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Best Dharamshala in Somnath

Best Dharamshala in Somnath

jyotirlinga of Somnath Temple is believed to be the first jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot in Gujarat. Somnath Temple is invaded many times by Muslims and Portuguese invaders. The present temple was reconstructed in the Chalukya style of architecture by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.


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1)  Sorathiya Prajapati Kumbhar Gnati Dharamshala, Somnath

Address – Prajapat Dharamshala, Triveni Sangam Road, Prabhas Patan (Somnath), Gujarat – 362268.

Sorathiya Prajapati Kumbhar Gnati is near to the railway station and bus stand, so it’s convenient to make your stay if you are traveling from a long distance. Keshod Airport has located 63.2 Km from Dharamshala.

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Distance from tourist destination

  1. Bhalka Tirth – 5.5 Km
  2. Gita Mandir – 750 meters
  3. Shree Parshuram Temple – 1.1 Km
  4. Dehotsarg Tirth – 750 meters
  5. Suraj Mandir – 290 meters
  6. Panch Pandav Gufa – 400 meters
  7. Triveni Ghat – 170 meters
  8. Gir National Park – 66.7 Km
  9. Somnath Beach – 650 meters
  10. Diu – 82.5 Km

Facilities Available

  • Attached Toilet
  • Filter Water
  • CCTV

Reasons to consider

  • Dharamshala is well maintained.
  • Sorathiya Prajapati Kumbhar Gnati Dharamshala is near to Somnath Temple.
  • Situated on a busy street.
  • Transportation is available here easily for guests.

2) Shri Mannarayan Dharamshala, Somnath

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Address – Near Shri Laxminarayan Temple, Triveni Road, Somnath(Prabhas Patan), Gujarat 362 268

Shri Mannarayan Dharamshala is located close to most of the tourist places of Somnath. The railway station and bus station are also near, so transportation becomes easy. Dharamshala is 63.7 Km from the airport.

Distance from tourist destination

  1. Bhalka Tirth – 4.5 Km
  2.  Gita Mandir – 1.3 Km
  3. Shree Parshuram Temple – 550 meters
  4. Dehotsarg Tirth  – 1.3 Km
  5. Suraj Mandir – 800 meters
  6. Panch Pandav Gufa – 950 meters
  7. Triveni Ghat – 750 meters
  8. Gir National Park – 67.2 Km
  9. Somnath Beach – 200 meters
  10. Diu – 83.0 Km

Facilities Available

  • Hot water
  • Filtered water
  • Paid parking
  • CCTV

Reasons to consider

  • Wardrobes in rooms.
  • Attached let-bath.
  • Dharamshala is well maintained.
  • The rooms of Sorathiya Prajapati Kumbhar Gnati Dharamshala are neat and clean.
  • It has all the basic facilities.
  • Guest can easily get transportation and bus services from here.

3) Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Somnath

Address – NH 51, Near Railway Station, Somnath, Gujarat – 362268

Bharat Sevashram best suits your budget with all the basic facilities. The railway station is just within walking distance from the Dharamshala. The bus stand is 1.6 Km and Keshod Airport is 63.8 Km away.

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Distance from tourist destination

  1. Bhalka Tirth – 4.2 Km
  2. Gita Mandir – 3.6 Km
  3. Shree Parshuram Temple 2 Km
  4. Dehotsarg Tirth – 4.2 Km
  5. Suraj Mandir – 2.9 Km
  6. Panch Pandav Gufa – 3.2 Km
  7. Triveni Ghat – 3.0 Km
  8. Gir National Park – 67.3 Km
  9. Somnath Beach – 1.8 Km
  10. Diu – 83.1 Km

Facilities Available

  • Hot water
  • Filtered water
  • Open ground

Reasons to consider

  • Bharat Sevasharam Sangha in Somnath is the best place to stay in Somnath.
  • A parking facility is also available.
  • It has all the basic facilities.
  • Guest can easily get transportation and bus services from here.

How to travel to Somnath?

By Rail

You can easily travel to Somnath by train as Somnath has its own railway station. Somnath Railway Station is about 2.8 Km far from the temple. Also, Veravel Railway Station is only 7 Km from the temple. Somnath Railway Station is well-connected to major cities of the country.

