11 Famous Temples in Gujarat You Should Visit Once in Life

Famous Temples in Gujarat
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There are many famous temples in Gujarat that witness a heavy footfall of devotees all throughout the year. The temples of Gujarat are not just places of devotion but are exceptional masterpieces known for their religious, cultural, and architectural significance. A visit to any of these places can give you some peace of mind and soul.

List of 11 Most Famous Temples in Gujarat

  1. Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple
  2. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
  3. Sandipani Temple
  4. Bala Hanuman Mandir, Jamnagar
  5. Dwarkadish Temple
  6. Rukmini Temple
  7. Sun Temple
  8. Shri Shatrunjaya Temple
  9. Jagannath Temple
  10. Bhalka Tirth, Somnath
  11. Hutheesing Jain Temple

Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

Somnath Temple is one of the most stunning and spiritually significant in the state of Gujarat. The temple is believed to have been built in gold by Somraj, silver by Ravana, wood by Krishna, and stone by Bhimdev. But the temple got badly damaged and robbed of its riches by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1024 AD.

The present structure of the temple was established by the maintenance of Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel in 1950. Now, the temple is managed by Shree Somnath Trust. The travelers coming to this temple can also see sound and light show in the evening, which narrates the temple’s rich and tumultuous past.

  • Visited by: All- Couple, Group, Solo, Family
  • Ideal trip duration: 1 day
  • Timings of the temple– 06:00 AM to 09:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee
  • Best time to Visit: September – March is the best time to visit Somnath, as the weather is quite pleasant.
  • Location: Somnath Mandir Rd, Veraval, Gujarat 362268, India
  • How to reach Somnath Temple: Keshod airport is the nearest airport (55 km) while the nearest railway station is Veraval railway station.
  • Major Festival: Somnath Mahadev Fair

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple belongs to the Hindu Swaminarayan Group, it is one of the most ornately built temples in the state of Gujarat. The temple displays the amazing craftsmanship of more than 1000 artists, the temple is constructed using 6000 tonnes of pink sandstone. The temple is spread over more than 23 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, it is one of the most famous temples in Gujarat. It is a must place to visit in Gujarat if looking for a peaceful experience.

  • Ideal for All types of travelers
  • Ideal duration: 1 day
  • Timings– 09:30 AM to 06:30 PM
  • Entry Charges: INR 60 per person for adults (Exhibition); INR 40 per person for children (Exhibition); INR 90 per person for water show (adult); INR 60 per person for water show(children 3-11 years)
  • Architectural Style: Nagara Architectural Style
  • Major Festival: Diwali Mahotsav, Govardhan Puja
  • Best Time to Visit: October- February
  • Location: J Road, Sector 20, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 
  • How to reach – Ahmedabad airport is the nearest airport; while the nearest railway station is Gandhi Nagar Junction

Sandipani Temple

Sandipani Temple

Sandipani Temple is a beautiful temple situated in Porbandar, the temple is dedicated to the pure friendship of Sudama and Krishna. This temple is popular all over the world and is an example of the loyalty and devotion of Sudama. The other name of this temple is the Shri Hari Mandir, which took almost 13 years to build.

  • Ideal for All
  • Ideal trip duration: 1 day
  • Deity: Shri Laxminarayan
  • Location: Porbandar, Gujarat
  • Timings: 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM; 11 AM – 1 PM; 4:30 – 6:30 PM; 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Architectural Style: Nagara Architectural Style
  • Major Festival: Spring Festival

Bala Hanuman Mandir, Jamnagar

Bala Hanuman Mandir, Jamnagar

Bala Hanuman Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, it is located on the southeastern side of Ranmal Lake. This temple is visited by devotees all throughout the year in large numbers. The temple is named in the Guinness Book of World Records due to the uninterrupted chant of the prayer ‘Shri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram’ from 1st August 1964. Also, the temple was recognized by Prem Bhikshuji in the year of 1963-64. While visiting this place, take part in the night Arti, one of the most awaited events of the day.

