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June 28, 2013
Location of Dwarka
Located in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat, Dwarka is the legendary city and the abode of Lord Krishna. It was once referred as the Golden City. The city of Dwarka lies in the west- ernmost part of Gujarat located on the tip of the Saurashtra peninsula on the Arabian Sea.
Tourist Attractions in Dwarka
Dwarka is an important Hindu pilgrimage city. Being one of the four major pilgrim places for Hindus, the city is a part of the "Char Dham" Yatra. The city of Dwarka is mostly famous for its temples, as the place is of mythological significance. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Dwarka are:
Somnath Temple
Dwarka Lighthouse
Dwarkadish Temple
Nageshwara Jyotirlinga Temple
Hotels and Accommodation
Dwarka being a historical religious city is open to tourists throughout the year. Being an important religious center, accommodations in Dwarka are likely to get pre-booked during festive seasons. Fares may also hike during this time. There are all kinds of hotels for every pocket.
How to Reach Dwarka
Dwarka is located at a distance of around 438 km from Ahmedabad, the largest city in Gujarat. It is located on the main highways from Jamnagar at a distance of around 133 km. These two cities are well connected to Dwarka city with all means of transportation.
Dwarka has its own Railway station. The railway station is well-connected with Jamnagar, Mumbai and other major cities of India. Express trains connect daily from Ahmedabad to Dwarka.
Dwarka is well linked by State highways to other cities and states in India. The State Transport connects Dwarka with major cities and towns of Gujarat as well as other states. Private buses and taxis are also available from neighbouring cities to Dwarka.
The nearest airport to Dwarka is in Jamnagar about 127 km away. The Mumbai International Airport connects almost all the flights from India to Jamnagar. From the airport one can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Dwarka.
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