Ahmedabad to Somnath road trip – Distance, Time, and Useful Travel Information 

Somnath is an amazing tourist destination with a rich historical and spiritual significance. Known as the “Eternal Shrine” or the “Shrine of the Moon God,” Somnath is home to the famous Somnath Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas (sacred abodes of Lord Shiva) in India. The temple’s architecture with its imposing structure and intricate carvings, leaves visitors in awe. Besides the spiritual allure, Somnath offers excellent views of the Arabian Sea, with its pristine beaches and serene atmosphere. Whether one seeks spiritual solace, cultural immersion, or natural beauty, Somnath is a must-visit destination that promises an unforgettable journey.

Table of content

  1. Why travel from Ahmedabad to Somnath
  2. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Somnath by car
  3. Important Highway information about Ahmedabad to Somnath
  4. Best time to visit
  5. Popular routes from Ahmedabad to Somnath
  6. Other means of traveling from Ahmedabad to Somnath
  7. Price comparison for choosing different travel means 
  8. Attractions in Somnath for sightseeing
  9. Savaari’s Customer Recommends – Popular places to eat in Somnath
  10. Hotels and resorts in Somnath
  11. Nearby road trips from Somnath
  12. Highway Updates

Why travel from Ahmedabad to Somnath?

A trip from Ahmedabad to Somnath is an enchanting experience that transports you to a canvas painted with the mesmerizing landscapes of Gujarat. The picturesque route unfolds like a story, revealing the charming towns and villages that dot the roadside, enticing you to explore their hidden gems and connect with the welcoming locals. But why settle for an ordinary trip when you can elevate your adventure with Savaari? With Savaari cabs, your road trip from Ahmedabad to Somnath transforms into a tapestry of personalized moments, tailored to your preferences, budget, and schedule. Bid farewell to cookie-cutter tours and embrace the allure of customization, where every step of your journey is thoughtfully designed to create an indelible and unforgettable experience.

Ahmedabad to Somnath

Traveling from Ahmedabad to Somnath by car

The road trip between Ahmedabad and Somnath is a stunning journey that takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Gujarat. If you are planning an Ahmedabad to Somnath road trip, then book Savaari’s car rental service from Ahmedabad to Somnath with personalized travel packages that offer the ultimate way to experience it.

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With the help of our expert team, we have thoughtfully crafted itineraries to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the incredible sights and sounds along the way.

Important Highway information about Ahmedabad to Somnath

Highway Name Rajkot-Ahmedabad Highway
Alternate Name National Highway 47
Highway Number NH47
Distance 406 km
Starting Point Ahmedabad
Ending Point Somnath
Highway Quality Good

Best time to visit

While people visit Somnath all around the year to seek blessings at the Somnath Temple, summers in this region are very hot with temperatures ranging from 24 to 42 degrees Celsius. This makes outdoor activities difficult as the heat is unbearable. Rains are very harsh and are usually accompanied by harsh winds that can turn cyclonic at any time. Hence, the best time to visit Somnath is between September and March. During these months, the weather is bearable and you can explore the town and surrounding places without having to worry about excessive heat.

  • Peak: December-February
  • Optimal:  September to October and March
  • Avoid: April-July

Route 1: Distance and Time taken from Ahmedabad to Somnath via NH47

This is the shortest and the best route to travel between Ahmedabad and Somnath. Optimize your travel experience with our reliable Ahmedabad taxi service, ensuring a comfortable and convenient journey along this efficient route. The distance between Ahmedabad and Somnath on this route is around 406 KM and takes about 7-8 hours. Always check live maps and instant traffic updates for the latest information on Ahmedabad to Somnath road conditions.

