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Though the Janmashtami festival is celebrated all over India to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna; in Gujarat, it acquires a uniqueness of its own. Especially in the ancient city of Dwarka, the festival is celebrated with great fervor which falls in the months of July/August.
Located at a distance of about 496.7 from Ahmedabad, it houses one of the most holy places of worship in India - the Dwarkadish temple. It is believed that Lord Krishna spent close to 100 years of his life in Dwarka. It is popularly known as city of gold and is believed to have submerged after the Lord left for his heavenly abode.
The excavated city of Dwarka is held in very high esteem by the Hindu community, which has kept the holiness of this place alive. During Janmashtami devotees throng the holy place and offer their prayers at the temples. Be a part of the Janmashtami celebrations at Dwarka this year, as the place is indeed a must visit for the devout.
It is a 12th century architectural masterpiece dedicated to Rukmini, the consort of Lord Krishna. Elaborate with intricately carved walls and festooned with beautiful paintings it is located outside the city.
The meeting point of river Gomati and the ocean is known as Gomati Ghat. It is believed that bathing at this place is the shortest way to attain Nirvana; hence it is highly revered among the believers. There are many small temples surrounding the Ghat.
The temple has a serene environment and is located on the route between Dwarka and the Beyt Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurastra in Gujarat. A large statue of Lord Shiva which is 45 Feet high is seen here.
Covering an area of 4kms Beyt Dwarka Beach is actually an island with people visiting from the seafront of Okha. We bet you would love the boat/ferry ride from Okha to the island. Diverse water birds and other marine organisms namely the dolphins, porpoise, sea turtles, octopus, starfish, and sea urchins are bound to lure you. If you are at the island at the right time you may also get a view of the colorful migratory birds. A hot spot for picnickers, the beach is also a favorite for those who come to visit Dwarka for religious purposes.
On the way to Beyt Dwarka you may also visit the pond where Lord Krishna met the Gopis. The clay found at Gopi Tallava is used by devotees of Lord Krishna to make tilaks on their body. It is located 20km north of Dwarka.
Besides the places mentioned above Bhadkeshwar Temple, Sunset Point, Shri Jagatguru Shankaracharya Math, Ved Havan, Light House, Shardapith Math Museum are other holy and tourist places of Dwarka where you should visit.
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Language: Gujarati, Hindi, English
Temperature: 20ºC - 33ºC (Summers) | 18ºC - 28ºC (Winters)
Best Season: October - March
List of budget hotels in Dwarka:
1. Hotel Darshan
2. Hotel Guruprerna
Opp. Bhadrakali Temple,
Dwarka - 361335, Gujarat
Phone: +91- 2892-234512
3. Hotel Dwarkesh
Opp. Swaminarayan Mandir
Dwarka - 361 335
List of Luxury hotels in Dwarka:
1. Hotel City Palace
Jawahar Road, Teen Batti Chowk,
Dwarka – 361335
Phone: + 91 - 2892 234312
Our road route to Dwarka from Ahmedabad: The distance from Ahmedabad to Dwarka is approximately 496.7kms and it would take about 9-10hrs to reach there.Start from Sabarmati, Ahmadabad — go 0.60 Km
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