Dwarka Tourism
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Dwarka Tourism

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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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P  Sheth
  • P Sheth
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 5 Reviews

"A place for pilgrims"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Dwarka is among the four tirthdham to be visited in a life span. Located on the bank of arabian sea, Dwarka is a very ancient place having history of over 5000 years related with Lord Krishna. Dwarka is visited by more than 10 lacs pilgrims every year. Dwarka temple is managed by Collector office Jamnagar.
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Rajendra Zala
  • Rajendra Zala
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"The holy city of Dwarka"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Let me first tell you about dwarka and it's hotels. We reached early in the morning. One rikshawala came to us and took us to the nice hotel. Then we refreshed there. After some breakfast we started to walk to the ancient temple of shree krishna. The city is full of holy people, many sadhus, brahmins and beggars you can meet on streets. City is holy though somehow needs cleaning. Market were full of various items, even visiting various shops one can find some colorful ornaments and decoration stuffs. We went to temple than. It took more than one hour to visit lord krishna. Mobile phones were not allowed inside the temple so you have to submit mobile or camera phones outside the temple. Temple was beautiful. The structure, the building all was so antique and spiritual. Go and visit.
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Chander prakash Aggarwal
  • Chander prakash Aggarwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 7 Reviews

"Spiritual destination"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Nov 17, 2014
Overall a wonderful and enjoyable place!! November to Feb is a wonderful time to visit this place. Food is moderately price and being a north india, you may enjoy aloo samosa, dhokla, poha & aloo bonda available outside dwarkadish temple compound. You may also go to Nageshwar Jyotirlinga which is around 15KM from dwarkadish temple.
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Rajesh Mittal
  • Rajesh Mittal
  • Lives in Hathras
  • 4 Reviews

"Spiritual Destination"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 23, 2014
I am from Mathura the Birthplace of lord krishna. I always wanted to see the ruling land of lord Krishna. So with my family I make the plan to visit Dwarka which is near my place. Dwarka and its nearby places are very nice to see and every one enjoy to visit this place.
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Parmit Singh
  • Parmit Singh
  • Lives in Patna
  • 9 Reviews

"The beautiful historical place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 15, 2014
Dwarka is known from past for its own beauty. Dwarka is very important in Indian history, it is a religious place and relates Hindu spirituality. It was known for Krishna by the people who shifted their and decorate it. Gujarat government works in Dwarka's beauty and to make it Worlds famous. It maintains its glory due fabulous work of Gujarat government
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Koushik Kumar
  • Koushik Kumar
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 3 Reviews

"A spiritual destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jul 29, 2014
Dwarka is the adobe of Lord Krishna. The temple is built beautifully and has a great architecture. Nearby flows the Gomti river. The temple complex has many more deities. It is once in a lifetime experience. The drinking water in this city is salty which routes back to an old story. There are few good restaurants which offer non-Gujarati dishes.
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Rajendra Sodha
  • Rajendra Sodha
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Jamnagar
  • 2 Reviews

"One of the best devotional place in India"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jul 23, 2014
I visited the Dwarkadhish temple many times as its near 150 km from my home place. Every time it’s worth to me to visit again and again. As it is located on the confluence of river Gomati, one can get blessing from river Gomati and Lord Krishna and get the god knowledge of history of lord krishna ad its archiecture of temple.there are good hotel that provide reasonable rates for staying. Mobiles and cameras are not allowed in temple so u can't take the picture of temple from inside. There is one more visited place called Berd-Dwarka . We go through by boat and enjoying the experience of boat.
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Deoki nandan Soni
  • Deoki nandan Soni
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  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 29 Reviews

"Religious people with religious minds"

  • 6/7
  • Posted May 24, 2014
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
  • Group tripper
  • 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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