Dwarka Tourism

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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Jay Patel

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  • Jay Patel
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  5555 readers

"Place where Lord Krishna resided"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Dwarka is divided in 2 parts- one mukh Dwarka and another beyond sea, a tiny island bet Dwarka. Mukh Dwarka is the main temple of Lord Krishna with superb environment and one can feel superb vibes out there.

Bet Dwarka - one needs to take a passenger boat to the city of Bet Dwarka. The home where Lord Krishna resided. Still there are plenty of cheerful memories which still had been maintained in good condition by the authorities.

Family visit is a must.
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Navneeth Chidambaram

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  • Navneeth Chidambaram
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 13 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  5900 readers

"Good pilgrimage destination"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jun 15, 2015
Overall experience was good. I was making my mom's dream of visiting Dwarka come true. The main temple is off the shore and for light legs do enter the temple from the west. It has about 50 steps but you can take a dip in the sea and enter (if you prefer).

Temple is not crowded much if not during aarti. Else it gets little claustrophobic as the main shrine is small.

When visiting Beyt Dwarka, my advice is not to take the public ferry. They charge only 10/- but it is overcrowded with no life jacket. So spot a family if they are willing to share a ferry along with you. We shared a ferry with 2 more families and paid 100/- per head.

Nearby places to visit -> Gopi talav, Rukmini Mandir & Nageshwar Mahadev temple (one of the 12 jyotirlinga temples).

Do keep one evening to visit the sunset@ light house. There is nothing much but you can relax yourself in peace watching the sunset.
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Tushar Mehta

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  •  66 helpful votes
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"Jwell of Gujarat"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Apr 25, 2015
I have seen so many places in Gujarat but I think this is number one place from all the places. Full of temples & beaches. We were very much excited, when we reached dwarka. Dwarka beach is beautiful. We took bath for a long time. Dwarka beach is on the other side of Gomati ghat. We can reach there by boat easily. It is a wonderful site. We can enjoy there with all ages of our family members. Dwarkadhish mandir, gomati ghat Nageshwar jyotirling, gopi talao, Byat dwarka, Rukshmani mandir, Sidhnath mahadev are must see places. All type of food, every range of accommodation available within dwarka
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Mehul Thummar

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  • Mehul Thummar
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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  3552 readers

"Great place in Gujarat"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015
Last vacation I decided to plan of my vacation at Bhagwan Shri Krishna Nivas sansthan Dwarka (Gujarat). People said about that place it is a golden nagri of Gujarat, I am very happy to know about that place and thankful to my father for the tour to Dwarka. It was a great place of Gujarat. It is Bhagwan Shri Krishna's birth bhumi. Then we visited at vet dwarka. That is the place that was the on the sea of Asia.
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P  Sheth

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  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 5 Reviews
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"A place for pilgrims"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 28, 2014
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

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  • Rajendra Zala
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews
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  •  5444 readers

"The holy city of Dwarka"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 21, 2014
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

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  • Chander prakash Aggarwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 7 Reviews
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"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

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  • Rajesh Mittal
  • Lives in Hathras
  • 4 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
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"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

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  • Lives in Patna
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"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

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  • Lives in Mysore
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"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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