Okha Beach: Tranquility by the Sea


Okha is a beautiful port town in Gujarat, surrounded by sea on three sides. For anyone who is looking for solitude by the sea far away from the chaos of cities or crowded tourist destinations, Okha beach is one of the best options for you. This new year get your share of relaxation and refreshment at this calm beach destination.

okha beach
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Why Visit Okha

Located right at the tip of Gulf of Kutch , Okha beach is a serene town that is yet to be explored by swarming tourists. It has long clean beaches and  fishing, boating and relaxing on the Okha beach are some of the most popular activities that you can enjoy here.

The silvery sands and the blue expanse of the sea present for a soothing sight with stunning natural beauty all around.  There is not much to explore or do in Okha except enjoy serene beaches.

okha beach
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But what makes this place a great destination is its proximity to Dwarka, the famous pilgrimage spot . You can reach Dawarka by sea and experience a tranquil and spiritually rich aura at Lord Krishna’s original abode. The temple here was built around 5 centuries ago by Sri Vallabhacharya. The peaceful joy ride from Okha to Dwarka by a row boat is an exhilarating experience. The boat rower would surely share some great folklore tales to add to your memories.

While here you must also take a trip to Shivrajpur Beach and Poshitara for its spectacular coral reefs and marine life. People seeking for a peaceful vacation on a beach at a lesser exploited destination can zero down their search to Okha and the awesome places nearby.

where to Stay

There are various accommodations ranging from luxury to most budgeted ones. You can stay at the best hotels, resorts, guest houses and lodges as per your convenience.

The food here is mainly traditional Gujarati but you can also find some awesome sea food over here.

How to Reach Okha

The nearest airport is Govardhanpur Airport (98 km away) at Jamnagar, Gujarat. Okha is connected by daily railhead from Ahmedabad (365 kms away)and many other major cities in India. You can also reach Okha by road from Dwaraka, Jamnagar, Somnath and Vadodara.