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Devotion at the Dwarkadish temple

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Dwarkadish Temple

Chaitali phatak
26th Jul 17

Dwarka beach

Dwarka beach  Video Review
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Dwarka Beach

Chaitali phatak
26th Jul 17

Religious place of hindu

Religious place of hindu  Video Review
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Rukmini Hrid

Bhartijmehta
12th Dec 17

Nice religious temple in Dwarka

Nice religious temple in Dwarka  Video Review
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Rukmini Hrid

Jitendra mehta
10th Dec 17

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Reasons to go to Dwarka

1The Land where Lord Krishna dwells.
The Land where Lord Krishna dwells.

HolidayIQ Reviewer ABHIJIT SARKAR shares, “Krishna's visionary Dwar One of the most ancient temples with many myths attached and everyone's favourite "GOD" Nand Lal who came to this side of Indian soil from Mathura and developed a place of Gold.”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Thulaseedharan Acharya shares, “Ancient Historic place Bet Dwarka is an island and it is 3 km away from the seashore OKHA of Gujarat. Legend says Bet Dwarka was once the royal palace and kingdom of God Sri Krishna and here is where Kuchelan arrived for seeing his friend Krishna with Anvil.”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer ABHINAV Kumar shares, “Must go place It was very soothing and spiritual experience to have Dwarka Darshan. Dwarka Darshan contains total four religious history and place which begins from Dwarka itself.”  

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2Dunny Island
Dunny Island

Sea | Sunset | Beach | Island

HolidayIQ Reviewer Tansy A says, “Dunny Island...Not more than 1 percent of India's total population will know about this place. The lagoon around is beautiful as well as blissful. You might get lucky to spot Arabian sea dolphins. I don't think anyone sitting at home and reading this can hardly imagine how spectacular it is. The island is so pure, so serene that someone wouldn't have dreamt of a paradise this beautiful. The rug tents would make sure your trip has nothing less than an extreme adventure of its own kind. Typical beach things are very much expected as well supposedly to be done. Writing your name on the sand, making a sand castle, taking a dip in the blue waters. However, Dunny island promises much more. The sunrise and sunset both are delightful as well as worth a life. The island is known for its amazing coral streak. Yes, you would find reefs as well as aquatic animals you would have hardly spot in your city aquarium. I was fortunate to see a jellyfish, a starfish, several crabs as well as some other fishes. But the virgin attribute I give to this place is yet to be justified. The night sky here makes you feel you are actually out of this world. Not just you see twinkling stars and constellations with the naked eye, you'll be amazed to witness and see whole of galaxies. Stargazing at Dunny Island will surely make the best of your night spent. You might wish to tug in shoes, torch as well as a warm blanket. Your tent will be surrounded by water both sides which makes it really chilly at night. Bonfire and dancing, singing and chattering, photography and above all sitting alone, pondering and introspecting. Dunny Island has it all.

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3For a peaceful retreat ; Dwarka
For a peaceful retreat ; Dwarka

HolidayIQ Reviewer Thulaseedharan Achary says, “After landing from the boat, there is enough auto service for carrying tourists to the main temple. In the main temple, the priests describe the historical events etc of Dwarka and in my opinion, they exploit more of our time..”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Umesh Kumar Yadav adds, “Excellent place and well-maintained mandir; In one word if I describe then I can say 'superb'. Nice place and well-maintained. It has got its own hotel which is very near to temple. For abhishekam, you can go to Ahilyabai temple which is situated near the entrance of this temple. Take milk from vendors and offer milk and flowers to Shivlinga.” 

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4To visit the temple of Nand Lal by the river
To visit the temple of Nand Lal by the river

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhijit Sarkar says, “One of the most ancient temples with many myths attached and everyone's favorite "god" Nand Lal who came to this side of Indian soil from Mathura and developed a place of gold. The original glitter is untraceable but the believes have been left behind in this temple. The temple areas are as usual full of markets. The outdoor/courtyard area is quite clean with locker facilities/toilet facilities. Nonchargeable (your donation accepted). No mobile/camera/big bags allowed, once inside. ...Take a guide (panda) inside the temple at a cheap rate of Rs 100/-:(are actually poojaris) to recollect the history of Krishna Lila + privileged darshan from side at the right time (witness the opening of darpan/curtain after some break after darshan closes time to time)

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5The catch a glimpse of sunrise from the abode of Dwarkadeesh
The catch a glimpse of sunrise from the abode of Dwarkadeesh

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kasi Venkoba Rao adds, “The abode of Dwarkadeesh and Mata Rukmini respectively; Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the prominent, out of the twelve Jyothirling temples in India. This temple is located at a distance of about 20 Kms between Dwarka and Bhait Dwaraka, the abode of Dwarkadeesh and Mata Rukmini respectively. The sunrise from this point is known to be the best.”

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Reviews (120)

Koustuv bhattacharya

Koustuv bhattacharya

7 reviews

Dwarka

I specially visited Dwarka, Bet Dwarka, Porbandar, Sasan Gir, Diu and Somnath. As it was October, the weather was sunny with clear blue sky and it was not too hot or not cold. It was favourable for sightseeing, specially for viewing sea side area . Food and Shopping: Not so good for shopping, it should be avoided, but food was good, specially Gujrati Thali. If anyone has fascination with different variations of food, he/she of course should try Gujrati Thali . . Highlight of the trip: Every Temple and every sightseeing spot in this trip was memorable, but specially I think, the sceneries of Arabian sea and play of nature at Gangeswar temple, Diu attracted me very much. *Secondly, the behaviour and proper guidance of the driver Mr. Mayabhai(Shree Chamunda Tours and Travels, Dwarka), made this trip worthwhile.

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Smriti Das

Smriti Das4.6/5

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A holy place is Dwarka

Dwarka is a religious place. We went there in the month of February, 2018. Stayed for three days in Dwarka and during those period we visited Dwarkadish temple, Beyt Dwarka, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple and Rukshamanee temple. We were in a package tour and we met an excellent group of 28 persons so we enjoyed wonderfully.

Recommended Duration in Dwarka

Number of days to spend in Dwarka as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

16.7%

3 days

83.3%

Dwarka Overview

History of Dwarka

Dwarka is situated in the westernmost 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.

People and Culture of Dwarka

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.

Photos of Dwarka

Nageshwara Jyotirlinga Temple, Dwarka

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Abhishek Singh

Nageshwara Jyotirlinga Temple, Dwarka
Beyt Dwarka, Dwarka

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Abhinav Kumar

Rukmini Temple

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