My Travel Experiences

January 9, 2010

Somnath Temple

Filed under: Jyotirling, Somnath — Tags: , — Prashant Ghotikar @ 2:42 pm


28 Dec 2009

                Wakeup @ 4.30, was ready @ 5.30am, had tea and went straight to bus stand which was just opposite to my hotel. From 6.00am waited for Somnath bus, finally got a bus @ 8.00am to Somnath. Reached @ 10.00am. Temple is too good, situated @ sea shore. Had good Darshan. Even the crowd was more, the area is very spacious, so never thought or it never looked crowded even if it was. Had lunch @ prasadalay for Rs 25 /-. At walking distant reached the bus stand of Somnath @ 1.00pm. But the bus was @ 1.45pm, so took a auto (again a tumtum –  a 6 seater auto ) to Veraval. Thought there might be more frequency of buses to Junagadh. But got the same bus @ 2.30pm which came from Somnath. Never got a seat to sit in the bus. Reached @ Junagadh @ 4.10pm.

One observation / Suggestion

                Those who want to visit Somnath can directly go to “Veraval” and they can get a auto. Veraval – Somnath is just 7km and there is good traffic between the two towns.

Had Dinner today again in Geeta Lodge. Today my thighs and feet are paining.

29 Dec 2009

                Wake up at 6am and ready @ 7.30am. Had tea and breakfast @ nearby shop. Checkout the hotel @ 9.15am. Took a Rajkot Bus and reached Rajkot @ 11.00am. Took an auto to Railway station. As my train was Saurashtra Janata Mail @ 15.20, went to waiting room. For time pass I read few pages of the book “India Unbound”. My initial booking was Waitlist-8, when I booked on 24th Dec, but today got confirmed. So was happy to have berth. Had a good sound sleep in the train and reached @ Borivali @ 5.00am.

Somnath Temple

Somnath Temple

Lord Shiva in nearby garden

Lord Shiva in nearby garden

Shiva's Temple built by Maharani Ahilyabai in 1783

Shiva's Temple built by Maharani Ahilyabai in 1783



  1. Good pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by latha — May 20, 2011 @ 2:57 am

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