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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Dhaval Karetha

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  • Lives in Keshod
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  • 12 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"The Holy City Dwarka!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The City is itself a unique with its classic architecture and its people. One will found many people of Dwarka wearing traditional Dresses according to their Cast and identity. Its just awesome place. Now the attraction has been added i. E 'Sudama Bridge'. Nearby Dwarka is Nageshwar which has unique importance being the Jyotilinga and has been supported and by the Late Shri Gulshan Kumar.
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M anuradha

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  • M anuradha
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
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"One of the famous religious place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Walking on religious place is excellent. The place is very much. Religious and peaceful. Sun set point is very beautiful sitting there in the evening is gives peace of mind. Light house is very good. Shopping is excited there are different types of eatery's specially the different types of Khichdi.
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Dilip Pawar

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  • Dilip Pawar
  • Lives in Nandurbar
  • 2 Reviews
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"Dwarka, a nice place to go" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Nice time spent with family. We loved it very much. We are enjoying very much in sea. The temple is so beautiful and we love this place.My friends also visited this place. I will never forget & the food is good, we enjoyed the taste.
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Nisha Verlianey

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  • Nisha Verlianey
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 5 Reviews
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"The lords land-Dwarka" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
My trip to Dwarka was extremely special, the company made it all the more memorable. Adding to the memories was the long smooth highway, the tall windmills and the natural surroundings. Till I reached the city of Dwarka, around 120 kms from Jamnagar, I experienced a beautiful journey enriched with nature. The Jagat Mandir is world renowned. The Lord is served by a lineage of Brahmins in the most respectful manner. The temple is clean, well maintained and systematic. Huge numbers of devotees crowd for a glimpse of Dwarkadish and I witnessed ultimate supremacy of the Lord and HIS divinity in the aura there. Experience it to believe it.
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Virendrasinh Manek

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  • Virendrasinh Manek
  • Lives in Mithapur
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"A place worth going"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Dwarka is the place where God Krishna died so it's called Moksha Dwar. The spiritual relationship of this place with Hindu religion is very strong. Here places to see are Dwarkadhish temple, Nageshwar Mahadev temple, Rukmani temple, Bhadkeshwar Mahadev temple, Gopi Talav, Bet Dwarka (Island have been ocean).
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Ketan Prajapati

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  • Lives in Thangadh
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"Its a nice place &we had a nice visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I visited Dwarka temple (situated in Gujarat) and beach in Dwarka. Loard Ranchhodray (Krishna) is in Dwarka. Temple is so good. Prasadi is very testy. There are many Ghats in Dwarka. One of them is Gomti Ghat. People worships in the sea. The one thing which is very exciting for us is that sea in the water goes down and in the morning water comes back in the sea. The waves are excited. Many place are around Dwarka that are also able to visit when we go to Dwarka. These places are Rukmani Temple, Gopi Talab, Nageshwar Mahadev Temple, and Bet Dwarka. Bet Dwarka is also lovely place where we can go only by boating. One must visit Dwarka.
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Siddharth motwani

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"Awesome Place for devotees"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Dwarka is one of best places to visit for any devotee. Although Dwarka temple its crowded most of the times but it has its own importance and its a must go place. People here are good and helpful. Food here is also good. Make sure if you are going Dwarka you should visit following places:

1) Dwarka Temple
2) Gomti Ghat (preferably in early morning around sunrise or in evening and do deep daan over there it has its own importance)
3) Rukmani temple(without it your Dwarka journey is incomplete)
4) Bet Dwarka(you'll have to go there via boat, its a new experience and bet Dwarka is also a must place to visit if you are going Dwarka)
5) light house( view here during sunset is very nice)
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Sanjay mittal

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"Dwarka, had a nice visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Dwarka is well connected with rail and road transport. We have selected train option as the same is less tiring. It is advisable to stay as close to Dwarkadhish Temple so that you can have number of Darshan. Hotel Banshi is good option for stay and Annpurna restaurant is good joint for meal
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Kalyankumar Podicheti

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"A great peace to mind-Dwarka"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I felt like staying back there for ever. The place itself is a magic land. The essence of Krishna is all over there. The new Dwaraka is where we reach first. After a days hangout, because it takes minimum a day to see all the visiting places around. We set to bhet Dwaraka, the original Dwaraka where lord Krishna lived. Each monument and every inch gives goosebumps. It is only accessible by boat which gives you a scary adventurous ride for 20 min or around. The joy of Lord, you can feel it every particle you see there. Gopi Ka Taalaab, Shiv mandir on the shore. Nadi sangamam, are all must see places. Every place owns its own speciality. Nadi sangamam is such an interesting place especially, the water which flows into the space of Dwaraka from Arabian Sea turns into a sweet drinking water and which are outside that space are still the same salty as normal. It was so amazing and they are seriously tasty. Only one thing is that public transport is a lil suffocating and unclean. And private travels are always available but even they stink. I wished I had a car. Because the drive all along the beaches of Arabian Sea drives you crazy to get down and wet your feet.
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Sunny Tyagi

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  • Sunny Tyagi
  • Lives in Faridabad
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"Dwarka and Bhet Dwarka, amazing visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Spiritual and pure scenic beauty. Dwarkadhish temple is nice but the real enjoyment gives the boat way to bhet dwarka and the jyotirling temple made by Gulshan Kumar. You can also see tata salt factory on the way to bhet dwarka. Boat ferry ride is an adventure and true meeting with nature and birds.
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