Somnath is just 40 km away from the forest and houses some of the most beautiful and significant temples in the country.
Book a hotel in Somnath for 1 day near the railway station. Freshen up and explore the historical town.
10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple is an ancient temple and a popular religious site. The temple has been destroyed and constructed in the past and the current structure was completed in 1951.
The Darshan timings for the temple begins at 07:30 AM and ends at 10:00 PM
You can book your slot for darshan in advance online at https://www.somnath.org/
The Aarti happens 3 times a day – 07:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 07:30 PM.
500 meter from the temple is the Prabhas Patan Museum. A museum that houses the large collection of historical and ancient artefacts that belonged to the temple. A must visit place in Somnath.
Also read: Gir National Park Safari
02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Somnath Beach is just 1 km from the temple. The beach attracts large crowd. Children enjoy the camel ride along the shore. The Street Market at the entrance is where you can buy traditional and local artefacts and cloths.
At a distance of 1.5 km from the beach is the Triveni Sangram. This is a confluence of three rivers – Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati. An ideal to place to unwind and experience serenity with the view of sunset.
Later you can attend the evening aarti in the temple.