We know that Dwarka is an excellent choice for a getaway in Gujarat. If you are visiting Dwarka, you should not miss visiting Shivrajpur beach. Shivrajpur beach is just 11 km or 20 minutes from Dwarka. This serene beach stretches between a lighthouse and a rocky seaside near Shivrajpur village. Shivrajpur beach is a perfect beach for long walks and undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Gujarat.
Shivrajpur Blue Flag Beach information
Shivrajpur Beach is a white sand beach with clear azure water. The prestigious ‘Blue Flag Beach’ certification was awarded to Shivrajpur beach in October 2020 by the Foundation for Environment Education, a Danish-based international organization. Just for your information, to receive the ‘Blue Flag,’ 33 stringent criteria must be met, including seawater quality and conservation, tourist safety, and other standards must be consistently met. After being awarded this honor, the beach has become a significant tourist destination. The government has made many efforts to beautify it further and make it an international-level beach. Also, the beach is disabled-friendly and powered by solar energy.
When to visit the beach
The beach is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is a small entrance fee of Rs.30 ( exclusive of the fees for activities ). Also, the best time to visit is from October to April.
- By road
Dwarka is located on the state highway that connects Jamnagar and Dwarka. There are direct buses that one can get from Jamnagar and Ahmedabad.
If you take public transportation, you’ll have to bum a ride or take a shuttle tempo (chhagda) to Shivrajpur beach, which will cost you around Rs 200 to Rs 300. Since, all public transportation will drop you off at Dwarka.
- By rail
Dwarka is a stop on the Ahmedabad-Okha railway line, with trains linking it to Jamnagar (137 km), Rajkot (217 km), and Ahmedabad (471 km), as well as some railways that continue all the way down the coast through Vadodara, Surat, Mumbai, Goa, Karnataka, to the southern tip of India in Kerala.
- By Air
If you prefer to fly to Shivrajpur beach, you can do so by booking a ticket to Jamnagar from your local airport. Since, the nearest airport to the beach is in Jamnagar (137 km).
Activities to do at the Shuvrajpur beach
1. Scuba diving
Is scuba diving on your bucket list? Then, now is your chance to experience this thrilling adventure in Gujarat! Don’t worry this is absolutely beginner-friendly. Several private scuba diving packages are available, with prices varying depending on the package; however, the average price is Rs 2,500 per person. The cost typically includes the Scuba gear, as well as photos and videos of your dive.
Scuba diving is a one-hour session in which you will have the opportunity to dive to levels of up to 25 feet. We may not be able to adequately describe the experience of seeing marine life and coral in deep water. So try it for yourself!
Snorkeling can be a divine and fulfilling experience. It has a number of packages to choose from. Snorkeling at Shivrajpur beach typically costs around Rs 700 per person. The 30-minute experience also includes snorkeling equipment, masks, wet suits, and a training guide. Yes! You can learn to snorkel as well.
Additionally, We may not be able to adequately describe the experience of seeing marine life and coral in deep water. So try it for yourself!
Enjoy the scenery and the spectacular view of the Arabian Sea and Shivrajpur Beach, which will enhance your memories. You are ready to experience the exhilarating flights? And the best part is that the package for parasailing starts from Rs 500 only. So don’t wait anymore grab on the handle and start sailing!
If you want a beautiful boating experience head to Shivrajpur beach. At Shivrajpur beach, you can take a ride on the speed boat for Rs 1,500 per person. The maximum capacity of each boat is six people. All riders are required to wear life jackets. It also enables you to participate in on-the-water activities such as wakeboarding, tubing, day cruising, fishing, and much more.
5. Island tour
This splendid Island tour takes you on a 7-island tour. The tour takes you on a 100-kilometer amble in the sea where you can see dolphins and explore one of the islands further. Amazingly, the tour includes three meals: breakfast, lunch, and high tea. So you won’t have to forage for food while surrounded by water. This tour, however, requires a minimum of 15 people to be available.
Places to visit near Shivrajpur beach
1. Dwarkadish Temple
Dwarkadhish Temple, also known as Jagat Mandir, is located 12 kilometres from Shivrajpur Beach and is only a 30-minute drive away. Lord Krishna’s great grandson, Vajranabh, is thought to have founded the Dwarkadhish Temple (Jagat Mandir) over 2500 years ago. The ancient temple has been renovated several times, most notably in the 16th and 19th centuries. The temple is built on a small hill accessed by more than 50 steps, with heavily sculpted walls that surround the sanctum, which houses the main Krishna idol.
2. Beyt Dwarka
Beyt Dwarka is a small island off the coast of Dwarka that can be reached via Okha after a one-hour drive (26 km) from Shivrajpur beach. It is home to the namesake temple and is said to have been Lord Krishna’s residence when he arrived here. Guru Vallabhacharya is credited with the establishment of the temple. Other temples in the complex honour Hanuman, Vishnu, Shiva, Lakshmi Narayan, Jambavati, Devi, and others, in addition to the main temple. The best time to visit is between November and February, and especially during Janmashtami, which is widely celebrated.
3. Nageshawar Jyotirlinga
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India, can be reached from the beach in 40 minutes (20 km). The primary sanctum, which contains the Shivalinga, stands at the end of a huge hall. Another significant spiritual site close to the temple is Gopi Talav Tirth, a lake associated with the stories of gopis visiting Lord Krishna and eventually giving their life to blend with the land here.