Somnath Gujarat

Discover Somnath Gujarat

The highlight of Somnath is the intricately carved honey-coloured Somnath Temple. This legendary shore temple has a large, black Shiva lingam at its heart, one of the twelve most sacred shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Skirted by the Arabian Sea, it offers a spectacular view of the Saurashtra Peninsula.

The ancient temple’s timeline can be traced from 649 BC but is believed to be older. It’s said that Somraj (the moon god) first built a temple in Somnath, made of gold; this was rebuilt by Ravana in silver, by Krishna in wood and by Bhimdev in stone.

Things to do in Somnath

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Somnath include:

  • Don’t miss the one-hour sound-and-light show at the temple in Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone each evening at 7.45 pm
  • Admire the stunning views of the Saurashtra Peninsula.

The best way to see Somnath

If you would like to visit Somnath, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email for more information.