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Nathdwara Tour Guide

Nathdwara is a very famous Hindu pilgrimage site. This is one of the most eminent pilgrimage shrines of India, preserving Krishna as Govardhana Giridhari. Nathdwara is situated 48-km northeast of Udaipur in Rajasthan, on the banks of the Banas River. Nathdwara enshrines Shrinathji - an image of Krishna, which was originally enshrined at the Vraja Bhoomi at Mount Govardhana near Mathura. The name Nathdwara means 'Gate of the Lord'. The image was brought to Mewar, for the sake of protection during the period of Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor. The chariot carrying the image is said to have got stuck here, and hence a temple was established with the permission of the then Rana of Mewar, at Nathdwara. There are several places to see at Nathdwara. The Shrinathji Temple is one such tourist attraction. Shrinathji represents the form of Krishna who subdued Indra, the king of devas. The image of Srinathji is believed to have been a self manifested one. It was originally worshipped in a humble shrine and then moved to a larger temple in its surrounding area. Vallabhacharya made arrangements for the worship of this deity and this tradition was continued by his son, Vitthalesh Goswami. It is believed that Taj Bibi, a wife of Akbar had visited this temple. It was during the 17th century that this image was shifted to Rajasthan.

How To Reach Nathdwara:

The Rajsamand Lake is another tourist attraction in Nathdwara which is close to Kankroli. It is a dam built by Maharana Raj Singh in 1660 AD. Many ornamental arches and 'chhatris' adorn the embankment. Nav Chowki is a pillared edifice on the banks of the lake which is paved with marble and has beautifully carved arches and chhatris'. It is not very difficult to reach Nathdwara. It is possible to reach Udaipur by air from where is a one hour drive in Taxi or bus. Mavli rail junction is the closest railway station to Nathdwara. Nathdwara is also well connected by Mumbai, Surat, Baroda and Ahmadabad with good motorable roads. TouristPlacesRajasthan.com provides information on Nathdwara Tours Guide and different Tours Guide around Rajasthan.