Gir Somnath Tourism
Gir Somnath is a district of Gujarat in India. The district headquarter is in Veraval which is also known as the hub of fishing industries of India. Situated in the Sourashtra region of Gujarat and surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the south, the Gir Somnath district is curved out of the district of Jungadh few years back. The Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to the endangered species of Asiatic Lions and of many other wildlife creatures like deer, hyenas and monkeys. Wide varieties of flora and fauna are well protected by the forest department and the wildlife activists making it an attractive tourist destination.
The eminent Somnath Temple is located in this district. It is considered to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of the popular Hindu deity Lord Shiva and thus it is a sacred pilgrimage of the Hindus. From ancient days the temple has been destroyed several times by different invaders and was rebuilt at different period of time. The present temple was reconstructed in the unique Chalukya style architecture in 1951. The village of Delvada has a lot of sites with religious significance of various communities like the Hindus, Muslims as well as of the Jains. A large scale of industries has developed in this region. Gir Somnath is well connected with other parts of the state by roads and railways.