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Uttarkashi – An abode of Lord Shiva in the North..Kashi of the North !!

Uttarakhand state is known as “ Dev Bhoomi”, yes the state fully deserves this status with its diverse holy culture and number of pilgrimage destinations. The religious heritage of Uttarakhand attracts pilgrims from all across the country and even from various foreign countries.

In this article let us discuss about one of the holiest districts of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Uttarkashi. As the name Indicates , its called the Kashi or the North. Uttarkashi is also situated on the bank of the Ganges, Similar to Varanasi. The place has a well known temple called “ Kashi Vishwanath Temple” , similar to Varanasi. Uttarkashi has stunning natural views and a number of Ashrams and temples. The district has the origin of the two holiest rivers of the country namely Gangotri, Gaumukh ( The origin of the Ganges ( Bhagirathi ) and Yamunotri ( The origin of the Yamuna ). Apart from these temples, many other shrines are also present in Uttarkashi dedicated to Lord Parshuram, Hanuman JI, Maa Durga and Lord Bhairav etc.

Uttarkashi has an average elevation of 1,165 Metres (4,436 Feet ), most of the part is hilly. Along with the time Uttarkashi has now been very popular among adventure lovers due to its scope of various adventure activities like camping, Mountaineering etc. Now film makers are also taking interest to picturize Bollywood movies in the valley.

For traveller , the best time to visit Uttarkashi is March to June and September to November. Usually April, May and June are the summer months here whereas July, August and September experiences heavy rainfall due to South West Monsoon. Winters start in the month of October and continues till February.

Uttarkashi experiences major footfall of pilgrimage during Uttarakhand’s Chardham Yatra that starts somewhere in the month of April/May and continues till Oct/Nov ( Dates may varies depending up on Kapat Opening and Closing Dates of the four holy places ) . Taxi / Car will be suitable medium to visit Uttarkashi , the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun whereas you can prefer Haridwar or Dehradun as the nearest Railway stations for your journey to the Valley. The bottom line is if you are nature lover and looking forward to feel the divine, make a plan to visit the Uttarkashi Valley and we at will make your journey memorable.

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How to Travel Dwarka and Somnath ?

Once you plan for a tour package ,you always think of the very first thing i.e. how to travel there. In this article ,we will discuss about two most important tourist places Dwarka and Somnath to visit in Gujarat. Dwarka and Somnath are perhaps the most visited pilgrimage destinations of Gujarat. Both of the places are known for various temples of pilgrimage importance.
Let us firstly discuss about the places to see in Dwarka and Somnath to understand the importance of planning for a Dwarka Somnath Tour.
If you talk about Dwarka , it is simply called “ home of the lord Krishna” and it is one of the seven ancient towns ( Sapt puris ) to visit. Along with other festivals, Dwarka gains a lot of tourists on the occasion of Shri Krishn Janmashtami. Dwarkadheesh Temple is the most important temple in Dwarka. Apart from it, other places to see in Dwarka are -Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ( One of the 12 holy jyotirlingas ), Dwarka Beach ( For relaxation and Marine Life ) , Beyt Island or Beyt Dwarka,Rukmani Devi Temple,Gomti Ghat and Gopi Talab etc.

Nearby Airports to Dwarka :- Porbandar Airport ( 110 Kms ) , Jamnagar Airport ( 127 Kms )
Nearby Railway station to Dwarka :- Dwarka, Okha
Nearest International Airport :- Ahmedabad
Somnath is at a distance of approx. 240 Kms from Dwarka. En route you can visit Gandhiji’s birth place and Sudama Temple. Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga is believed to be the first holy jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Its well connected to Diu ( well known holiday destination) and Gir National Park ( famous for its wildlife / Gir Jungle Safari ). Places to see in Somnath are Somnath Temple, Bhalka Tirth , Triveni Sangam ( Confluence of three rivers Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati where they meet the Arabian Sea ) .
Nearby Airports to Somnath :- Diu Airport ( 82 Kms ) , Porbandar Airport ( 148 Kms )
Nearby Railway station to Somnath :- Somnath & Veraval
Nearest International Airport :- Ahmedabad
Note :- Pickup & Drop Facilities are available from all railway stations and airports by , you just need to get your Dwarka Somnath package customized by your tour advisor.
Best Time to Visit Dwarka and Somnath :- To be very frank, you can visit Dwarka and Somnath throughout a year. However, September to March is perhaps the best time to go for a Dwarka Somnath Package . But if you want to go in a less crowdy time make a plan for Summer and Monsson season.
Other Places nearby :- If you opt for a Saurashtra darshan tour package , you will get a chance to visit all important destinations of Saurashtra region along with Dwarka and Somnath like Jamnagar ( Famous for Bala Hanuman Temple, Lakhota Lake and Museum ) , Porbandar ( Sudama Temple and Gandhiji’s Birth Place), Gir National Park , Diu , Virpur, Gondal , Junagadh , Girnar , Palitana, Bhavnagar and Rajkot etc.

To organize your Dwarka Somnath tour , contact today. We will make your journey memorable.

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A Visit of Gujarat is everyone’s choice. A True Paradise of Devotion !!

Gujarat is perhaps one of the most visited state in India by travellers and Pilgrims. Not only it has great culture and heritage but it also offers all facilities for tourism in modern manner.
What can be the better place than visiting the birthplace of the father of the nation i.e. Mahatma Gandhi? Visit Porbandar in Gujarat and we are damn sure you will be glad seeing Kirti Mandir dedicated to this great soul. Two of the holy Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva namely Shri NageshwarJyotirlinga ( Based out of Dwarka) and Shri Somnath Jyotirlinga ( Based out of Somnath )are there in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat and almost all the travellers or pilgrims who travels to Gujarat definitely visits these holy temples to enrich themselves with the blessings of Lord Shiva.

Gujarat is often called the land of Lord Krishna, yes its totally true. One of the major Dhamsof Char Dham circuit Dwarka is the most important attraction for Pilgrims. Dwarkadhish Temple, Rukmini Temple, Nageshwar Temple and Beyt Dwarka are few important pilgrimage destinations. Also one can see nice views of the Arabian Sea from Dwarka Beach. As per Hindu Mythology Lord Krishna settled in Dwarka after killing Kansa.

People love to visit one of the best national parks of India i.e. SasanGir National Park that is famous for Gir Safari and Devaliya Safari. Gir National Park is very popular among adventure and wildlife lovers for its famous Asiatic Lions. Junagadh, Bhavnagar ( Nishkalank Mahadev Temple), Palitana, Virpur , Gondal and Lothal ( A Heritage City of Indus Valley Civilization) are other important places to visit in Gujarat.

Gujarat has also got world’s tallest statue ( 182 Metres) called Statue of Unity dedicated to the first home minister of India Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. A Viewing Galley at the 135 m level, at the chest can accommodate up to 200 visitors at one go which offers breath taking view of the Sardar sarovar dam and its surroundings.

Gujarat’s Kutch region is an incredible paradise and widely known for Rann of Kutch Festival. Little Rann of Kutch, Ambaji ,Kankaria Lake, Sabarmati Ashram, Sun Temple are other more places to visit.




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