Somnath is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations among the Hindus and the devotees pay a visit to the temple, throughout the year. However, the best time to visit the temple is during the winter season, when the weather remains pleasant and makes it easier for sightseeing. Somnath experiences a harsh summer, with a maximum temperature of 42° Celsius. The heat does not allow you to enjoy and explore the city in peace and this season is avoided by tourists. The monsoon is accompanied by heavy showers of rainfall and wind. The temperature decreases and brings relief from the summer heat, but the humidity level increases. Cyclones and storms are experienced in a post-monsoon period that arises in the Arabian Sea. The winter season is pleasant and cooler, very ideal for pilgrims to visit the temple. Besides the temple visitation, there are many places of interest like the Panch Pandav Gufa, Junagarh Gate, nearby cities of Bhavnagar and Porbandar.