Dwarka Tourism
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Dwarka Tourism

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Dwarka is one of the Four Main Centers of Pilgrimage (Char Dham) of India in the West part of India.
To avoid the useless carnage, Kalayavan intended to inflict on Yadavas, Krishna left Mathura and as he left the battlefield, he was named \'Ranchhodray\'. As he set up the city of Dwarka on the western banks of Gujarat, he is also called \'Dwarkadhish\'
About 32 kms from Dwarka is the Shankhoddhar Bet. It is also know as Bet Dwarka or Ramandvip. The legen says that Lord Krishna used to live here during his kingship of Dwarka. The major Temple here is that of \'Matsyavatar\'. The present Temple is supposed to have been as old as 800 years.
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Food, sight-seeing and shopping: All type of Restaurants are there in Dwarika serving Gujarati, South Indian, North Indian Cuisines.
For shopping buffs various shops are there near Temple pristinct selling Tradional Wall Hangings, Handicrafts, Bengals etc.

Activities & things to do: Visit Nageshwar Jyotirling, Gopi Talav, Bet Dwarka and 12th Century which has a remarkable shikhara and is noted for its exquisite carvingsRukmani Temple.
Must attend evening Aarti at Dwarkadhish Temple
Dwarika is also the base to visit GOP which is a 6th Century Maitraka Period Temple and Ghumli which as a 12th Century Temple and the Vikia Vav Stepw well.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nearest Airport is Jamnagar 140 kms and Rajkot 220 kms
Nearest Railway Station is Dwarka
By Road - Jamnagar, Rajkot, Ahmedabad
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Deoki nandan soni
  • Deoki nandan soni
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 19 Reviews

"Religious people with religious minds"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
As per Hindu mythology, there are four dhams (Places where God lives), they are Badri Vishal in North, Rameshwaram in south, Jagannath at puri in east and Dwarkapuri in west. Everybody must visit these dhams in order to get rid of all sins and achieve Moksha. I could visit three dhams in my earlier period of life but somehow didn't make it to Dwarka puri for a long time, possibly because Lord Dwarkadheesh did not permit me till then. However, at the grace and call of Lord Dwarkadheesh, I got the opportunity to visit Dwarka puri and reached here from Somnath.. Since I had a long desire to have Darshan of Lord Dwarkadheesh, I was very much excited for this trip. Though it was the month of March but nights were unexpectedly cool for which we were not prepared. All this odd situation could not reduce my excitement and passed the entire night journey without sleeping for a moment. I found the place very pious and the people very religious.
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Akshay
  • Akshay
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Great place to seek spirituality"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2014
Dwarka is considered as the religious place of the Hindus. Many people in India have strong belief that Dwarka was made up of gold which in the past sank into the Arabian sea, and off course it was the birth place of Lord Shri Krishna. Once you get down at Dwarka there you can find local boats to take you to the temple. There is one old temple of Lord Krishna. However, the boat service stop after 8.30 pm so make sure you are there in time.
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Dishant bhanti
  • Dishant bhanti
  • 2 Reviews

"Overall a masti pakage"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 6, 2014
If with family less masti . If cousins more masti. If friends full on masti
U will enjoy the trip any way.
Masti with religious belief is good.
Travel safe And den have masti on Madhavan beach while travelling from Dwarka to Somnath. It's a clean beach enjoy coconut water or tea. A whole day can be spent on that very beach.
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Patil
  • Patil
  • 8 Reviews

"Best Dwaraka Darshan"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2013
Take a Religious tour to Dwaraka , rather Saurashtra. In One tour I covered almost all Lord Krishna's avatars. First Vadtal - Swami narayan temple, Then Dacor- Ranchoddas Temple, Dwaraka, Shrinathji and Shyamalaji.

