Gopi Talav

CategoryLakes

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressGopi Talav Theertham, Samlasar, Gujarat, India.

DistrictDwarka

About Gopi Talav

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

Gopi Talav or the Gopi Tank is a small pond surrounded by sandal like yellow sand, known as Gopi Chandan. This Chandan is used by devotees of Lord Krishna to make tilak marks on their bodies. The Talav has a special significance in the Hindu mythology, as it is believed to be the place where gopis came to see Lord Krishna in Dwarka.

It is believed that Lord Krishna killed a demon named Bhaumasura and freed 16,000 princesses from his palace at this site. This site got its name as Gopi Talav after the Gopi princesses, who fell in love with Lord Krishna and wanted to marry him.

Gopi Talav is located just 20 km north of Dwarka and 5 km from the Nageshwara Jyotirlinga Temple. This sacred pond is situated on the route to Beyt Dwarka from the main town. Local transportation like buses and auto rickshaws are available from the town for visiting this site.

Famous for

Gopi Talao is a pond with a pilgrimage connection with Lord Krishna and visited as a part of Dwarka Krishna Pilgrimage enroute to Beyt Dwarka. it is the place where gopi’s used to take bath. If you are aware about the story behind it then it is very good place to visit in some isolated area of Dwarka.

Since this place is a sacred one and worth seeing, you should not miss out on visiting this place. Gopi talav dwarka places flourish in natural beauty, pilgrim site of national importance and unforgettable historic sites, many of handicrafts of Gujarat are a stable attraction for tourists within and outside the country. Many tourist people have come to this place and this place very attracted to all tourist place. These centers of state tradition shoul be conserved.

Best time to Visit

Gopi talav is the Place where Gopi take bath and that’s why this place is so interesting. You can visit on winter season that time was so good and you can the beauty of nature.

Best time to Go

Best time to go at gopi Talav is evening time. Evening time is good time to feel beautiful moments with your love one.

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