Somnath temple should be a premier religious destination: PM Modi

New Delhi: Somnath Temple should be established as a premier religious tourist destination and a circuit should be created to connect it with Diu and Gir Lion Safari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested on Tuesday.

He made the suggestions while attending a meeting here of the Somnath Trust under the chairmanship of former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel and attended by L K Advani, Harshavardhan Neotia and P K Laheri as trustees.

The Prime Minister stressed on the need to establish Somnath Temple as a premier religious tourist destination, a PMO statement said.

He also suggested building of a state-of-the-art virtual museum and auditorium.

In this regard, the Prime Minister also suggested that a tourist circuit should be created connecting Somnath, Diu and Gir Lion Safari, the statement said, adding the Trust decided to add many more tourist attractions.

The Trust reappointed Patel as Chairman for the year 2016 and BJP president Amit Shah was appointed as the Trustee in place of late Prasanvadan Mehta.