Beyt Dwarka Beach, Jamnagar

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Bet Dwarka or Shankhodhar is an inhabited island at mouth of Gulf of Kutch situated 3km off the coast of Okha, Gujarat, India. The island is measured northwest to southeast in 13km with an average 4km in east-west direction. It is a strip of sand and stone situated 30km north of town of Dwarka.HistoryBet Dwarka is considered the part of the ancient city in Indian epic literature Dvārakā found in Mahabharata and Skanda Purana. Gujarati scholar Umashankar Joshi suggested that Antardvipa in Sabha Parva of Mahabharata can be identified as Bet Dwarka as Yadava of Dwarka said to travel to it by boats. It derived its name Shankhodhar as the island is a large source of conch shells (Shankh). Archeological remains found under the sea suggest the existence of settlement during Late Harappan period of Indus Valley Civilization or immediately after it. It can be reliably dated to times of Maurya Empire. It was a part of Okha Mandal or Kushdwip area. Dwarka is mentioned in the copper inscription dated 574 AD of Simhaditya, the minister of Vallabhi under Maitraka. He was the son of Varahdas, the king of Dwarka.The island, along with Okhamandal region, was under Gaekwad of Baroda State. During Indian rebellion of 1857, the Vaghers captured the region in 1857. Later by joint offensive of British, Gaekwad and other princely states troops ousted the rebels and recaptured the region in 1859.
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  • Anyone visiting dwarka, should never miss beyt dwarka. About 30 kms from Dwarka temple. Took about 1 hr by a dedicated auto i rented. ( Beyt dwarka, shrimati Rukumani devi, Nageshwar, gopi talav). Sta...  more »
  • The boat jetty is near Okha which is around 30 km away from dwaraka city. Entry to private vehicles is not permitted. One has to park his vehicle almost 600 mtr away from the jetty. Then either walk o...  more »
  • Visited in last January with family. It was complete pleasant tour. Stay was good. Visited the beyt dwarka on a boat. And then returned back after visiting the temple.It was a not maintained properly ...  more »
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  • Awesome place ...you need to travel in sea for about 20 minutes.... and when you reach the place it is awesome. The entire journey is so beautiful that you will never forget it ever. The place is lovable and you can easily fall in love with it.
  • The boat journey is entertaining. Has a good market near the temple. Temple doesn't give a divine feeling. Poorly maintained
  • It's the residence of Lord Krishna . This place is still maintained and you can easily access it. Going to this place you need to take boat from okha and then you will be able to go to the Bet Dwarka Temple.
  • Very nice place. Very good sea beach. Nice sunset view. Water is crystal clear.
  • The travel on the ship to this wonderful island was a memorable one. One can enjoy the travel in Arabian sea.

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Jamnagar's reputation as an oil hub has overshadowed its tourism potential, so the city receives few tourists and doesn't offer a particularly broad selection of accommodations. Those on offer--primarily mid-range to luxurious hotels--lie in a few clusters, one just north of the lake, and the other farther north in the district of Vijay Nagar Society. A handful of very basic options can be found scattered around the city center.
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