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Dwarka is a municipality of Devbhoomi Dwarka district in the state of Gujarat in northwestern India. It is located on the western shore of the Okhamandal Peninsula on the right bank of the Gomti River. In 2011, it had a population of 38,873. 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 in 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.

TOURIST ATTRACTION

District comprises of 4 Talukas.

DWARKA

Dwarka is the legendary city, the residing place of Lord Krishna, on the shore of the Arabian Sea, the extreme west coast of Gujarat (Jamnagar district). The name Dwarka is derived from the Sanskrit word 'dvar' that means door or gate. Dwarka It is among the seven ancient cities of India, which is well known for the Dwarkadhish temple and as the place where Krishna ruled his kingdom. Therefore, it is one of the most momentous pilgrimage spot for the Hindus.

BACK IN TIME

The city's Dwarkadhish Temple dedicated to Krishna was originally built around 2,500 years ago, but was destroyed by Mahmud Begada rulers and subsequently rebuilt in the 16th century. The temple is also the location of Dwaraka maţha, also called Sharada Matha/Peeth and "western peeth", one of the four peeths (Sanskrit: "religious center") established by Adi Shankaracharya. As an important pilgrimage center for Hindus, Dwarka has several notable temples, including Rukmini Devi Temple, Gomti Ghat, and Bet Dwarka. There is also a lighthouse at the land end point of Dwarka.

Dwarka is believed to have been the first capital of Gujarat. The city's name literally means the "gateway to heaven" in Sanskrit, as Dwar means "gate" and ka references "Brahma". Dwarka has also been referred to throughout its history as "Mokshapuri", "Dwarkamati", and "Dwarkavati". It is mentioned in the ancient prehistoric epic period of the Mahabharata. According to legend, Krishna settled here after he defeated and killed his uncle Kansa at Mathura. This mythological account of Krishna's migration to Dwarka from Mathura is closely associated with the culture of Gujarat. Krishna is also said to have reclaimed 12 yojanas or 96 square kilometers (37 sq mi) of land from the sea to create Dwarka.

POINT OF INTEREST

Bet' Dwarka, Gita Mandir, Dwarkadheesh Temple, Dwarka Lighthouse.

BHANVAD

Bhanvad is a city and a municipality in Devbhoomi Dwarka district in the state of Gujarat, India.

Myth

There is an old temple of Bhannath Mahadev in Bhanvad. There is a small river called the Bhanvadi which flows near the town of Bhanvad. It joins the Vartu river about a mile further on near the shrine of the Indreshvar Mahadev.

HISTORY

Bhanvad is named after Jethwa ruler Rana Bhanji Jetva of Ghumli, who founded this place, when the Ghumli was sacked in 1313 AD. It was made a fortified town after the conquest of the country by the Jam of Nawanagar State.[1] Ghumli which was once the capital of Jethwa dynasty and at present is an archeological site of interest is located some 6 km from Bhanvad.

POINT OF INTEREST

Vartu Canal Lake, Kileshwar Shiv Temple .

OKHA MANDAL

Myth

Okha is a coastal town in Devbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat state in India. It has a sea port. Dwarka situated some 30 km south and Bet Dwarka island situated 3 km across a small creek from Okha port are a major Hindu pilgrimage sites due the temple dedicated to Krishna.

HISTORY

The town is mentioned in ancient Indian epic literature. It is associated with story of marriage of Aniruddha, the grandson of Krishna and Usha (called Okha in Gujarati), the daughter of Banasur. 18th century Gujarati Akhyana entitled Okhaharan by Premanand Bhatt recounts the same story.

Okha under Baroda state, Amreli division, 1909.

Okha, along with Dwarka and Bet Dwarka, was under Gaekwad of the Baroda State. During Indian rebellion of 1857, the Vaghers captured the region in 1858. Later by joint offensive of British, Gaekwad and other princely states troops ousted the rebels and recaptured the region in 1859.

Dwarka makes an excellent base for a holiday of sightseeing, pilgrimage, beach activities and even watching birds and marine life. From Dwarka, head for the beaches of Shivrajpur just 15 minutes north of the Rukmani temple. This long, pristine beach stretches near the shivrajpur village, between a lighthouse and a rocky shoreline. It is ideal for a long walk. Other must visit coastal sites near Dwarka are Okha Madhi for its fine snads and Poshitara for its coral reefs and marine life. The Charakhla salt pans near Mithapur attract thousands of flamingoes, hundreds of plicans, flocks of painted storks and a variety of other birds. From Okha, you can take the ferry to the island of Bet Dwarka which has temples, fine beaches and a profusion of marine life.