  • Ideal for All
  • Dedicated to: Lord Hanuman
  • Ideal trip duration: 1 day
  • Timings– 06:00 AM- 10:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: No charges
  • Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year
  • Location: Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

How to reach: Reach the nearest airport- Jamnagar Airport or the Govardhanpur Airport Jamnagar, while travelers coming from the train can reach Jamnagar Railway Station


Dwarkadish Temple

Dwarkadish Temple

Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this 15th-Century Dwarka temple is one of the most famous temples in Gujarat. Dwarkadhish temple is a part of the Chardham yatra in the Hindu religion and it is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is an ancient old temple holding a history of more than 2500 years old. Dwarkadish Temple is supported by 60 columns and has a stunning five-story spire. The main entrance to the temple- Moksha Dwar in the north and Swarga Dwar in the south are worthy to be seen.

  • Ideal for All
  • Ideal duration: 1 day
  • Timings– 06:30 AM – 01:00 PM; 05:00 Pm to 09:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee
  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Location: Dwarka, Gujarat 361335, India
  • How to reach–Reach Jamnagar airport (45 km); or the railway station at Dwarka and Jamnagar railway station (132 km)
  • Dedicated to: Lord Krishna
  • Architectural Style: Maru-Gurjara Architectural Style
  • Major Festival: Janmashtami

Rukmini Temple

Rukmini Temple

Rukmini Temple in Gujarat is dedicated to Idol Rukmini, the partner of Lord Krishna. The temple in Dwarka is considered one of the rarest temples in the country. The temple is believed to date back to the 12th Century. The partitions of the Rukmini temple are decorated with amazing paintings, portraying various events of Goddess Rukmini with the Lord. Visitors here can also distribute water to the devotees, which is one of the unique aspects of the temple.

  • Ideal for All
  • Ideal trip duration: 1 day
  • Timings– 05:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 04:00 PM – 09:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: No charges
  • Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year
  • Location: Rukmini Devi Temple, Dwarka, Gujarat, India
  • How to reach Jamnagar airport is the nearest airport, while the nearest railway station are Dwarka and Jamnagar railway station.
  • Dedicated to Devi Rukamani
  • Architectural Style: Nagara Architectural Style
  • Major Festival: Rukmini Ashtami, Krishna-Rukmani Vivah

Sun Temple

Sun Temple

The famous Modhera Sun Temple must be on the bucket list of every visitor coming to Gujarat. Bhimdev I built the temple in 1027, the temple is a remarkable example of architectural design. Sun temple is located on a small hill in Modhera, which is almost 106 km northwestwards of Ahmedabad. The main hall and the shrine are beautifully decorated with carved pillars with statues of gods and demons.

Also, there are more than 100 shrines in the rectangular stepwell located within the temple premises. So do not miss visiting this step-well located here.

  • Dedicated to: Sun God
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 6 PM
  • Architectural Style: Maru-Gurjara Architectural Style
  • Main Festival: Modehara Dance Festival
  • Ideal for: All travelers
  • Duration of the trip: 1 day
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Best time to visit: October and March
  • Location: On Becharaji, Modhera, Gujarat
  • How to reach: The nearest airport is Ahmedabad airport (102 km), Nearest railway station- is Mehsana railway station (40 km)

Shri Shatrunjaya Temple

Shri Shatrunjaya Temple

Shri Shatrunjaya Temple, located on the hilltop, is one of the famous pilgrimage sites in Gujarat. As per the beliefs, Rishabha or Adinath, the founder of Jainism, meditated beneath the Rayan tree. The Jains believe that visiting these temples will provide them with Nirvana or salvation. One has to trek almost 3300 steps, which takes almost 1 ½ hour to reach to this temple.

