Tulsi Shyam Temple

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Distance (From Gir National Park): 66 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3-4 Hours

Place Location: At Tulsishyam

Transportation Options: Bus

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 29 km from Una, 66 km from Sasan Gir and 76 km from Amreli, Tulsi Shyam Temple is a Hindu temple situated at Tulsishyam in Gujarat. It is one of the revered temples in this region of Gujarat and among the must visit places near Sasan Gir while in a Gujarat Tour.

Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Tulsi Shyam Temple is a well-known temple located inside the Gir National Park. Legend says that Lord Krishna eliminated the demon called Tul and so the place is associated with his name along with that of Krishna as Shyam as Tulsishyam. The idol of Lord Tulsishyam is said to be 3000 years old made out of black stone. Visitors need to climb 100 steep steps to reach the temple from the parking. There is also a temple dedicated to Goddess Rukmini Devi on a small hillock near the main temple.

There are three hot sulphur springs that are believed to have healing powers. Of these, the 1st one is filled with hot water, the second one is filled with more hot water and the third water spring is having hot boiling water. Another attraction that draws people to this temple is the stretch of road near the temple famed for its Gravity Hill phenomenon. At the temple one will find boarding facilities at a nominal cost and food is provided by the trust at free of cost.

There are two approach routes to this place - one from Una is in good state while the second one from Amreli is a bit longer and has lot of potholes and uneven road. At both the entry forest check posts the last entry time is 8 PM and last exit time is 9 PM.

Timings: 6.30 AM to 8 PM

Entry: Free