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The ‘Home of Lord Krishna’

Dwarka Tourism, Gujarat

Stay in the ‘’Abode of Lord Krishna’’, for an experience like nowhere else in the country

Tourism in Dwarka

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Oct - Mar
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  • Ideal for families
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  • Beach

About Dwarka Tourism

Also known as the ‘Home of Lord Krishna’, Dwarka tourism is all about treating your religious outlook with sheer devotion. The legends signify the establishment of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas here at Dwarka henceforth which the place has been celebrated as one of the biggest pilgrimage sites in the country. Dwarka Beach is a tranquil stretch of sand where the Gomti River flows into the Arabian Sea. Dwarka Lighthouse on the beach remains a popular attraction on a Dwarka tour guide. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Dwarkadhish Temple is one of the four sacred pilgrimages in India and a major tourist attraction in Gujarat.

Tourism in Dwarka unfolds the many religious significance that has been attached to the name itself. The serenity of this place and the holiness in the air has eventually earned the name – Dwarka, meaning a gateway to heaven! According to the mythologies, many believe that the city was once submerged under the water due to certain mishaps. However, recent excavations have given thorough evidence of its validity. Archeological remains found at Bet Dwarka or Dwarka underwater date back to the Late Harappan phase of Indus Valley Civilization.

Situated in Western India, dwarka can be visited  in between the months of October and March as the weather is quite pleasant that time. Considered as a gateway to heaven, thousands of tourists flock here every year. Being well-linked to the major parts of India via air, road and rail networks, people visiting from Delhi can reach here conveniently by boarding a plane to Rajkot, and then taking a road conveyance for Dwarka.

History of Dwarka

Dwarka happens to be the first capital and the most pious city of Gujarat. The city's history dates back to the Puranic traditions and finds mentions in the Mahabharata epic. Dwarka travel guide will slowly and steadily unfold all the religious myths and ritualistic cultures that have been cemented with every brick in the temples located here. Every temple here leaves its onlookers awestruck by the sheer perfection of its architecture. The city also offers glimpses of the picturesque landscape of the serene beaches.

Temple of Dwarkadhish

The most celebrated Dwarkadhish Temple has survived the turmoil of time for 2500 years. Built in the Chalukya style of architecture, the observers are bound to get mesmerized by the craft of this temple, which drags it to the topmost attractions in Dwarka tourism. Besides, the other religious attraction worth mentioning would be Gita Temple and the Rukmani Temple which accepts prayers of all the tourists from all over the world. Dwarka temple timings are from 5 am to 9 pm, and some of the temples remain closed for a few hours in the afternoon. With a Dwarka sightseeing bus, tourists can take a tour of local markets and temples in Dwarka.

Lighthouse Beach in Gomti Ghat

Tourism in Dwarka has a popular ghat named Gomti Ghat whose beauty is appraised by many around the world. The pious waters of the Gomti River streaming away from the Ganges are believed to be one of the holiest places on earth. Thousands of devotees come here to take a holy dip in its saline yet tempting water as per the ritual. Another significance of this place is that the ghat witnesses the mighty intermixing of the Ganges and the Arabian Sea, whose view is worth preserving for a lifetime. The 43-m-tall lighthouse, situated at the coastal part of Dwarka, offers a panoramic view of the sunset.

Dwarka Beach

Dwarka travel guide includes a visit to the famous Dwarka Beach, whose specific rock-shape has become the best relaxing destination in the whole tour. Here, one can rejuvenate their soul with the sounds of the waves of Arabian Sea. Located at the proximity of many temples, this place is quite popular among tourists and locals alike.

Famous Food in Dwarka

Dwarka travel guide lists down the best delicacies offered by the city of intermingled tastes. Traditional dishes emerging from the Gujarati, Indo - the western and Chinese course is what makes the food in Dwarka taste like heaven! Apart from this, one can also savor into the typical Gujarati thali or the famous dishes of Chakri, Khakra, Fefda, papar, Khandvi, Sev, Khaman accompanied by a glass of thick lassi, chaas or Buttermilk.

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How to Reach Dwarka

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By Air

The nearest airport from Dwarka is in Jamnagar, which is situated at distance of 137 kilometers from Dwarka. This will take not more than three hours to reach Dwarka. It takes approximately one hour to reach Jamnagar from Mumbai and two hours from Delhi.  

By Train

If you want to know how to reach Dwarka by Train, you will be glad to know that it enjoys great train connectivity from many major cities of the country. If you are traveling from Delhi, it may take one complete day for you to reach this pious city. The major trains that you may plan to opt are Uttaranchal Express, BCT Duronto, and Pune Duronto Express. It also enjoys great connectivity with cities of West India.

By Road

If you want to know how to reach Dwarka by Road, reaching Dwarka by bus is really a hassle-free affair. Bus packages can be booked by state and private bus service providers that connect Dwarka to the major cities of Gujarat. You may opt to take a bus from nearby states as well. It is also an inexpensive mode of transport.

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    Temperatures are pleasant between November and February. The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated here in August/September.

    Besides the famous Dwarkadhish Temple, pay a visit to Bet Dwarka, Rukmini Devi Temple, and the lighthouse are popular attractions here.

    Jamnagar Airport (JGis the nearest airport from Dwarka. It is located about 145 km away. Air India has a daily flight between Jamnagar and Mumbai.

    The city is located about 450 kilometres by road from Ahmedabad. One can reach here via NH47 in about 10 hours. Overnight trains between Ahmedabad and Dwarka are also available.

    From dharamshalas to luxury hotels, there is a range of accommodations available in Dwarka in Gujarat.

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