Dwarka is located on the western shore of the Okhamandal Peninsula on the bank of Gomti River. It is one of the four sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites (Chardhams), and one of the Sapta Puri, the seven most ancient religious cities in the country. It is renowned for the Dwarkadheesh temple, among other notable historical and religious sites.
Dwarka is the ancient kingdom of Lord Krishna and is believed to have been the first capital of Gujarat. Other notable temples include Rukmini Devi Temple, Gomti Ghat and Bet Dwarka.
Dwarka was selected as a heritage city by the Indian Government's Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) initiative.