Here are the top 16 tourist attractions to see in Somnath:

1. Somnath Temple

Must visit 3.5 /5 View 16+ photos

3 km
from city center
1 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

A highly revered religious site for Hindus, the Somnath Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India. The Jyotirlinga is adorned with flowers, ornaments of silver and gold and people from far and wide come to worship it.

2. Somnath Beach

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3 km
from city center
2 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

Beaches of Somnath, though crowded, have the power to lure you away in a different world of soothing waves. The beaches are not recommended for swimming but are definitely a great point to relax and unwind.

3. Paanch Pandav Gufa

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
3 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

Discovered by the late Baba Narayandas in the year 1949, the temple was dedicated to the five Pandava Brothers. The location of the temple is such that one can view the entire city and get mesmerized just by looking at it.

4. Bhalka Tirth

1 km
from city center
4 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

Bhalka Tirth is a renowned Hindu pilgrim centre which is believed to be the location where Lord Krishna was shot by a hunter's arrow. According to the sacred scripts, Lord Krishna's death marks the end of the Dvapara Yug and the beginning of the Kali Yug. The tirth has a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and is called Mahaprabhuji's Bethak.

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5. Laxminarayan Temple

Must visit 3.5 /5

3 km
from city center
5 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

Located on the Somnath shore, the presiding deity, Lord Laxminarayan is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Reflects modern architectural design, this temple is famous for the carvings on its 18 pillars which have the sacred message of Krishna in the form of Bhagwadgita.

6. Triveni Sangam Temple

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
6 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

The confluence of the three rivers Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati this is the point where the rivers meet the mighty Arabian Sea. Triveni Sangam is believed to be a very sacred Moksha Tirtha for Hindus.

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7. Chorwad Beach

7 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

Located in Somnath, Chorwad Beach is one of the most serene and tranquil places to relax and enjoy in the state of Gujarat. Once a historically and culturally thriving place and home to the royal palace of Nawab of Junagadh, Chorwad Beach now even in ruins looks incredibly magical and is a must visit. A large number of people does not visit this beach and hence remains quiet and peaceful. Also though the water here is not ideal for swimming in, this beach provides ample opportunities to enjoy and relax. The whole place offers picture-perfect views especially during sunrise and sunset which are a must witness. You can reach Chorwad beach from anywhere in Gujarat by hiring a cab or taking a bus since there are several public buses are available. It is situated 20kms from Veraval Railway Station.

8. Suraj Mandir

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
8 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

Suraj Mandir too is situated near the Triveni Ghats and is one of the few temples dedicated to the Sun God. There are depictions of elephants, lions and various other birds and animals in the temple.

9. Parshuram Temple

3.0 /5

0 km
from city center
9 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

The temple lies on the banks of the holy river Triveni where Lord Parshuram is believed to have conducted his penance. One of the rare temple dedicated to Lord Parshuram this temple provides visitors with a scenic surrounding and picturesque landscapes.

10. Dehotsarg Teerth

3 km
from city center
10 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

Dehotsarg Teerth is an important pilgrim centre for the Hindus as this is where Lord Krishna breathed his last after he was shot by Jara's arrow. The location is marked by Lord Krishna's footprints and this incident is elaborated in the sacred texts as ??Sri Krishna Neejdham Prasthan Leela?? It is also believed that Krishna's brother, Baldev, also accompanied him in the form of a serpent crawling through the Balramjiki Gufa nearby.

11. Shashibhushan Mahadev and Bhidbhanjan Ganpatiji Temple

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

Located about 4km away from the city on the highway along the beautiful sea shore. Bhidbhanjan is the savior form of Ganesha and is worshipped here along with Shiva.

12. Kamnath Mahadev Temple

3.1 /5

257 km
from city center
12 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

This temple built nearly 200 years ago by a King is now one of the most popular temples of Somnath. The King believed that a dip in the pond in the vicinity could cure humans of any disease.

13. Gita Temple

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
13 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

Built at the Triveni Ghat, where three rivers meet the ocean, the Gita Temple is a beautiful structure dedicated to Lord Krishna built by the Birlas in the 70s.

14. Prabhas Patan Museum

3 km
from city center
14 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

Prabhas Patan Museum was established in the mid-1900s and has a stunning collection of ancient temple remains, inscriptions, idols of deities, water from sacred rivers, etc. that signify the union of Saraswati, Kapila and Hiranya. One of the most important Shivalingas, the Kalbhairav Linga, is also believed to be hidden amidst the remains, which the Moon God worships. The attraction, therefore, has immense religious and archaeological importance.

15. Junagadh Gate

69 km
from city center
15 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

Junagadh Gate is a historic monument which is believed to be the gate that Mahmud of Gazni entered to loot and destroy the Somnath Temple. The splendid monument now serves as a landmark and is made of stone with chattris and sculpted tigers on top of it.

16. Prachi Tirth

23 km
from city center
16 out of 16
places to visit in Somnath

Prachi Tirth is a religious centre important for performing the sacred rituals for the ancestors. According to a legend, Lord Krishna, who was a descendant of the Yaduvansh, performed rituals at the tirth for his ancestors. Religiously, Prachi tirth is considered just as important as Kashi for the Hindu ceremonies.

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