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Nathdwara, Rajasthan

Nathdwara is a stunning combination of the Gujarati and Rajasthani devotees. The city blooms to its fullest during the Hindu festivals of Holi, Janmashtami and Diwali. Here are some of the must-visit tourist spots of Nathdwara.

Shrinathji Temple

You can not come to this holy city and not visit the famous Shrinath ji temple. The temple is among the most significant shrines for the Vashnavites. The black stone Idol of Lord Krishna, holding “Govardhana Parbat” in one hand, is housed in the temple. The idol was brought here from Vrindawan in 1669 in order to protect it from Aurangzeb’s destructive impulses.

Eklinga Ji Temple

About 30 kilometers south of Nathdwara, the Eklinga Ji Temple is located in the small village of Kailashapuri. This beautiful temple is made with white marble and dates back to 1473. The doors and lamps are made in silver while Lord Shiva’s four-faced deity is made in black marble. You can visit the temple during 4.30 to 6.30 am, 10.30 am to 1 pm, and 5.30 to 7 pm everyday.

Charbujaji

Almost 54 kilometers away from Nathdwara, Charbujaji temple is devoted to Lord Krishna in his four-handed-form. Around this region, the four temples of Charbuja, Ekalingji, Kankroli and Nathdwara represent the four Indian Dhamas of Badrinatha, Ramesvaram, Dwarka and Jagan­nathaPuri.

Kankroli

Kankroli is a captivating temple dedicated to Lord Dwarkadisha, located 18 kilometers away from Nathdwara on the bank of Lake of Raja Samand. The main deity of this temple is known to be brought from Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The temple has a very soothing and calm surroundings. You can also visit a small beautiful garden in the campus and enjoy some serene time with nature!