Bet Dwarka

CategoryBeach

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressBet Dwarka, Dwarka, Gujarat, India

DistrictDwarka

About Bet Dwarka

Transportation

By road Dwarka is on the state highway from Jamnagar to Dwarka. Direct buses available from Jamnagar and Ahmedabad.

By rail Dwarka is a station on the Ahmedabad-Okha broad gauge railway line, with trains connecting it to Jamnagar (137 km), Rajkot (217 km) and Ahmedabad (471 km), and some trains that continue all the way down the coast through Vadodara, Surat, Mumbai, Goa, Karnataka, to the southern tip of India in Kerala.

By air Nearest airport is Jamnagar (137 km.)

History

Bet Dwarka, popularly known as the ‘kingdom of Lord Krishna’ is a small island situated some 30 miles away from Dwarka. It is a wonderful place for a trip with friends and family as well as for a pilgrimage. The ride to Bet Dwarka from Dwarka is fun-filled and full of excitement as one can reach the place either through motor boat or rowing boat. The journey by boat is enriching and filled with scenic beauty. take your camera along to catch a glimpse of rare and beautiful birds while sailing through the sea.

The main attraction at Bet Dwarka is the magnificent Dwarkadish Temple that stands tall, giving us the proof of the Vedic era when Krishna with his wife Rukamani spent endless hours of their togetherness in the premises of this temple. It is believed that Lord Krishna stayed at Bet Dwarka with his wife to save himself from scorching heat. The temple has a huge statue of the Lord platted in gold. The entire atmosphere is full of spirituality and piousness during the morning and the evening aarti (prayers). One can completely feel at peace with the serenity that surrounds the temple and its environment.

Bet Dwarka also has Jain temples where one can worship all the 24 Jain Tirthankars and the seat of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. It is said that Bet Dwarka is the holiest pilgrimage place for the Vaishnav’s in India. The place also houses Rukamani Temple which is also worth a visit. Tourist can take a holy plunge into the salty water of River Gomti and refresh themselves. The lane that takes tourists towards this temple is flooded by little stores selling shells, idols of Lord Krishna, local crafts and tempting coconut water.

Famous for

Beyt Dwarka, also known as Beyt Shankhodhar, is a small island and was the main port in the region before the development of Okha. It offers opportunities to spot dolphins, marine excursions, camping and picnicking. Most of the archaelogical ruins excavated here and religious manuscripts correspond with Beyt Dwarka as the original abode of Lord Krishna. In order to get there from Dwarka, one might need to first get to Okha port jetty (32 km), by either rail or road and then take a ferry or small boat (Rs.5/-), 5km away.

Best time to Visit

The place can be visited at any time of the day. One can leave early in the morning from Dwarka to reach Bet Dwarka and come back by the evening after a one day picnic.

Best time to Go

The best time to visit Bet Dwarka is from July to March when the weather and climate in Dwarka remains very pleasant.

Distance from Nearest Cities

Dwarka 26 km

Khambhalia 59 km

Jamnagar 90 km

Bhuj 106 km

Gandhidham 124 km

Kadhan 228 km

Diplo 231 km

Jati 231 km

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