Holiday Packages
in India

Customer Quotes

Holiday Package to Darjeeling by Mr Joseph & Co.
' Our group would like to sincerely thank you for a memorable and well-organized tour to Sikkim.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Matheran by Ms Swati Pandit
' Brilliantly handled tour to Matheran by your employees. We initially thought that Matheran.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Shimla & Manali by Mr. Mandar Salaye & Group
' Thank you Sam-San Travels for a lovely trip of North India. All arrangements were fantastic and.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Thailand by Mrs Vandana Pancham
' We are already looking forward to our next holiday with Sam San travels.....!'...Read More

Mr. Vilas Patil, Principal Secretary, Vidhan Bhavan, Government of Maharashtra
' The services provided by Sam-San Travels were exemplary, prompt & very satisfactory & their team worked round the clock with our personnel to ensure....... '...Read More

Best of South Package by Mr. Vijay Tambe
' We have just returned from our tour to south. I am specially writing this mail to u on behalf of myself & my family, to thank u for the excellent hotels suggested by u.... '...Read More

Car Rental Services by Mr. Stuart Butler
' We were all very happy with our recent trip from Bombay to Goa with Sateesh. He was one of the better drivers I have had on any trip and really became one of the group.... '...Read More

Golden Triangle by Joe and Jenny Le Masurier
' All arrangements went like clockwork..... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Banglore, Mysore & Ooty by S. Srinivasan
' I would like to thank you for the excellent arrangements made for Mr. & Mrs. Govender during their trip to Mumbai, Bangalore and Ooty. They really enjoyed themselves.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Ooty by Ritesh Mathur (GE Advanced Materials)
' We had a comfortable and pleasant trip at Ooty. Thanks for all your cooperation and looking ahead to have a long relationship with you..... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Thailand by Chandrani Datta
' We had a real pleasant stay at the hotels and enjoyed a lot. Moreover we have decided that next time we travel, it will be only through Sam-San..... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Singapore Prafulla Gade
' Many thanks for your quick response. Your service has been very professional and in line with European or any such standards.... '...Read More

Mumbai Sightseeing by Sanjay Bohra
' Thanks for the excellent service.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Malaysia Gopal
' I had really a good trip and I really enjoyed it well. every thing was perfect.... '...Read More

Golden triangle by Savi & Raj Doraiswamy
' We are back in Australia and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday as it was very well organised. We will not hesitate to recommend Sam-San Travels to all our friends.... '...Read More

Best of South by Vipin Bansal
' I have already started suggesting Sam-San travels to all my friends who plan to visit South India. Everything was delivered perfectly as promised.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Kashmir by Ajay Rao
' The services provided by you was excellent.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Sikkim by G.Ramachandra Kumar
' This is an excellent trip. You have done really fantastic job. You will be my travel agent permanently and also I will recommend to all my friends.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Golden Triangle by Cydney Aiken
' We had a great time and felt taken care of all the way! We would recommend your travel agency to anyone.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Ajanta & Ellora Simn Ingram Hill and Ann Rossiter
'Your organization took over our recent holiday in Aurangabad.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Agra Dr. Gopinath
' We had a nice trip of Agra, your people were very helpful, & the cab was nice. Everything went off well. Thank you for the excellent services provided.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Kerala Vijay Kumar
'The houseboat which was provided was excellent and the service was fantastic..... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Kashmir by Latha Kasthurirangan Manager Springer Copyediting | SPS, Chennai
'I have dealt with several travel agents earlier, but I am really impressed by your team.... '...Read More

Mumbai Sightseeing by Pierre Sullivan
'You have an excellent organisation and I will contact you again when I will return...... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Kerala Amjud Ramjahn
'Will not hesitate to recommend your services to others thinking of visiting India.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to South by Nikhil Halwalkar
' The trip to Ooty and Koddai arranged by you was excellent.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Shimla & Manali by Chandana Unnithan
' As I have now returned to Australia, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your team for the excellent, timely and efficient services experienced by me and colleagues during our trip.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Rajasthan by Faisal. Y Khatib
' Thank you for making this trip wonderful. This is the 2nd time we have availed a package from your company. Insha-Allah we will take more packages in near future.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to South by Partha S Roy
' We came back yesterday from the trip to Mysore & Ooty. It was a pleasant trip. Arrangements by Sam-San was excellent.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Darjeeling by Jolene Lee
' The services provided by sam-san travels was incredible. my mum and i owe it to them for a wonderful and smooth journey in india........ '...Read More

