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Dwarka Tourism And Travel Guide
20° C / 68.1° F
November to February
2 to 3 Days
Jamnagar Airport (131 kms)
Dwarka Railway Station
What comes first in your mind when you hear the word ‘Travel?'
Vacation? Food? Memories? Certainly, the word itself brings a smile and excitement on our faces, isn’t it? Traveling is definitely an ideal stress buster as it draws us out of our daily routine and gives us an opportunity to regroup, rejuvenate, and start life from a new phase. Dwarka is one such destination that not only has splendid tourism but an experience that’s worth remembering.
Dwarka, popularly known as the “Home of Lord Krishna” is a religious and mythological city. Being a part of Char Dham and Seven holy cities mentioned in the Hindu religion, thousands of devotees swamp the Holy City of Dwarka. Despite being so religious and spiritual, Dwarka attracts tourists with its picturesque beauty complemented with beaches and other scenic places. Here we present a travel guide that will help you plan a memorable trip to Dwarka.
How to Reach
The holy city of Dwarka is well connected by roads and railways from various cities in India. But it does not have its own dedicated Airport. Let’s discuss the available options.
Dwarka has decent connectivity through railway. There are direct trains available from Mumbai and Delhi. Major cities within Gujarat like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, and Surat also have direct connectivity through trains. So getting here by train is not a difficult task.
Dwarka serves great connectivity to several major cities of India and the State of Gujarat itself. Reaching Dwarka by bus is easy as there are various private bus services which run at regular Intervals. The state transport service of Gujarat provides buses to Dwarka and other nearby cities as well.
Dwarka does not have its own airport; the nearest airport to the city of Dwarka is Jamnagar Airport which is at a distance of 131 km. You can easily book a cab from the airport and reach Dwarka.
In the city of Dwarka, getting around locally is not difficult either. There are several local buses that you can use to travel within the city, but if you want it to be easier, you can hire an auto-rickshaw. For sightseeing in the neighboring region, getting a cab is the best option.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
Like any other city in India, Dwarka also has three major seasons: Summer, Monsoon, and Winter. Summers in Dwarka are terribly hot and therefore not the recommended time to visit. Winter is the best time to visit the holy city of Dwarka.
Summer (March – June):
All cities in Gujarat face severe climate in summers. The temperature is always on the high side and Dwarka, like any other city in Gujarat, has a difficult summer season where the max temperature reaches up to 42°C. Not a recommended time for a visit.
Monsoon (July – September):
Despite being situated along the Arabian Sea, Dwarka receives less rainfall as compared to the other coastal cities in India. The weather of Dwarka in monsoon is humid but as the monsoon progresses, the temperature drops and becomes quite pleasant for a visit.
Winter (November – February):
In Dwarka, the winters are known to be the best time for a visit due to the comfortable and pleasant atmosphere. The temperature drops down to a minimum of 9°C and the max temperature ranges between 20 to 25°C during this time.
Things to Do
Being one of the most devotional cities in India, Dwarka is a major tourist attraction visited by many Hindus and Jains throughout the year. Along with visiting the temples, there are other amazing things you can do to have a wonderful holiday in Dwarka. Here is a quick rundown of things that you can try.
The Dwarka lighthouse is one of the best scenic spots in Dwarka. As it provides a beautiful panoramic view from the top of the building, it is one of the foremost tourist attractions of Dwarka.
Relax at the Dwarka Beach:
Situated along the shore of the Arabian Sea, The Dwarka Beach is the best place if you want to get away from the hustle of city life. It is a spot where you can unwind yourself by the beautiful sight of the waves lapping the sand and the sun setting at its utmost splendor.
Gomti Sangam Ghat:
Gomati Sangam Ghat is a prime sacred place in Dwarka. You can reach the ghat from the Swarga Dwar of Dwarkadish Temple by climbing down 56 steps. There are many temples around the Gomati Ghat which include Shiva Temple and other reliquaries of Lord Krishna and his friend Sudama. To reach these temples, you can hire a boat. The view of the ghat from the boat is just mesmerizing.
Celebrating Janmashtami at Dwarka:
Devotees from all over India and other countries swamp the holy city of Dwarka during the grand celebration of the Janmashtami festival. The festival is full of spirituality and mysticism with the colors of Krishna.
No trip is complete without shopping. You can shop at the local bazaar as they have a huge variety of things to buy, replete with vividness. You can buy the accessories and other décor made of seashells and stones from the ancient temple premises. To make your trip memorable, you should not forget to buy the famous religious relics and traditional clothes from Dwarka.
Due to the influence of Hinduism, Dwarka chiefly flourishes with vegetarian delicacy. The Gujarati thalis are most popular among the people as the dishes are distinct in taste. During your visit, you cannot resist the authentic Gujarati cuisines. Sweets like Ghooghra, Shrikhand and Magaj are very famous in Dwarka. Being a religious city, in Dwarka, liquor is strictly prohibited. Excluding the Gujarati authentic food, majority of the restaurants here serve north-Indian and south-Indian Dishes.