Dwarka : Original Dwarka believed to be sunken in the sea. Divers till today are researching, after finding the atrifacts from the sea floor. Near by small island is known as Bet Dwarka- Hire a boat from dwarka to go there.Bet Dwarks is a part mud and part sand beach. However, it's the best palce for zoologists.
There are a lot of places around Dwarka which can be covered in a Single Day. There are local taxies which are available which would help you to visit them. The major ones covered are:
1. Nageshwar Temple - This is also one of the prominent Jyothirlingas and it is at around 8 Kms from Dwarka.
2. Gopi Talav - This is the place where Lord Krishna used to play with his Gopikas. There is a small pond where it is said that Lord Krishna used to play with the Gopika Strees (Gopika Ladies).
3. Byet Dwarka - This is supposed to be the place where Krishna lived. This is the plac where Krishna used to reside and this is the place where Lord Krishna met his friend Sudhama and blessed him, there is a Peetha(Seat) where Lord Krishna met Sudhama. There are boats available from Okha Jetty from where people are ferried to the Island which is approximately 30 Kms from Dwarka.
4. Hanuman Mandir - This is also in the Byet Dwarka where Hanuman fought with his son Makaradhwaja. To cover this place, it is adviced to start as early as 7:00 in the morning as this is lonely place and a rickshaw has to be hired to visit this place.
5. Rukshminish Mandir - This temple is situated at 8 Kms from Dwarka. This is in the outskirts of the city and this is a lonely temple and there is an interesting story of Rukmini being cursed by sage Durvasa because of which the temple is situated outside the city and its because of this curse only that the water in Dwarka city is salty.
All these place are at an approximate radius of 80kms from Dwarka and the taxies normally charge Rs. 600 (per half day) for this. This cost does not cover the boat charges as well as other entry taxes applicable and the visit to Hanuman Temple at Byet Dwarka.
Decorative items made from marine shells.