Holiday Package to Shimla & Manali Achyut Shendye
' Thank you for making our trip a memorable experience !!! Tour was fabulous. Location of Hotels at simla & Manali was really good.... '...Read More

Holiday Package to Mahabaleshwar Shraddha Dhodiya
' Hey thanx for the services provided by you, because of you guys my trip to mahabaleshwar was very beautiful. Thanx for taking care of all the things.... '...Read More

International Holidays

Car Coach Rentals

Cruise Holidays

Air Ticketing

Quick Links

Group Websites

Dwarka, Jamnagar (Gujarat)

Hotels in Dwarka

   
Mentioned below is a list of Hotels in Dwarka that you can choose from. Every Dwarka hotel listed below includes general information on the hotel along with tariff and photographs of the hotel. We have covered hotels from budget accommodation to 5* Category across the entire Dwarka city. This page also provides general information on Dwarka city, how to get to Dwarka, the places of interest in and around Dwarka and excursions in Dwarka. Be it a one night stay or a part of a Package tour, Dwarka has a lot to offer to all kinds of tourists.
    

Hotels & Resorts in Dwarka

Hotel Grade Rate per couple Plan
Hotel Shree Darshan 
nr. Dwarkadheesh Temple, Bus Stand
** Tariff Room only
Hotel Dwarka Residency
nr. Dwarkadheesh Temple, Bus Stand
** Tariff Room only
Hotel Damji
nr. Dwarkadheesh Temple, Bus Stand
** Tariff Room only
       
   

History and Culture of  Dwarka

Dwarka or Dvaraka is the holy city in Jamnagar distrcit of Gujarat state of India.

Dwarkdheesh Temple - Dwarka - Jamnagar  district of Gujarat State of IndiaDwarka also known as Dwarawati in sanskrit literature is rated as one of the seven most ancient cities in the county. This legendary city of Dwarka was once upon a time, a dwelling place of Lord Krishna. It is believed to be damaged and destructed by the sea. Dwarka is believed to be submerged six times and modern day Dwarka is the seventh city presently.

Dwarka is the holy and the sacred place for Hindus in India where Varanasi is considered as the holiest of the seven holy cities.

Dwarka is a kshetra or a sacred place, a place of Moksha, where a final release is obtained. The Garuda Purana enumerates seven sites as giver of Moksha, They are Ayodhya, Mathura, Māyā, Kāsi, Kāńchī, Avantikā and Dvārāvatī.

Dwarkdheesh Temple - Dwarka - Jamnagar  district of Gujarat State of IndiaThe Dwarkasdheesh temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is worshipped here by the name Dwarkadhish, or 'King of Dwarka'. It is situated at Dwarka, Gujarat, which is believed to have been built after the historic Dvarka city, the Kingdom of Krishna himself which submerged in to the ocean after the Mahabharata war. The main shrine of the 5-storied building, supported by 72 pillars, is known as Jagat Mandir or Nija Mandir, and is believed to be 2500 years old. The Dwarkadhish Temple is Pushti Marg Temple hence it follows the guidelines and rituals created by Shree Vallabacharya and Shree Vitheleshnathji.

The present temple was built in 16th century CE, while the original temple was believed to have been built by Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha, over the hari-griha (Lord Krishna's residential place) and became part of the Char Dham pilgrimages considered most sacred by Hindus in India, after Adi Shankaracharya, the 8th century reformer and philosopher, visited the shrine and even today a memorial within the temple is dedicated to his visit. Dwarakadheesh is the 108th Divya Desam of Lord Vishnu on the subcontinent, glorified in the Divya Prabandha sacred texts.

The city derives its name from word dvar meaning door or gate in the Sanskrit language. Dwarka is considered to be one of the holiest cities in Hinduism and one of the four "dhams" along with Badrinath, Puri, Rameswaram. The city is especially respected by Vaishnavas.

The Idol of Shiva at Dwarka - GujaratThe Jagatmandir temple which houses the Dwarkadhish, a form of Krishna is also located in Dwaraka. Nageshwar Jyotirling, one of the 12 holy shrines of Lord Shiva, is located near Dwaraka. Dwarka is also the site of Dwaraka Pītha (also known as Sharada Pītha), one of the four cardinal mathas established by Sri Adi Shankaracharya, the others being those at Sringeri, Puri and Jyotirmath.