Ahmedabad to Somnath via NH47

Driver-suggested sights/monuments/offbeat places along this route

If you’re driving along the NH47, there are plenty of sights and offbeat places that you can explore. Here are a few driver-suggested options:

  • Trimurti Dwar Mandir, Limbdi – You can take a small detour from NH47 to visit the Trimurti Dwar Mandir at Limbdi. It is famous for its embodiment of the divine trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. It showcases exquisite architecture and intricate carvings.
  • Watson Museum, Rajkot – This fascinating museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich heritage of the region. Named after Colonel James Watson, a British political agent, the museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts, including sculptures, paintings, textiles, and archaeological finds.
  • Uparkot Fort, Junagadh – This is a majestic historical landmark that stands as a testament to the city’s rich heritage. Perched on a plateau, this ancient fort dates back to the Mauryan period and has witnessed the rise and fall of various dynasties. 
Uparkot Fort, Junagadh

Popular places to eat along this route where our customers usually stop

As you travel from Ahmedabad to Somnath, get ready to savour a delightful array of culinary treasures along the way. From the most passionate food enthusiasts to those seeking a quick bite, the gastronomic options are aplenty. So, if your driver recommends a detour to experience the local cuisine, embrace the opportunity to embark on this delectable culinary adventure. Here are a few renowned food spots to explore along the route:

  • Angat Restaurant, Bavla – Known for its authentic Indian cuisine, Angat Restaurant serves a wide range of mouth-watering dishes, showcasing the rich culinary heritage of the region. Whether you’re craving traditional Gujarati delicacies or exploring the diverse flavors of Indian cuisine, Angat Restaurant in Bavla is a must-visit. Some recommended dishes are Undhiyu, Dhokla, Gujarati Thali, and Punjabi Thali.
  • Bhagyalakshmi Restaurant, Rajkot – With a focus on traditional Gujarati flavours, this restaurant offers a wide range of dishes that showcase the region’s rich culinary heritage. From aromatic curries to delectable snacks and sweets, every dish is crafted with precision and served with warmth Some of the must-try dishes include Gujarati Thali, Gathiya, Chatni, and Sambharo.
  • Flavours 9, Junagadh – With a focus on Indian and Chinese cuisines, Flavours 9 offers a wide range of delectable dishes that cater to all tastes. From aromatic curries to sizzling stir-fries and delectable appetizers, every dish is crafted with attention to detail and served with warmth. Some recommended dishes are Bhindi Do Pyaaza, Dal Ka Shorba, and Angoori Rasmalai.

Ahmedabad to Somnath road condition via Route 1:

This route offers a smooth ride that allows you to effortlessly traverse the awe-inspiring countryside. Embrace the opportunity to glide through this picturesque landscape, absorbing the breathtaking sights and harmonious sounds that will ignite your senses and rejuvenate your spirit.

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Ahmedabad to Somnath via GJ SH 7

This is a longer route to travel from Ahmedabad to Somnath than the previous one. The distance from Ahmedabad to Somnath on this route is around 479 KM and takes around 9-9.5 hours. To avoid road closures, always check for the latest updates and follow a live map when traveling to get the best idea of Ahmedabad to Somnath road conditions.

Ahmedabad to Somnath via GJ SH 7

Driver-suggested sights/monuments/offbeat places along this route

Here are some of the must-visit places on an Ahmedabad to Somnath road trip along this route:

  • Nagar Darwaja, Morbi – This is a magnificent historical gate that stands as a testament to the city’s rich heritage. Constructed with intricate craftsmanship and architectural finesse, this grand entrance showcases the architectural prowess of the bygone era.
Nagar Darwaja, Morbi
  • Junagadh Museum, Junagadh – Housed within the historic Darbar Hall building, this museum is a window into the glorious past of the region. It showcases a remarkable collection of artifacts, including ancient sculptures, coins, paintings, manuscripts, and archaeological findings, spanning different eras and civilizations.
  • Ishwariya Mahadev Mandir, Bhutdi – Nestled amidst the serene surroundings of Bhutdi village, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple’s architecture showcases intricate designs and beautiful craftsmanship, adding to its visual appeal.