Best travel experience by own car. Roads are superb.
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Rajesh das
  • Rajesh das
  • 3 Reviews

"Beautiful religious place to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 22, 2013
Dwarka is a religious place and it was a very good experience to visit there, there are many temples near by to visit like jyotirlinga, bet dwarka etc, completely suitable for family vacations but not for a long one i.e 3 days max. evenings are something to remember for long time.
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Raju Tvn
  • Raju Tvn
  • Lives in Vishakapatnam
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  • 3 Reviews

"Fun Journey"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 22, 2013
The visit was very nice. We really enjoyed the trip, especially the trip to betdwaraka crossing the see on a boat. So many birds were just flying over our head.The sunset experience while crossing the see on our return is so nice. Our visit and darshan at Dwarakadeesh made us happy. From there, we travelled by road to Somnath. The whole journey was all along the beach. We enjoyed the journey. On the way we could visit Gandhiji`s place at Porbander. It is worth visiting. On the whole, the journey was fun
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Bimalbhai engineer
  • Bimalbhai engineer
  • 2 Reviews

"Out of this world"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2013
It was out of this World. I would like to visit this place over and again, again and again. If not more than at least once a year. There are so many places apart from the main temple that you can visit. Light house, Bet Dwarka, river Gomati are few of the places that you can surely visit.
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Mr praveen
  • Mr praveen
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice religious place to go"

  • 2/7
  • Posted Sep 7, 2013
It is holy place for Dwarkanath. Not a good place for fun for sure.
Weather is good, especially during evening time. Train service is a pain. Not many trains available from there. I would suggest people to go there only for Dwarkadeesh darshan.
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Lav  Gupta
  • Lav Gupta
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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  • 8 Reviews

"A must visit for all"

  • Posted Aug 26, 2013
Well Dwarka is known as Karmabhoomi of Shri Kishna. People also called him dwarkadhis. One should visit this place as same has a historical importance also. Dwarkadhis temple is very big and there is no word to describe its beauty.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: One should visit dwarkadhis temple at early morning (6 AM aarti Time) and after that you can book a bus for sightseeing. (8 AM from bus stand). There are many places like, bet dwarka and nageswar jyotirling which one need to visit to complete dwarka trip.

Activities & things to do: Siteseeing

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Avoid during monsoon and beaware of pandavs.
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Pankaj Toshniwal
  • Pankaj Toshniwal
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  • 3 Reviews

"mandir darshan"

  • Posted Jun 12, 2013
dwarka is pilgrimage city.famous for dwarkadhish tample.bait dwarka is not worthwile to go.nearby nageswer jyotirpeeth is good.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: local gujrati food is quite good,not much for shoping.

Activities & things to do: dwaekadhish darshan .enjoy sealines. fishermanns boats

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Don't go in post deepawli time.lot of rush.
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Dwarka Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 16 m
Dwarka is situated towards the western-most part of the Indian state of Gujarat. Located on the tip of the Saurashtra peninsula on the Arabian Sea, Dwarka was once referred to as the Golden City. Dwaraka has remarkable significance as per Hindu lore since the place is categorised under both the ‘Chardham’ sites and the ‘sapta-puris’ (seven sacred cities).

The name ‘Dwarka’ that came from two words – dwara (door) and ka (Brahma) – stood for ‘gateway to the spiritual union with Brahma’. Dwarka is one of the ancient cities of India with a history that dates back to the 1500 BC and is linked to the ancient Hindu texts like the Gita and Puranas. Dwarka is associated with the life of Lord Krishna, who is believed to be one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

According to legend, Dwarka was submerged in water after the death of Lord Krishna and the demise of the Yadava Dynasty. The present-day Dwarka was the Kushasthali of the ancient times which enjoyed a proud spot along the Saurashtra coast.  It is believed that Dwarka was rebuilt six times by different civilisations and the present-day Dwarka is the 7th one.

The search for the lost city of Dwarka commenced in the early 1930’s. Archeologists of the Marine Archeology Unit (MAU) discovered the immersed township of Dwarka during their explorations which were conducted in 1983 – 1990.

This submerged township was built in six sectors and its general layout corresponded to the descriptions of the golden city of Dwarka as mentioned in the ancient texts.  Copper coins, foundations of boulders, old constructions, pottery samples, etc. that date back to around 1500 BC were also excavated.

Present-day Dwarka sits on the right side of the river banks of the Gomati. Dwarka is a renowned historical and religious site and has the Dwarkadheesh Temple or Jagat Temple, which was built more than 2000 years ago. The Dwarkadheesh temple of Dwarka, built as per ancient Hindu architecture, is a five storey, ornate temple that rests on 60 pillars.

Nageshwar Mahadev, Rukmini Temple, Bhalka Tirth, Gomati Ghat Temples, etc. are some other popular pilgrim spots in Dwarka. Dwarka is also the seat of Adi Shankaracharya, who established four ‘maths’ in four different parts of India. The Sharada Peetha of Dwarka is a famous research centre of Sanskrit language.
 
 

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