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Learn on the compact journey to Dwarka to why its literal meaning is the gateway to heaven. This religious city in the Saurashtra Peninsula of Gujarat will bowl you over mythological stories.
Take a look at our Dwarka Somnath tour package from Ahmedabad to manifest spirituality in one of the four Bada Char Dham destinations of India. Apart from the spiritual encounters, go for underwater scuba diving a hundred feet beneath the sea to discover the King of Dwarka’s Swarna-Nagri, which was swallowed by the sea centuries ago!
Visit the crown jewel of Dwarka tourism, Dwarkadhish Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Krishna, the king of Dwarka. According to historians, spend an evening at the Gopi Talav where the tales of Krishna’s Raas Leela with Gopikas were performed. Hunt, the bundle of methodical stories related to Lord Krishna’s adulthood on a spiritual voyage in the sacred town of Dwarka. Start your morning with ‘Jai Kanhaiya Laal Ki’ chants, followed by a plunge in the Gomti River to manifest the spiritual high.
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Best Time to Visit Dwarka
The best time to visit Dwarka is anytime. Every season, be it summer, monsoon, or winter is special. Eventful celebrations in Dwarka are carried out in August during Janmashtami. While the zest of Holi and Rukmini Vivah is another good time to go to Dwarka. Furthermore, the hundreds of pilgrims get drawn to Dwarka in winters from November to February when the outdoor sightseeing of temples and beaches could be combined with some local shopping hopping venture. Did we mention Ram Navmi, Basant Panchmi in April also bill themselves as an excellent time to visit Dwarka?
However, keep in mind before planning that if you don’t want to indulge in festive activities at Dwarka, it would be very best for you to skip a trip to Dwarka in summer from March to June. This is because the temperature literally shoots up to 40°C (approx.) with humidity in the air.
On a brighter note, the advent of July brings relief to the oppressive summer heat, but the sea is not calm during monsoon in Dwarka. Thus, no watersports were suggested at the beaches of Dwarka during that time.
Important Events and Famous Festivals of Dwarka
There is no doubt that Janamashtmi and Dahi Handi are the highlight of traveling to Dwarka in Gujarat. But that is not the only famous festival of Dwarka. For instance, Deepotsav, Dhanteras, Dhuleti aka Holi, Rath Yatra, Navratri are a few of the other significant festivals celebrated with full pomp and shown by like-minded locals and tourists.
Navratri in September/October is celebrated for 9 days across various temples of Dwarka; various devotees seek blessings from Goddess Durga. On the other hand, Dhuleti, aka Holi, Janmashtami, and Makhan Handi Festival, is best observed at the native place of Lord Krishna, Dwarkadhish Temple.
Shopping in Dwarka
Some activities to do in Dwarka are satisfying and pocket-friendly, and so is shopping in Dwarka. This city, located on the mouth of the Gulf of Kutch and Saurashtra Peninsula, has vibrant bazaars alongside swanky malls. Alongside the temples, local bazaars are dotted, which sell Patola Silk Sarees, folk art of Bandhani on the fabrics. Apart from the spiritual facet, Dwarka in Gujarat is one of the best places for shopping the traditional Ghagra Cholis from the Saurashtra, Kutch, Rajkot, and Ahmedabad regions.
Furthermore, as the city is sacred for Hindus, don’t forget to shop for some idols and photos of Lord Krishna to positively bless your home. The best places for shopping in Dwarka include Bathan Chowk, Shri Ram Bazar, and Ananya Mata Chowk.
Famous Cuisines of Dwarka
Tourists won’t find hardly any difference between the cuisine of Dwarka and the other Gujarat regions. Most importantly, you will not find any non-veg food items flanked by the vicinity of the temples in Dwarka.
Expect to tantalize your taste buds with mishti dahi, savor traditional Lassi, or nosh on Gujarati Thali prepared with native seasonings like turmeric, pounded red chilies. Don’t forget to sample the staple food of Gujarat in Dwarka like Muthia, Thepla, Fafda Jelbi, Khaman Dhokla, Khakhra, and Khandvi.
Nightlife in Dwarka
Honestly, Dwarka is a famous sacred destination and has a striking resemblance with the Chota Char Dham because it is part of the Bada Char Dham Yatra. Don’t expect an electrifying nightlife scene in Dwarka as in other metro towns. Most of the attractions here are temples, and the surrounding vicinity doesn't have swanky nightclubs and pubs. Instead, choose to spend your stroll at the prominent ghats of Dwaraka in search of a nightlife experience.
Best Places to Visit in Dwarka
There is not a big chain of swanky hotels in Dwarka, but for sure, tourists won’t have trouble staying in a luxury property flanked by the private garden space and lush greenery. Moreover, the concept of Dharamshala and hotels are very popular in the sacred city of Dwarka. So expect the same level of accommodation options in Dwarka as in any other pilgrimage town of India.
How to Reach Dwarka
Dwarka, enjoys the benefit of excellent railway connectivity from the major towns like Goa, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, etc. As a result, the Western Railway Division of Indian Railways has a handful of superfast trains and normal trains operating at Dwarka Railway Station. On the other hand, there is no airport in the town. But you can arrive at Jamnagar Airport, 127 kilometers/2.5 hours (approx.) from the Dwarka City Center. International flights arrive at Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara airport.
Alternatively, one can get to Dwarka by road from the nearby towns like Jamnagar, Porbandar, Ahmedabad, Kutch, Vadodara. But if you are somehow coming from different geographical locations like North East India and South India, make sure you don’t take road trips because they are tiring. Instead, arrive at any of the junctions or airports at Gujarat and then meander on the road trip within Gujarat.