Popular places to eat along this route where our customers usually stop

Here are some of the best stops for food and drinks on your Ahmedabad to Somnath road trip on this route:

  • Honest Restaurant, Viramgam – This is a multi-cuisine restaurant offering a range of dining options. The restaurant’s cosy ambiance and friendly staff create a welcoming atmosphere for guests. Some recommended dishes are Aloo Paratha, Sandwich, Cheese Pav Bhaji, and Fafda Ghatiya.
  • Mannat Restaurant & Caterers, Rajkot – If you are looking for delicious non-vegetarian food, then do visit Mannat Restaurant & Caterers near Rajkot. From rich curries to aromatic biryanis and tandoori specialties, each dish is prepared with precision and authentic flavours. Some must-try dishes are Non-Veg Thali and Tandoori dishes.
  • Desi Chulla Garden Restaurant, Junagadh – Nestled in a serene garden setting, this restaurant provides a tranquil ambiance where guests can relax and indulge in flavoursome delights. With a focus on traditional Indian cuisine, Desi Chulla serves a wide range of dishes that showcase the richness and diversity of Indian flavours. Some recommended dishes are Tandoori Platter, Dal Makhani, Punjabi Sabji, and Chocolate Dosa.

Ahmedabad to Somnath road condition via Route 2:

This is a longer route to travel from Ahmedabad to Somnath and takes more time. It passes through multiple highways, which are generally in good condition. However, it is advisable to check for any road closures or disruptions before embarking on the journey.

Most-preferred route from Ahmedabad to Somnath by Savaari customers

Both the above routes are good for traveling from Ahmedabad to Somnath. However, the route via NH47 is the best route for Ahmedabad to Somnath road trip and can get you there within 8 hours. However, if you want to explore the interiors of Gujarat while traveling and don’t mind a longer route, then you can opt for the route via GJ SH 7.

Other means of traveling from Ahmedabad to Somnath

How to reach by train?

The closest train station to Somnath is the Veraval Junction which is at a distance of around 4 km from the town. So, you can take a train from Ahmedabad to Veraval Junction and then book a cab from Veraval to Somnath and get there within 10-15 minutes. Savaari offers the convenient option of booking a cab from Veraval Railway Station to Somnath at affordable rates. If you want to take this route, then here are some popular trains from Ahmedabad to Veraval to help you plan your journey:

Train Number Train Name Departure Days Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
22957 Somnath Express All days of the week 10.20 pm 6.00 am (next day) 7 hours 40 minutes
19217 Saurashtra Janta All days of the week 10.15 pm 7.10 am (next day) 8 hours 55 minutes
11464 JBP Somnath express All days of the week except Tuesday and Saturday 8.25 am 5.55 pm 9 hours 30 minutes

For updated train timings for Ahmedabad to Somnath, visit IRCTC and follow their latest timetable

How to reach by flight?

There is no airport in Somnath. Rajkot Airport is the nearest airport to Somnath. It is at a distance of around 195 km. This translates into a driving time of around 4 hours. While this option is not usually recommended, if you want to travel to Somnath from Ahmedabad by flight, then you can take a flight to Rajkot and book a taxi in Rajkot to get you to Somnath. On the other hand, if you are traveling to Ahmedabad by flight, then you can book a cab from Ahmedabad Airport to Somnath from Savaari for a comfortable ride.

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How to reach by road?

There are many buses available between Ahmedabad and Somnath. The minimum travel time by bus is around 8 hours and the maximum time is around 10 hours. The buses leave late in the evening and try to cover the distance at night when the heat is lesser and traveling is more comfortable. The ticket cost is affordable and varies from Rs.650 to Rs.1500. You can visit any travel portal to get a deal on the tickets. You can hire a reliable Somnath taxi for a convenient ride to your hotel and in the town.

Price comparison for choosing different travel means 

Means of transportation Travel time via each of these means Price
Ahmedabad to Somnath by train (Ahmedabad to Veraval by train and then a cab to Somnath) Train: Around 8 hoursCab: Around 15 minutes  Total travel time: 8-8.5 hours Train: Rs.270-800 (AC 3 Tier)Cab: Rs.300 Total cost: Rs.570-1100
Ahmedabad to Somnath by bus Around 8-10 hours Rs.650-1500
Ahmedabad to Somnath by flight (Ahmedabad to Rajkot by flight and then a cab to Somnath) Flight: Around 4-24 hours (at least one stop. No direct flight)Cab: Around 4 hours Total travel time: 8-28 hours Flight: Rs.7500-15500Cab: Rs.4200 Total cost: Rs.11700-19700
Ahmedabad to Somnath by cabs 8 hours Rs. 10700

