Dwarka

Dwarka is a great pilgrim center with much religious significance and the spirit of devout enlightenment. This beautiful city is situated in Jamnagar district in the state of Gujarat. To the devotees, Dwarka is identical with Lord Krishna and this city has gained high honor as the access point to the much-esteemed salvation. As per the Holy Scriptures, the city is one of the holiest places that bestow liberation.

Dwarka is the city where lord Krishna had set up his earthly empire. The tourist spots in Dwarka include a throng of striking shrines that showcases colorful structural designs and impressive architecture. These attractive temples demonstrate the city’s association with lord Krishna and indeed a visit to these sacred spots would be a stimulating experience to all. Apart from the tranquil environment of the holy temples, Dwarka bids few of the exotic beaches, where the luminous water and the warm climate attract the beholder with its inherent allure. Pilgrims and tourists coming from different parts of the world come here to know more about the mythological facts and to enjoy their time at mesmerizing beaches.

Weather

Summer in Dwarka starts from March and lasts till June. The season is very warm with a temperate climate. The temperature ranges between 23°C and 42°C in the region. The period is perfect for sightseeing, temple visiting and exploring the nearby places.

Monsoon in the region prevails from June to September. It is accompanied with medium shower and hence the climate becomes very humid. The days are amusing and the nights are quite cold.

From November to February exists the winter season. The maximum temperature reaches up to 34°C and the minimum temperature recorded in the season is 9°C. The climate is usually cool with a pleasant ambiance. It is considered as the best season to visit Dwarka for sightseeing.

How to Reach

Jamnagar airport is the nearest domestic airport, which links Dwarka with all the main cities of the country. It is situated at a distance of 137 km from this holy city.

Dwarka rail station, on the Ahmedabad-Okha broad-gauge rail route, has links to major places of Gujarat as well as the rest of the country. The rail station at Dwarka is about 137 km away from Jamnagar. Rajkot and Ahmedabad are 217 km and 378 km respectively from Jamnagar.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Dwarkadeesh Temple: Dwarkadeesh Temple is believed to be built around 2500 years ago by Vajranabh, the great grandson of Lord Krishna. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and therefore the complex remains pre- occupied by his devotees all year round. The glorious structure of the temple seems to rise from blue waters of Arabian Sea. The aura of devotion, spirituality, belief and architectural brilliance spread wings in the surrounding areas. A flight of nearly 56 steps leads to this 100-foot-high structure and offer the most captivating views of Gomti River. While immaculate artwork and extraordinary design adorns the exterior of the temple, its interior promotes architectural simplicity. Detailed ornamentation around the main shrine of the idol Dwarkadeesh is truly surreal and beautiful.

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple: Located in the suburbs of Dwarka, Nageshwar Temple or Nagnath Temple is one of the well-known Shiva shrines in the country. This temple symbolizes the confiscation of evil forces from earth. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. The Shivalinga of the temple is placed facing the south direction and the gopuram is placed on the eastern side. The huge idol of Lord Shiva allures the devotees with its charm. During Shivaratri, the temple gathers a huge crowd of devotees which almost changes the whole atmosphere into a place of festivities. Counted among major Dwarka attractions, the temple is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

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