Somnath Temple Tourism

Somnath is a prominent pilgrimage destination in the state of Gujarat. It literally means 'lord of the moon’.  Somnath is known for being home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and it has many great legends associated with it. Somnath is also known for housing some beautiful beaches apart from museums.

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Somnath Temple
The Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple is known for being first of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. It sits on the western coast of Gujarat and is counted among the oldest shrines in India. The temple finds its mentions in Shreemad Bhagavat Gita, Skandpuran, Shivpuran and Rig-Veda. What makes this temple even more sacred is its location on the Triveni Sangam where Kapila, Hiran, and Saraswati rivers meet.

Triveni Sangam Temple
The merger of three rivers Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati is where this temple stands. Pilgrims believe that this temple is sacred Moksha Tirtha.  Pilgrims can be seen taking dip into the holy water around this temple to clean their sins. Laxminarayan and Gita Temple also rest on edge the ghat. 

Paanch Pandav Gufa
Paanch Pandav Gufa was founded by the late Baba Narayandas in 1949. The temple is dedicated to five Pandava Brothers. From here one can catch mesmerising views of the whole city. The temple bestows seamless serenity and remains a must visit.

Somnath Beach
Beach of Somnath is perfect to laze around. Its pristine waters, gray sands and cool ambience attract both locals and travellers alike. Joggers can be seen here during day time enjoying fresh air whereas sunsets bring many couples. Enjoy fresh coconut water while taking a walk along the coastline of the beach.

How to Reach
By Air: The closest airport to Somnath is the Diu Airport.  
By Rail: Somnath Railway Station is the closest railway station.
By Road: Somnath is well linked by roads to all the major cities.

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