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Top Places to Visit in Dwarka On a One-Day Trip

Posted by: Ginger Hotels
01 Oct
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Top Places to Visit in Dwarka On a One-Day Trip

Popularly known as the kingdom of Lord Krishna, Dwarka is an ideal getaway for a spiritual experience. In addition, there are many places of attraction that you can explore which include beaches, lakes and temples while you make your base at some of the best hotels in Dwarka providing safe hospitality. This article is intended as a quick guide to help you plan out your day so that you can visit these top places in Dwarka. 

If you're staying at Ginger Hotel Dwarka, which is one of the best hotels for safety and hygiene visiting these places will be easier. Also, the first destination from our itinerary, Sudama Setu, is merely 7.8 km away from the hotel. So just have a hearty breakfast in the hotel after you've had a comfortable sleep and get ready to explore.
 
Here are a few places listed for you in a sequence which you can explore conveniently one after another:

 

Sudama Setu:
So this will be your first place to visit, the Sudama Setu suspension bridge. This pedestrian bridge is located over the Gomti River in Dwarka. It is named after Sudama who was a childhood friend of Krishna. In 2005, this bridge was planned to be built to boost tourism here on this island. So this island is an important place religiously as well as architecturally. This bridge connects Panchnad and the Jagat Mandir of Dwarka. 
 
Opening Time: Open 24 hours
Closing Time: Open 24 hours
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 1 km

 

Dwarka beach: 
After your visit to the Sudama Setu, visit the Dwarka beach which is very popular. The Dwarka beach is a retreat for those who want to get away from the noise of the city and spend a serene time amidst the waves. The sand surrounding this vast beach can be an ideal place for retreat. Around the coast, you can even see a lot of shorebirds gather which is a beautiful sight to see.
 
Opening Time: Open 24 hours
Closing Time: Open 24 hours
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 0.5 km

 

Dwarka Lighthouse:
The Dwarka Lighthouse lies on the shore of the Arabian Sea. This place is an important landmark even for sailors today as well and by taking permission from the attendant there, you can visit this lighthouse. This lighthouse offers spectacular views of the surroundings. A lot of pilgrims also visit this place. 
 
Opening Time: 4:00 PM
Closing Time: 6:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 1 km

 

ISKCON Dwarka Dham:
The ISKCON Dwarka Dham temple is a memorial built for the devotion to Lord Dwarkadhish. It was built by HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj. This stone temple is beautifully built and is an outcome of the devotion of the King. Visit this historical temple and take a tour of this architecturally rich temple.
 
Opening Time: 4:30 AM
Closing Time: 7:30 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 0.9 km
 
 

Shri Dwarkadhish Temple:
Built over 2500 years ago, this ancient temple is located at the Arabian Sea. It was originally believed to be built by the great-grandson of Lord Krishna, Vajranabh. About 43 m high, this temple has exquisite carvings and is built with soft limestone. This temple has two gateways among which the first one is Swarga Dwar which means the gateway to the heavens from where the pilgrims enter. The second one is Moksha Dwar which is the gate to the liberation from where the pilgrims' exit. The huge flag on this temple can be spotted from as far as 10 km and is made of about 52 yards of cloth. 
 
Opening Time: 7:00 AM, 5:00 PM
Closing Time: 12:30 PM, 9:30 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 1 km

 

Samudra Narayana Temple:
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Samudra Narayana Temple is situated at almost the end of Gomti Ghat. There are five steps that you need to take which will take you to the temple which is very close to the Arabian Sea. One fascinating thing about this temple is the five wells known as Panchanada Tirtha all of which give out sweet water.
 
Opening Time: 6:00 AM
Closing Time: 8:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 1.5 km

 
Sunset Point:
Head to this place if you want to witness of the most beautiful sunset in Dwarka. This place is popularly known to be one of the finest sunset points in India.

Opening Time: Open 24 hours
Closing Time: Open 24 hours
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 180 m
 
Geeta Mandir
Located near the Western Ghats of Dwarka, the Gita Mandir was built by the Birlas in 1970. This architecturally rich temple is made of fine marble adding to the beauty of the temple and is near the Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Mandir. The temple has beautiful carvings of the ‘Bhagavad Gita' and also offers accommodation in Dwarka for the pilgrims within its premises. 
 
Opening Time: 6:00 AM
Closing Time: 6:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 220 m
 
Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple: 
This temple dedicated to Shiva stands on almost the edge of Dwarka. Experience bliss on this temple situated on the Arabian Sea on a hillock. This beautiful temple has a path through stairs that leads you there through the hillock. 

Opening Time: 5:00 AM, 4:00 PM
Closing Time: 12:00 PM, 9:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 3.3 km

 

Rukmini Devi Temple:
Located about 2 km from Dwarka, the Rukmini Devi Temple is an ancient temple and carries historical significance as well. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna's wife Rukmini. The temple has carvings of various gods and goddesses and is believed to belong to the 12th century.
 
Opening Time: 6:00 AM
Closing Time: 8:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 3.4 km
 
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple:
This Shiva temple holds great significance among the Hindus and lies on the Saurashtra coast. It is situated near the Dwarka city and Beyt Dwarka Island. The Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple consists of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in the world. A large garden and a pond make this place even more beautiful and a must-visit. The temple also has a 25m tall Shiva statue adorned making it a popular one.

Opening Time: 5:00 AM
Closing Time: 9:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 20 km

 

Gopi Lake:
This Lake has a lot of stories relating to Lord Krishna's childhood where he'd play a lot of pranks. It is believed that Lord Krishna used to dance with the Gopis. But he left that place and moved to Dwarka. However, the Gopis came to visit him and he danced again with them on a full-moon night at this site.
 
Opening Time: Open 24 hours
Closing Time: Open 24 hours
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 23 km
 
Beyt Dwarka: 
If you want to go for a camping or a fun picnic, Beyt Dwarka is the best place to go to in Dwarka. You can spot dolphins and a lot of marine excursions too happen at this place. This small island was also an abode of Lord Krishna. You should definitely visit this place when in Dwarka.

Opening Time: NA
Closing Time: NA
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open

So once you're done exploring Beyt Dwarka, end your day with a relaxing meal at Ginger Hotel Dwarka which is one of the safest dining options in Dwarka and rewind in your room. All these places are mentioned in the best order so that you can explore them in a day. So come and experience the beauty, tranquillity and spirituality of Dwarka while enjoying our safe hospitality.

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