Somnath, the shrine eternal facing the blue expanse of the Arabian Sea is said to be as old as creation. Like a phoenix, it has risen seven times from ashes and depicts a saga of devotion and heroism. The legendary temple is believed to have been built by the Moon od- “Soma’ and enshrines one of the 12 jyotirlingas. The present temple structure was commissioned by Sardar Patel in the 1950s.

Bhalka Tirth: It is believed to be the site where Lord Krishna was struck by a stray arrow of a Bhil hunter. A reclining statue of the Lord marks the site where he breathed his last on the earth. Dehotsarg at

Triveni Ghat: It is believed to be the site of Krishna’s cremation.

Around Somnath

Ahmedpur Mandvi & Diu (77 kms.)

It is one of the finest beaches in the country. Across Ahmedpur Mandvi is the delightful island of Diu, which can be reached by ferry or a bridge. The nearest airport is Keshod (140 kms.) and the railhead is at Una (12kms.).

Chorwad (30 kms.)

This beautiful coastal town, 70 kms. from Junagadh is the only Palace Beach Resort’ in India. The summer palace of the Nawabs of Junagadh is now a luxurious resort. The nearest airport is at Keshod (35 kms.) and railhead at Veraval (25kms.).

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