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Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka

·  Summer: March-June (23°C - 42°C)
·  Winter: November-February (9°C - 34°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  October-June

Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 09:30 p.m. (closed from 12:30 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.)
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Dwarka’s first lord Sri Krishna is known by the name Dwarkadhish (or Dwarkadheesh). Krishna’s grandson got the original Dwarkadhish Temple constructed thousands of years ago which was replaced by the present day temple in the 16th century. Dwarka is one among the four destinations of Char Dham (the holiest pilgrimage circuit for Hindus) and the temple is definitely the most divine spot for the pilgrims.

Dedicated to Lord Krishna and built in Chalukyan Architecture, it is majestically located on the confluence of River Gomti and Arabian Sea. Boasting of richly carved pillars, sky-reaching spires (sikharas) and the sacred sanctum (called Jagat Mandir) housing the eye-pleasing idol of the lord (with four arms representing the Chaturbhuj form of Lord Vishnu), the temple is of great reverence in Hinduism. Moksha Dwar and Swarg Dwar are the two entrance gates of the temple which also accommodates shrines of various Hindu deities.

Sacred Gomti ghats (banks) can be accessed by descending more than 50 steps from the temple. Pilgrims consider it auspicious to bath at the river bank. The temple is stunningly decorated during various festivals like Krishna Janamashthmi.  

Road: The state highway connects the city of Dwarka with many locations in Gujarat. It is a hassle-free road journey that can be covered in taxis or state transport buses.

Railway: The holy temple is located less than 3 km. and enjoys good road connectivity with the temple. You can hire an auto-rickshaw or a cycle-rickshaw from here.

Airway: Jamnagar Airport (about 126 km. away) is the nearest airport to the temple. It is suggested to hire a taxi from the airport and conveniently reach the temple by road.