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QUICK FACTS
Location: Gir-Somnath district, Gujrat
Famous for/as: Pilgrims place.
Weather:
Summer (March - June): T24°C to 41°C.
Winter (October to February): 10°C to 32°C.
Monsoon  (July to September): Heavy rainfall.
STD CODE : 02876
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to February.
TRAVEL IN SOMNATH SHOW MAP

On the shore of the Arabian Sea lies the famous Shivbhumi, Somnath remains crowded by the pilgrims all over the world.  This temple standing tall on the shore of the Arabian Sea looks pretty magnificent. The temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva. It’s a 10th century temple. The main temple was much wealthier and was enriched with jewelleries. The sultan of Gajni, Mahmood, and Alauddin Khilji has robbed this temple many times. Their attacks ruined the temple. The current temple is nabonirmito. The sign of destruction of the old temple is still visible in the temple corridor.  The art and sculpture of this temple is charming. The temple is divided into three parts- Naat Mandir, Bhog Mandir and Garvo Mandir. Just beside the temple the waves of the Arabian Sea is playing with the rocks which is also a pleasant view. In the year 1950 the temple was rebuilt due to the inspiration of Sardar Ballabhbhai Patel, whose statue has been established in front of the entrance of the temple. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple. That’s why tourists will have to submit their mobiles and cameras outside the temple. Tourists must watch the light & sound show of the temple in the evening. Just outside the exit way of the temple lays the first Somnath Temple made by Indore’s queen Ahallabai. There are also other tourist spots surrounding the temple among which the meeting place of the rivers Kapila, Hiranya and Saraswati, Probhashtirtha, is worth mentioning. Tourists may also visit the Gita Mandir, Surya Mandir and Shankaracharya Mandir. One can also look around the sea shore, 35kms away from Chorbad.

MUST SEE IN SOMNATH

Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple:

One of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Timing for Darshan at Somnath Temple : 6.00am to 9.00pm Timing for Aarti : 7.00 am, 12.00 Noon and 7.00 pm.

Somnath trust organises daily twice "Somnath tirth Darshan" local sight seeing. Bus starts near the gate of Somnath Temple -10am and 3pm. Rs.20/- per seat. It covers Golokdham tirth, Sharada Peeth, Triveni Sangam and Bhalka teerth in 2-3 hours. 

Alternatively you can take a auto rickshaw for nearby places. 

The Gitamandir and Laxminarayan mandir: 

These temples are located in Dehotsarg campus. The divine message of Bhagwan Shree Krishna in the form of Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta is carved here on eighteen marble pillars. Laxminarayan Mandir houses divine shreevigraha of Bhagwan Laxminarayan.

Shree Parshuram Temple:

This is a sacred spot ...

FAIR & FESTIVAL IN SOMNATH

Somnath Mahadev Fair and Mahashivratri are the two major festivals and events in Somnath that are celebrated with much fanfare and gusto throughout the temple town. The whole town comes alive during these festivals.

REACH SOMNATH
AIR

The nearest Airport from Somnath is that of Keshod (50km). 

RAIL

Veraval (7Km from Somnath) is the nearest railway station. The station is connected with other mejor cities of Gujrat.

ROAD

Somnath is very well connected to nearly all the important places of Gujarat through government and private bus service. It is around 82 Kms from Junagadh, 270 Kms from Bhavnagar and 120 from Porbandar. The capital city of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is just 400 Kms away from Somnath.

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