The temple town of Somnath exudes great faith and historic charm. The region has been named in epics like Mahabharata and Puranas. The region is considered to be the place where Moon worshipped Lord Shiva and hence this place is called Somnath. As per another tale it is said that, it is the place where Lord Krishna was shot by a poacher who misunderstood him for a deer.
Tourist Attractions in Somnath includes places like the following:
Somnath, literally means Lord of Moon, derived its name from the famous Somnath temple. This religious destination was earlier known as ‘Prabhas Patan’. This town, unaffected by the modern luxuries and concrete jungles, still holds its historical, mythological and religious appeal to masses of Hindu devotees. The region is highly famed for the Somnath Temple, which is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines made in honor of Lord Shiva. The word Somnath stands for "The Protector of Moon god". The Somnath Temple is known as "the Shrine Eternal", having been destroyed many times by Islamic kings and rulers
The Somnath temple is one of the sacred shrines made in honor of Lord Shiva that houses one of the twelve Jyotirlinga. The temple is an architectural wonder that was erected centuries ago by the Moon God.
Situated close to the Somnath temple, this temple was erected near the 11th Century. The beautiful temple houses carved walls and doorways that add up a distinct charm to this sacred shrine
The Panch Pandava Gufa is a religious shrine located near Lalghati in Somnath. Founded in the year 1949, the temple is dedicated to the five Pandava brothers namely Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva.
The Prabas Pata Museum is a famous attraction that is erected with courtyard centered rooms and houses the remains of ancient temples in fragments and also an 11th century ceiling.
It is located halfway between Veraval and Somnath. It is believed to be the same place where Lord Krishna was shot by a poacher in the feet after he mistook the Lord’s feet to that of a deer.
By Air : The nearest airport is at Koshed (55 km)
By Train : Veraval in Konkan line is the nearest railhead( 5 km away) that is connected to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodra and other cities.
By Road : State transport buses and private bus services connect Somnath to Diu, Veraval and other cities.