Yellow-sand beach

Photo of Yellow-sand beach by Faisal Ajmeri
Day 1

Dwarka makes an excellent base for a holiday of sightseeing, pilgrimage, beach activities and even watching birds and marine life. From Dwarka, head for the beaches of Shivrajpur just 15 minutes north of the Rukmani temple. This long, pristine beach stretches near the shivrajpur village, between a lighthouse and a rocky shoreline. It is ideal for a long walk. Other must visit coastal sites near Dwarka are Okha Madhi for its fine sands and Poshitara for its coral reefs and marine life. The Charakhla salt pans near Mithapur attract thousands of flamingoes, hundreds of pelicans, flocks of painted storks and a variety of other birds. From Okha, you can take the ferry to the island of Bet Dwarka which has temples, fine beaches and a profusion of marine life.

Photo of Shivrajpur Beach by Faisal Ajmeri