Dwarka | India
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Dwarka is a city and a municipality Gujarat in India.


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Most importantly -Dwarkadhish mandir located at the heart of this small city. There are a lot of places around Dwarka which can be covered in a Single Day. There are local taxies which are available which would help you to visit them. The major ones covered are: Nageshwar Temple - This is also one of the prominent Jyotirlingas and it is at around 8 km from Dwarka. Gopi Talav - This is the place where Lord Krishna used to play with his Gopikas. There is a small pond where it is said that Lord Krishna used to play with the Gopika Strees (Gopika Women). Bet Dwarka - This is supposed to be the place where Krishna lived. This is the place where Krishna used to reside and this is the place where Lord Krishna met his friend Sudama and blessed him, there is a Peetha(Seat) where Lord Krishna met Sudama. The temple also has the main Dwarkadish deity which was believed to have been made by Krishna's chief Queen Rukmini and in which Meera bai merged and disappeared from the material world. There are boats available from Okha Jetty from where people are ferried to the Island which is approximately 30 km from Dwarka. Hanuman Mandir - This is also in the Bet Dwarka where Hanuman fought with his son Makaradhwaja. To cover this place, it is advised to start as early as 7:00 in the morning as this is lonely place and a rickshaw has to be hired to visit this place. Rukmini Mandir - This temple is situated at 8 km from Dwarka. This is in the outskirts of the city and this is a lonely temple and there is an interesting story of Rukmini being cursed by sage Durvasa because of which the temple is situated outside the city and its because of this curse only that the water in Dwarka city is salty. The Light House - Light House is famous place at sea-coast of Dwarka. One can enjoy complete silence sitting at the sea coast. Behind the Light House, there is a huge cave below the coast naturally created by striking of sea water. One can watch fishermen catching fishes in the midst of Ocean in complete silence. There is also a small Ganesh temple behind the Light House. All these places are at an approximate radius of 80 km from Dwarka and the taxies normally charge ₹600 (per half day) for this. This cost does not cover the boat charges as well as other entry taxes applicable and the visit to Hanuman Temple at Bet Dwarka. There are few other temples like Gayatri Shakti Peeth, ISKCON, Geeta mandir, Siddeshwar Mahadev, Bhadrakali temple, Bhadkeshwar temple. One can hire a auto for ₹20-₹30 per seat to see these places which are within 2-3 km radius. Bhadkeshwar temple is a "must see" as this place is almost surrounded by sea. Panchtirth is on the other side of Gomti river. There are 5 small (2 feet X 3 feet) wells within 500 meters range. Water of each well has different taste. Water is not salty though there is sea surrounding this area. 22.2376368.967411 Dwarkadhish Temple, e-mail: dwarkadhishtemple@dwarkadhish.org. The over 2000 year-old, 5-storied Hindu temple is the main sight of the holy town. The temple is dedicated to the god Krishna, who is also believed to have been King of Dwarka for 100 years. (updated Jul 2018)