Somnath Tour Packages



When it comes to religious tour packages, the places you visit are so pious and serene in themselves that you don’t really need any supportive beautification to be mesmerized. However, there is one religious destination in India that is so peculiarly placed that not only does its own structural aura is grand but also the surrounding is equally legendary. Yes! We are talking about the iconic Somnath Temple in Gujarat. 

One of the twelve Jyotirlingas (temples dedicated to Lord Shiva), the Somnath temple is a story in itself and witnesses thousands of devotees from all over the world every year. This town's mythology, religion, and local folklore play a major role in defining its identity. Gujarat tour packages, especially, designed for religious tourism are not complete without the inclusion of Somnath temple tour. 

What sets apart this temple town is that apart from the spiritual atmosphere, one can expect a lot more from Somnath vacation packages. Be it the pristine beaches, historical museums, variety of mouthwatering street food, and other attractions, Somnath holidays are a perfect option for those looking for ideal family tour packages.  

So, if you too are planning to book Somnath travel packages, here’s all you should know to make it a memorable one.
 

Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple
It goes without saying that your Somnath temple tour package must begin with a visit to the iconic Jyotirlinga temple of Somnath. The temple has withstood the test of time and destruction as it has been destroyed by invaders several times over and been rebuilt every time. The current structural masterpiece was the art from the Chalukya Dynasty. Witness the divine aura during the evening aarti (prayer ceremony), as the sound of shells and bells reverberates through the air, creating an atmosphere of serenity and spirituality.

Chorwad Beach
A great to addition to Somnath tours is the majestic Chorwad Beach. Located a few kilometers from Somnath, this beach holds the distinction of being the royal residence of the Nawab of Junagadh in the past. The calm and peaceful atmosphere of the beach enchants everyone. Not many Somnath holiday packages might include or mention this visit on their list which makes it one of the underrated tourist destinations in Somnath.

Prabhas Patan Museum
It won’t be an overstatement to say that your Somnath temple tour is incomplete without a visit to the historic Prabhas Patan Museum. The museum contains a fascinating collection of artifacts, sculptures, and inscriptions dating back to ancient times. Gain insights into the cultural evolution of the region and marvel at the intricate craftsmanship of the exhibits. Immerse yourself in the history and mythology of Somnath at this museum,


Things to Do in Somnath


Go on a Wildlife Safari in Gir National Park
Usually a part of wildlife tour packages, the Sasan Gir national park is a great addition to the list of activities one can indulge in while enjoying their Somnath holidays. Located at a short 2 hours’ drive from Somnath, Gir national park is the only wildlife sanctuary in the world, after African jungles, where one can witness the iconic Lions in their natural habitat. Make sure to give out a day or two from your Somnath tours and visit this nature’s paradise.  

Visit the Pious City of Dwarka
Make the most of your religious tour packages in Gujarat by adding a visit to the holy city of Dwarka. Known to be the home and kingdom of Lord Krishna, Dwarka is a great place to explore. In fact, there is so much to see and do in Dwarka that is advised to book separate Dwarka tour packages only to explore the destination and its nearby locations. 

Pay Reverence at Bhalka Tirth
Somnath holidays are all about spirituality and religious exploration. So, it is obvious that most of the activities would involve visits to places that hold deep-rooted religious significance. One such place is the Bhalka Tirth temple which is a renowned Hindu pilgrim centre. It is believed to be the location where Lord Krishna was shot by a hunter's arrow. The tirth has a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and is called Mahaprabhuji's Bethak.


Tips to Make the Best of Your Somnath Holiday Packages


To ensure your travel is seamless and memorable, consider these invaluable tips:

Respect Local Culture
When you are visiting a place which is the hub of spirituality, it is needless to mention that you need to know and follow the traditions and culture of the place.  

Pack Smartly
A lot of walking might be a part of your Somnath tours, so along with comfortable wear, make sure to pack sturdy and comfortable shoes. 

Plan a Budget and Stick to It
Some of the best ways to make sure you don’t go beyond your planned budget for the trip are by opting for budget-friendly stays in Somnath and considering local transportation for a more authentic experience. When you book your Gujarat tour packages with Kiomoi you can expect a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference. From cozy guesthouses to homestays run by local families, there's something for everyone.

Experience Local Vibe
One of the best ways to know a place is by immersing yourself in the local lifestyle. So, take out time to cover as many top places to visit in Somnath as possible during your stay, try local cuisine, attend cultural events, and interact with locals to get a true sense of the destination.

Stay Informed and Be Safe
Kiomoi always advises its guests to stay updated on any travel advisories or safety concerns for their destination. Additionally, it is always recommended to follow some basic safety steps, such as being aware of your surroundings to ensure safety and avoid displaying valuable items openly.

Important Details About Somnath Travel Packages

 

Best Time to Visit Somnath
The best time to visit Somnath is during the winter months, from October to February, when the weather is pleasant and conducive to outdoor activities. Also, it is during these months when some of the most popular festivals in Hindu religion are celebrated such as Diwali and Navratri, making the Somnath holiday all the more special. 

Best Way to Reach Somnath
By Air: The nearest airport to Somnath is the Diu Airport, located approximately 90kms away. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a bus.

By Rail: Veraval Railway Station is the nearest railhead to Somnath, situated just 7kms away. It is well-connected to major cities like Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Delhi.

By Road: Somnath is well-connected by road to various cities in Gujarat and neighboring states. State-run buses, private buses, and taxis ply regularly between Somnath and major cities like Ahmedabad, Rajkot, and Surat.


Best Places to Eat in Somnath 

Gujarat is a state known for its vibrant culture and variety of delicious food items. So, when it comes to finding recommended places to eat in Somnath, there are many that would make it to the list. You can easily find several local delicacies such as Fafda, Khandvi, Jalebi, etc. at the local street food stalls. 

Best Places for Shopping in Somnath 

For the best shopping experience in Somnath, head straight to the local markets of Somnath, such as Kailash Market and Prabhas Patan Market, to discover hidden gems like embroidered fabrics, wooden handicrafts, and aromatic spices, perfect for taking home as reminders of your Somnath tours.

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