One Day Diu To Somnath Trip by Cab

1 Day Diu To Somnath Trip by Car
1 Day Diu To Somnath Trip by Car

India is a country where religion, history, and culture hold utmost importance. Regardless, Pilgrimage centres are filled with tourists who visit from every part of the country to pay their respects to the Gods & Goddesses. One such pilgrimage centre is Somnath.

Most travellers to Somnath often take a day trip from nearby cities. One Day Diu To Somnath Trip by Private Car is the most preferred way to travel, as it allows one to dive deep into the history, mythology, stunning architecture. Not to forget the beautiful beaches at comfort with your private cab.

Literally meaning the ‘lord of the moon’, Somnath is opulently famous for being one of the twelve and one of the firsts Jyotirlingas, and as such attracts many Lord Shiva Devotees.

Nestled in the western coast of Gujarat, the key attraction of Somnath is the Somnath temple, dedicated to Lord Soma, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The temple has gained tremendous attraction for having gone through construction and destruction multiple times.

Most people travelling to Somnath often come here to attend the aarti and the stunning light and sound show at the Somnath Temple. But the beaches, museums and other temples are also tourist worthy and must be paid a visit during your 1 Day Diu To Somnath Trip by Car.

Quick Menu

Trip Itinerary

Door-step pickup from your Home / Hotel in Diu at 7:00 AM

Tourist PlaceDurationDetails
Panch Pandav Gufa Temple45 minsmore..
Triveni Sangam30 minsmore..
Prabhas Patan Museum40 minsmore..
Laxmi Narayan Temple30 minsmore..
Somnath Beach1 hourmore..
Somnath Temple90 minsmore..

Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Diu by 8:00 PM

What to Expect

We will start our journey from Diu around 10 in the morning with a private cab and professional chauffeur. We will reach Somnath by 1 pm. The distance between the two cities is approximately 85 km and we can cover the distance in three hours via NH51.

We will first visit the Panch Pandav Gufa temple which is well acclaimed for having mysterious mythology associated with it. From here, we will be visiting the Triveni Sangam which is considered to be a very sacred spot for the Hindus.

From here, we will visit the Prabhas Patan Museum which houses the fragments of the other historical temples. Further, we will visit the Laxmi Narayan Temple which is dedicated to Lord Laxminarayan, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Next in our One Day Diu To Somnath Trip itinerary would be to visit Somnath Beach. At the beach we can indulge in a quiet walk and play with the waters of the Arabian sea.

Last, but not the least, we will head to the Somnath Temple, where we will attend the evening aarti followed by the light and sound show which is going to be the highlight of your day trip to Somnath.

This will bring our day trip to Somnath to an end and your private cab would drop you back to your place of origin in Diu.

Package Cost of 1 Day Diu To Somnath Sightseeing Trip by Cab

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Places to visit during your One Day Diu To Somnath Trip by Car

1.  Panch Pandav Gufa temple

As the name suggests, the Paanch Pandav Gufa is a cave temple and is dedicated to the Five Pandavas as mentioned in the Mahabharata. However, you can also find shrines which are dedicated to other Hindu Gods and Goddesses such as Lord Rama, Lord Hanuman Goddess Sita, and Goddess Durga.

  • Must See / Things to Do: This cave temple’s stunning location provides a spectacular view of the entire city of Somnath with the backdrop of the Arabian Sea. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 7.00 am to 6.30 pm
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes 
  • Entry Fee: Free

2. Triveni Sangam 

Triveni Sangam in Somnath is the confluence point of the three rivers, Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati, where it meets the Arabian Sea. This point is considered sacred by Hindus and a dip here is supposed to erase a person of its sins. 

  • Must See / Things to Do: Take a holy dip here to attain salvation. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from sunrise to sunset
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes 
  • Entry Fee: Free

3. Prabhas Patan Museum

Located very close to the Triveni Sangam is the Prabhas Patan Museum which despite being small in size can trigger your historical interests in your One Day Diu To Somnath Trip. It houses the remains of old temples in the form of old carved stones, artwork etc. One can also spot pottery items and a variety of seashells.

  • Must See / Things to Do: One must definitely see an interesting collection of waters from different seas including  Nile, St Lawrence, Danube, Tigris, Murray etc which are displayed here in glass bottles.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9 am to noon and again from 3 to 6 pm except Wednesday 
  • Recommended Duration: 40 Minutes 
  • Entry Fee: Rs.5

4. Laxmi Narayan Temple

Located on the Somnath coast is the Laxmi Narayan temple, dedicated to Lord Swami Narayan. The temple was constructed recently and follows a modern Hindu style of architecture. It has various phrases from Bhagavad Gita which are carved on its eighteen pillars.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Sit, relax and meditate at this temple. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5.00 am to 9.00 pm
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Free

5. Somnath Beach

A trip to a beach town is incomplete without a visit to the Beach! Unlike the other beaches of the country which are more happening, the Somnath beach is a more tranquil one. One can enjoy a serene walk by the beach here.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy a camel or a horse ride and sip coconut water that is readily available here.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from sunrise to sunset
  • Recommended Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Free

6. Somnath Temple

Finally, in our one day Diu To Somnath Trip, we will visit the majestically famous, sea-facing, Somnath Temple, without which your trip would be trivial. It follows a Chalukya style of architecture and is a sight to hold. It is seven storeyed and the maximum height reaches 155 feet.

The main shrine is of 8.2 feet and its facade has rich, intricate carvings. Atop lies a Kalash (Pot) which weighs approximately 10 tonnes. There is also an art gallery which depicts the timeline of its original construction, its deconstruction and reconstruction over the years.

The ceiling of the temple is adorned with paintings made using watercolours. All in all, you will be mesmerised by its beautiful architecture.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Attend the evening aarti and the light & sound show which takes you through the entire history, story and mythology of the city of Somnath. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week. Darshan timings are from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Aarti timings are at 8:00 am, 12 noon and 7:00 pm. 
  • Recommended Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Entry Fee: Free

What To Eat During Your One Day Diu To Somnath Trip

There are a lot of Bhojanalyas and Restaurants in Somnath providing authentic Gujarati cuisine for a very reasonable price. Do try Dhokhla and Thepla when you visit Somnath. One must also try the rather delicious Prasad being sold at Somnath Temple.

What To Shop During Your One Day Diu To Somnath Trip

Being a pilgrimage centre, one can shop for various idols of Gods & Goddess. However, Somnath is also famous for shopping wall hangings, shell-based decor, quilt, embroidery and handwork apparels etc.

A trip to Somnath will allow you to immerse spirituality and explore the rich history, traditions, culture and heritage of this city of Gujarat with this one day trip.

Our private cab will ensure you a comfortable ride from Diu to Somnath and will also give you a local’s perspective on the city. Choose from a range of hatchbacks, sedans and SUVs to make the most out of your One Day Diu To Somnath Trip by private car. Do not wait and book your travel plans already.

Good to know

What’s included

  • Hotel / Home pick-up / drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation in private air-conditioned car
  • Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges

What’s not included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Entry ticket fee for tourist attractions
  • Breakfast / lunch / dinner


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