My next destination that I really enjoy the best that is Somnath. As I have reached here through bus from Dwarka, so a little bit tired. Firstly, take my rest and at around 10 AM I start exploring the city. The beauty of Somnath Mandir is the place that can’t be described in words. First, half an hour, I just sit on a bench and keep watching it. The sea is also awesome and I just think once, if God still lives on earth, then this is the place. Seriously, you can feel the same.
There are many places to explore locally. Just take cab and half day trip introduces us many places. When you have the local people with you, then the stories will be more cleared and the information you learn that is meaningless. You can give a visit to the Gir as well but as I don’t have enough time, so I avoid the place.
No matter where you go but the evening and morning AArti is something that you shouldn’t avoid. It is mesmerizing and the way I feel it that is really outstanding.
Costing of staying and food in Somnath is really equivalent to nothing. There you find the Somnath Trust, just walk in the office and book your room. If you go for the breakfast, lunch or dinner, it will be less than Rs. 100, per meal. Yes, you have heard it right. So, if still, you don’t have the experience of traveling the place, then you make your plan and enjoy the trip.
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The peace Dwarka has it can’t be described in words. As I take my entry to the city, I start recreating through my mind’s eye a city of gold – Dwarka, the mesmerizing kingdom of Lord Krishna. The Saurashtra peninsula has many reasons to visit. The place is considered both one of the four principal holy places (char dham) and also the seven ancient towns (sapta puris) to visit. For that same, I also love to be part of the millions of pilgrims and historical scholars that visit the place and feel the magic and plan my trip to the city.
Dwarkadeesh Temple is my first destination. The temple has the history of over 2500 years and this Chalukya style of architecture is a temple that dedicated to Lord Krishna. The grand and marvelous five storied main shrine tells you everything in itself and needs no further highlights. After opening the door when the black magnificent idol of Lord Krishna appears that feels me the present of the Lord and that is the moment I really start thinking how much blessed I am for experiencing something really great. In the distance of 1 KM, I find the beautiful beach and spend my time for a while.
In the next day, I make my plan for the Beyt Dwarka. This is a small island and I take my boat ride from Okha Jetty that is 30 KM from Dwarka. After the rise, I take almost 700 meters walk and reach to the Dwarkadhish temple at Bet-Dwarka. This is the place that is considered as the residence of Lord Krishna and shoes, cameras and Mobile phones, everything needs to be deposited. The place really gives me the best memories and some feelings that you need to experience.
Rukmini Mata Mandir, Sage Durvasa, Nageshwar Shiva Temple and Gopi Talav also make my travel diary becomes really enriched.
For the local sightseeing, there are options for private bus trips where you go to the each place with a team and enjoy the trip interacting with each other or you may go for the same through private cab as well. The place is really awesome and foods to local people, everything I find awesome. My trip gives me more and leave the place with the hope to travel again in the near future.