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Sightseeing and Things to do in Somnath

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2010 2 Contributors

Somnath is a small temple town that can easily be explored on foot. The Somnath Temple is the major attraction here. The best time to explore Somnath is early mornings or late evenings. Besides the temple, there are various other places of tourist interest. Junagadh Gate and Prabhas Pathan Museum are of prime importance to history lovers. One can also head to open beaches for a leisurely walk.

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aseem on 25 Aug 2010

When in Somnath, hire an auto for a full day to see all the attractions. Dont forget to bargain.. You can get an auto for as low as Rs 150 for 3-4 hours which will include Roughly 8-10 attractions of somnath

Things to do: History and Culture

The Ahilyabai Temple

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This temple has a great historic relevance. It was built by Rajmata Ahilya Bai and worked as substitute for the original Somnath Temple during the Muslim rule.

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Mai Puri

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It is a mosque that is said to be once a Sun temple but was later converted into a mosque during Mahmud of Ghazni's time.

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Prabhas Patan Museum

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This museum houses the remains of the ancient temples, in the form of old carved stones. It also exhibits earlier coins and inscriptions in Sanskrit. The museum is open from 8.30 am to 12.15 pm and 2... More

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Things to do: Pilgrimage

Somnath Temple

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The glorious Jyotirlinga adorned in gold, silver and flowers at Somnath Temple is the feast for the eye at Somnath. The sounds of holy chants and hymns, bells and drums at aarti time act as a melody t... More

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Triveni Ghat

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Triveni Ghat finds frequent mention in Vedas and Purans. As the name suggests, it is a sangam of three rivers namely Hiran, Kapil and Saraswati.The famous temples Gita Mandir and Laxmi Narayan Mandir ... More

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Baluka Teerth

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It is revered as the place where Lord Krishna was hit by an arrow meditating under a Banyan tree when a hunter mistook his legs for a deer. A majestic white idol of Lord Krishna can be seen in the sma... More

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Things to do: Beaches

Somnath Beach

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Probably the most happening place in Somnath, the beach is right next to the Somnath Temple and is one of the most clean beaches in Western India. The water is really fierce and tides never seem to ti... More

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