The word ‘Dwarka; is made of two words- ‘dwara’ meaning road, and ‘ka’ implying eternal significance. , Dwarka was the kingdom of Lord Krishna, and he stayed there for quite an extended period. One of the four Dhams (divine abodes of India) and Sapata Turis (seven sacred cities), Dwarkadeesh Jagat Mandir stands on 72 pillars. The walls of the temple are decorated with panels depicting dancers, elephants, musicians and celestial beings
4. The Temples of Polo
Located near Vijaynagar, the temples of Polo were built between 10th and 15th centuries to act as a hiding place from enemies, citizens, angry wives, and even from the sun. There are number of medieval temples in the polo region of this period but the most notable ones are Sarneshwar temple, Lakha Dera Jain temple and Shiv Shakti Mandir.
The domes and lattice screens in the structure and design of the temples reveal Islamic traces although it also follows the layout of Traditional Hindu temples. You can trek the forest if you wish to explore the temple.
5. The White Dessert
The Great Rann of Kutch is reputed to be the world’s largest white salt desert. The desert looks like a diamond under the scorching sun and appears to glow under the bluish tint of the night hours. The white dessert is best experienced during the festival of Rann Utsav which happens between November and March. This is a must visit if you ever go to Gujrat. You can also enjoy the camel safari.
6. Sabarmati Ashram
This is Mahatma Gandhi’s second Ashram and was originally known as Satyagraha Ashram. He planned a significant number of freedom movements here between 1917 and 1930 and trained activists to join his movements like Swadeshi movements, non-violent and civil disobedience. Gandhi’s living quarters are preserved in Sabarmati Ashram, and there’s an open-air museum that presents an informative and moving record of his life and teachings.
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