Gop is a Rabari cattle breeders tribe, who are considered the direct descendants from the Krishna dynasty (Yadavs). They have been settled here since thousands of years. The village is also named Gop where there is a temple popularly known as the Gopnath Mahadev Temple. It is not clear whether this 6th century temple originally enshrined the Sun or Lord Shiva. This temple is about 7 km away from the ST bus stand. Thereafter one may ascend up its 600 steps. However, one can also choose to drive up all the way in a vehicle.
Shri Vallabhacharya has given his discourses here and hence it is considered as one of the 84 Mahaprabhuji ni Bethaks.
How to get there
By road: Dwarka is on the state highway from Jamnagar to Dwarka. Direct buses available from Jamnagar and Ahmedabad.
By rail: Dwarka is a station on the Ahmedabad-Okha broad gauge railway line, with trains connecting it to Jamnagar (137 km), Rajkot (217 km) and Ahmedabad (471 km), and some trains that continue all the way down the coast through Vadodara, Surat, Mumbai, Goa, Karnataka, to the southern tip of India in Kerala.
By air: Nearest airport is Jamnagar (137 km.)