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Somnath

, Gujarat

  (part of Veraval region)

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State: Gujarat
District: Junagadh
Famous for/as: Pilgrim, Jyotirlinga
Languages: Gujarati, Hindi, English
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 24 to 42°C, Winter 10 to 34°C
Altitude: 202 m
Pincode: 380004
STD code: 079
With unstinted support from faith, mythology and history, the temple town in Gujarat Somnath proudly stands with the towering shikharas of grand old ancient Somnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Somnath temple, dedicated to one of the 12 revered Jyothirlingas, directs all the movements in city. It enlivens the life of the locals and visitors.

Somnath, literally means Lord of Moon, derived its name from the famous Somnath temple. This religious destination was earlier known as ‘Prabhas Patan’. This town, unaffected by the modern luxuries and concrete jungles, still holds its historical, mythological and religious appeal to masses of Hindu devotees.

Somnath has got its mention in Puranas and Hindu Epics including Mahabharata. This place is considered as a place where Moon (Soma) worshipping the Lord Shiva and hence Shiva is called as Somnath here. Another Hindu mythological story mentions Somnath as the place where Lord Krishna was shot by an arrow in his foot. It is believed that the Yadavas, the descendents of Lord Krishna, fought among themselves and destroyed the Yadav community.

Placed at the extreme southwest Arabian Coast in Sourashtra, Somnath town encloses a serene beach, few streets and a bus stand. It is believed that Somnath is located at a place where the holy River Saraswathy flows into the Sea.

This sacred temple town vibrant with ‘Shiv Bhajan’ is visited by millions of tourists every year. Several nearby attractions, including Somnath Museum, Somnath Beach, Junagadh Gate, Balukha Teertha, Akhilabai temple and Mai Puri, makes this town as a perfect tourist destination for the pilgrims to India. w

Kartik Poornima held on the full moon day in November / December is a major draw of devotees in this temple town.
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There are a few options that a traveler can choose from to travel within the city. The town is still relatively rural and the modes of travel are also not extensive. The nearest airport to the town of Somnath is in Diu which is 90 km away. There are bus services from the airport; however they may not be frequent. Diu airport has frequent cab services which are cheap and a good way to reach the town.

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Since Somnath is a town of many temples there are many tour operators who offer packaged torus for travel within the city. They are a good option as the tours cover almost all the places of interest. Usually the mode of transportation for these tours is either buses or tempo travelers. Some of the tour operators are,

Uday Tours and Travels, PhoneNo-91 11 151515,
India Cultural Tours, Phone No-91 120 2538222

Some of these tour operators also offer cabs and taxis for hire. They usually are small cars such as an Indica or a Santro. These can be good option as they are cheap and comfortable. They charge around Rs 1000 a day. These cabs may also have waiting charges. Buses may also be available but they are not dependable.

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I have a plot in SOMNATH CITY , IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CALL ME OR MAIL ME 9136271688, 8459346434, Email: corporationgaur@gmail.com
Posted by Gaur Corporation 1 year, 5 months ago
please give more detail about this project, i am interested.
Posted by r.k.sharma 1 year, 5 months ago
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Posted by Flight to India 2 year, 3 months ago
please provide detail for somnath to raipur by train whitch is the nearest station
Posted by vijay sharma 3 year, 40 days ago
we are planning to go somnath on 9th nov to 11th nov and dwarka 11th-13th nov .
please advice how to go from mumbai-somnath-dwarka-mumbai and where to stay at somnath -dwarka and what to see in somnath-dwarka
we have book tkt from mumbai on 8th and from dwarka return on 13th nov
Posted by sushanto das 3 year, 10 months ago
please guide me for trains + fares
and food + stay as iam a south indian
Posted by R Sasikala 3 year, 2 months ago
we are planning to go to somnath, dwarika on 8-111 to 14-11, please provide us route detail mumbai somnath dwarka mumbai and nearby turist place.
Posted by mukund 3 year, 9 months ago
we r planning to go to Mumbai to Dwaraka by train
please guide me economically in train fares + food and stay also
Posted by R Sasikala 3 year, 2 months ago
Sir, I From Indian Navy Jamnagar Gujarat , so we are planning to go somnath on 17th Dec and dwarka 18th Dec .
please advice how to go from Jamnagar-somnath-dwarka-Jamnagar and where to stay at somnath -dwarka and what to see in somnath-dwarka
we have Sumo from Jamnagar on 17th Morning and from dwarka return on 18th Dec Night
Posted by Navin Kumar 3 year, 7 months ago
thanks for the information.
you provide such a needfull information to me.
thanks again
Posted by Mithilesh Vaidya 4 year, 9 months ago
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