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Dwarka - Somnath Pilgrim Break
(2 Nights)

Holiday Overview

Somnath Temple
Triveni Sangam
Dwarkadheesh Temple
Trilok Darshan Art Gallery
Nageshwar Mahadev Temple
Nageshwar Mahadev Temple
Rukmini Temple (Photo Courtesy: Akkida)

A popular pilgrim getaway itinerary that combines Dwarka (renowned for the Lord Krishna Temple and Nageshwar Shiva Temple (Jyotirlinga)) and Somnath (Shiva Temple, and a Jyotirlinga)

Route

Dwarka(1) - Somnath(1)

Summarised Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrival at Jamnagar and proceed to Dwarka. Visit Dwarkadheesh Temple.
  • Day-2 Temple visits in and around Dwarka. Proceed to Somnath.
  • Day-3 Departure

Sightseeing Summary

Dwarka - Dwarkadheesh Temple (0.50 kms), Rukmini Temple (2.00 kms), Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple (17.00 kms), Beyt Dwarka (32.00 kms), Harsiddhi Mata Temple (60.00 kms)

Somnath - Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple (0.50 kms), Bhalka Tirth (2.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination

Arrival - Jamnagar Departure - Rajkot

Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Somnath has many more temples around it which have local and regional significance. An additional night at Somnath will allow guests to visit them.

Distances

  • Jamnagar to Dwarka -133 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Dwarka to Somnath -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Somnath to Rajkot -189 kms (4 hrs)

Route

Dwarka(1) - Somnath(1)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Jamnagar and proceed to Dwarka. Visit Dwarkadheesh Temple.  Arrive at Jamnagar and proceed to Dwarka (150 kms - 4 hours). Visit Dwarkadheesh Temple in the evening. Dwarkadheesh Temple is one of the most significant and visited Lord Krishna Temples in India.

Day-2 Temple visits in and around Dwarka. Proceed to Somnath. Early morning visit Okha for the Beyt Dwarka. Beyt Dwarka is an island accessible over a short boat ride where a prominent Lord Krishna Temple is located. Upon return visit Nageshwar Mahadev Temple enroute. Nageshwar temple is believed to be one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples. Visit Rukmini Devi Temple, Gomati Ghat Temples after returning to Dwarka. Travel to Somnath (240 kms - 4.5 hours). Enroute stopover at the Harsiddh Mata temple offering excellent views of the Arabian Sea. Reach Somnath by evening.

Day-3 Departure Visit Somnath Temple, a renowned Shiva Temple and considered one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples and one of the most visited Shiva Temples in India. Time permitting visit Bhalka Teerth and proceed to Rajkot (200 kms - 4 hours) for onward Journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Dwarka: -
  • Dwarkadheesh Temple - Dwarkadish Temple is a shore temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and one of the major Krishna pilgrimages. Temple is 78.3 meters high and is built on 72 pillars. Vajranabha, Lord Krishnas grandson built the temple. The Jagat temple, which forms the sanctum of this temple, is believed to be at least 2500 years old.
  • Rukmini Temple - Rukmini temple is a 12th-13th century temple having beautiful carvings and pillars. The temple was built to honour Rani Rukmani, wife of Lord Krishna. Rukmini temple is a popular option for pilgrim travellers.
  • Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple - Nageshwar Temple a few kms from Dwarka is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples and is well visited. The temple features a Massive Shiva statue right outside the Temple. Interestingly Jageshwar Temple in Almora and Nagnath temple in Aundha also are believed to the Nageshvara Jyotirlingas. Therefore guests visit them as well as Jyotirlingas along with Nageshwar Temple near Dwarka.
  • Beyt Dwarka - Dwarka Pilgrimage is not considered complete without a visit to Beyt Dwarka, It is believed that Lord Krishna resided here with his family. It takes about half-an hour to across a ferry ride to reach Beyt Dwarka off coast of Okha (30 kms from Dwarka).
  • Harsiddhi Mata Temple - Harsiddhi mata temple is located 45 kms from Porbandar on Dwarka road and is a renowned local pilgrim Centre. Guests on Somnath - Dwarka route make a stop. Temple location on a hilltop overlooking stunning arabian sea views makes it a popular stop.
Somnath: -
  • Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple - Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Temple has a rich history and was built and razed down several times over the centuries and was finally restored to its current form after Indian independence.
  • Bhalka Tirth - Bhalka Tirth is the confluence of rivers are said to be Hirannya, Saraswati and Kapila. Dehotsarg, at Triveni Ghat near Bhalka Tirth is believed to be the site of Krishnas cremation. Bhalka Tirth has also been a reclining statue of Krishna, signifying his death by an arrow of a Bhill hunter, who mistook him for a deer

Destination Overview

Jamnagar - Jamnagar lies at the northern end of Saurashtra and home to Reliance Petrochemical complex (20 km on the Dwarka road) and 150 kms from Dwarka. For Bird Watchers, Jamnagar has a number of areas around that are a must visit in Winter for migratory birds.

Rajkot - Rajkot, the commercial capital of region of Saurashtra region in North West Gujarat. Rajkot is a popular arrival point for guests looking to visit Pilgrim centre of Junagadh and Sasan Gir (Asiatic Lions, Bird watching and Crocodiles).

Dwarka - Dwarka is one of the four most visited and revered Krishna Pilgrimages in India. Dwarka is set on the Arabian Sea and the Dwarkadhish temple is situated right next to the sea.

Somnath - Somnath is a pilgrim town in Gujarat at 80 kms from Junagadh and a few kilometers from Port city of Veraval and where Jyotirlinga Shiva temple is situated on the Arabian sea.

Access

Jamnagar
Jamnagar

Distances

  • Jamnagar to Dwarka -133 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Dwarka to Somnath -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Somnath to Rajkot -189 kms (4 hrs)

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Distances

  • Jamnagar to Dwarka -133 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Dwarka to Somnath -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Somnath to Rajkot -189 kms (4 hrs)

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