Nearby Tourist Attractions of Hotel Anil Farmhouse

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Nearby Tourist Attractions of Hotel Anil Farmhouse

There are many nearby famous tourist places which can be visited while staying in the Sasan Gir

Somnath Temple – 45kms

Somnath temple is a pilgrimage as well as a tourist spot. The beautiful construction of the temple and the calm atmosphere is a must have experience for everyone. Being one of the most famous Hindu temples in India, it is believed to be sacred as many legends are connected to it. The Jyotirlinga at Somnath temple is the first among the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of the Lord Shiva. The Somnath temple had been destroyed many a times by the ruler Mahmud of Ghazni. The temple was reconstructed in 1947 by the efforts of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and K. M. Munshi. The current temple has been constructed in Chalukya style which reflects the skill of the Sompura Salats, one of the master masons of Gujarat.

Diu Beach – 110 kms

Diu is a spectacular specimen of pure scenic beauty, it is a serene windswept island on the south coast of Gujarat. Diu is infused with Portuguese history, as it was made a Portuguese colony from 1539 to 1961. The Diu Island offers excellent opportunities for swimming, surfing and parasailing. Weather in Diu is pleasant throughout the year. Nagoa Beach is the most popular picnic spot in Diu. The highlight of this place is that its structure resembles the shape of a shoe.

Kankai Temple – 32 kms

Kankai is a holy place for Hindu’s situated in the middle of Gir National Park. The visitors have to pass through dense jungle road where they can catch a glimpse of the forest wildlife. The is a shrine dedicated to Kankeshwari Mata, the benefactor of the shepherds in Gir forest. The Indian mega-epic Mahabharata’s famous character Arjuna comes alive here, which makes this temple famous. There is also a Mahadev temple here called ‘Banej’ 22 kms ahead of Kankai temple. On rare occurences, visitors have seen lions near the temple or the river as it’s an open habitat.

Girnar – 60 kms

Mt. Girnar is the highest point in Gujarat and is among the most important pilgrimage sites in the state. Reaching the top most summit is a 10,000 step challenging journey! Spread over 5 summits, there are 866 Hindu and Jain temples. A hike up the mountain needs to be started early in the morning. The steps begin at Damodar Kund where the 15th-century poet Narsinh Mehta used to bathe and compose most of his morning hymns. At 4000 steps up, you reach a Jain temple complex located on a plateau. 2000 steps further, there is Amba Mata temple (the Mother Goddess) which is visited by Hindus, Jains, and newlyweds seeking blessings for a happy marriage. Another 2000 steps are quite intimidating but well worth the trip for their spectacular panoramic views from the summit. The stone trail continues another 1000 steps down and 1000 steps up to reach the other summits.

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