About Okha

Okha is a town in Dwarka district of Gujarat. This coastal town also servers as a sea port. Dwarka, Bharuch, Ankleshwar and Surat are some of the nearby cities from here. Also a pilgrimage cite, here you can temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. Once ruled by the Gaekwad of Baroda State, Okha today is one of the fast developing towns of Gujarat.

About Okha

Geography of Okha

Okha is situated at geographical coordinates of 22°28'0'North and 69°4'0'East with an average elevation of 16 meters above sea level. It is located 30 KM from Dwarka and 482 KM from Gandhinagar. It is surrounded by sea on the three sides with a sandy beach on Arabain sea coast. The city is well connected to different nearby cities of Gujarat. There are regular bus services operating on different routes. Okha railway station is the nearest one, however Surat junction is the nearest major station from here. Govardhanpur airport is the nearest one from here located at a distance of 98 KM.

History and Culture of Okha

Okha is a historical town that is even mentioned in ancient Indian epic literature. The town is associated with the marriage of Aniruddha, grandson of Lord Krishna, and Usha (Okha in Gujarati). Hindi and Gujarati are the local languages spoken here. As per the census of 2011, city has a population of 62,052. The city has a literacy rate of 67.59%.

Economy of Okha

Okha has a port that is economically important. It was the first port on the West coast of India. There are operational command centers of Indian Navy, Indian customs, Gujarat marina police and Indian Coastguard here. Lignite is the major product that is imported here from Indonesia that is used in different thermal power plants of Gujarat. Fishing and salt processing are other major industries here along with an automobile assembly plant.

Tourism in Okha

There are many historical religious places around Okha that are worth visiting. Bet Dwarka, an island in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Dwarka, is considered as the original residence of Lord Krishna. Dwarkadheesh is an ancient temple here and rice is the main offering to the deity here. There are many other smaller shrines here that are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Hanumana and Goddess. Hanuman Dandi is another famous temple here with many images of Lord Hanumana and his son Makardhwaja. Every year thousands of pilgrims and devotees worship here to worship Lord Krishna.

OYO 3165 Hotel Radhe
Address: Rugnath Road, Opp. IOC petrol, Okha, Dwarka, Gujarat 361350
Phone: 083770 04514

Hotel Ocean View
Address: Port Colony, Okha, Gujarat 361350
Phone: 090337 63100

Restaurants in Okha

Raj Restaurant
Address: Juni Bazaar Lane, Gandhi Nagari, Opp. Railway Station, Okha, Gujarat 361350
Phone: 099242 82472

Dwarkesh Dining Hall
Address: Juni Bazaar Ln, Gandhi Nagari, Okha, Gujarat 361350
Phone: 099988 73898

Radhe Krishna Parotha House
Address: Juni bajar, Nr. Railway station, Port Okha, Gujarat 361350
Phone: 097248 79750

Janvi Restaurant
Address: Juni Bazaar Ln, Port Colony, Okha, Gujarat 361350
Phone: 098241 42963

Radhe Krishna Restaurant
Address: Gandhi Nagari, Okha, Gujarat 361350
Phone: 097248 79750

Healthcare in Okha

Hospitals and nursing homes are major part of health care infrastructure. Okha in Gujarat provide health care services to the residents and visitors as well. This city houses some well equipped hospitals and nursing homes having modern facilities and team of experienced doctors, nurses and other staff. Like other cities, one can also find numerous pharmaceutical stores present across the city.

Government Hospital
Address: Railway Colony, Okha, Gujarat 361350

Cosy Clinic
Address: Ghumli, Okha, Gujarat 361350
Phone: 078784 78692

Devayush Hospital
Address: Ghanshyam Nagar, Dwarka, Gujarat 361335
Phone: 02892 235 333

Deep Hospital
Address: Near Gurudwara, Dwarka, Gujarat 361335
Phone: 02892 236 650

Dwarkesh General Hospital
Address: Ruxmani Mandir Road, Post Box No. 25, Dwarka, Gujarat 361335
Phone: 02892 234 022

Chemists in Okha

Aadarsh Chemist
Address: Juni Bazaar Ln, Gandhi Nagari, Okha, Gujarat 361350

Aardhana Medical Store
Address: Vishwakarma society 361347, Surajkaradi, Gujarat

Apollo Pharmacy
Address: Tata Chemicals Ltd, Camnaqar, Main Campus, Mithapur, Gujarat 361345
Phone: 076000 41636

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