Dwarka is a municipality and city of Devbhoomi Dwarka district situated in Gujarat. The city is counted as one of the four Hindu pilgrimage sites and is frequented by many pilgrims throughout the year who wish to take a chardham expedition. Besides enjoying the spiritual vibes, one can also explore the culture and tradition of the land overwhelmingly. The average literacy rate in the city is 64%. The male literacy rate is 72% and female literacy rate is 55%. According to the official statistics 13% of the population is under six years of age.
Many archaeological excavations done in the region have lead to discovery of many stone structures. These structures depict settlement during the proto-historic times beautifully. Dwarka is also referred as the Dwaraka Kingdom, an old kingdom of Lord Krishna. It is also said that it was the first capital of Gujarat. In 200 BCE, the Dwarakadheesh Temple was constructed in Dwarka and which was later enlarged in the 17th century.
Climate & Geography
Dwarka is situated at a distance of 450 km from Ahmedabad. The city experiences tropical maritime climate.
The airports nearest to the city are located in Rajkot and Jamnagar, 225 km and 221 km away from the city respectively. The railway station is situated at a distance of 2 km from the main temple. One can also opt for the "Dwarka Darshan" sight seeing non-AC bus, which is operated two times a day from 8 am to 2 pm. The charges are as low as INR 60/. One can take a trip in these buses and explore the city within 5-6 hours. The booking offices are located near vegetable market and Bhadrakali chowk. During the trip one can visit various landmarks such as Nageshwar, Gopi Talab, Bet Dwarka and Rukshmani Temple. According to many one limitation of the booking is that booking is not available online.