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Somnath is categorised as Beachside / Pilgrimage

Somnath Temple
Triveni Sangam (Nivalink Trip Dated - 4 March 2013)
Triveni Sangam (Nivalink Trip Dated - 4 March 2013)
Bhalka Tirth

Reasons to Visit
  • Somnath is a pilgrim town in Gujarat at 80 kms from Junagadh and a few kilometers from Port city of Veraval
  • Somnath is home to Jyotirlinga Shiva temple overlooking Arabian sea.
  • Somnath temple is located on the coastline and sheer experience of being at the temple overlooking Arabian Sea.
  • A large fair held on the full moon of Kartik Purnima in November/December is a major draw.
  • There are number of other temples around Somnath (Bhalka Tirth, Triveni Sangam) that are visited by pilgrims as a part of pilgrimage trip
Know It
  • Authorities have cleared all shops and other establishments nearby and therefore pilgrims are met with a very unobtrusive experience.
  • Significant Pilgrimages of Saurashtra region of Gujarat"Somnath (near Veraval) is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Dwarka is a popular standalone pilgrimage and can be combined well with Dwarka (230 kms) for a Pilgrim Break and is visited enroute by holiday travellers to Diu (90 kms) and Sasan Gir (62 kms). Guests also visit "
  • Popular Destinations in and around Gujarat"Somnath a pilgrimage that is popularly visited enroute Diu - Sasan Gir route. "
  • Airports and Popular Access points in Gujarat"Somnath Railway Station is a popular arrival point for pilgrim travellers visiting Somnath and business travellers visiting nearby fishing port of Veraval (10 kms)."
  • Destinations to visit Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva"Jyotirlinga pilgrimage begins with the Somnath Temple and considered one of the finest shore temples in India. Temple was destroyed and rebuilt incredibly 16 times. Dwarka and Somnath Temples (Gujarat) are typically visited together as part of a pilgrim break or a regular Gujarat itinerary."
  • Lord Krishna Pilgrimages in India"Bhalka Tirtha (5 kms from Somnath - 10 kms from Veraval) is the site where Krishna is said to have been mistakenly shot in the foot. Pilgrims visit this spot alongwith visit to Somnath Jyotirliga Temple. Lord Krishna Devotees also visit Tulsi Shyam Temple (109 kms) enroute."
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6 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Somnath

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)4
Holiday (7 or more)1

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List of Holidays for Somnath


  • Dwarka - Somnath Pilgrim Break (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Dwarka - Somnath Pilgrimage with Diu (4 Nights)
  • Dwarka - Somnath Pilgrimage with Sasan Gir (4 Nights)
  • Dwarka-Somnath-Diu-Gir Itinerary (6 Nights)
  • Popular Pilgrimages of Gujarat (6 Nights)


  • 9 Jyotirlinga Temples with Dwarka and Shirdi (8 Nights)

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Somnath has 8 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Day visit Somnath Jyotirlinga TempleRs. 4224
Porbandar to Somnath Temple Day Visit and backRs. 3990
Somnath Temple Day VisitRs. 4224
Somnath to Sasan Gir Day Visit and backRs. 4224

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Porbandar Pickup and Drop to SomnathRs. 3990

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Somnath Railway Station and DiuRs. 1175
Pickup/Drop between Somnath Railway Station and DwarkaRs. 6924
Pickup/Drop between Somnath Railway Station and Sasan GirRs. 4224

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Somnath has 2 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

Wildlife Excursion2

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List of Service Add Ons for Somnath

Wildlife Excursion

Services Rates Starting From
Devaliya Safari PermitRs. 177
Gir Safari Forest PermitRs. 943

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Destination Ideas

  • Deccan Odyssey - Luxury Train Experience
  • Somnath Pilgrimage

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Temple has a rich history and was built and razed down several times over the centuries and was finally restored to its current form after Indian independence.
    Temple or Holy Place, View Point
    Lord Shiva, Sea or Ocean or Beach, Jyotirlinga
    Bhalka Tirth is the confluence of rivers are said to be Hirannya, Saraswati and Kapila. Dehotsarg, at Triveni Ghat near Bhalka Tirth is believed to be the site of Krishnas cremation. Bhalka Tirth has also been a reclining statue of Krishna, signifying his death by an arrow of a Bhill hunter, who mistook him for a deer
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Krishna, River Confluence
    Besides Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple, there are many more temples in Somnath such as : Kamnath Mahadev Temple - The Kamnath Mahadev temple, built about 200 years ago Gita Mandir - Gita Mandir is placed at the union of three holy rivers known as Triveni Tirtha in 1970. Parshuram Temple - The Parsuram temple is located at a holy spot on the banks of the Triveni Ghat. Suraj Mandir - A Sun Temple Baldevji Mandir - Baldevji temple is located very near to Gita Mandir (Birla temple) Bhimnath Mahadev Somnath - Located very near to Kashi Vishwanath Mandir. Mahaprabhuji Bethak - Located very near to Laxmi Narayan Mandir. It is ideally located at a immaculate location in the Somnath shore. Daily Pujas are offered in this temple. Laxmi Narayan Mandir - It is South India Style Laxmi Narayan Temple. It is located very near to Old Somnath Temple
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Sun Temple, River Confluence, Lord Vishnu
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Tulsishyam Mandir is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is several hundred years old. It is a major tourist destination and pilgrim center. It is located at the heart of Gir National Park. There are medicinal hot water springs and are a major attraction as it can get rid of skin diseases. The temple has more than 200 cows in the Gaushala. Free meals are served at the temple for all visitors. Sandya Aarti is performed everyday at 07:00 pm
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Krishna

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Around Somnath TempleArea within 1 km radius of Somnath Temple near Somnath railway stationTransit/Business/Pilgrimage3
VeravalVeraval is the base town to access Somnath (5 kms) and typically visited by business travellers to the fisheries industry around VeravalTransit/Business2
Nearest Airport in Somnath
  • Keshod Airport ( IXK ) , Junagadh-87 Kms
Railway Stations in Somnath
  • Somnath ( SMNH ), Somnath
  • Veraval ( VRL ), Somnath
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