If you want to indicate large numbers of same or similar kind use "several". If you have varied kinds in the group with large number, use "various".
Both are correct but need to be used in diffrent context.
s of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity
his disguises are many and various various experiments have failed to disprove the theory cited various reasons for his behavior
s considered individually
the various reports all agreed
s distinctly dissimilar or unlike
animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth
s having great diversity or variety
his various achievements are impressive
Fitch Takes Various Rating Actions on MICLA Lease Rev CP Notes NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The rating action referenced in Fitch Ratings' June 7, 2013, press release (Fitch to Take Various Rating Actions on MICLA Lease Rev CP Notes), is effective today (June 14, 2013). Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com. Applicable Criteria and Related Research: --'U.S. Municipal Structured Finance Criteria', Feb. 27, 2013; --'Rating Guidelines for ...
June 14, 2013 - Business Wire
Several students pepper sprayed at North Side school Several students were taken to the hospital after another student pepper sprayed them at a school on the near North Side. Nine students were taken to a hospital after a female student discharged pepper spray at the Ruben Salazer Bilingual …
June 20, 2013 - WGN TV Chicago
Several homes evacuated after crew hits gas line in Suffolk SUFFOLK--Several homes in Suffolk were evacuated Wednesday morning after a construction crew hit a gas line. It happened around 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Jordan Circle and Godwin Boulevard in the Elephant’s Fork area. Sewer repairs were being made and crews struck an unmarked gas line, city spokeswoman Diana Klink told WVEC.com. The leak was capped by 1:30 p.m. and the people evacuated ...
June 19, 2013 - 13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads