Dwarka going students can choose Jamnagar for their Industrial Visit. there are also many industries close to Dwarka like Tata Chemicals in Mithapur and Hindustan Motors automobile-assembly plant in Okha. Jamnagar ‘Oil City of India’ which has the world’s biggest oil refinery belonging to Reliance Industries and a smaller one belonging to Essar Oil are located in Jamnagar. the world-class Reliance Industries oil refinery at Jamnagar output 1.2 million US gallons (4,500 m3) of petroleum, or 5% of the world’s capacity. It was earlier known as ‘Brass City’, the city housing large scale and small scale units manufacturing brass items. The city has an All weather Intermediate Sea port, due to proximity to the Gulf countries gives Jamnagar a status of most favored Port among the exporters & Importers
For devout Hindus, a trip to the holy temple town Dwarka in Gujarat is no mere journey, but a yatra, a spiritual pilgrimage. One of the seven sacred cities or ‘Sapta Puris’ as well as one of the four ‘dhams’ – supreme pilgrim centres — it was once the capital of Lord Krishna’s kingdom.
A land of myth and legends, coveted since antiquity for its spirituality, Dwarka has attracted great saints and pilgrims including Adi Shankaracharya, Narsinh Mehta, Mirabai, Kabir and Nanak. The place is home to numerous temples, the prime amongst them being the Dwarkadhish Temple with its stunning architecture.
Dwarka, which finds numerous mentions in myths, legends and sacred and ancient texts, has the distinction of being rebuilt six time after being swallowed by the sea.
Sights to See
Dwarkadhish Temple (Jagat Mandir)
The sacred city Dwarka is widely known all over the world for the magnificent Jagat Mandir whose presiding deity is Shri Krishna known as Dwarkadhish. Standing majestically on the north bank of the Gomti Creek the imposing edifice is supported by 60 pillars and has a plinth area of 1,800 square feet.
Vasai (11 km):
For the history lovers, the place is a great draw and is identified with Kankavati, the seat of the Maitrak power in the 5th century AD. Vasai is home to a sun temple and other ancient ruins.
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A place of religious importance it draws spiritual seekers. It is located near the island and further ahead lies Dwarikavan or forest of Dwarka.
Bet Dwarka (32 km):
The Shankhoddar Island known as Bet Dwarka or Dwarika isle or Ramandip, this island is supposed to be the place where Lord Krishna and his family lived. Dwarika isle is also believed to be the spot where Lord Vishnu slew the demon Shankasura. It is 5 km away by sea from Okha. There are regular ferry services from Okha Port to Bet Dwarka. The temple of Ranchhodrai stands on the island, as does the Matsyavatar Temple.
Pindhara (72 km):
There is an ancient Purvasa Ashram and a Sun Temple
Madhavpur (160 km):
Lord Krishna and Rukshmani married here. A large fair is held here in March-April. Dehotsarg, at Treveni Ghat, is believed to be the site of Lord Krishna’s mortal incarnation’s cremation.
How would you like to travel?
- 450 km from Ahmedabad
- 399 km from Bhavnagar
- 148 km from Jamnagar
- 332 km from Junagadh
- 929 km from Mumbai
- 32 km from Okha
- 120 km from Porbander
- 234 km from Rajkot
- 249 km from Somnath
- 243 km from Veraval