By Road

The most convenient way to travel to Somnath is by road. GSRTC also private and deluxe buses are easily available to reach Somnath. Somnath Bus Depot is within walking distance from the Jyotirlinga.

By Air

Keshod Airport is nearest to the Somanth temple. It is a taluka located in Junagadh Dist. The airport is 65 Km from Somnath. Public Transport is easily available from Keshod to Somnath. Diu Airport is 80 Km from Somnath.

Places to visit near Somnath.

1. Bhalka Tirth

Bhalka Tirtha is located in the Veraval. It is the place where Krishna was hit by an arrow, shot by a hunter named Jara. After this, he is said to have left the earth for the heavenly abode. Bhalka Teerth is situated almost 4 Km away from the Somnath temple.

2. Gita Mandir

Gita Mandir is also known as Birla Mandir. It was built in 1970 by the Birlas at the Dehotsarg campus on the outskirts of Mathura. Gita Mandir is famous for its depiction of Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta, which is carved on 18 marble pillars. The mandir, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is decorated with paintings of Lord Krishna. It also has the idols of Lord Lakshmi-Narayan and Lord Sita Ram on the two sides of Lord Krishna.

3. Shree Parshuram Temple

Shree Parshuram Temple is one of the best temples to visit in Veraval. The legend informs that Lord Parshurama performs rites and penance to absolve himself from the sins of killing kshtariyas. This temple is situated right next to the Triveni Ghat. Temple too is on the same 1 km stretch starting from Somnath mandir and ending at Gita temple.

4. Dehotsarg Tirth

This Tirtha is located on the banks of Hiran at a distance of 1.5 Km from Somnath temple. Bhagavan Shree Krishna took his divine journey to Neejdham from this sacred soil. Rich accounts of the divine Shree Krishna Neejdham Prasthan Leela are maintained. It is believed that Shri Krishna departed on the first day of the bright fortnight of Chaitra month in 3102 BC. The footprint of Bhagavan Shree Krishna is carved here to mark the divine memory of Shree Krishna Neejdham Prasthan Leela. Baldevji, the elder brother of Shree Krishna also took his last journey from here in his original serpent form. This is marked by an ancient holy cave called “Dauji-ni Gufa”

 5. Suraj Mandir

Suraj Mandir is also situated near the Triveni Ghat. It 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. This is one of the rare holy sites dedicated to the spirits of nature which are praised in the Hindu heritage and religion.

6. Panch Pandav Gufa

These Pandava caves are also referred to as Aravalem Caves. It is associated with folklores and other mythological tales. It is believed that the Pandava brothers had spent time in this temple during the term of their exile. With consistent prayers and fasts, they had evoked the powers of Lord Shiva in this cave. The temple enshrines the idols of various Hindu gods and goddesses. It also has idols of the five Pandava brothers. Tourists and pilgrims visit Panch Pandav Gufa to offer their prayers to Lord Rama, Lord Shiva, and Goddess Durga. It also overlooks the sea.

7. Triveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat is one of the most important holy places in Somnath. It is frequently visited by many tourists and pilgrims. This is the place where the chatri of Lord Krishna is constructed. Krishna is said to have visited this holy spot after being hit by an arrow. The Ghat is considered to be the cremation ground of Lord Krishna.

8. Gir National Forest

Gir Forest or Sasan Gir is a fully protected national park and wildlife sanctuary. It is part of the Kathiawar-Gir dry deciduous forests ecoregion. Today, it is the only area in Asia, where Asiatic lions occur. It is considered one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species. It is located 65 Km from Somnath.

9. Somnath Beach

Somnath Beach is well connected by an efficient transport network. The port town of Veraval serves as a gateway to Somnath beach. It is the best to place at Veraval for Nature lovers. Somnath Beach has situated 6 Km to the east of Veraval. There is a fishing port. You can catch a glimpse of different kinds of fishing trawlers, country crafts, and dhows engaged in fishing operations. Sunset is the perfect time to enjoy at the beach and one can even watch the sun dip into the sea.

10. Diu

Diu is a town in the Diu district in the union territory of Daman and Diu. The town of Diu lies at the eastern end of Diu Island and is known for its fortress and old Portuguese cathedral. The city is one of the hundred cities of Smart Cities Mission. Major attractions of Diu are Diu Fort, Nagoa Beach, Portuguese Baroque Church, ancient shiva temple, Naida cave, and a lot more.

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