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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Akshay
  • Akshay
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Great place to seek spirituality"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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....... More
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Dishant bhanti
  • Dishant bhanti
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"Overall a masti pakage"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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........ More
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Patil
  • Patil
  • 8 Reviews

"Best Dwaraka Darshan"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 months ago
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....... More
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Rajesh das
  • Rajesh das
  • 3 Reviews

"Beautiful religious place to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 5 months ago
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....... More
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Raju Tvn
  • Raju Tvn
  • Lives in Vishakapatnam
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  • 3 Reviews

"Fun Journey"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 7 months ago
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....... More
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  • 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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