Dwarka Tourism

The sacred home of Lord Krishna, Dwarka is known for housing one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Dwarka has unmatched spirituality in the air as here rest some of the most popular tales about Lord Krishna, a Hindu deity. Pilgrims visit here to attain moksha. Here you will find some of the most popular temples flaunting wonderful architecture and great spiritual vibes. Dwarka’s beaches are also beautiful and attract numerous travellers seeking some moments of peace.

Here are the top places to visit in Dwarka:

Dwarkadhish Temple
This is perhaps the most popular temple of Dwarka. Its history goes back to over 2500 years and remains a must visit in Dwarka. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the temple has a beautiful Chalukya style of architecture. Pilgrims visiting here worship a black idol of Lord Krishna which is believed to have thriving divine powers.

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. There are numerous myths associated with the origin of the temple. It houses a beautiful 25m tall statue of Lord in a sitting position. Thousands of pilgrims visit here all year long to worship the deity. It is believed that Lord Krishna used to perform Rudrabhisheka here. There is also a large garden along with a pond here.  

Dwarka Beach
For beach lovers, Dwarka Beach remains a must visit place. Cladding the Arabian Sea coast, this beach brings travellers and locals alike. This is a great place to spot dancing dolphins apart from a variety of water birds. The beach is nestling with some temples as well. It remains a popular picnic spot.

Beyt Island
Around 30 km away from the main town of Dwarka, this island is a beautiful escape away from the crowds. White sands of this beach look picture perfect and it is a great place to enjoy colourful coral reefs. Travellers visit here to enjoy its marine life, indulge in sea excursions, camping and picnics.

Gomti Ghat
This revered holy site holds great religious significance. The Gomti River is flowing through Dwarka and this ghat is the place where the holy river fuses into the sea. Pilgrims visit here to take a dip into the water of Ganga to wash away their sins. The ghat is nestling with many temples dedicated to various Hindu gods and goddesses.

Rukmani Temple
Rukmani Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Krishna’s beloved consort, Rukmani Devi. The temple belongs to the 12th century and remains a real architectural masterpiece.  Base of the temple is adorned with human figures and elephants whereas the inner sanctum features the image of Rukmini.       

How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport to Dwarka is Jamnagar airport around 127 km away from the city.
By Rail: Dwarka has its own rail head having connections with rest of the country.
By Road: Dwarka is well-linked with all major cities.

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