EXTRA

“Okha is a Historical Port".”

POINT OF INTEREST

Okha Museum

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Destinations in Dwarka

Travels in Dwarka

Dwarka Dish Travels
Address : C/O.Shyam Travels,11-12, Centre Point, Opp.Bansri Hotel, Jamnagar-381001 Phone No : 9879527240

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Shivam Tour&Travels
Address : Shop No.2, K.D.Gurudwara, Jamanagar-361001 Phone No : (0288)2552315, 982592922

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Manthan Travels
Address : Himmat-11, Patrakar Society, Opp.Taluka Panchayat, Jamnagar-361001 Phone No : (0288)2662711, 9825231373

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Tulshi Travels
Address : Sumer Club Road, Opp.Jolly Bunglow, Lakhota Complex, Jamnagar-361005 Phone No : (0288)2541054, 9825100811, 9825199733

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Akshar Travels
Address : 1, Golden Market, Sumer Club Road, Opp.Dr.Rathi Hospital, Jamnagar-361001 Phone No : (0288)2565666, 9998991899, 9998991699

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Abhay Travels
Address : C/O. Shivam Petroliyam, Saru Section Road, Jamnagar-361001 Phone No : 9825210131

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Jay Dwarka Dish Travels
Address : 9, Centre Point, Opp.Bansri Hotel, Gurudwara Char Rasta, Jamnagar-381001 Phone No : (0288)2551242, 9725024242, 9974811711

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Jay Satadhar Travels
Address : Gurudwara Hotel, Sumer Club Road, Opp.Dr.Dangarni Hospital, Jamnagar Phone No : (0288)2662425, 9824546928

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Vivek Travels
Address : 9, Centre Point, Gurudwara Cross Road, Opp:Bansi Hotel, Jamanagar Phone No : (0288)2675050, 9825219830, 9913811811

Jamnagar

Shyam Travels
Address : 11-12center Point, Opp.Bansi Hotel, Indira Marg, Gurudwara Char Rasta, Jamnagar-361001 Phone No : (0288)2677049, 9979890973, 9824517240

Jamnagar

Shree Bhagavati Travels
Address : Nr. Home Guard Office, Home Guard Chowk, Dwarka-361335 Phone No : (02892)234511, 9427226021

Dwarka

Samay Travels
Address : Crecent Complex, Summer Club Road, Nr.Dr.Dangar Clinic, Jamnagar-361001 Phone No : (0288)2561925, 9727778358

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Pruthvi Travels
Address : Shop No.1, K.D Complex, Indira Mard, Jamnagar-361001 Phone No : 9825212466, 9825379992

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Shri Krishna Payal Travels
Address : Opp.New Tech Gokul Hospital, Between Center Point Saat Rasta & Gurudwara Indira Marg, Jamnagar Phone No : (0288)2552199, 9712566199, 9376105740

Jamnagar

Bhagvati Travels
Address : Khambhdiya Naka, Dwarka Puri Road, Jamnagar-361005 Phone No : (0288)2679733, 9824297833

Jamnagar

Chetak Travels
Address : Mig Colony, B/H S.T. Stand, Summer Road, Jamnagr-361001 Phone No : (0288)2558848, 9428075333

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Siddharath Travels
Address : Pancheshwar Road, Opp:Shrimali Brahmin Wadi, Jamnagar-361001 Phone No : (0288)2670613, 9824212306q

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Shiv Shakti Travels
Address : Shop No.1, Shivam Complex, Opp.S.T.Bus Stand, Jamnagar-361001 Phone No : (0288)2561639, 9824450755, 9424408305

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Jayshree Travels
Address : C/O Divya Bhaskar Office, B/H President Hotel, Digvijay Cinema Lane, Jamnagr-361001 Phone No : (0288)2713999, 9712160399, 992541999

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Jay Dwarka Dish Travels
Address : At&Po.Jam-Devaliya, Tal-Kalayanpur, Dis:Jamnagar Phone No : (0288)26577477, 9825254608

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Matrukrupa Traveles
Address : 5, Shilp Appartment, Gurudwara Chowkadi, Nr.Hotel Celebration, Jamnagar-361001 Phone No : (0288)2661025, 9427277402

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Shree Sonalkrupa Travels
Address : S.T.Road, Opp.Bank Of Baroda, Jamnaga-361001 Phone No : (0288)2566156, 9825246473

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