This is one of the most revered and ancient of the Hindu religious places of India. The temple of Somnath was among the richest temples of ancient India, but it was raided and sacked repeatedly by invading armies, notably so by the forces under Mahmud of Ghazni in 10th century AD. The temple is located about 46 kms form Sasangir and can also be reached from Junagadh.
This is a fabulous beach located to the south of Gujarat. The island of Diu is just across the creek and can be seen from the beach. The long virgin beach is a wonderful retreat, offering delicious food in beach side shacks and an impressive array of water sports. The distance from Gir is 140 kms.
Junagadh is the headquarters of the Junagadh district, and a historic town. The area was part of the former princely state of Junagadh. It has many tourist attractions including the Uperkot fort, Mahabat maqbara ( tomb), Durbar hall Museum, and the hill temples of Girnar. It is the base for tourists to Gir and Somnath. Junagadh is located about 65 kms from Sasangir.
Located at the foot hills of the Girnar Hills, the Bhavnath Mahadev Temple is one of the foremost Holy Places in Junagadh. Nothing much is known about its precise origin but there is no scope of doubt about its historicity. It has stood there since ancient times. Visited by religious minded devotees all along the year, it is however best known for being the venue of the famous Bhavnath Fair. Held in the month of Magha as per the Hindu calendar (roughly coincides with January/February) this fair is the meeting point of a large number of people and is celebrated with a great deal of mirth and good cheer. It continues for five days. Events include performances put up by folk singers and dancers. One of the most striking features of this fair hosted at the Bhavnath Mahadev Temple is the active participation of the Naga Bavas.The worship starts at mid night on the 14th day of the dark half in the Magha month and as soon as the puja commences these sages are seen advancing towards the Bhavnath Mahadev Temple seated on elephants holding flags in their hands. The air reverberates with the sounds of the conch shells, the tungis and the turis. A strong belief is prevalent that on this day Lord Shiva himself visits the Bhavnath Mahadev Temple. The organizers serve free meals to the visitors on this auspicious occasion.