Panch Dwarka refers to a set of five sacred temples of Lord Krishna, located in western India i.e., Gujarat and Rajasthan. The Panch Dwarka temples are Dwarkadish Temple (Dwarka), Bet Dwarka, Ranchhodraiji Temple (Dakor), Shrinathji Temple (Nathdwara) and Dwarikadhish Temple (Kankroli).
Each of these temples has great significance from the life of Lord Krishna. Devotees often undertake a spiritual journey to visit all five temples. Here is the complete guide about the temples, itinerary, where to stay, the best time to visit and much more.
Pancha Dwaraka Tour
1. Dwarkadish Temple
Dwarkadish Temple is also known as Jagat Mandir and is considered one of the main Panch Dwarka Temples. Lord Krishna was the king of Dwarka and ruled here after leaving Mathura. The temple is located in Dwarka beside the Gomti River. Dwarka Temple is also considered one of the Char Dhams of Lord Vishnu. The idol of Lord Krishna’s eyes are closed know the reason behind it.
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2. Bet Dwarka
Bet Dwarka is an Island situated near Dwarka city. The island is accessible by boats from the mainland. Bet Dwarka is a place where Lord Krishna Lives with his family while ruling Dwarka. The pilgrimage includes Bet Dwarka in their Panch Dwarka Yatra.
3. Ranchhodraiji Temple
Ranchhodraiji Temple is another temple of Lord Krishna in his form of Ranchhodraiji. Located in the Dakor, Kheda district of Gujarat. When Lord Krishna escaped the battlefield in Mathura to avoid Jarasandha, he was named “Ranchor”. It is one of the Panch Dwarka.
4. Shrinathji Temple
Shrinathji Temple also called Nathdwara Temple is located in the town of Nathdwara near Udaipur, Rajasthan. It is one of the famous temples of Lord Krishna in the form of Shrinathji. It is one of Rajasthan’s Panch Dwarka temples.
5. Kankroli Temple
Dwarkasdhish Temple is also known as Kankroli Temple located in Kankroli, Rajasthan. It is considered one of the Panch Dwarka in Rajasthan. This is an important temple for Vaishnavas. In the year 1671, the deity was brought here by Maharana Raj Singh. Kanroli Temple is at the shore of Rajsamand Lake.
Pancha Dwaraka Tour Map
Pancha Dwarka Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival in Dwarka
- Arrive in Dwarka
- Visit the Dwarkadhish Temple with Dwarka Darshan Yatra after check-in at the Hotel
- Visit the Gomti Ghat and nearby temples of Dwarka
- Overnight stay in Dwarka
Day 2 – Bet Dwarka
- Visit Bet Dwarka
- Take a boat ride from Okha to Bet Dwarka
- Visit the temple there
- Visit the Nageshwar Jyotirlings, Rukmini Temple and other temples near Bet Dwarka
- Return to Dwarka in the evening
- Overnight stay in Dwarka
Day 3: Dwarka to Dakor
- Travel to Dakor approximately 491 km from Dwarka (By Train, bus or cab)
- Visit the Ranchhodraiji Temple in Dakor
- Do Puja in Dakor
- Explore the surroundings and local attractions in Dakor
- Overnight stay in Dakor
Day 4: Dakor to Nathdwara
- Travel to Nathdwara approximately 297 km from Dakor.
- Visit the Shrinathji Temple and experience the unique Pichhwai paintings
- Explore Nathdwara’s local markets and art scene
- Overnight stay in Nathdwara
Day 5: Nathdwara to Kankroli
- Head to Kankroli which is around 17 km from Nathdwara
- Visit the Dwarikadhish Temple in Kankroli
- Explore the temple complex and its surroundings
- Overnight stay in Kankroli
Day 6: Departure from Kankroli
- Depart from Kankroli for return home
Best Time To Do Panch Dwarka Yatra
You can do Panch Dwarka Yatra throughout the year but the best time to visit all these places is from October to March. During this month the weather is cool and it will be convenient for you to visit and explore the temples and sightseeing.
Where To Stay During Panch Dwarka?
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