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THE SIGHTS & BEACHES OF DWARKA – Beyond Spiritual Travel

Adventure is especially worthwhile when you spend it riding or wading through waves. Did you know that when you visit Dwarka, Gujarat there is so much on offer apart visiting its world-renowned temples?  With a trip to Dwarka, Gujarat you can experience some of India’s best beaches and water sports as well.



An inhabited island, Beyt (also spelled and pronounced ‘bet’) is located at the tip of Gulf of Kutch. This piece of land is 3 km from Okha, Gujarat. Scriptures tell us that Beyt was a part of the ancient city of Dwarka. References to the city are found in both Mahabharata and Skanda Purana. Archaeological excavations also tell us that Beyt island was an important city even in the Harappan period.

No water sports at the beach is no adventure, right? Beyt island has several water sports on offer such as Speed Boats, Beach Boating, Rafting, Water Skiing, Surfing and Scuba Diving.


Incidentally, Beyt Island is also home to a lot of temples in Dwarka, viz. Dwarkadheesh temple, Sri Keshavraiji Temple, Hanuman Dandi, Vaishnav Mahaprabhu Bethak, Gurudwara, Siddhi Bawa Peer Dargah, Haji Kirmai Dargah, and Abhay Mata Mandir.



Dwarkesh Beach is a mere 23 min. away from the Dwarka beach. The beach offers a wide range of water sports and adventurous activities to delve in such as Scuba Diving, Speed Boat Ride, Banana Boat Ride, Jeep Parasailing, Jeep Desert Ride and Water Skiing.


Dwarka beach is at the shore of river Rukmini. Beyt island is just a jetty drive away from here. Dwarka beach has various water sports to offer too.


Alongside world famous temples, Dwarka Gujarat also has its lighthouse. Constructed in 1962, on the western coast of Saurashtra region named Rupen Creek, the lighthouse remains of prime importance to sailors for sending fog and weather-related signals. Tourists often visit this place to capture splendid panoramic views of the Arabian Sea from top of the lighthouse.

So that you now have all the more reasons to visit Dwarka Gujarat, what are you waiting for?  Keep a few days set aside for exploring the beaches and sights of the area and while doing so stay at the new resort of Hawthorn Suites Dwarka which opened in 2020.  With its luxurious single and two bedroom villas, acres of manicured landscapes, specially designed pool, meditation & wellness facilities  and pure-vegetarian restaurant Satvik, there is something to keep the entire family busy at Hawthorn Suites Dwarka, the best hotel in Dwarka Gujarat.