When it comes to traveling from Ahmedabad to Somnath, choosing a bus ride might seem like a cost-effective option, but it can’t match the convenience and comfort of booking an Ahmedabad to Somnath cab from Savaari. Experience the convenience and affordability of Savaari’s car rental service, providing you with a personalized mode of transportation. Say goodbye to the hassles of public transit and its frequent stops. With Savaari, you have the freedom to make spontaneous stops along the way, allowing you to immerse yourself in local traditions and indulge in authentic cuisine during your journey. Whether you’re embarking on a round-trip or a one-way ride, rest assured that you will only be charged for the distance covered, without any hidden costs or cancellation fees.

In case you are traveling from Somnath to Ahmedabad, you can plan your return trip with the help of our extensive road trip guide.

Attractions in Somnath for sightseeing

Somnath is a destination rich in historical and spiritual attractions that promise a captivating sightseeing experience. Here are some attractions in Somnath:

  • Somnath Temple: One of the most revered pilgrimage sites in India, the Somnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is renowned for its architectural grandeur and religious significance.
  • Triveni Sangam: Located near the Somnath Temple, this sacred confluence of three rivers (Hiran, Kapila, and Saraswati) is considered highly auspicious. Devotees gather here to offer prayers and take holy dips.
  • Bhalka Tirtha: This sacred site is believed to be the place where Lord Krishna was mistakenly hit by an arrow, leading to his departure from the mortal world. It houses a temple and a captivating statue of Lord Krishna.
  • Panch Pandav Gufa: Located close to the Somnath Temple, this cave complex is associated with the Pandavas from the epic Mahabharata. It is believed to have been their temporary residence during the exile period.
  • Parshuram Temple: Located on the banks of the Triveni Sangam, this temple is dedicated to Lord Parshuram, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is believed to be an important pilgrimage spot.

Somnath offers a diverse and delectable culinary scene that tantalizes the taste buds of both locals and visitors. From traditional Gujarati cuisine to an array of delicious street food, Somnath offers a gastronomic journey that showcases the rich flavours and culinary traditions of the region.

These are some of the best-rated places to eat in Somnath:

  • Blue Coriander
  • Hotel Somnath Sagar
  • Hotel Sun Plaza
  • Surbhi Restaurant
  • Sai Chatkazz

Hotels and resorts in Somnath

Hotel Name Address
Regenta Central, Somnath Address: Somnath, Veraval Bypass Rd, Bhalpara Part, Gujarat 362268
Phone: +91 6358981911, +91 6358981905/06
Lords Inn Somnath Address: Somnath, Somnath By-PassRoad, Prabhash Patan, Veraval, Gujarat 362266
Phone: +91 2876 232072, +91 9375642777
Sarovar Portico Somnath Address: Somnath-Junagadh Highway, National Highway No. 8 D. Prabhas Patan, Somnath, Gujarat 362268
Phone: +91 2876 233786, +91 7572960040
The Fern Residency Somnath Address: Corner Railway Station Veraval – Govindapara – Talala Road, behind Somnath, Somnath, 362268
Phone: +91 287 622 5200, +91 706 902 6214
The Square Somnath Address: Somnath Bypass Rd, Corner, Prabhas Patan, Gujarat 362268
Phone: +91 98798 58958

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Nearby road trips from Somnath

If you find yourself with spare time during your visit to Somnath, you’re in for a treat. The region offers a plethora of nearby road trips that allow you to discover the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding areas. From charming hill stations to ancient temples and wildlife reserves, this region is blessed with a diverse range of landscapes and experiences that cater to every type of traveller. Whether you desire a serene weekend retreat or an exhilarating adventure, the options are limitless, promising unforgettable moments. Here are some enticing suggestions for a road trip from Somnath:

Route  Distance Best time to visit
Somnath to Chorwad 33 km October to March
Somnath to Gir National Park 57 km November to February
Somnath to Girnar 99 km September to February
Somnath to Gondal 153 km October to April

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