Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka

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Admire the contemplative atmosphere and ceremonial design of Dwarkadhish Temple, an interesting and prominent Hindu place of worship. Tradition has it that Krishna's grandson built the temple, while archeologists have dated the main shrine as far back as 2,000 to 2,200 years ago. Greatly expanded in the ornamental Chalukya style in the 15th or 16th century CE, the temple features five stories and rests on 72 tall pillars. The 78.3 m (256.9 ft) spire dominates the surrounding urban area, and photographs particularly well from the main street of the adjoining market. Make Dwarkadhish Temple a centerpiece of your Dwarka vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Dwarka online journey maker .
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  • This is a very special place. It is also very popular which meant it was pretty crowded- but if you explore the whole site rather than just the main temple building there is lots to see and hopefully ...  more »
  • This temple is located at the bank of gomti is well managed by trust. There is place for depositing shoes and electronics. Security is good. The aarti in the evening is really give inner peace.  more »
  • Don't mind the rush, don't mind the surroundings pl do come here to have a darshan of lord Krishna in this majestic shrine, which is reportedly over 5000 years old. This celebrated Divya Desam draws t...  more »

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As a major point of Hindu pilgrimage, you'll find a number of accommodations located close to the main temple in Dwarka. With the city built only on a small scale, you won't have too many problems accessing the main sites, regardless of where you stay in town. By the same token, however, places in the city can fill up very quickly, particularly during August and September when a range of festivities are held. Hotels go from mid-range to basic, and you'll also find some dormitory-style lodging in town.
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