The coastal town of Somnath is synonymous with the Somnath beach and its famous landmark, the Somnath temple. The town serves as the gateway to many other structures and monuments steeped in history and having tremendous religious significance. Veraval, a port town is located just 6 km away from Somnath beach to its west and serves as the easiest access point.
The Somnath seashore instinctively attracts tourists and revellers from all corners of the globe round the year because of its proximity to the temple. Don’t miss to catch a glimpse of the enchanting sunrise or sunset in Somnath beach which is one of the top tourist attractions of Gujarat.
The coastline gets its name from the iconic and celebrated Somnath Temple whose origins can be traced back to ancient times of which there is no recorded history. The first version of the shrine of which there is a chronological record notes that the temple was built around 649 A.D. Since then, the shrine has been ransacked, razed, and rebuilt several times to which the Somnath coast has been a mute witness.
Before bidding adieu to Somnath, take a memento or artifact back home that’ll remind you of your tour to the holy town and make you nostalgic. You can opt for a handcrafted item like a wall hanging or a sidebag, ghagra choli, clothes stitched out of Patola silk or a saree embroidered with zari design.
Where is it located?
Somnath beach is best accessed from Veraval situated merely 6 kms away.
Ideal Visiting Time
The ideal time to visit the beach is between October and March when the weather stays pleasant characterised by sunny days and cool nights.