Things to Do in Dwarka

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Located on the western tip of the Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat, Dwarka is believed to be the capital city of Lord Krishna's kingdom. Known as Devbhoomi Dwarka, Dwarka boasts of being the only city (Read More) that is a part of both Char Dham (four principal holy places) and also Sapta Puris (seven sacred cities) mentioned in the Hindu religion.

Here is the list of 14 Things to Do in Dwarka

1. Dwarkadhish Temple

Dwarkadhish Temple
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Dwarkadhish Temple also known as the Jagat Mandir, is a Chalukya styled architecture, dedicated to Lord Krishna. The town of Dwarka has its history dated back to the Kingdom of Dwaraka in Mahabharata. The five storied main shrine is grand and marvelous in itself constructed of limestone and sand.

2. Walk on Sudama Setu

Walk on Sudama Setu

Sudama Setu Bridge is a stunning suspension bridge built for pedestrians to cross River Gomti. The bridge was named after Sudhama, Lord Krishna's childhood friend. It was inaugurated by Anandiben Patel, the CM of Gujarat in 2016.

3. Rukmini Devi Temple

Rukmini Devi Temple
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An ancient tale of separation, the Rukhmini Devi Temple is located about 1.5 km from the Dwarka city centre. This 12th-century remnant carries out some evident architectural marvels of the time through its mural carvings and other structures.

4. Aarti at Gomti Ghat

Aarti at Gomti Ghat
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A significant tributary of the river Ganges, the Gomti River is the most revered waterbody in the Hindu faith. The mouth of the Gomti river sites the Gomti Ghat, which requires about 56 stairs to reach from the Dwarkadhish Temple.

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5. Spot a Dolphin at Bet Dwarka

Spot a Dolphin at Bet Dwarka
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Situated around 30 km from the main town of Dwarka, Beyt Island is a small island which was the main port in the region before the development of Okha. Located at the mouth of the Gulf of Kutch, the island is enclosed by a few temples, white sand beaches and coral reefs, which is the prime reason for the tourist activity in the region.

6. Beautiful Sunset at Dwarka Beach

Beautiful Sunset at Dwarka Beach
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Located along the Arabian Sea coast, the Dwarka Beach is a refreshing day out in the coastal holy site of Dwarka. Alongside beautiful lines of coral reefs, the Dwarka beach also sites some antique temples from 1100 to the 1200s. Besides a line of food stalls, there are some colourful shells and beads stalls too.

7. Camel Ride at Gomti River

Camel Ride at Gomti River

The Gomti River is considered a holy waterbody for the Hindu religion. The river is famous for a scared ghat for a holy dip and aarti. Being close to the famous Dwarkadhish Temple and Sudama Setu, it attracts thousands of visitors. Along with ferry and boat rides at the Gomti river, camel ride is a favourite activity among the tourists.

8. Stunning Views at Dwarka Lighthouse

Stunning Views at Dwarka Lighthouse
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Situated about 2 km from the Dwarka city centre, the Dwarka Lighthouse is a 43-metered tower. The Dwarka Lighthouse is not only a great sunset viewpoint, but the structure itself adorns an impressive architectural style.

9. Pray at Nageshwar Jyotirlinga

Pray at Nageshwar Jyotirlinga
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Nageshwar Temple situated in Dwarka is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. It is located on the route between Gomati Dwarka and the Bait Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. Also sometimes known as Nagnath Temple, the main deity here is Lord Shiva, also known as Nageshwar Mahadev.

10. Gopi Talav - Dancing Place of Gopis

Gopi Talav - Dancing Place of Gopis
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A legendary lake in Gujarat, Gopi Talav is located in Dwarka. Legend has it that this lake used to be the childhood memory of Lord Krishna where he used to perform the dance of "raas' for his female admirers, also known as Gopis.

11. Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Mandir, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is an ancient temple, some 5000 years old, which was built around a self-manifested Shivaling found in the Arabian Sea.

12. Go on a Religious Pilgrimage

Go on a Religious Pilgrimage

Located on the western tip of the Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat, Dwarka is an ancient city of India. Known as Devbhoomi Dwarka, Dwarka boasts of being the only city that is a part of both Char Dham (four principal holy places) and also Sapta Puris (seven sacred cities) mentioned in the Hindu religion.

13. Indulge in Activites at Dunny Point

Indulge in Activites at Dunny Point

Located at Dwarka Beyt, Dunny Point is a mesmerising island-like spot and a great place for water-based activities and bird watching. This uninhibited point is an eco-tourism site also offers an impressive marine camping and safari option along its coral-embedded water site.

14. Try the Famous Gujarati Thali

Try the Famous Gujarati Thali

An elaborate Gujarati thali is a must, while here. Roti, Dal or Kadhi, Rice and Vegetable Curries make up this mouth-watering platter. You can also try out the famous Khichdi . Other than these, do try out the popular Gujarati snacks such as Khamman Dhokla, Khandvi, Thepala, Khakhra, Hahdwoh as well as the widespread and refreshing Lassi, Buttermilk and Chaas.

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