Dwarka is mentioned in the Mahabharata, the Harivansha, the Bhagavata Purana, the Skanda Purana, and the Vishnu Purana. It is said that this Dwarka was located near the site of the current city of Dwarka, but was eventually deserted and submerged into the sea.

Krishna renounced war in Mathura for the greater good of the people living in the region (and was hence known by the name Ranchodrai') and founded the city of Dwarka. Sri Krishna had previously killed Kansa (an oppressive king who ruled the city, and his maternal uncle) and made Ugrasen (Kansa's father and his maternal grandfather) the king of Mathura. Enraged, the father-in-law of Kansa, Jarasandha (king of Magadha) with his friend Kalayavan attacked Mathura 17 times. For the safety of the people, Krishna and the Yadavas decided to move the capital from Mathura to Dvaraka.
Dwarkadheesh Idol at Dwarka - Dwarka - Jamnagar - Gujarat
The city was built by Vishwakarma on the order of Lord Krishna. Land was reclaimed from the sea near the western shores of Saurashtra. A city was planned and built here. Dwarka was a planned city, on the banks of Gomati River. This city was also known as Dvaramati, Dvaravati and Kushsthali. It had six well-organized sectors, residential and commercial zones, wide roads, plazas, palaces and many public utilities. A hall called "Sudharma Sabha" was built to hold public meetings. The city also boasted having the possession of a good sea harbour. The city had 700,000 palaces made of gold, silver and other precious stones. Each one of Lord Krishna's 16108 wives had her own palace. Besides this, the city had beautiful gardens filled with flowers of all seasons and beautiful lakes.

After Krishna left the earth for Vaikunta,about 36 years after the Mahabharat War (3138 BC), and the major Yadava leaders were killed in disputes among themselves, Arjuna went to Dwarka to bring Krishna's grandsons and the Yadava wives to Hastinapur, to safety. After Arjuna left Dwarka, it was submerged into the sea. Following is the account given by Arjuna, found in the Mahabharata:

Quotes
" ...imposed on it by nature. The sea rushed into the city. It coursed through the streets of the beautiful city. The sea covered up everything in the city. I saw the beautiful buildings becoming submerged one by one. In a matter of a few moments it was all over. The sea had now become as placid as a lake. There was no trace of the city. Dwaraka was just a name; just a memory."

The Vishnu Purana also mentions the submersion of Dwarka, stating
On the same day that Krishna departed from the earth the powerful dark-bodied Kali Age descended. The oceans rose and submerged the whole of Dwarka.

Bet Dwarka
On May 19, 2001, India's science and technology minister Murli Manohar Joshi announced the finding of ruins in the Gulf of Khambhat. The ruins, known as the Gulf of Khambhat Cultural Complex (GKCC), are located on the seabed of a nine-kilometer stretch off the coast of Gujarat province at a depth of about 40 m. The site was discovered by a team from the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in December 2000 and investigated for six months with acoustic techniques.

Bet Dwarka is famous for its temples dedicated to Lord Krishna and is of great importance in the ancient Hindu tradition. It and other coastal sites have ample antiquities, mainly potsherds, suggesting maritime trade and commerce with the Mediterranean countries around the Christian era.[3] This flourishing harbor and religious capital is believed to have submerged under the sea after the Krishna left dwarka for vaikunth.

Places of Interest
Nageshwar Temple, Dwarka - a famous Shiva temple and one among the 12 Jyotirlingas, Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Dwarka, Rukmini Hrid - collection of 7 ponds, Brahma kund, Dwaraka pīţha,
Bet Dwarka, a small island near Dwarka, Somnath Temple famous Lord Shiva Temple
   
How to reach Dwarka
By Air
The closest domestic airport to Dwarka is at Jamnagar, which is about 137 km away. There are regular flights from Jamnagar to Mumbai International Airport. Taxi cabs are available from Jamnagar airport to Dwarka/

By Rail
Dwarka railway station in the Ahmedabad - Okha rail route is connected to other major railway stations.

By Bus
Gujarat state road transport buses connect Dwarka with all major cities in the state. Luxury coach tourist buses are also available from nearby cities to Dwarka.