According to tradition, the Shivalinga in Somnath is one of the twelve jyotirlingas in India, where Shiva is believed to have appeared as a fiery column of light. The jyotirlingas are taken as the supreme, undivided reality out of which Shiva partly appears.The Somnath temple located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat, is believed to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot of Gujarat.
The Indian mega-epic Mahabharata's famous character Arjuna comes alive here so this place is famous because of him. Once traveling through this forest, Pandavas gets thirsty and Arjuna uses his bow to discover water from the earth. There is a Mahadev temple here called 'Banej'. It is said that Arjun had pierced the heart of the earth to quench the thirst of Kunti, here.
The temple of Goddess Kankeshwari.The main temple is "Shri Kankeshwari Mataji" also known as "Shri Kankai Mataji". Mataji is principal goddess (કુળદૅવી) to many castes in India; Like Vaishya Suthar (Vadhia and Padhiyar), Gurjar Suthar(Panchasara), Bhawsar (bahekar), Uneval Brahmins, Bhadreshwar-Vanza, Vaishya and some other castes. A smaller temple for Bhudarjee Dada, Mataji's brother is erected behind the main temple. This is at a walking distance from the main temple.
For sun and sand lovers, Union Territory Diu is hardly a two hour drive away. Here one can spread their legs, unwind and enjoy a drink on the beach. Diu is a very popular spot for tourists and travelers!
The town of Dwarka in Gujarat has a history that dates back centuries, and mentioned in the Mahabharat epic as the Dwaraka Kingdom. Situated on the banks of river Gomti, the town is described in legend as the capital of Lord Krishna. According to tradition, the original temple was believed to have been built by Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha, over the hari-griha (Lord Krishna's residential place). The temple Dwarakadhish part of the Char Dham pilgrimage.
Gir boasts of over 300 species of birds! Some of these rare species are - saras crane, lesser florica, white-browed fantail and the Asian brown flycatcher.The best time to scout out these exquisite species is between 7am - 5pm! October is a popular month for bird watchers. If you want to get a taste of Birdwatching, it may be a good idea to plan a hike to Kamleshwar Dam for a 2 hour birding trail. Lazy folks - You don't have to go too far , if you're lucky you will spot dancing peacocks in and around the Lodge itself ! If you want to pack in some cultural exploration Gir is a great place to come to because you have a lot of options for day trips.
Junagadh is one such place. Located at the foot of the Girnar hills, Junagadh is only a short drive away from Sasan. Literally translated , Junagadh means "Old Fort". The early inhabitants of this city lived under the Indo-Greek Kingdom, and thus the architecture too reflects this exquisite blend. In Junagadh you can visit the Mahabat Maqbara. the Nizam's castle, Uparkot fort and many other architectural marvels. Another popular place is Jetpur. Jetpur is Gujarat's richest textile hub. It is also one of the largest centers for screen-printing, block printing and yarn dyeing workshops in the country. A pleasure for textile enthusiasts that want to experience the intimate process!
You can also visit Tulsishyam Hot Springs, Saadhar, Vijpur Jalaram Temple and Harshad Mataji Temple.