We started at 12:00 noon from plateform 2A of Ahmedabad. This 2A plateform is the extension of plateform towards west side. We went there and after some time the passenger train came. we had our reservation in Sleeper Coach so we entered in the coach got our seats and train moved to Dwarika. Jai Dwarikanath! every one spoken.
we were in train whole night early morning at abut 4:30 am our train reached Dwarika. It was dark night so we stayed at waiting room, fresh there. We took some eating material and water and other luggage we deposited to Cloak room as we have to catch night train to Rajkot at 11:30. We went out the station it was 7:00 am morning and it was darkness. No light of sun started till then. It was 9th of Jan 13.
Tempo driver were told to take us to bus stoppage who can take us for site visit. We decided to take site visit first and then evening Darshan of Main Temple of Dwarka. Dwarka Temple is near to Dwarka Station at about 1 km. There were no public outside Dwarka station. Only 2 -3 Auto drivers were standing there. It was 7:00 am. It was a cold night. Whole auto took Rs.40/- to reach us to Bus station for local tour. We said that we have to travel by Government Bus. He took us to a travel agency. Agency man said us fair of Rs. 80/- per person. Someone told us it is Rs.70/- per person. We asked is it government bus service? he said no. we asked auto driver to drop us to government bus depot. When we strongly said to auto driver to drop there then he took us to Nagar Nigam Bus Service office. There bus was standing and fair per seat was Rs. 60/- . Some 8 seats were left in the bus. We took four seats tickets. It was a new bus of Tata. There were two new buses of Nagar Nigam which is going for site scene at 8:00 am morning and back to that spot, at 1:30 noon and second trip from 2:00 noon to 7:30 pm. Bus was going to show us 4 points.
After purchasing ticket of bus, we took tea and snacks at nearby shop. Tea was for Rs 8/- per cup. It was nice tea. We saw it is 7:45 am and light is coming on sky.
we took our seats. soon bus filled with passengers, who have already took their tickets. At right 8:00 am Bus started.
|Bus Stand at Dwarka Nagar Palika|
First Bus took us to Rukmani Mandir. It reached after 10-15 minutes. It is near to Dwarkadheesh Temple. Here Murti of Rukmani is situated. Pandit told us that this is the point where water is sweet. on other places of whole Dwarka water is khara or salty.
Then bus started towards Bhent Dwarka in a island. Fishers and fish spreaded on the ground to dry were all there in the way. In this way some road construction were going on. Otherwise all roads in the way were fine. We reached at the end of earth. There were sea. Many Ships and boats were in the sea. Boats were taking pilgrims to Bhent Dwarka. Per person charges was Rs.10/-. Bus driver droped us here at 9:00 am and said that we should come back latest by 11:00 o clock, otherwise he will left late comers. we move fast. A big boat were taking passengers we rushed there in crowd we entered the boat. Boat started towards Bhent Dwarka. Sea birds started flying with us for some food. we were heard from one pilgrim about that.