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Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Somnath Mandir Rd, Veraval, Gujarat 362268, India

Hindu Temples

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About Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

The Somnath temple located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat, is believed to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot of Gujarat. Reconstructed several times in the past after repeated destruction by several Muslim invaders and rulers,

Attractions Near Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

Devalia Safari Park (Gir Interpretation Zone)
Devalia Safari Park (Gir Interpretation Zone)32.54km from Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

Devaliya National Park also referred to as the ‘Gir Interpretation zone’ is an area carved out as a distinct eco-tourism locale allowing tourists to view lions as well as the other rare wild animals of Gir within a short time span and against cheaper charges. Devaliya in other words is a part of Gir National Park and it allows the facility of reserving the population of wild animals within an area segregated with Ha Chain linked fences.

Kamleshwar Dam
Kamleshwar Dam44.12km from Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

officially known as the Hiran-I Dam, is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Hiran River. The dam is located within the Gir Forest National Park and was completed in 1959 for irrigation purposes. The reservoir created by the dam is known for its bird and crocodile populations.

Gangeshwar Temple
Gangeshwar Temple57.06km from Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

Situated amidst serenity and scenic beauty, the Gangeshwar Temple is dedicated to the transformer of Hindu trinity, Lord Shiva. This ancient Hindu Temple is located 3 km away from Diu in the Fudam Village of Gujarat. Believed to have been built by the Pandavas, this temple is famous for its five Shiva Lingas, i.e. rocks in the shape of Lord Shiva which are present in the middle of the sea. Only the tip of these rocks can be seen whenever there is a high tide because the sea water submerges them.

Nagao Beach
Nagao Beach58.89km from Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

Nagoa Beach in Diu is an ideal and a recommended place for tourists all over the world. The place is well connected with the resorts, hence it making it easy for travelers to relax and explore its beauty at the same time. The beach is surrounded by beautiful palm trees swaying in the cool breeze which creates an exotic environment for the travelers to laze around. The serene beauty of the beach due to its white sands and quiet blue water is worth experiencing and enjoying.

Zampa gateway
Zampa gateway63.13km from Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

This is the most visited place among the other Tourist Attractions in Diu. This is a majestic monument that enthralls the guests with its charisma. The history of the Zampa Gateway in Diu takes us into the medieval period. This gateway has immense historical significance and holds an important place among the major sites of tourist attraction.

INS Khukri Memorial
INS Khukri Memorial63.28km from Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

INS Khukri was a British Type 14 frigate of the Indian Navy. She was sunk off the coast of Diu, Gujarat, India by the Pakistan Navy Daphné-class submarine Hangor on 9 December 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. This was the first warship sunk in action by a submarine since the Korean War. It remains the post-Independence Indian navy's only warship to be lost in war to date.

Where is Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

Discover More Attractions in Gir Somnath, Where Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple Is Located

Gir Somnath
Gir Somnath
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Gir Somnath District is located in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat and surrounded by the Arabian sea to its south. Gir Somnath is very famous for itsTemples, and Gir wildlife sanctuary, only abode to Asiatic lion.