Located at the western tip of the Saurashtra peninsula, Dwarka has great importance both as one of the four principal holy places (char dham), as well as one of the seven holy towns (sapta puris) to visit. For this reason, millions of pilgrims and historical scholars have come here over the centuries. Lord Krishna is said to have come to Dwarka from Mathura to build his new kingdom where he later spent a significant part of his life.
Dwarka, a sacred Hindu pilgrimage town, is renowned for the Dwarkadheesh temple, among other notable historical and religious sites. Every year during Janmashtami (the anniversary of Krishna's birth), thousands of devotees from all over the world come here to partake in elaborate festivities.
Jamnagar is the nearest airport linked with major cities of India.
Dwarka is a railhead on the Western Railway, directly connected with Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Mumbai, Porbandar and Rajkot.
Motorable roads connect Dwarka with major cities and places in Gujarat.
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