The mythical city of Dwarka in Gujarat is a delight for any traveler. Lord Krishna’s adobe, the capital city is a haven for pilgrims, but equally fascinating for storytellers and adventurers alike. Some of the best places to visit in Dwarka are an intriguing mix of experiences: roads that lead to Krishna, ancient islands once home to lost cities, rock-strewn paths winding their way to captivating beaches, narrow lanes crisscrossing colorful markets, sacred lakes, and the stunning Gujarat coastline, among many others.
Dwarka, set along the banks of the Gomti river, is one of the four sacred cities or ‘Char Dham’ in Hindu mythology. Ancient Hindu texts speak of Dwarka as the epicenter of a fierce battle between Krishna and the evil king, Salva. A battle so devastating that it resulted in the complete annihilation of the city, most of which was claimed by the sea. Fascinating remnants of this ancient city were discovered underwater by marine archaeological expeditions. What used to be myth suddenly transformed into reality – further adding to Dwarka’s mystique and appeal.
A kaleidoscope of experiences awaits you in this vibrant and holy city! Whether you’re a devoted pilgrim, archaeology enthusiast, nature lover, adrenaline junkie, or story-seeker, here are some of the best places to visit in Dwarka Gujarat:
The Dwarkadhish Temple
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Samudra Narayan Mandir
Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple