Panch Dwarka Tourfrom
Panch Dwarka Tour
Lord Krishna’s Panch Dwarka are located in the Western Part of India in Gujarat and Rajasthan. At the top is Dwarka located in Saurashtra, the kingdom of Krishna. Then there is the Bet Dwarka and Dakor, also in Gujarat followed by Shrinathji in Nathdwara and Dwarkadheesh Temple in Kankroli, both in Rajasthan.
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Day 1 :
Morning arrival at Ahmedabad. Meet to Greet and transfer to hotel. Later visit Akshardham Temple – Akshardham is situated in the capital city of Gandhinagar, which lies near Ahmedabad. The magnificent temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. It was constructed on the directions of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS Sanstha. The complex of this temple is the largest in Gujarat. Akshardham temple was inaugurated in the year 1992 and has become a major tourist attraction in India, during the last decade. It has a sprawling 23 acre area and is chiseled out in pink sandstone. The Swetambara Temple Hatheesing temple was built outside delhi gate in 1850 by a rich jain merchant Sheth Hatheesing. This is the best known of Ahmedabad’s many ornate jain temples. It is dedicated to Dharamnath, the fifteenth Tirthankar whose status stand in the main sanctuary Built by pure marble profusely decirated with rich carving, Gandhi Ashram The beautiful ashram complex of Ahmedabad, with shady trees populated by thousand of paraketers, Beaters, sunbirds, squirells, offers a refuge from the loud streets of the city and is one of the foremost tourist attraction of Ahmedabad. This ashram was Gandhi’s headqquartersduring the long struggle for Indian independence. His ashram was founded in 1915 and still makes handicrafts, handmade paper and spinning wheels. This ashram is open from 8.30 AM to 6.30 PM. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 :
Ahmedabad – Rajkot – Jamnagar
After B/F drive to Rajkot. Visit Watson Museum in Jubilee Gardens has a collection of archaeological artefacts, Mahatma Gandhi’s home – Kaba Gandhino Delo.
Drive to Jamnagar, visit of Bala Hanuman Temple – Bala Hanuman Temple is a pilgrim place venerated by the devotees of Lord Ram. It is a world famous temple, known for the continuous chanting of Jai Ram, Shri Ram. The chanting is going on since 1964 and has found a place for it in the Guinness Book of World Records. People chant the name of the Lord in shifts, 24 hours a day. O/n stay at Jamnagar.
Day 3 :
Jamnagar – Dwarka
Morning proceed for Dwarka. visit Bet Dwarka & Nageshwar Jyotirling.
Bet Dwarka– Also known as Bet Shankhoddar, Bet Dwarka is only 5 kms from Okha Junction in sea and Okha is 30 kms from Dwarka. It is said to be the place where Lord Krishna lived with his family when the ruled at Dwarka. It is also the place where Vishnu slew the demon Shankhasura. Visitors make it a point to visit the Krishna temple at this site which holds much of interest to be seen and experienced.
Nageswar Mahadev–The Puranas mention 12 Jyotirlingas or columns of light representing Lord Shiva, who manifested himself in that form in different parts of India. This shiva shrine near Dwarka is one of these and is there- fore accorded great respect.
Rukmani Temple – Temple of Lord Krihsna’s wife. O/n stay at Dwarka.
Day 4 :
Dwarka – Porbandar – Somnath
Morning procced to Porabandar, visit of Kirti temple known as house & born place of Mahatma Gandhi. In back side house of Kasturba wife of Gandhi. Also visit of Gandhi museum, study room of Mahatma Gandhi in the Kirti temple. Later visit of Sudama temple & continue procced to Somnath, evening Aarti Darshan at Somnath Temple – A lord shiva temple known as Jyotirling built by Moon God. Enjoy lighting and sounding Show. O/n stay at Somnath.
Day 5 :
Somnath – Junagadh – Ahmedabad
Morning proceed for Ahmedabad. Enroute visit Junagadh, visit of UPERKOT FORT, is an ancient fort built by Chandr Gupta. The fort as been rebuilt & extended many times. Later visit of Ashokan Edicts,Mahabat Maqbara. The Ashoka’s Rock edict is on way of Girnar hill temple. The rock engraved with the Buddhist edicts of Ashoka. The edicts impart moral instruction on dharma, harmony,tolerance and peace.
O/n stay at Ahmedabad
Day 6 :
Ahmedabad- Dakor- Shamlaji – Udaipur
Morning 7.00 O’clock depart for Dakor. Visit Dakor Temple – Dakor is famous for Ranchorji temple of Lord Krishna. Ranchor is the name given to Lord Krishna when he fled from the battlefield in Mathura while fighting against Jarasandha.
Later visit Shamlaji Temple –- The temple of Shamlaji stands on the banks of the river Meshwo, in veneration of Lord Vishnu. The river Meshwo meanders over its rocky bed in the valley immediately below, and the waters of a splendid natural lake, of great beauty sparkle amid the well-wooded hills.
Continue drive to Udaipur. Evening visit Fateh Sagar Lake, an artificial lake built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678. The lake, however, got its name from Maharana Fateh Singh who made additions to it after a lot of destruction was caused by torrential rainfall. Fateh Sagar is about 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) long and 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) wide, with three intake channels and an overflow channel that is brought to use in the rainy season. Three verdant islands dot the lake, the largest being Nehru Park, a favorite picnic destination of the locals. All the islands can be reached by taking a boat ride on the lake. Sahelion-ki-badi (Girl Friends Garden or Honoured Girls Garen) just adjoining the east of the embankment of Fatehsagar lake was constructed in its present from by Maharana Fateh Singh after the original garden had been washed away on account of the breach of its old embankment. O/n stay at Udaipur.
Day 7 :
Udaipur – Eklingi – Srinathji – Kankroli – Srinathji
Morning proceed for Shrinathji. Enroute visit Eklingi Temple – The western face is of Lord Brahma, northern one is of Sree Vishnu, eastern one of Sun God and the southern one is of Rudra or Lord Shiva. In 734 AD Bappa Raoel built this temple. The height of the temple is 50ft and it is very beautiful. The door is made of silver and the Nandi is also made of silver, besides, there are 10-faced Kali, Parvati, Ganesha and many other idols of Hindu gods and goddesses in these temples.
Later proceed for Shrinathji. Shrinathji Temple of Nathdwara is actually a temple of Lord Krishna with his image carved out of a single block of black marble. Set amidst idyllic hills, it is said to be the second richest temple in the world. The royalty of Udaipur pray at the temple and as the head of his clan, the Maharana is also called as Shriji among his people.
Later visit Kankroli Temple – Kankroli is a small town, located at a distance of 65 kms from the city of Udaipur. Kankroli is mainly known for its temple, which is sited on the banks of renowned Rajsamand Lake. Kankroli Temple is popularly called as temple of Dwarikadhish. Dwarikadhish is one of the names of Lord Krishna. This Temple is the most significant temple of the Vaishnavas and Vallabhacharya sect. The chief deity of Kankroli temple is believed to have imported from Mathura, the hometown of Lord Krishna.
O/n stay at Shrinathji ( Nathdwara).
Day 8 :
Srinathji – Ajmer – Pushkar
Morning proceed for Pushkar. Enroute visit Ajmer, visit of Arhai-din-ka-Jhonpra (two-and-a-half-day shelter) is considered as the first important Islamic structure to be built in India. According to the legends, Arhai-din-ka-Jhonpra was a Sanskrit College initially and Mohammed Ghori converted the college into a mosque within two and a half days, hence the name. According to another legend, the structure is named after a festival, which carried on for two and a half days. The monument has seven arched walls with Islamic calligraphy, though most of it now remains in ruins. Ana Sagar Lake – This beautiful lake was built by King Anaji (AD 1135-1150), the grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan at a picturesque site located to the north of Ajmer. Daulat Bagh Gardens, which was created by Jehangir, is located next to the lake. Baradari or the marble pavilion was added to the lake by Shahjahan. Dargah of Garib Nawaz – Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti – The dargah of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti is located at the foot of a small and barren hill in Ajmer.
Continue drive to Pushkar. Visit Brahma Temple, the only temple where Lord Brahma is worshipped, is one of the main attractions of Pushkar. The temple holds special importance for the followers of Hinduism. The temple houses a life-size four-armed idol of Lord Brahma—the creator—in the antralaya (vestibule). The temple is also characterised by its white marble floor and stairs. The walls of the temple are studded with silver coins. The coins are put by the devotees to mark the births or deaths of the loved ones of the devotees who came here to offer prayers. O/n stay at Pushkar.
Day 9 :
Pushkar – Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Check into hotel. Later visit Jantar Mantar- This wonderful astronomical observatory is famous throughout the world. It bears the hallmark of exceptional astronomical development of the medieval period. Hawa Mahal- This was constructed for ventilation for the women who used to watch the royal march through the screens of this building. This was built by poet king Sawai Pratap Singh. Galtaji- This place is surrounded with natural springs. This is an ancient pilgrimage center having the famous Galtaji Temple dedicated to Sun-God. Govind Devji Temple- This temple of Lord Krishna draws devotees from across the country. O/n stay at Jaipur.
Day 10 :
Transfer to Jaipur Airport / Railway station for onward journey.