Somnath & Veraval Beach
: 75 Kms From Junagadh, Gujarat
: Somnath Temple.
: July To March.
Near Somnath, along the coast at Veraval, as you approach the old town, are long stretches of grey sand beaches which are now attracting those who are on the look out for off-beat beaches.
Home to one of the 12 Jyotirlings of India, the temple city of Somnath or Prabhas Patan is situated in the state of Gujarat on the Arabian Sea. The place extends from latitude 21° 04' in the north to longitude 70° 26' in the east. Just behind the Ahilyabai temple is the Somnath beach with pleasant sands, great sea view, camel and pony rides, coconut stalls, and snack shops.
WHERE TO STAY
Accomodation can be availed at Hotel Park. Other hotels are near the bus or railway station and offer simple a/c or non a/c rooms. If one wants to be near the sea, there are some cheap hotels, guesthouses and 'dharamshalas' at Somnath.
Veraval can be reached by sea, by air, by road and rail. Keshod is the nearest airport. Regular bus services connect Veraval to other towns and cities. Train services run directly from Ahmedabad to Veraval.