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Dwarka

, Gujarat

(Dwarka is also known as Dwarawati; also spelled as Dvarka / Dwaraka / Dvaraka)
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State: Gujarat
District: Jamnagar
Famous for/as: Pilgrim, Jyotirlinga
Languages: Gujarati, Hindi
Best Season: Oct - June
Weather: Summer 23 to 42°C, Winter 9 to 34°C
Altitude: 0 m
Pincode: 361335
STD code: 02892
If finest temples and impressive customs inspire you, then Dwarka in the State of Gujarat would be an apt location for you. Myths that suffuse the whole vibes of Dwarka portray the magical glory of an ethnic city.

A great devout centre with much mythological relevance, Dwarka is the epitome of spiritual enlightenment. To the devotee, Dwarka is synonymous with lord Krishna and this sleepy locale has gained high accolades as the gateway to the much cherished salvation. As per the Holy Scriptures, Dwarka is one of the holy spots that bestow deliverance since it was here that lord Krishna had established his earthly kingdom.

A bevy of lovely temples that display flamboyant structural designs and marvelous architecture are the signature destinations in Dwarka. These lovely shrines reveal the city’s feted association with lord Krishna and indeed a visit to these holy spots would be an invigorating experience to all. Legend has it that after the death of Krishna, Dwarka city submerged in the water, devastating the entire Yadava clan. Recent excavations have proved the existence of well-planned cities on the shores of the river Gomati, which testifies this legendary belief.

Apart from the tranquil ambiance of the holy shrines, Dwarka offers some of the appealing beaches, where the glittering waters and the warm weather tempts the beholder with its inherent charm.

Shopping is an inevitable pastime in this historic city. A variety of shops that supplies excellent Gujarati artifacts on a comparatively good price would be the sweet remainders of your trip.

Steeped in the richness of a mythological and legendary past, today’s Dwarka poses as a fast emerging city that expands it horizons in almost every field. In Dwarka, one can expect the freshness and serenity of a devout location and the sizzles of a typical Indian city. Dwarka would be a nice destination for the enthusiastic ones and those who treasures the magnificence of a holy place.
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India – Holidaying Within Limits

  by Afia Ahmad  on Mar 01, 2013
India is a myriad country and the people of the country completely believe in the saying – ‘Atithi Devo Bhava' – meaning Guest is God

Exploring the Holy City of Dwarka

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Dec 07, 2011
For pilgrims and the religiously inclined, there can be no place better than Dwarka, as the city is steeped in Hindu culture and mythology. Well known through history for the frequent floods that it experiences.

Dwaraka – The Gateway To Divinity

  by Akshay Balraj  on Apr 26, 2010
Dwaraka is a perfect place for your pilgrimage and it also offers various relaxation options. Don't forget to visit the holy Jyotirlinga Temple!

History


The history of Dwarka is a mystical story. The city is believed to have been the capital of Lord Krishna, who established his capital on the bank of River Gomti Creek after he fled from Mathura, during his 17th battle with king of Magadh Desh. The Lord was succeeded by his great grandson, Vajranabh, who is known to have built all the holy temples in the city. The city was then called as ‘Trilok Nath’. Many Hindus believe that the temples at Dwarkaraj were built in one night with the assistance of spiritual powers.

The original habitants of the area were Kabas and Modas. It is said that after the death of Lord Krishna, the ruling kings of Dwarka, the Yadavas indulged in a fight after being drunk, and the city then submerged into the sea.

The city came under the rule of Kalas in the 2nd century, followed by the rule of Syrian king Sukkur Belium and during this time the city had drowned. In the 13th century the Rathods took over who ruled here for a long time. Dwarka was then part of Okhamandal.

The city was declared as part of the Baroda district after India’s independence in 1947. In 1961, the state was Gujarat was formed and Dwarka was designated as one of its cities.

Historians believe that the city has been drowned, due to the destruction of the sea, and reconstructed seven times.

Travel within city


Dwarka is a popular tourist destination in the Indian state of Gujarat, and the city is mainly popular for its historical significance. Tourists can thus learn all about this kingdom of Lord Krishna’s during their trip to Dwarka and history buffs can have a good time too. Traveling around the city of Dwarka is quite easy, and the city has a good network of government buses running through all corners.

Bus


Buses are one of the major options, and an easy way to get around Dwarka. Buses in Dwarka are somewhat maintained, but the fares are extremely cheap. Bus fares will range around Rs 3 to 5. Getting through the city through buses is easy, as the locals in Dwarka are very helpful.

Auto Rickshaw


You can also opt for auto rickshaws in order to travel around the city of Dwarka. Auto rickshaws in Dwarka do not run on meter and fixing up a prior rate is better. You will be normally spending around Rs 10 to 12 per kilometer. Auto rickshaws can be a good mode of travel through Dwarka when you are in a hurry to reach your destination or during night time. There are no night fares.

Cycle Rickshaw


Cycle rickshaws are a good mode of travel that you can take up to travel to easier reaches in the city for fares of Rs 5.

Hotels


You can find 10 hotels in Dwarka under following categories:
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