Come and quench your spiritual thirst in this town.
The town of Nathdwada, which literally means “Gateway to Shrinathji”, is present in the state of Rajasthan, the land of forts and palaces, on the banks of the Banas River in the Rajsamand District. The main attraction of the town is the Shrinathji Temple, which is a temple of Krishna. The town has a steady supply of pilgrims every year and is considered as a sacred site by the Hindus. It is present at a distance of 48km north-east from the city of Udaipur.
The small town has a population of 37,007. Nathdwada is not only famous for the temples or as a pilgrimage but also for the Picchwai Paintings, Haweli music, ivory items, handmade terracotta at the Molela Terracotta Village as well as milk-made sweets. The Tantol Dam, also known as the Nand Samand Dam, also adds onto the beauty of this town, which is placed on the Aravali hills. There are a variety of festivals celebrated by the people of this town in which the entire town is filled with bright, beautiful colours and happy faces.
There are several artists who resident near the Shrinathji Temple and are famous for their beautiful Pichwai paintings. These paintings are generally of the back-faced figure of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill as well as other legends from the life of Krishna. These paintings are generally done on clothes; however these are sometimes also done on paper.
Top things do in Nathdwara
How to reach
Nathdwada is a must visit for everyone who is visiting the state of Rajasthan. However despite of being such an important and beautiful place, it does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is Dabok Airport and it is also connected by buses and roads to other various cities of the country
How to Reach by Flight
Nathdwada does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is Dabok Airport which is also known as Maharana Pratap Airport. It is at a distance of around 54km from the town of Nathdwada and it takes around 1 hour 15 minutes to reach the city
How to Reach by Train
Nathdwada Railway Station (NDT) helps to connect the town with other parts of the state as well as other cities of the country. It is situated in Mandiyana, Rajasthan and is owned by the Indian Railways. The Udaipur City Railway Station is present at a distance of 50km from the town of Nathdwada and the Mavli Junction is present at a distance of 30km.
How to Reach by Bus
Nathdwada can be reached by bus services that are available from Udaipur and also from certain parts of Gujrat. State buses as well as the private buses owned by travel agencies are avaible for reaching the town of Nathdwada. The distance of Nathdwada from New Delhi is around 610km and it takes around 15 hours to cover that distance. There are other options of taking a bus from New Delhi to Jaipur and then again a bus from Jaipur to Nathdwada. The time required to reach Nathdwada from Ahmedabad is around 6 hours.
How to Reach by Road
There are roads which connect the town of Nathdwada in the state of Rajasthan to other well known cities. The distance between the town and Ahmedabad is around 310km and requires around 6 hours to reach by road. The time required to reach Nathdwada from New Delhi is around 11 hours.
How to travel within
Nathdwada can be explored by taxis and rickshaws; however the most preferable way to explore is by walking.
Nathdwada is considered as a foodie’s paradise. The town is filled with road-side food stalls. The most famous delicacies f the town are Khaman, Kand, Jalebi, Phaphda. Masala tea is also found in almost every corner of the town. Thandai, made of pure milk and dry fruits, and Jeera golis, used as mouth freshner by the locals, are also popular in this town. The people in the town of Nathdwada celebrate the Rath Yatra, Rose festival, Jhulana-yatra and Janmastami, however the most celebrated festival in the town is Annakutta festival.
Day 1-After reaching the airport, leave for the hotel. After breakfast proceed towards Shrinathji Temple and roam around the temple for the Pichwai paintings.
Day 2- After breakfast leave for the Dwarkadheesh Temple, Charbhuja Temple and Eklingji Temple. After these, you can come back to the hotel or visit the local markets.
Day 3- Go to the Tantol Dam to watch sunrise. Come back to the hotel for breakfast and then leave for Molela Terracotta Village. After this leave for the city of Udaipur, which is at a distance of 54km.