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Bhalka Tirth in Somnath

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Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 09:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Free
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The place from where Lord Krishna began his final journey to the netherworld, Bhalka Tirth is a popular Hindu Pilgrimage site in Gujarat. According to the popular legend, Krishna’s foot was pierced by an arrow shot by a hunter named Jara who mistakenly considered it as the foot of a deer. Today, a temple at the place where Lord Krishna was meditating under a peepal tree at the time of the incident is visited by huge numbers of pilgrims.

The temple houses a marble idol of Lord Krishna and has a holy Tulsi tree erected in his honour. The pilgrimage site is located close to the holy confluence of three rivers, including River Hiran from where the wounded Krishna began his final journey.

Located close to Bhalka Tirth is the Jyotirlinga Temple of Somnath, a world-famous site dedicated to Lord Shiva. Other attractions in the close proximity include Gir National Park and Chorwad Beach.

Road: The holy pilgrimage site is located at the distance of only about 4 km. from the world-famous Somnath Temple. Accessible from Prabhas-Veraval Highway, the temple can be reached in taxis, cabs, rickshaws and autos. Buses from places like Veraval, Junagadh and Chorwad offer easy accessibility.

Railway: To access the temple by train, one must board train to reach the nearest railway station at Veraval (about 4 km. away). Trains to Veraval connect it with cities like Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Pune, Mumbai, Jabalpur and Trivandrum.

Airway: Diu Airport at the distance of about 88 km. is the closest airport with flight connectivity only with Mumbai. Ahmedabad International Airport is a good alternative which is about 416 km. from the temple. Taxis are the easily available modes to travel from these aerodromes.