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Dwarka

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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Best time: Jul-Mar (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Porbandar (Check Flights)

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"The home of Lord Krishna"

Dwarka Tourism

Famous for having one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, Dwarka is best known as the home of Lord Krishna and will enchant you with the holiness that the air here carries. Located on the western tip of the Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat, Dwarka is popularly known as the "home of Lord Krishna". The name Dwarka literally translates to dwar meaning 'door' and ka meaning 'moksha' meaning the ‘door to salvation. And so the aura of the religious town reverberates with spiritual holiness and chants of the devotees seeking moksha. Dwarka boasts of being the only city that is a part of both Char Dham (four principal holy places) and also Sapta Puris (seven holy cities) mentioned in the Hindu religion. For this reason, it enjoys a remarkable religious significance and attracts thousands of pilgrims all year round. In addition to this, the town is replete with grandeur temples, marvellous architecture and places of cultural significance. The beachside and the seashores are an added tourist attraction.

Dwar, meaning door in Sanskrit, is believed to be the gateway to heaven. Legend has it that the city was once engulfed by the sea and recent excavations reveal that a city did exist here. Dwarka can offer you the most spiritual and holy bit of Gujarat. The temples here have a culture and significance as rich as the legends, mythology and beliefs that surround them. They are also marvels and gems of architecture as they are of Hindu mythology. Your serene experience from the temples and the spiritual spirit of the town will only be complimented be the beaches that city has to offer.

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Top Hotels in Dwarka

  • 1 BR Guest house in Swaminarayan Temple, Dwarka (A11C), by GuestHouser

    INR 1,863 /night onwards

  • VITS Devbhumi Hotel

    INR 2,411 /night onwards

  • Cygnett Inn

    INR 1,900 /night onwards


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Being one of the places for the sacred Char Dham Yatra, Dwarka is an important pilgrimage spot which holds a great value in the Indian mythology. Dotted with a number of temples, there is no dearth of history, architecture, and culture in this holy town. People from all parts of the country come here to seek blessings from the temples of Dwarka. Dwarkadhish temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna is an architectural marvel and the most famous temple of the town. Apart from this, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple, Rukmani temple, Gomti Ghat and Somnath temple are the other sacred spots of Dwarka.

There aren't many lavish restaurants in Dwarka. However, the ones that it houses serve delicious Gujarati, North-Indian and Chinese food. 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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Day 1- Check-in at the hotel. Visit the famous Dwarkadhish temple, the 2500 years old temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Visit the Rukmani temple dedicated to Krishna's beloved. Then head to Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple, the majestic temple famous for its religious importance and as well as for its architecture and history. In the evening, head to Dwarka beach.
Day 2- Visit the Gomti Ghat, then head to Beyt Dwarka located 30 km from the city, an island famous for its beaches, coral reefs and temples. Back to Dwarka and head to Dwarka Lighthouse to enjoy the sunset.

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Dwarka Reviews

2 months ago by Hemant Sisodiya

This is best place... I love this place... Find your self and never forget to taste the lassi of dwarka

7 months ago by Ayush Baheti

- Dwarka is a religious place. Though there is no written or official rule, it is advisable to be properly dressed. Avoid shorts, dresses and sleeveless clothes.

7 months ago by Pranjali Kureel

Being a non-religious person, I was initially reluctant to visit Dwarka when my parents asked me to. However, contrary to what I had expected, this city turned out to be way more than a mere pilgrimage site. The Dwarkadhish temple’s intricate architecture, a very interesting history, and even its religious significance make it a must visit attraction, just beware of the money-making pandits. Dwarka is a lovely place for peace seekers. Dwarka beach is one of the most underrated beaches of India, maybe that’s what makes it so good. Apart from that, watching the sun slowly dive into the sea from the sunset point, while eating chana jor garam amid sea breeze is an experience not to miss!



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  What's Great?

Well-connected city by all means of transport.

  What's not so Great?

The temples becomes over-crowded during the season.

For Whom

For pilgrims and religious temple. Also, perfect for Hindu Devotees on their sacred Char Dham Yatra

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How to Reach Dwarka

The nearest airport is Jamnagar, about 137 km away from Dwarka City. Dwarka has its own railway station, trains connecting Dwarka to all major cities (Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Mumbai, ... (Read More)

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