Dwarka : Lord Krishna’s Holy City
Dwarka holds a special significance in the hearts of the Hindus. It is one of the most important religious sites for their religion. However, the splendor of nature has also found a way to express itself here. Dwarka is the very spirit of religious enlightenment. In fact, it has become synonymous with Lord Krishna himself. According to the holy scriptures of Hinduism, the city is a place of devotional liberation and salvation. It was here in Dwarka that Lord Krishna decided to build the capital of his empire. As such, it holds immense religious value. There are an incredible number of shrines here demonstrating the fervor of the religious spirit through their architecture. The colorful designs and impressive structure adds to the profound religiosity that hangs in the air. According to the Hindu legends, the city was drowned by the sea on the death of Lord Krishna. However, religion is not the only offering by Dwarka. Here, you can enjoy the peace that rests on the exotic beaches. The cool water of the sea has an allure that is hard to miss. You can enjoy a religious sojourn at the many temples or you can rest languidly on the spectacular beaches in Dwarka.
How to Get There
By Air :
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 145 km from this holy city.
By Rail :
Dwarka railway station in the Ahmedabad - Okha rail route is connected to other major railway stations. Tourists can take trains from Ahmedabad (Gorakhpur Exp), Delhi (Uttaranchal Exp), Mumbai (Saurashtra Mail), Kolkata (Okha Howrah Exp) and Bangalore (Vivek Express).
By Road :
An excellent State highway links Dwarka to other Indian states and cities. The State Transport Corporation connects Dwarka to all the major cities and towns of Gujarat and other states of the country as well.State transport buses and luxury coaches are available from different parts of Gujarat.
Nageshwara Jyotirlinga Temple