12 BEST Places to Visit in Gir Somnath District

Places to visit in gir-somnath

The place where Shri Dahan was cremated is located in Dehotsarg Tirth Gir Somnath district.

Important Places of Somnath District

1 Somnath Jyotirlinga (Somnath)

2 Gir National Park (Gir Somnath)

3 Gir Sanctuary (Gir Somnath)

4 The place where Lord Krishna was shot (Bhalka Tirth)

5 Shrikrushna’s cremation (Dehotsarg Tirth) or seven hot water tanks (Tulsishyam)

6  Shyamji Maharaj temple (Tulsishyam)

7 Famous place for fishing (Veraval) or scenic beach (Ahmedpur – Mandvi) of Hamirji Gohils. Sutrapada factory

8 Somnath Sanskrit University (Veraval)

9 Ambujanagar (Vadnagar – Kodinar) Known place for production of saffron mango (Talala)

10 Hitech Cement factory (Kodinar)

11 Shark oil plant – Veraval

12 Gupta Prayagrayaji temple (Ahmedpur) –

 1. Veraval

Known as the district headquarters and a large fishing port. The ancient name of Veraval is ‘Verakul’. There is a good development of fisheries and there is also a ‘shark oil plant’.

2. Sasan Gir

Situated in the forests of Gir, this place is known as the Lion Sanctuary (Gir National Park). It is the only habitat of Asian lions in the world. The Gujarat government’s tourism department has arranged sightseeing here. Sinhdarshan: Sasangir

3. Tulsishyam

Located in the middle of Gir region, this place has seven wells of hot water and temple of Shyamji Maharaj .. Temple of Shyamji Maharaj. 

4. Somnath (Prabhaspatan)

Somnath is a very ancient, rich and important center of Rao sect. Somnath is considered to be the first of the twelve Jyotirlingas.

Somnath is considered to be the first of the twelve Jyotirlingas. It was founded to free the moon from the curse. Chandra first built a temple of silver, Lord Krishna of Sukhad and Bhimdev first and Kumarapala built a stone temple. The temple was destroyed by foreign invaders. King Hamirji Gohil was martyred while protecting the temple of Somnath in Saurashtra. His pillar is in the temple precincts. Triveni confluence of Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati rivers takes place here. The confluence of the Hiran river and the sea is considered the holy Triveni Tirtha. Not far from it is Dehotsarga Tirth. It is believed that the body of Lord Krishna was cremated here.

5 Bhalka Tirth

There is a ‘Moksha Piplo’ here. Under this pipe, while Lord Krishna was sitting to rest, a hunter shot an arrow, which struck Lord Krishna in the leg and he is believed to have died.

 6. Guptaprayag

is an ancient pilgrimage site located near Ahmedpur-Mandvi. Here is the temple of Guptaprayagrajji.

7 Ahmemadpur mandvi

Is a place of natural beauty. Sea trees are the main attraction here. There are boating and water cycling facilities. Nearby is the island of Diu.

The ‘palm’ trees along the coast are the main attraction here. There are boating and water cycling facilities. Nearby is the island of Diu.

8 laxminarayan Temple

Located on the Somnath shore, the presiding deity, Lord Laxminarayan is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Reflects modern architectural design, this temple is famous for the carvings on its 18 pillars which have the sacred message of Krishna in the form of Bhagwadgita.

9 Triveni sangam temple

The confluence of the three rivers Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati this is the point where the rivers meet the mighty Arabian Sea. Triveni Sangam is believed to be a very sacred Moksha Tirtha for Hindus.

10 Somnath Beach 

The water can get pretty dangerous, so make sure you stay at a safe distance from it. But don’t worry, the beauty of the beach and the stroll-worthy sands will totally make up for it. Visiting this place is one of the best things to do in Somnath.it is located in Somnath temple.

11 Junagadh Gate

Junagadh gate happens to be one of the most important historical attractions in Somnath. It is located very close to the temple of Prabhas Kshetra and this gate is essentially the only way of entering the city of Somnath from the nearest city of Veraval.

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