Gujarat is known for many wondrous things. The western tip of our country, Gujarat is the land of temples and gardens, Mahatma Gandhi and Narendra Modi, dhokhla and khakhra, beaches and desserts and much more. Infamous for being the 1st dry state of India, this state has many delightful things to offer.
There’s one very special thing that makes Gujarat a sought after place by Hindus - Dwarka Dham. According to Hindu tradition, there are 4 religious spots in our country that are of the highest value - Badrinath in north (Uttrakhand), Rameshwaram in south (Tamil Nadu), Dwarka in west (Gujarat) and Jagannath Puri in east (Odisha). Dwarka is a Krishna temple and attracts millions of Hindus every year. The second thing that attracts Hindu devotees to this state are the two Jyotirlingas. A Jyotirlinga is a place of worship for Shiv worshippers and there are 12 in our country. Two are in Gujarat - Somnath, the 1st one and Nageshwar the 12th one.So, last month, i.e. in February 2016, I went to Gujarat to visit these religious spots with a huge group of senior citizens and it was a surprisingly fun vacation to say the least.