Lord Krishna’s city of Dwarka and the whale shark

The legendary city of Dwarka was the dwelling place of Lord Krishna. Dwarka is one of seven most holy places for Hindus in India where Varanasi is considered as the holiest of the seven holy cities. It is believed that due to damage and destruction by the sea, Dvaraka has submerged six times and modern day Dwarka is therefore the seventh such city to be built in the area.

The underwater city offers a diverse collection of corals, from tall sea fans to hydroids to sea anemones.

Attractions – The whale shark is the coastal pride of Dwarka. Turtles and the sighting of dolphins are common in the Gulf of Kutch.

There is a marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Kutch with islands that are fringed by coral reefs, sandy beaches and mangrove swamps. These islands are a treasure trove of marine species where you can chance upon octopus, puffer fish, sea horse, during the low tides.