One of the most important pilgrim sites in Gujarat, Somanath is a small town in the state that houses one of the 12 jyotirlingas that are holy to the Hindus. The town’s best and most attractive attribute is the temple situated here by the same name. Somanath temple speaks of piousness, beauty and magnificence of the ancient artisans. Known for its lingering spiritual aura and exquisite architecture, this temple has had its name prominently mentioned in the history, being one of the richest temples of the country and for being looted on several accounts by invaders for the same reason. All in all, today the temple which was rebuilt in 1950, stands as an amazing pilgrim as well as a tourist destination. It is one of the most frequented temples by tourists in India.
Known for: Being one of the 12 sites of jyotirlingas, its architecture and rich history
How to reach: The nearest airport lies at Keshod at a distance of 125 km and the nearest railway station is at Veraval at 5 km. From here and from anywhere else in Gujrat you can take a state transport bus or a luxury coach to reach Somnath.
Approximate Cost: Free
Operating hours: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm