Saturday, 21 November 2015

Exploring the mystical city of Dwarka

Dwarka is a city located in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site known to be the capital of Lord Krishna’s kingdom and is counted as one of the four main pilgrimage hindu sites known as Chardham.

Dwarka is famous for a number of reasons, be it being the fabled capital of Lord Krishna’s kingdom as per Hindu mythology or being a popular tourist attraction for its rich cultural heritage. This mystic haven is fabled to have been submerged six times and the present city is supposedly the seventh time built. With such a rich background, Dwarka is one of the four prime Hindu pilgrimage sites “Chardham” as well as one among the “Saptapuri”, the seven most ancient religious cities in the country. There are several noteworthy places to visit in Dwarka.

As expected, Dwarka is home to a number of shrines and temples. One of the most prominent such temples is the Dwarkadhish temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, also popular by the name Jagat Mandir. It is a five-storeyed building supported by 72 pillars. You can also visit the Nageshwar Shiva temple which is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and is a popular pilgrimage destination amongst Hindu pilgrims. Rukshamanee temple is yet another widely popular temple not only for its religious significance but also for its rich history. Another similar noteworthy attraction is the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple and Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Mandir.

You can also visit Gomti Ghat for a spiritual retreat. Tourists around the world come to visit the ISKCON temple at Dwarka. One of the many charms of this temple is that it is made entirely out of stone. If you are an adventure seeker, you should visit Dunny Point located in the middle of sea. Gopi Talab can also be visited for a serene experience. Dwarka is famous for its all year round spring season and its gorgeous places.
When you are finally on your shopping spree once done with the visit to your places of interest, you can indulge in the purchasing of beautiful patola sarees, fine jewellery, handicraft items, showpieces and accessories. Moreover the outside areas of tourist spots are full of colorful shops to buy some rare memorabilia for your family and friends. The mirror works combined with beads and sequins shells in fabrics, home accessories like home linen and bed covers, and footwear add exciting prospects to the shoppers' list. Silver showpieces and ornaments are also popular in Dwa

If you are planning a stay in Dwarka city, you can take a suitable pick from the large number of hotels in Dwarka that provide their guests with utmost comfort and vast number of facilities. Some of the leading Dwarka hotels include Radisson Blu, Hotel Royal Star, La Wisteria and ITC WelcomHotel. For those on a shoestring budget, hotels such as Hotel Mehra Residency, Hotel Anand Lok, Dwarka Palace and Hotel Dwarka Residency might work out quite well. All these hotels offer their guests excellent hospitality and facilities.

Whether your visit to Dwarka is for business purposes or for leisure, this colorful and historic city will amaze you with its rich culture and beauty. So pack your bags soon and visit Dwarka for the memories of a lifetime.

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