Dwarka, one of the best-studied underwater sites in India, has commanded much attraction, also because the site is considered one of the four Dhamas (sacred places for pilgrimage) of the Hindu religion. According to ancient Sanskrit literature, Lord Krishna founded the holy city of Dwarka, which subsequently got submerged undersea.
Marine archaeological explorations off Dwarka have brought to light a large number of stone structures, which are semicircular, rectangular, and square in shape in water depths ranging from the intertidal zone to 36 meters (120 feet). They are randomly scattered over a vast area. Besides these structures, a large number of varieties of stone anchors have been noticed along with the structures as well as beyond 36 m water depth.
These findings suggest that Dwarka was one of the busiest port centers in the past on the west coast of India. The comparative study of surrounding sites indicates that the date of the structures of Dwarka may be between the Historical period and the late medieval period so to learn more about this topic through this link.