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Dwarka Tourist Guide

Dwarka is a city of Devbhoomi Dwarka, district in the state of Gujarat in the northwestern India. It is located on the western shore of the Okhamandal Peninsula on the right bank of the Gomti River. Dwarka is one of the foremost Chardhams, four sacred Hindu Pilgrimage sites and is one of the Sapta Puri, the seven most ancient religious cities of the country. Dwarka is often identified with the Dwarka Kingdom, the ancient kingdom of Krishna, and is believed to have been the first capital of Gujarat. As Dwarka is pilgrimage site it houses many temples such as Rukmini Devi Temple, Gomti Ghat, and Bet Dwarka.

Dwarka means getaway to heaven and this city is also mentioned in Mahabharat epic, as it is said that Krishna after defeating his uncle Kansa at Mathura settled here. It is also stated that Dwarka was established as the capital in Saurashtra by the Aryans during the Puranaic period. The Yadavas, who had migrated from Mathura, established their kingdom here when the city was known as "Kaushathali".
Dwarka is famous for Dwarkadhish temple dedicated to Krishna and was originally built around 2,500 years ago, but was destroyed by Mahmud Begada rulers and subsequently rebuilt in the 16th century.

Tourist Attractions in Dwarka

  • Dwarkadhish Temple