What is the best time to visit Somnath?

September to March are the best months to visit Somnath, as the winters are quite cold. However, if you wish to avoid the crowd and tourists that flock to Somnath, you may be tempted to visit the place during the summer and monsoon season. Somnath is extremely hot and humid during these seasons and should most definitely be visited during the winter months when the heat is more bearable.

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Somnath in Summer (March - June)

Summers in Somnath last from March to June. The summers, as well as the monsoons in Somnath, are less than ideal and aside from the throngs of pilgrims who visit in droves throughout the year, the place is virtually empty. The temperatures during these months run high and range from 24 degree Celsius to 42 degree Celsius. These temperatures are synonymous to those of the summers in other parts of Gujarat and are indeed extremely hot. So unbearable are these months that they hinder sightseeing activities and make individuals not want to leave the comfort of their accommodations.
Somnath Temple, Gujarat
Somnath Temple, Gujarat

Somnath in Monsoon (July - September)

If summers in Somnath are sweltering and hot, monsoons are another matter entirely. The monsoon months of July to September in Somnath receive a heavy dose of rainfall. While this is a normal phenomenon for many places across the country, Somnath is a special exception because the monsoons in the place are almost vicious. The town is often faced with harsh winds that may even turn into cyclones during some particularly bad days. Humidity also runs high during the monsoon season which means that individuals visiting Somnath during this time are in for a particularly uncomfortable visit.
Gita Mandir on Triveni Ghat near Somnath Temple
Gita Mandir on Triveni Ghat near Somnath Temple

Somnath in Winter (November - February)

Winters in Somnath are the ideal time to witness the town in all its magnificent beauty. The winter season in Somnath lasts from October to February and is the ideal as well as peak season to visit the pilgrimage spot. This is because during the winter months Somnath is a cold and pleasant with temperatures ranging from 10 degree Celsius to 24 degree Celsius. These temperatures are a great relief from the hot summers and the humid monsoons, making it the perfect time to sightsee and witness all that Somnath has to offer. The winter months, especially the month of February, is also the peak time to visit Somnath due to the festival of Maha Shivratri. This festival celebrates explicitly the triumphs of Lord Shiva who is one of the central gods in Somnath. Due to this reason, thousands of Hindu Devotees flock to Somnath during this festive month which is filled with prayers and celebrations occurring on every street and corner.

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