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Nathdwara Tourism

Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, the charming town of Nathdwara is literally translates to "The Gateway of the Lord'. It is situated in the heart of Rajasthan, on the banks of river Banas and is a pristine picturesque location. It is also a sacred Hindu site and is flocked by thousands of tourists every year. Nathdwara is also famous for "Pichwai Paintings" which are traditional Rajasthani style paintings and terracotta work. It is considered the hub of traditional handicrafts, arts and artefacts.

This town also owes its name to this famous temple given the fact that Nathdwara literally translates to 'Gateway to Shrinathji'. This place is also considered to be a foodie's paradise with a lot of options available for the tourists. All in all, Nathdwara is a wealthy town in terms of its architecture and religious significance.

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Lord Krishna's Abode

Nestled beautifully amongst the Aravallis, Nathdwara is situated on the banks of the River Banas. The name "Nathdwara" can be attributed to the "Entrance of the Lord". This mesmerising town is surrounded by a wide range of ancient temples, truly looking like the threshold of Lord's abode.

History of Nathdwara

The history of Nathdwara can be traced back to 1665. Back in those times the idol of Shrinathji- which is a 14th century, 7 years old infant’ incarnation of Lord Krishna, was originally seated in Vrindavan, Mathura. When Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb began philandering the city, the community heads decided that it was time to move the idol to a safer place to escape the wrath and destruction of the king. The idol stayed in Agra for around 6 months before it started travelling again. While travelling through Nathdwara, it is believed, that the bullock carts carrying Lord Krishna’s idol halted and refused to move any further. The priest saw this as a sign of Lord Krishna’s will to stay there. Hence, a temple was built there and gradually a township developed around the area, which later came to be known as Nathdwara- “Gateway to Lord’s Abode”.

Restaurants and Local Food in Nathdwara

Nathdwara is a foodie's paradise. Funnily, eating is a hobby of this town. Roadside food stalls famous for their yummy, scrumptious and delicious on-the-street food are flooded with people in between darshan timings. Be it vegetarian or non vegetarian, everyone's hunger needs are looked after here. The thandai and the khaman are the specialties here.
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Suggested Itinerary for Nathdwara

Arrive in the city and start off by visiting the centre attraction- the temple of Shrinathji. Once you have paid homage to the sacred site, you can proceed to Rakht Talai- where the famous battle of Haldighati was fought. You can also find a museum just next to it, which houses the statues of famous warriors. In the evening you can visit the Dwarkadheesh temple, which is the most important temple of the Vaishnavas.

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What is famous about Nathdwara?

Picturesque scenery. Great place for Pilgrimage.

What is not so good about Nathdwara?

Has extreme weather with hot summers and cold winters. Not much to explore apart from the temples.

Who should visit Nathdwara?

Nathdwara is a great place for pilgrims and devotees of Lord Krishna.

What is the best time to visit Nathdwara?

The winter season from September to February is the best time to visit Nathdwara. The weather during this time of the year is delightful and perfect to roam and explore the wonderful city freely. The climate during the rest of the year are at extremes. Summers are unbearably hot with temperatures reaching up to 42 degrees Celcius. The winters are relatively cooler with the days having an average temperature of 26 degrees Celcius, while the nights are as cool as 9 degrees Celcius. The best time to visit this place would be from September to February.
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What is the local food in Nathdwara?

Nathdwara is a foodie's paradise. Funnily, eating is a hobby of this town. Roadside food stalls famous for their yummy, scrumptious and delicious on-the-street food are flooded with people in between darshan timings. Be it vegetarian or non vegetarian, everyone's hunger needs are looked after here. The thandai and the khaman are the specialties here.
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What is the best way to reach Nathdwara?

You can travel to Nathdwara by air, rail, or road. The nearest airport is located in Udaipur from where taxis and bus services are easily available to reach Nathdwara. Buses are also regularly available from different parts of Gujarat and are the most convenient way of reaching Nathdwara.
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How much does a package cost for Nathdwara?

The packages for Nathdwara start at INR 10000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the things to do in Nathdwara?

The top things to do in Nathdwara are Charbhuja, Shrinathji Temple, Shopping in Nathdwara, The Eklingji temple, The Dwarkadheesh Temple, Annakutta. You can see all the places to visit in Nathdwara here

What are the places near Nathdwara?

The top places near to Nathdwara are Udaipur which is 41 km from Nathdwara, Kumbhalgarh which is located 34 km from Nathdwara, Rajsamand which is located 16 km from Nathdwara, Jaipur which is located 295 km from Nathdwara, Ranakpur which is located 40 km from Nathdwara

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Q. How to reach From Delhi?

Dushyant Lawaniya 10 months ago
You can take train such as Chetak express and Mewar superfast express from Nizamuddin railway station to Mavli Junction. From Mavli Junction a train goes to Nathdwara at 7am morning. Also, you can also take bus from Mavli Junction to Nathdwara.

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Rohit Shroff Shroff 2 years ago
- There is a scam going on where some people approach you promising VIP darshan for a small fee. Do not fall into it. There would be more than 2000 people even in VIP darshan and it is just a way to extort money.
- Photography is strictly prohibited in the main Shrinathji temple premises.
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