Dwarka city is located in the Jamnagar district
of Gujarat. It is one of the most ancient
cities in India and houses the famous Dwarkadhish
temple, which is one of the biggest Hindu
pilgrimage places in India. The city was
also called Swarna Dwarka (golden Dwarka)
because of its
prosperity. It even finds reference in the
great Hindu epic of Mahabharata. After Shri
Krishna killed his maternal uncle Kansa,
his father-in-law was enraged. In order
to take revenge of his son-in-law, he attacked
Mathura 17 times, along with his friend
To save the people from the threat of the
war, he decided to shift his capital from
Mathura to Dwarka, which was basically a
piece of a land reclaimed from the sea.
The city was designed and constructed by
the celestial architect Vishwakarma. It
was a planned city and served as the capital
city of the Lord till His holy presence
on the earth. After he died, the Yaduvansh
(Krishna's clan) declined. It is said that
the original city built by the Lord submerged
in the sea after he departed from the world.
Later, one of the grandsons of the Lord
constructed the Dwarkadhish Temple.
Dwarkadhish Temple is also known as the
Jagad Mandir and it is made from limestone
and sand. The spire of the temple is about
170 feet high. The flag on the top of the
shrine is the symbol of the majesty of the
Lord and is changed three times in a day.
Dwarkadhish Temple has five storeys and
stands on 60 pillars. It has a unique construction
and did not even budge at the time of Tsunami
or Earthquake. The temple mainly has two
doors, with the entrance door being called
the Swarga Dwara and the exit door the Moksha
Dwarkadhish Temple is adorned with rich
carvings and is an architectural gem. It
welcomes the poor and the rich alike. The
temple is one of the important Moksh Dhams
of India. One can have the splendid view
of River Gomati from the temple, as it flows
nearby. Apart from Lord Krishna, there are
a number of deities present in the Dwarkadhish
Temple. The temple holds the same significance
for Hindus like Mecca for Muslims. It is
thronged by thousands of pilgrims each year,
who come here in quest of the eternal peace.
In India we usually have threee seasons,
summer, winter and monsoon. There is a huge
variation experienced in the climatic conditions
in the different parts of India. In gujarat
also the weather varies in different regions.
The places near the coast have a humid climate
whereas the ones in the interiors experience
a completely different climate. The Rann
of Kutch region experiences an extreme climate.
The summers are extremely hot while the
winters are extremely cold. On the other
hand, the coastal regions and the eastern
belt of Gujarat experience a mild pleasant
climate with moderate rainfall during the
On an average, the summers are extremely
hot and dry in Gujarat. The day temperature
is as high as 46°C while at night it
is 34 °C. In the winters, the weather
is mild, pleasant and dry. The average temperature
during day time is 29 °C and 12 °C
during the night. The days are usually sunny
and the sky is clear. The monsoon season
extends from mid June to September. Before
the monsoon, the temperatures are soaring
high with an increased humidity in the air.
The rain provides relief from the scorching
heat. The temperature falls down to 38 °C
with high humidity, during the day and 27
°C at night.
Jamnagar is one of the major cities in Gujarat.
It is known for its beautiful buildings
and their exquisite architecture. As the
city is an important trade center, it is
well connected to the rest of the country
via various means of transport. A number
of corporate big-wigs have established their
industries here. Apart from this, Jamnagar
also has a lot to offer to the tourists.
In order to explore the city you should
know how to reach there. Traveling to Jamnagar
is convenient, owing to its good connectivity
via road, train and plane.
- Air: Jamnagar is accessible
from all the major parts of India and
reaching here by air is no problem. Its
airport is situated at distance of 10
km from the city. There are daily flights
to Mumbai from the Jamnagar airport. Indian
airlines, with other private airlines,
link the city with other the important
cities of the country.
- Rail: Jamnagar lies
on the Western railway network and is
connected by regular trains to important
cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi and
Kolkata. There are express as well as
inter city trains between Jamnagar and
Ahmedabad. Apart from this, there are
popular trains between Jamnagar and Mumbai,
like the Saurashtra Mail and the Saurashtra
- Bus: Jamnagar has
a fairly good network of roads and is
even well connected via National and State
Highways. There are intra state buses
running between Rajkot, Porbander, Bhuj,
Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad, Baroda and Surat.
The State Transport Corporation runs several
buses at a regular interval to all the
major cities and towns of Gujarat as well
as other states of India. There are also
private coaches that provide connectivity
with all the comfort.