Things To Do In Dwarka Somnath and Diu Tour -Dwarka is a city in the state of Gujarat. Dwarka finds mention in the ancient books of Hindu mythology – the legends and stories often call it one of the seven cities founded by Lord Krishna. The Dwarkadhish Temple, dedicated to Krishna, is considered a holy site for devotees who come on pilgrimage by sea to visit this temple.
Somnath is an ancient seashore Hindu temple located on the coast of Gujarat at Prabhas Patan near Veraval city in the Saurashtra region and it’s one of 12 jyotirlingas or holiest Shiva temples believed to have been installed by Shiva himself. It is believed that Somnath was a center of Vaishnavism with the Jagannath temple at Puri considered to be its parent.
The city of Diu is the westernmost part of the state of Gujarat and has been a part of India since 1963. It was annexed by Portugal in 1562 and again ceded by them in 1961 after which it was integrated into India at that time, it remained as a separate Union Territory before finally being brought back under the control of government authorities in 2013.
From Dwarka, Somnath from Saurashtra Region and Diu from Kathiawar Region these 3 cities are one day’s journey on road.
There are many options to reach Dwarka from Ahmedabad, the capital city of the state of Gujarat. The easiest option is to hire a taxi from Ahmedabad to Dwarka. It takes around 3–5 hours depending on the traffic condition. One can also take an overnight journey by Mahasagar Express or Saryu Yamuna Express train or Saarindra express train which also passes through Dwarka but these trains do not stop at Dwarka station
Hence one will have to get down at Morbi station which is 3–5 km away from Dwarka. From Morbi, one can hire a private cab or taxi to reach Dwarka. Another option is to take an overnight journey by train and then wait for the train at Morbi station.
However, this is not a recommended option due to the fact that Morbi is far away from Dwarka and hence one can have so many hours of waiting every day on the train itself, there are also other cities that are also way away from Dwarka, thus it would be more advantageous to take a morning long journey by trains rather than going through the overnight journey from city A to city B.
One can also take an overnight journey by chartered flight or luxury bus services or private buses for which tickets are available. If one does not have any options to reach Dwarka, he can opt for an overnight journey by taxi from Ahmedabad or other cities.
Though it is a day’s journey from Ahmedabad, but the trains do not stop at Dwarka station hence one has to get down at Morbi Station which is very far away and takes around 4–5 hours. There are also other cities that are also way from Dwarka. Hence many hours of waiting every day for the train would be more advantageous to take a morning long journey rather than going through the overnight journey from city A to city B.
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