Nathdwara – Gateway to ShriNathji

Nathdwara is a town in India’s western state of Rajasthan. It is located in the Aravalli hills, on the banks of the Banas River in Rajasamand District, 51 kilometres north-east of Udaipur. This town is famous for its temple of Krishna, which houses the deity of Shrinathji. The deity was originally worshipped at Mathura and was shifted in the 1672 from Govardhan hill, near Mathura along holy river Yamuna after being retained at Agra for almost six months. Literally, Nathdwara means ‘Gateway to Shrinathji (God)’. ​In the state of Rajasthan,Nathdwara is a must visit place.You can easily get regular trains to Nathdwara from other major cities of the country.Nathdwara does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Dabok Airport.There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Nathdwara.

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Connectivity by Flight

Nathdwara does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Dabok Airport
Nathdwara to Dabok Airport (UDR), Udaipur
41 kms distance

 Nathdwara to Jodhpur Airport (JDH)
 201 kms distance

Connectivity by Train

You can easily get regular trains to Nathdwara from other major cities of the country. Railway Station(s): Nathdwara (NDT)

Connectivity by Road

There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Nathdwara. Bus Station(s): Nathdawara , Nathdwara(Shrinathji)

Places to See Nearby


The fame battleground, where Rajasthan’s legendary brave heart, Maharana Pratap took on the mighty Mughal army of Akbar, is definitely amongst the top place to visit in Nathdwara for its historical significance. Haldighati (the name owing to its turmeric colored soil) is now a mountain pass in the Aravalis where you can feel the presence of the valiant Maharana of Mewar and spot the cenotaph dedicated to his loyal horse, Chetak.

Do not miss out on visiting his memorial and museum close by for an experience to remember.

EklingJi Temple

While you consider the best places to visit in Nathdwara, this outstanding temple complex just a half an hour drive away must definitely be on your itinerary. One cannot help but marvel at the craftsmanship and architectural beauty of this 108-temple complex dedicated to the benefactor deity of Mewar Rajputs. Along with the main shrine of Eklingji (Lord Shiva), the serene complex also houses temples dedicated the Sun God, goddess Durga and others. Photography is prohibited inside the temple which is the perfect place to meditate, relax and feel one with divinity.

Temple timings : 4AM-6AM, 10:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-7PM

NandSamand Dam

One of the few places to visit in Nathdwara for some relaxed moments by the tranquil waters is the Nand Samand dam also called Tantol Dam. This placid expanse of water is a wonderful outing from Nathdwara especially during the monsoon season when the water is overflowing. The main source of water supply to Nathdwara and nearby villages, this beautiful dam is also the perfect spot to catch a serene sunrise or a stunning sunset with the Aravalli hills in the backdrop.

KumbhalGarh Fort

Calling Kumbhalgarh, the crowning glory amongst forts in Rajasthan wouldn’t be an exaggeration by any means. This fort with its impressive rounded bastions is one of the must-visit places near Nathdwara and can be combined with a trip to Haldighati. Built in the 15th century by Maharan Kumbha, this invincible symbol of Rajput supremacy is now a UNESCO world heritage site. Considered India’s very own Great Wall, the fort ramparts are wide enough for 8 horses to march. Fort timings : 9AM to 6PM every day

Entry Fee : INR 15/person for Indian citizens. INR 200/person for foreigners

Traveler Tip : The magical light and sound show every evening at 6:45PM is a mesmerising spectacle worth watching. Show Fee: INR100/adult and INR50/child

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