Somnath Gujarat – An amazing trip to The Pride of Gujarat
Gujarat has been always very close to my heart as my family is residing over the city of Ahmedabad for the last 4 years. Somnath is one of the beautiful beach destinations of Gujarat, also known for its religious Somnath Jyotirling temple. | Somnath Gujarat – An amazing trip to The Pride of Gujarat |
An amazing trip to Somnath Gujarat – The Pride of Gujarat
Somnath Jyotirling Temple
The unique architecture of the temple is constituted of 12 Shiva Jyotirlingas. It is a perfect tourist attraction for art and architecture lovers and followers. Veraval is the ancient closest city to Somnath and tourists enter through the Junagadh gate to visit the Somnath temple. It also contains marvelous and exquisite sculptures of gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon.
According to the local myths, it is believed that it was once built completely of gold by Lord Somraj, also known as the Moon God, then it was rebuilt with silver by Ravana, further, it was reconstructed by Lord Krishna and finally, it was well established with stones by Bhimdev.
Somnath beach is located about 5 km from the nearest railway station Veraval and it is named after the famous Somnath temple. The beach is well connected by air, water and road transport. It is also one of the popular fishing port and country crafts. Tourists can buy handcrafted beautiful items like bags, zari work, wall hangings and ghagra cholis from the nearby local shops and stores.
Somnath beach is also famous for its beautiful sparkling waves and particularly very romantic. And during the sunset with the long stretches of sands shining golden and giving an artistic view. It is a perfect escape for the peace lovers to feel themselves on the coastline of the Arabian sea. You can refresh yourself drinking fresh coconut milk in the local shops near the beachside. Also, you can ride a horse or camel along the beach and have some amazing photographs for a lifetime.
The site of witnessing the rise and fall of the thunderous waves of the Somnath beach is very amazing. But it is not allowed for swimming as its waves are very high and dangerous. Nature and photography lovers can visit the Gir National Park for bird watching and enjoying nature by spending some time with the magic of nature. Somnath beach is renowned for its crystal clear water and beautiful white sand.