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Jain Pilgrimage Sites in Uttar Pradesh

Duration

05 Nights / 06 Days

Places Covered

Varanasi - Baragaon - Varanasi- Aligarh- Jhansi- Deogarh - Jhansi

Overview

Jain Pilgrimage Sites in Uttar Pradesh

Welcome to the land where non-violence, peace and truth have been understood and practiced for thousands of years. Uttar Pradesh, a state in north India has a long association with Jainism. Today the state is home to a number of Jain monuments, such as Jain Temples and Jain Tirth. It is an ideal destination for Jain Pilgrimage Tour. This state has not only been the birth place of a few Tirthankars but also a place where many attained Nirvana and enlightenment. Parshvanatha, the twenty-third Tirthankar, was born in Varanasi in 872 BCE. According to Jain tradition, five Tirthankars were born at Ayodhya, including Rishabh Dev the first Tirthankara, Ajitanatha, Abhinandananatha, Sumatinatha and Anantanatha. After paying homage at Varanasi, we shall head to our first Jain site at Baragaon, which is known for Parshvanath Atishaya Kshetra. We will further proceed to witness to Aligarh to witness one of the largest Jain religious centers of its kind in the country. Next visit to Deogarh via Jhansi, where we will get the opportunity to marvel at 31 Jain Temples, each special in its own way.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Varanasi

Begin your tour
Land Varanasi railway station/airport
Welcome to Vardhman's "Jain Pilgrimage sites in Uttar Pradesh"
Vardhman's representative will meet & greet you & then transfer you to your hotel. Fresh up & then proceed to Visit the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in Marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University, which has an art gallery and the mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb, built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple. A walk through the old centre ("golden" temple, ghats), Bharat mata temple, Kashi Viswanath temple.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2 Varanasi - Baragaon [Parshvanath Atishaya Kshetra] - Varanasi- Aligarh by train

Later transfer to Varanasi Junction railway station to board train.
Overnight: On Train

Day 3 Varanasi- Aligarh [Mangalyatan]

Arrive Aligarh Junction railway station.
Vardhman representative will meet you & then transfer to your hotel. Fresh up & then proceed to visit Managalyatan.
Teerthdham Mangalayatan is a Jain pilgrimage complex, promoted and developed by Shri Adinath Kund-Kund Kahan Digamber Jain Trust, at Aligarh, India. Rather than being just a group of temples, it is actually the realization of a broad socio-religious concept that encompasses devotion, social service, education and socio-religious research activities. 'Teerthdham Mangalayatan' complex is considered one of the largest Jain religious centres of its kind in the country.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 4 Aligarh - Jhansi by Train

Morning visit.
Later transfer to Aligarh Junction railway station to board.
Reach Jhansi junction railway station. Vardhman representative will meet you & then transfer to your hotel for overnight rest.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 5 Jhansi- Deogarh [Deogarh Jain Temples]

Morning after breakfast drive to Deogarh.
Deogarh, the fort of Gods, is situated on the right bank of the Betwa River, at the western end of the Lalitpur range of hills and is 123 kms from Jhansi. Reach & check - In at your hotel. Fresh up & then visit Jain Temples.
Jain Temples: These 31 Jain temples are somewhat later in origin that the Vishnu temple, but are no less remarkable. They are situated inside the fort of Kanali on the hills overlooking the Betwa. The site was a Jain centre from the 6th to the 17th century. The temples abound in panels depicting scenes from Jain mythology, Tirthankara images, votive pillars, votive tablets, Jain images visible from all sides and pillars carved with a thousand Jain figures.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 6 Deogarh -Jhansi Railway station

This morning after breakfast drive back to Jhansi railway station to board train to back home with sweet & unforgettable memories of your tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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