Gujarat is a melting pot of a variety of cultures, people, cuisines, fairs & festivals, and historic places. Visit Dwarka, an ancient city, housing one of the principal pilgrimage sites of Hindus, ‘Dwarkadhish temple’ and Somnath city, home to the legendary & most revered ‘Jyotirlinga’ temple.
Ahmedabad To Dwarka (2 Nights) (Approximately 460 km, 8-9 hours)
Arrive at Ahmedabad Airport/railway station and drive to Dwarka, an ancient city, housing one of the principal pilgrimages – ‘Dwarka temple’ of Hindus. According to the legend, Lord Krishna moved to this coastal city to set up a capital. Marine excavations of the Dwarka coast have disclosed necessary evidence of an ancient city, which probably includes the ‘Dwarawati’ of the ‘Krishna Lila.’ Today, it’s not only a significant journeying site but a nice spot for a beach vacation. Another standard place in Dwarka, a part of the Dwarkadhish Temple is Sabha Mandap. It is a 60-pillared hall, those homes nearly 2500 years previous scriptures. The hall has ‘jharokhas’, providing a pleasant view of the nearby flowing Gomti River. Attend evening aarti at Dwarkadhish temple. Overnight stay in Dwarka.
Dwarka – Dwarka and Nageshwar Temples
After morning breakfast Today we visit Bet Dwarka and Nageshwar temple.
Bet Dwarka: Bet Dwarka is located at 30 km from Dwarka and is encircled by ocean from all sides. One will reach Bet from Dwarka through Okha by road. On reaching the Okha port barrier, one can reach Bet through a bit sea journey in an exceedingly launch or in an exceeding boat. Nagnath Temple or Nageshwar Temple is found on the route between Gomti Dwarka and thus the Bet Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The Jyotirlinga enshrined in the Temple of Nagnath is known as Nageshwar Mahadev and attracts thousands of pilgrims well-rounded the year. This powerful Jyotirlinga symbolizes protection from all poisons. It is said that people who pray to the Nageshwar Linga become free from poison. The Rukmini temple, dating from twelve to thirteen Century, was built in honor of rani Rukmani, princess of Vidharba, that was to be married to Sishupala, but fled with Lord Krishna.
Gopi Talav: This is the place wherever Lord avatar used to play together with his Gopikas.
There is a little lake wherever it’s aforesaid that Lord avatar accustomed play with the Gopika Strees (Gopika Women). Overnight stay in Dwarka.
Dwarka – Somnath (1 Night) (Approximately 250 km, 5 Hours)
Today, after attending the morning aarti at Dwarkadhish temple, drive to Somnath visiting Porbandar enroute. Porbandar, the coastal heritage city of Gujarat is found on the Saurashtra peninsula, on the Arabian Sea. Porbandar is associated with Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation as he was born here. Silk and cotton are manufactured here.
Later visit Kirti Mandir – Kirti Mandir was the house of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba, his wife. Later continue to drive to Somnath; arrive Somnath. Somnath is especially known for the Somnath Jyotirlinga, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The legendary Somnath temple is one of the twelve most sacred shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple contains the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. According to the legends, the Somnath temple is extremely old and was originally built in gold by the Somraj, the Moon God.
Later visit Rudreshvara Temple – Rudreshvara Temple is a ruined temple located near the Somnath temple. Bhalka Tirth – Bhalka Tirth is situated halfway between Veraval and Somnath. At this place, Lord Krishna was mistaken for a deer and wounded by an arrow. It is here that Lord Krishna decided to leave his human form and proceed to the eternal world. Overnight stay at Somnath.
Somnath – Ahmedabad (1 Night) (Approximately 430 km, 8-9 Hours)
Today we drive to Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad, founded in the year 1411 AD is found on the banks of the stream Sabarmati and has been named when Sultan Ahmed Shah, who was primarily responsible for building it. This city is known as the ‘Manchester of the East’, one of the highly industrialized cities in India and is also India’s Textile City. Though the capital of Gujarat was shifted from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar, it is still the second largest industrial city in western India. The old city of Ahmedabad is dotted with labyrinthine by lanes called ‘polls’. The exquisitely carved wooden mansions and havelis are in no manner but their stone counterparts in Rajasthan. The city additionally offers a rich architectural legacy that blends Hindu and Muslim colleges of architecture, stone, and brick with arches, domes and vaults, carved pillars, trefoil designs besides the modern buildings designed by the famous French architect, Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad – Departure to Hometown
Today after breakfast proceeds to the Ahmedabad Airport/railway station for your flight/train to your hometown. Holiday Concludes! Let’s keep in touch on Facebook/email and meet once more on another unforgettable vacation.
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