If you are looking for a spiritual getaway, the Somnath Dwarka Tour Package is an ideal choice for you. Located in the state of Gujarat, these temple towns are easily accessible from the major cities in India. Famous for being the holy abode of Lord Krishna, a visit to the religious town of Dwarka and its various temples, especially the famous Dwarkadhish temple, is bound to enchant you with its mythology, history and beauty. Not too far from Dwarka is the holy town of Somnath which is believed to be the first among the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot of Gujarat and an integral part of the Dwarka Somnath Jyotirlinga tour.
Somnath Dwarka Tour Package
How to Reach Dwarka?
The town of Dwarka is where the Somnath Dwarka tour package begins. The remainder of the tour shall be carried on by road.
- By Flight: Nearest airports – Porbandar Airport in Porbandar (95 km); Govardhanpur Airport in Jamnagar (110 km.)
- By Train: Dwarka is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains. DWK is the station code for the railway station in Dwarka.
- By Road: Buses are easily available to Dwarka from major cities in the country like New Delhi (1217 km.), Gandhinagar (474 km.), Ahmedabad (302 km.), Kolkata (2226 km.), Pune (962 km.), Hyderabad (1510 km.).
Best Time to Visit Dwarka
The Somnath Dwarka tour package is available to tourists throughout the year but one may keep a check on the weather so as to avoid any inconveniences.
- March-June: In the summertime, the temperature can rise to 42 degrees. It is not an ideal time to visit Dwarka.
- July-September: Since it is a coastal city, Dwarka receives a heavy amount of rainfall.
- October-February: Winter is the ideal time to visit Dwarka and Somnath as the temperature does not drop too low. The weather stays pleasantly warm.
Important Rules to Remember During the Gujarat Temple Tour
Since the temple pilgrimage forms an important part of the Dwarka Somnath tour package, certain rules are to be kept in mind before visiting these places.
- You must be dressed decently while entering the temple. Shorts and skirts are also not allowed to be worn inside the temple premises.
- Shoes and belts are not allowed inside a lot of the temples.
- Cameras and mobile phones are strictly prohibited inside the temples. However, you can keep all your belongings in the locker facility provided inside the temple.
Famous Temples to Visit During the Dwarka Somnath Tour Package
- Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple: This temple is one of the famous 12 self-existent temples and its origins are considered to be a mystery. The temple houses an enormous statue of Lord Shiva which never fails to mesmerise locals and tourists alike with its beauty. The temple is open to visitors on all days of the week between 06:00 a.m. and 07:00 p.m. This temple is an integral part of the Gujrat temple tour.
- Rukmani Devi Temple: This temple is a mythological story in itself. Dedicated to Lord Krishna’s most beloved consort, Rukmani Devi, this temple is a highlight of the pilgrimage from Dwarka to Somnath. Inside the temple are paintings of Lord Krishna and Rukmani Devi as old as the 12th Century. The many intricate details of the walls of this temple are a delight for the eyes.
- Hanuman Dandi Temple: A visit to the Hanuman Dandi Temple is an essential part of the Somnath Dwarka Tour Package. The temple is situated around 5 km away from the main Dwarkadish Temple in Dwarka. The temple is built at the location where Hanuman and his son Makardhwaj first met. Tourists from all over the country flock to see this unique architectural marvel. The temple is the only place in the entire country to house idols of both Makardhwaj and Hanuman.
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Other Famous Tourist Spots in the Dwarka Somnath Pilgrimage Tour
Panch Pandav Gufa (Cave)
The Panch Pandav Gufa, situated in Lalghati near the Temple City of Somnath is typically a temple revered by the followers of Hinduism. The temple enshrines the idols of various Hindu gods and goddesses, along with idols of the five Pandava brothers. The cave overlooks the sea and tourists and pilgrims often climb up the hill on which the temple is located to get a stunning view of the sunset. This temple is a must-see during the Dwarka Somnath Pilgrimage tour.
This beach is an essential tourist spot and is a part of the Dwarka Somnath Pilgrimage tour as the beach is situated in a town on the way from Dwarka to Somnath. The significance of this beach is that it is here where Lord Krishna is said to have married Rukmani Devi. The tranquillity and sheer beauty of the beach draw thousands of tourists every year.
An experience that is not to be missed out on during the Gujarat temple tour is to take a dip in the pristine waters of the Gomathi River. One may float oil lamps in the river and also feed flour balls to the fish. These fun activities are exclusive to the Dwarka Somnath Jyotirlinga tour.
If you are fond of panoramic views of the sunset, the Dwarka Lighthouse is the best place to visit during your Gujarat Temple Tour. The lighthouse is open to visitors from 04:30 p.m. to 06:00 p.m. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch the sun setting in all its magnificent glory.
Gir National Park
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Gujarat and an exciting addition to the Gujarat pilgrimage tour is Gir National Park that is a mere 70 km. away from Somnath. The Gir National Park houses the endangered species of Asiatic lions and various other exotic wild animals. The jeep safari fee for Indians is INR 4500 and is INR 12,000 for foreigners.
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