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Bet Dwarka

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Bet Dwarka, popularly known as the ‘kingdom of Lord Krishna’ is a small island situated some 30 miles away from Dwarka. It is a wonderful place for a trip with friends and family as well as for a pilgrimage. The ride to Bet Dwarka from Dwarka is fun-filled and full of excitement as one can reach the place either through motor boat or rowing boat. The journey by boat is enriching and filled with scenic beauty. take your camera along to catch a glimpse of rare and beautiful birds while sailing through the sea.

The main attraction at Bet Dwarka is the magnificent Dwarkadish Temple that stands tall, giving us the proof of the Vedic era when Krishna with his wife Rukamani spent endless hours of their togetherness in the premises of this temple. It is believed that Lord Krishna stayed at Bet Dwarka with his wife to save himself from scorching heat. The temple has a huge statue of the Lord platted in gold. The entire atmosphere is full of spirituality and piousness during the morning and the evening aarti (prayers). One can completely feel at peace with the serenity that surrounds the temple and its environment.

Bet Dwarka also has Jain temples where one can worship all the 24 Jain Tirthankars and the seat of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. It is said that Bet Dwarka is the holiest pilgrimage place for the Vaishnav’s in India. The place also houses Rukamani Temple which is also worth a visit. Tourist can take a holy plunge into the salty water of River Gomti and refresh themselves. The lane that takes tourists towards this temple is flooded by little stores selling shells, idols of Lord Krishna, local crafts and tempting coconut water.

Apart from that, one can experience the beauty of nature while silently sitting on the beach and taking in the serenity and holiness of the place. Filled with colourful corals and white sands, the beach is a great place to spend the day with near and dear ones. The beach also offers some good water sports for the tourists to enjoy during their stay at Bet Dwarka.

Exotic marine excursions, water sports, camping sites and rich marine life makes Bet Dwarka a place full of fun and excitement. One can capture these beautiful moments in their camera and take back the experience that would last for the lifetime.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Bet Dwarka is from July to March when the weather and climate in Dwarka remains very pleasant.

Trivia

It is said that due to destruction in the sea some thousands of years ago, Dwarka has submerged six times and modern day Dwarka is therefore the seventh such city to be built in the area.

Timing

The place can be visited at any time of the day. One can leave early in the morning from Dwarka to reach Bet Dwarka and come back by the evening after a one day picnic.


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