Dwarka, located in the south-western part of Jamnagar district, was capital of LordKrishna, Shree Dwarkadhish Temple (Jagad)meaning the Universal Temple. is the heart of the town, read more on Jagad Mandir Dwarkashish Temple
Dwarka is among India's most visited pilgrimage site, this place is visited by manyforeigners as Dwarka used to be capital of Lord Krishna, most famous Hindu God around the world. Dwarka or Dwarikaas many call, is very holy place, and is known for many devotional reasons. Dwarka is among the Sapta Puri or Seven Most Sacred Cities and Dwarkaactuly completes the formation of the Char Dham (Four Most Holy Places). Dwarka has credit of becomingone of the four most holy places in India, the other three Dham are Badrinath,Rameswaram and Puri
The Seven Sacred Cities of Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Banaras, Kanchi and Ujjain.
These seven cities are believed to be place where you can liberate from the cycleof life and death and you can achieve supreme nirvana of life called "Mokha"in hinduism, hence these seven cities are also called Mokshada or "Places for Liberation".
Read more about dwarkadhish temple and its history here
Demographic & Best Time to Travel
Dwarka town has population of around 40,000 , Most preferred language adound hereis Gujarati, as its a tourist place English speaking guides are also available.Best time to visit Dwarka is around October to March. Avoid religiousdays as there will be lot of traffic around the temple.
Place to Visit
Dwarkadhish Jagat Mandir
Gomti Ghat is place where gomti river get mrged in Arabian Sea, Gomti ghat is locatedjust near to Dwarkadhish Temple.
The Sharda Pith
This is one of the four Math, established by adi Jagat guru Shankaracharya, Evenafter the invasion of Muslims and British, all four holy math or shrine surviveto this date. Sharda Math also runs an educational society, an arts college anda Sanskrit Academy, which prepares scholars for doctorates in Sanskrit and Hinduism.
Dwarka Light House
DwarkaLighthouse is a must see place in Dwarka, This lighthouse was constructed as a partof a newly established port in the early 19th century at Rupen creek.
In early days a high post hosted flag used to hold the lighthouse but in 1866, Jamnagarprince built a square tower of stone at the present site. ä small Oil fuelled lampused to light the lighthouse.
Later in 1877, Governor of Bombay visited Dwarka and installed a PV equipment.
Lighthouse Dwarka, Gujarat, India has a Racon of Marconi origin on 11th May 1978.
Lighthouse in Dwarka is very popular tourist destination. It remains open to publicbetween the period of 16:30 and 18:00 hours. This is a must visit place as you cansee breathtaking panoramic sight of sun setting and the Dwarkadhish temple.
Bet Dwarka is also known as Bet Shankhoddar, Read more about Bet Dwarka on Okha Travel Guide.
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is among the famous 12 Jyotirlingas (columns of light) representing12 places of Lord Shiva. Read more on Nageshwar Jyotirlinga.
Dwarka Dial Code: 00 91 02892 -Desired Phone No
Janmashtami Or birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with much joy and color inthe month of August/September. This is biggest festival in Dwarka, and thousandsof people flock this place during this festival, it is advisable not to visit Dwarkaduring this season as there are around 1,00,000 to 5,00,000 strong visitors in thissmall town.
Where to Stay
There are many small and medium hotels in Dwarka, but we will advise you to putyour stay in Jamnagar (145KM from Dwarka). see List of Jamnagar Hotels for more details. Take a cab to Dwarka for a visit.Do check the Saurashtra Tour Plan.
How to reach
- Rail - Dwarka has a railway station and this lies on the the Ahmedabad-Okha broad-gauge railway line. All train that passes through Okha comes to Dwarka. Dwarka is connected to all three Dham by rail network
- Road - Dwarka lies 145KM from Jamnagar and is connected to Jamnagar via a State Highway, A/C Sleeper and Luxury coaches are available from Dwarka to every major cities in Gujarat.
- Air - Jamnagar is the nearest airport which inturn is connected to Mumbai
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