Somnath Beach

CategoryBeach

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressSomnath Beach, Prabhas Patan, Gir Somnath, Gujarat.

pincode362265

DistrictGir Somnath

About Somnath Beach

Transportation

BY ROAD :Somnath is 79 km from Junagadh and 25 km from Chorwad. State transport buses and private luxury coaches connect various centres of Gujarat to Somnath.

BY RAIL :: Somnath is located 6 km from the nearest railway station at Veraval.

To reach Somnath Beach by rail, you can board trains from major cities like, Ahmedabad, Diu, Sasan Gir, and Rajkot, and get down at Veraval. Veraval lies at a distance of 431 Km from Ahmedabad. The town of Veraval is well connected to the rest of Gujarat and neighboring states by road. State and private buses link Veraval to other towns of Gujrat like, Junagadh, Rajkot, Sasan Gir Porbandar, and Diu .

History

Somnath Temple is one of the most popular local tourist attractions. According to myths and local folklore, the temple of Somnath was built out of gold by Somraj (the moon god). It was later rebuilt out of silver by Ravana. Some years later the temple was rebuilt by Lord Krishna in wood. Finally, it was reconstructed by Bhimdev in stone. Somnath Temple was known for its riches this drew the attention of several conquerors who wanted to plunder it. In the year 1024, Mahmud of Ghazni attacked it. Two more raids took place in the years1297 and 1394; and finally, by Aurangzeb in 1706.

In the year 1950 when Sardar Patel took initiative in the proceedings of the temple. Somnath Temple was rebuilt then. Today it is one of the most-visited Hindu shrines in India. Somnath Temple is known for the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva

Famous for

Not recommended for swimming, but a wonderful escape into the roaring silence of nature. It also offers some more active patches where you can enjoy a camel ride and light snacks.

Some of the major tourist attractions near Somnath Beach are Somnath Temple, Bakhla Tirth, Triveni Tirth, Ahilya Mandir, and Sasan Gir.

Nature lovers can go to Gir national park and wildlife sanctuary for bird watching and nature photography. You can also head to Veraval, the fishing port, to catch a glimpse of different kinds of fishing trawlers, country crafts and dhows engaged in fishing operations. Travelers can buy handcrafted items like bags, ghagra cholis and clothes with zari work, wall hangings, and Patola silk from the local shops and stores.

The beach of Somnath is not ideal for swimming and therefore tourists must stay away from the sea.

Best time to Visit

Summers at Somnath Beach are extremely exhausting and hot. The temperature during this time ranges between 24⁰C up to 41⁰C. The climatic conditions remain same from March till June and this time is best avoidable. The month of July is the start of monsoons that continues till September. During this time the place receives heavy rainfall making the sea look more ferocious. Strong winds are the characteristic of this season. Winter season in Somnath Beach prevails from November to February. The weather is pleasantly cool with temperature varying between 10⁰C to 32⁰C.

Best time to Go

The best time to holiday in Somnath Beach is from the months of October till March. The climatic conditions remain ideal to enjoy the beauty and sightseeing options around the beach.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Somnath
    to
    Ahmedabad
    406km
  • Somnath
    to
    Ambaji
    585km
  • Somnath
    to
    Amreli
    164km
  • Somnath
    to
    Bharuch
    546km
  • Somnath
    to
    Bhavnagar
    277km
  • Somnath
    to
    Bhuj
    399km
  • Somnath
    to
    Dahod
    580km
  • Somnath
    to
    Dwarka
    230km
  • Somnath
    to
    Gandhinagar
    434km
  • Somnath
    to
    Himmatnagar
    485km
  • Somnath
    to
    Jamnagar
    269km
  • Somnath
    to
    Junagadh
    79km
  • Somnath
    to
    Mehsana
    480km
  • Somnath
    to
    Morbi
    489km
  • Somnath
    to
    Palanpur
    552km
  • Somnath
    to
    Porbandar
    129km
  • Somnath
    to
    Saputara
    784km
  • Somnath
    to
    Surat
    642km
  • Somnath
    to
    Valsad
    709km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Somnath and thier inquiry no. is, 02876221886

Nearest Railway Station is Somnath and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Rajkot and thier inquiry no. is, 02812451849

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