Located about 300 km from Ahmedabad, Somnath is a major pilgrimage destination in Gujarat. The holy city is said to be located at the place where the River Saraswati flows into the Arabian Sea. Somnath is famous for its Shiva temple, which houses one of the twelve Siva Jyotirlingas. It is believed to have been built by the Moon God out of gold, and then refurbished by Ravana out of silver, then by Lord Krishna with wood and eventually by Bhima (one of the Pandav brothers) out of stone. Near to the temple is a beautiful beach, which is a major picnic spot here.
Tourist Attractions in Somnath: Somnath temple, Suraja Mandir,Ahilyabai Temple, Somnath museum, Jamnagar Gate, Balkan Firth, Mai Purim
As a prime pilgrimage center, Somnath attracts a large number of pilgrims from all over the country. There are plenty of guesthouses, mid priced hotels and budget hotels in Somnath, which offer comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices. So you can decide on an appropriate accommodation according to your budget and taste.
Somnath hotels are conveniently located near to the temples, major tourist attractions, bus stand and the bustling market area. The hotels have well furnished rooms, which provide total comfort and privacy to the guests. All rooms have attached bathrooms, television, tea/coffee maker, telephone and many other modern amenities. The in house restaurants of Somnath hotels are known for their sumptuous delicacies. For pilgrims, the hotels offer pure vegetarian food at extremely affordable prices. The other facilities provided by the hotels in Somnath include Doctor on Call, Foreign Currency Exchange, Laundry, 24 Hours Room Service, Internet Access, Car Parking and travel assistance.