Dwarka is one of the main Pilgrim of Hindu dharma.I went dwarka with my family on 5th Dec 2011.We started our journey from Jaipur to dwarka. I booked my train tickets one month ago so we were lucky that we got confirm reservation seat in Uttranchal EXP.
Uttranchal Express Is a weekly train which starts from Dehradun and goes to Okha one station next to Dwarka. The train runs only on Sunday from jaipur at 19:20 and reach Dwarka at 15:28. We reached at Dwarka at 15:30 in the noon and then We took a auto –rikshaw from station to hotel. (Here I want to warn you that find a best suitable hotel, dharmshala or lodge by yourself because if you will book the hotel suggested by riksha wala then they will charged you more as a commission of Auto wala.
I booked Vandana hotel which is located on main highway road but the distance of this hotel from the main temple or city is around 2-3 KM.We took a little rest and then we went for to see sight scenes, we took a auto rikshaw and he charged 150, all sight scenes are within 4-5km.I suggest please go to see sight scene near about 4Pm and go for to see sunset in the last.
After to see sight scene we came back to hotel and took a bath and then decided to go for main dwarkadish temple for darshan. I strongly recommend that please go there near aarti time. You shall feel a transcendental wonderful peace there.
We stayed there at temple around 1 hour and after then we went for to book our next journey tickets at Bus stand. After then we went for dinner in a Marwadi restaurant, food was good and as usual in gujrat they always serve sweet KHADI you can call Gujrati khadi instead of Rajasthani.
Next day morning we waked up early and went for took bath in holy river gomti near the temple and then we went to temple for worship dwarkadhish. And came back and got ready for bet dwarka and nageshwar jyotirlinga temple.
We started our journey at 8 our seat was pre reserved it was a travlling bus which cover some other religious places with bet dwarka and nageswar jyotirling.Our first stopage was Rukmani mandir after darshan we went for bet dwarka.
You need to take a engine boat which will take you across the sea.Bet dwarka is most important religious place and as belived that shri krishna meet his friend sudama here.After visited bet dwarka we just left for nageshwar jyotirling.
And after the darshan of Nageshwar jyotirling we moved for next religious place. We came back from bet dwarka and nageshwar at 3 and then we took a nap for some time. And then set out on foot for sight scene near the city I forgot the name of the temple situated near dwarka city but you can get information about temples and sight scene from the hotels and local citizens and Autorikshwalas.
After then we went to dwarkadhish temple for aarti and then went to bus stand to book tickets for our next journey i.e. Somnath jyotirling. We took our dinner in hotel itself and then went to the bed.
Next morning we got up early in the morning and caught bus for next journey as our ticktes was already booked so there was no need to worried about seat. Dwarka to somnath takes 5-6 hours by road and we reached at around 1 and then booked room in hotel near main temple they charged 300 per day.after a little rest we got ready for sight scene of the city so we took a auto rikshaw. there are 7-8 religious place. we took a bath in triveni river.and then went to somnath temple in the evening time (Aarti)
There are two temple one is old which was destroyed by mohammad gajani and a newly constructed temple.Don’t miss to see waves of sea from the temple and waves creates a wonderful sound. The atmosphere of somnath city is not good as a big fish market is there which smell very bad.
We took dinner and went to the bed and next day we left for junagadh by train. You need not to be do reservation for junagadh. But I don’t suggest for visit junagadh as junagadh is not a religious plase it’s a historical place. We feel bored in junagadh. And junagadh was very hot like summer.
We stayed one night at Junagadh and moved for Ahemdabad. We got train for ahemdabad and reached ahemdabad in noon then took rest,lunch and got ready for sight scene. We went for Kankriya lake place and Akshar dham.
After visited ahemdabad we came back to railway station and caught Ashram exp. For jaipur.We reached jaipur early in the morning.
Things I Attract more at Dwarka-:
At Dwarka temple you will find a lot of peace and pleasant.
People of Dwarka Gujrat are so good in nature are good of heart.
Dwarka is a holy place one of main Pilgrim in hindu dharma so I recommend please go Dwarka with your family once in your life.
If anybody have any query related to this trip please leave a comments i will try to give answer.Please don’t consider my language mistakes.
Your’s Friend – Hemant Vijay