About Somnath Temple
About Somnath Temple
About Somnath Temple
About Somnath Temple

Somnath of Gujarat is known for its Somnath Temple. Built in ancient Chalukya style of temple architecture, Somnath Temple draws huge influx of pilgrims to Somnath throughout the year.


Tourist from all over India visit Somnath Temple throughout the year. As Somnath Temple covered in 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva many foreign tourist also visit somnath temple. Somnath temple is also known for beautiful sightseeing located nearby. GeetaMandir, Laxmi-Narayan Mandir, the Cave of Shri Balramji, ParshuramTapobhoomi,PanchPandavGufa, TriveniGhat, BhalkaTirth, Suraj Mandir, Museum, Juna...

Overview

Somnath of Gujarat is known for its Somnath Temple. Built in ancient Chalukya style of temple architecture, Somnath Temple draws huge influx of pilgrims to Somnath throughout the year.


Tourist from all over India visit Somnath Temple throughout the year. As Somnath Temple covered in 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva many foreign tourist also visit somnath temple. Somnath temple is also known for beautiful sightseeing located nearby. GeetaMandir, Laxmi-Narayan Mandir, the Cave of Shri Balramji, ParshuramTapobhoomi,PanchPandavGufa, TriveniGhat, BhalkaTirth, Suraj Mandir, Museum, Junagarh Gate, Mai Puri, Ahilyabai Temple, Jama Masjid are popular sightseeings of somnath.The tourists and pilgrims do advance booking, asin festival season majority of hotels, dharmshala and resorts booked 100%by tourist. At that time accommodation options in Somnath are very limited.
Tourist also enjoy on beach located near somnath temple. There are manyfun & enjoyable activities are carried out by tourist like camel riding, horse riding & sweet water of coconut.


Government has modernized the beach, stillit retains its natural beauty. Tourists come to this seaside destination to enjoy the sunset and temple view from beach of this beautiful place. You can really enjoy your holiday by visiting somnath temple and nearby market of city. When you choose to take a break in somnath there are many things to see and do. You can go for sightseeing by road. Somnath is accessible by road from nearby towns& direct train is also available to reach at Somnath from major cities of Gujarat. The nearest airport is located in Diu. Diu is around 100 kilometers from somnath. Somnath is well connected by roads and highways. Tourist also prefer cabs to make his journey comfortable and enjoyable. Now a days online cab and car booking is one of the easiest option to reach somnath. Tourist always looking for higher taxi and prefers best car available in reasonable rates. The luxury traveler class also prefers high end cards.

Many tours and travel agency offers various travel packages for tourist as tourist always prefer to visit SasanGir and Diu. SasanGir is popular for Asiatic Lions and Diu is popular is for beautiful beaches. The hotels of Somnath provides modern comforts and multifarious amenities to its guests. Many tour operators and travel tourism agent provide and arrange travel, accommodation, food, conveyance along with entertainment facilities in attractive packages and economic means.


Man’s eternal quest to know the supreme and the unknown takes him far and wide to pilgrimages across the globe. The presence of that mysterious supreme which cannot be comprehended by commoners can be experienced in Somnath; the eternal shrine, devoted to Lord Shiva. Standing tall on west coast of India on the bank of Arabian Sea the dominatingShikhasr of the temple tells the timeless tale of its fall and rebuilding seventeen times in the historical past. The AbadhitSamudra Marg, Tirsthambh (Arrow) indicates the unobstructed sea route towards the South Pole. This is a amazing marker of the ancient Indian wisdom of geography and strategic location of the Jyotirling. The splendor of this beautiful temple is so marvelous that once visited it can never be forgotten by anyone.


Humanity has always honored the divine and the mysterious. The sacred pilgrimages are often associated with the supernatural and the extraordinary where the physical and material world merges together to form one. Somnath temple in Gujarat is the abode of Lord Shiva and boasts as one of the Jyotirlingas in India is exactly that pilgrimage shrine which remains sacred and spiritually meaningful even today.
But if you are a non-believer and do not recognize holy place, religious architecture and sacred art than one can take pride in visiting one of the world’s oldest cities located on the west coast of Indian subcontinent. The charm and the splendor of this unique and ancient city is worth considering as you plan your holidays.


An undeniable spiritual feel swirls around this holy shrine making it one of the most intimate places of the world. The majestic sea at whose coast the Somnath temple stands provides a magnificent view to the onlookers and inspires a feeling of awe and wonder in the hearts and minds of the tourists.
To make the pilgrimage easy for both national and foreign tourists The Ministry of Tourism; India has taken keen interest in developing all the facilities required by tourist in order to make the stay both comfortable and safe here. One may find luxury hotels or cheap hotel in and around the Somnath depending on his own requirement and ease.

What to See and Do

Places To Visit In Somnath : Apart from Somnath temple there are also other places which one should visit.


Old Somnath Temple:Old Somnath Temple is opposite to new Somnath temple..it came under Maratha empire in the seventeenth century.it was stated that Ahilyabai was deeply moved by the ravaged stated of the temple so she decided it to reconstruct unlike new Somnath temple everyone is allowed to enter into garbagriha and to do pooja


Triveni Sangam :Triveni Sangam is the place where three rivers i.e Kapila, Saraswati and Hiran confluence with each other.ONE CAN EVEN ENJOY BOATING RIDE.


Kamnath Temple :Kamnath Temple is opposite to Triveni Sangam. According to Mythology, it is stated that Kamdev was cursed by Mahadev and he did penance over here..the he got rid of it.. literal meaning of Kamnath is the god who fulfill the desire of everyone


Surya Mandir : Surya Mandir is also very oldest temple and Surya Kund is situated beside it is believed by the locals that water of surya kund help to cure the skin diseases


Hinglaj Mataji Ki Gufa :  Hinglaj Mataji Ki Gufa is also known as Pandav Ki Gufa because it was stated that Pandavas hide here for several years from Kaurav and did worship of Hinglaj Mataji.

Where To Stay

There are many luxury hotels, guest houses and budget hotels available in Somnath. You can choose hotels according to your budget and stay period. You will find hotels and guest houses starting from 300 Rs to 3000 Rs. Some of the best service providing hotels list is given below. Somnath Trust also have some Hotels and Guest Houses but the service is very poor . You can choose hotels from below given list.


Budget Hotels In Somnath
1. Hotel Somnath Atithigruh
2. Hotel Avadh
3. Hotel Sangam
4. Hotel Vinayak

Luxury Hotels In Somnath
1. Hotel Lords In Somnath
2. Hotel Fern Residency
3. Hotel Sun Plaza

How to Get Around

One can easily reach to Somnath either by train , by bus or by car. There is no direct flight for Somnath. Nearest airport from somnath is Diu. Once you reach somnath , Auto rickshaw facilities are available which help one to visit the nearby places at Somnath and Somnath Temple. Somnath Darshan bus facility is also available @ 20 Rs Per Person. Car Rental service in Somnath is also available at affordable rates. You will easily get Car Booking from Somnath to Dwarka, Diu, Sasan Gir, Rajkot, Junagadh and Ahmedabad.