
Veraval beach with benches and jogging path is a popular place for strolls and swimming. The main attraction of the place is the Veraval fishing port, where thousands of trawlers, country crafts and dhows unload their catch. This is one of the largest fishing ports and is a home to large number of industries. The Nawabi Palace with gothic features and facing the sea, is another site of attraction.
Porbandar beach (midway between Veraval and
Chorwad beach (23 km from the fishing center of Veraval) are the other attractions of this place. The nearest town to the
Gir National Park (42 km) is Veraval.
Accommodation can be availed at Hotel Park. Other hotels near the bus and railway station offer simple a/c and non a/c rooms.
The nearest airport is at Ahmedabad. Train service is available from Veraval to main cities such as Ahmedabad and Rajkot. Local bus services also operate from Veraval to all important cities nearby.