The Somnath Temple, located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra, on the western coast of Gujarat, India, is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of the God Shiva. Somnath temple is a highlight of any trip to Gujarat. One of the oldest places of pilgrimage, the temple finds mention in ancient texts and scriptures. The Somnath Temple is known as "the Shrine Eternal", having been destroyed many times by various kings and rulers. Razed and rebuilt at least six times since its foundation, the existing temple standing at the shore of the Arabian Sea came into being as a result of the efforts of Sardar Patel, the Iron man of India.
Season: November to March
Languages spoken: Gujarati, Hindi and English
STD Code: 02876
How to reach
Air: The nearest airport is at Rajkot that is connected by flights from major cities of India.
Rail: The nearest railhead is Veraval (7 km) connecting several important cities in India.
Road: Somnath is connected by good motorable roads to all places in Gujarat. Some of the major cities are Junagadh (85 km), Rajkot (188 km) and Ahmedabad (304 km).