Rajkot: Shree Somnath trust will start a bus service for tourist sightseeing in Diu from Saturday.
The one-day trip has been made following Diu authorities’ request to the temple administration.
The service is to facilitate those out-station tourists staying in the trust’s guest house and don’t have any transportation facility to visit the tourist points in Diu. The bus with the capacity of 23 passengers will depart from the guest house in the morning for Diu and cover places like Gangeshwar Mahadev, Nagoa beach, market, church, museum and Diu fort. Diu administration will provide a guide and the trust will provide lunch.
Somnath Trust secretary PK Laheri said, “This plan by the Diu administration will also have a bus service to Somnath temple to facilitate those who visit the union teritory.”
According to the temple trust, tourists coming from outside the state also want to visit other places, which is often impossible owing to long distances.
According to a rough estimate, nearly 25 lakh devotees visit the temple every year.