Dwarka is an ancient town situated at the confluence of Gomti River and Arabian Sea
, in Gujarat
. It is one of the four most holy Hindu pilgrimage sites in India and is closely related to the life of Lord Krishna
. Dwarka is located 140 km west of Jamnagar
Places of tourist interest include Dwarkadheesh Temple (Jagat Mandir),
Dunny Point, Rukmini Temple, Nageshwar Mandir and Bet Dwarka. A boat journey to the island of Bet near
Okha is an exciting option.
Janamashtmi, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, is a major event in the town, celebrated amidst much pomp and splendor. October to March constitute the ideal season for a visit to Dwarka.
Nearest airport is at Jamnagar.
Dwarka Railway Station is on the Ahmedabad-Okha broad gauge railway line and is directly linked with Jamnagar, Rajkot (217 km) and Ahmedabad (378 km). By road, Dwarka is connected with
Junagadh, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Porbandar.