  • Ideal for: All
  • Ideal trip duration: 1 day
  • Timings: Not Mentioned
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee 
  • Best Time to Visit: Anytime
  • Location: Palitana, Gujarat 364270
  • How to reach: Bhavnagar is the nearest airport to the temple, it is almost 51 km away.
  • Dedicated to Lord Adinatha
  • Timings: 6:30 AM to 6 PM
  • Architectural Way: North Indian Style
  • Main Festival: Kartik Purnima

Jagannath Temple

Jagannath Temple

One of the most famous temples in Gujarat– Shree Jagannathji Temple, is dedicated to Lord Krishna or Lord Jagannatha. At this temple, there are many idols dedicated to Goddess Subhadra and Lord Bala Dev. A lot of devotees visit the temple every day to take the blessings of the Lord. It is a 450-years old temple, which is constructed by Sadhu Sarangdasji.

  • Dedicated to Lord Jagannath
  • Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Timings: 5:00 AM – 1 PM, 3 PM to 9:15 PM
  • Architectural Style: Indian Style of Architecture
  • Main Festival: Rath Yatra Festival
  • Ideal for All travelers
  • Ideal trip duration: 1 day
  • Timings: 5am–1pm, 3–9:15pm
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year
  • Location: Shri Jagannathji Mandir Trust, Nr. Jamalpur Darwaja, Jamalpur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380022
  • How To Reach: Reach the nearest airport – Ahmedabad airport to visit the temple

Bhalka Tirth, Somnath

Bhalka Tirth, Somnath

Bhalka Tirth, which is located close to Veraval is just 4-5 kilometers away from the Somnath temple. It is one of the best place to visit in Veraval. Bhalka’s Tirth is the place where Lord Krishna was misled by a deer, while he was ruminating in the jungle, and was hurt by an arrow by a hunter. The spot is placed within Somnath and Veraval and is the meeting spot of three rivers including Hiran, Kapila, and Saraswati, called Sangam.

  • Ideal for All
  • Ideal duration: 1 day
  • Timings–06:00 AM to 09:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: No charges
  • Best Time to Visit: September – March
  • Location: Bhalka, Veraval, Gujarat 362265, India
  • How to reach Keshod airport is the nearest airport, the travelers can also come by train to Veraval railway station.

Hutheesing Jain Temple

Hutheesing Jain Temple

Hutheesing Jain Temple is another prominent and famous temple in Gujarat. The temple was built in 1848 and is managed by the Hutheesing family trust. The temple was built within two years, and today it stands tall as a fine example of architectural brilliance.

The main idol inside this temple is of Lord Dharamnath, the 15th Tirthankara. Additionally, there are 11 other Tirthankaras in the main temple building, which is surrounded by a courtyard and colonnaded gallery consisting of 52 smaller shrines dedicated to other Jain Tirthankaras.

  • Dedicated to: Jina Dharamanatha
  • Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Timings: 7 AM – 8 PM
  • Architectural Style: Maru-Gurjara Architectural Style
  • Main Festival: Mahavir Jayanti

So are you planning a visit to Gujarat anytime soon? Make sure you visit these famous temples in Gujarat during your visit to Gujarat. All these temples in Gujarat will provide you with a soothing vacation there. They also provide a peaceful atmosphere, architectural beauty, and serenity that are awe-inspiring. So book an amazing and super exciting Gujarat temple tour at Honeymoon Bug and make your trip more pleasurable.

FAQs About Famous Temples of Gujarat

What are the most famous temples in Gujarat?

Some of the most famous temples in Gujarat include Somnath Temple, Shiva temple, Shri Keshavraiji Temple, Someshwar Mahadev Temple, Somnath temple, Sun Temple, etc.

How many jyotirlingas are there in total in Gujarat?

There are two jyotirlingas in the state of Gujarat including Somnath in Gir Somnath, Gujarat, and Nageshvara in Dwarka, Gujarat.

Which is the biggest temple in Gujarat?

The biggest temple in Gujarat is Dwarkadish Temple in Dwarka, Gujarat.

How many temples are there in Gujarat?

There are more than 30 famous temples in Gujarat.

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