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Palitana Jain Temples

Duration

02 Nights / 03 Days

Places Covered

Bhavnagar - Palitana Jain Temples - Bhavnagar

Overview

Palitana Jain Temples

The Palitana temples of Jainism are located on Shatrunjaya hill at a distance of 51 km from Bhavnagar district and serves as an important Jain pilgrimage of Gujarat. Amongst all the Jain temples, Palitana Jain temples are considered to be the most sacred and have hundreds of temples. There are approximately 863 marble-carved temples on the hills. These temples are dedicated to the 24 Jain Tirthankarars. It is said that three Pandavas, Yudhishthir, Bheem & Arjun got Nirvana here. Therefore, it is known as Siddhakshetra, where one attains Moksha, amongst Jain devotees. One of the most important temples in Palitana is the Digamber Jain Temple. It is an ancient temple that encompasses 9 shrines with the idols of all the Tirthankaras. No one is allowed to sleep overnight including the priest, because the temple city has been built as an abode for the Gods.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Bhavnagar

Begin your tour
Land Bhavnagar railway station/airport
Welcome to Vardhman's "Palitana Jain Temples"
Vardhman's representative will meet & greet you & then transfer you to your hotel. Fresh up & then proceed to visit Gandhi Memorial/ Gandhi Smriti Museum, Gaurishankar Lake, Takhteshwar Temple & Water Lock Gate.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2 Bhavnagar -Palitana Jain temples- Bhavnagar

Full day excursion to Palitana Jain temples.
Palitana is situated at a distance of 51 km from Bhavnagar and serves as an important Jain pilgrimage of Gujarat. The Shatrunjay Hill located nearby the place hosts approximately 900 big and small Jain Temples. These temples are dedicated to the 24 Jain Tirthankarars. Apart from this, the significance of the place dates back to the Mahabharata era of India. It is said that three Pandavas, Yudhishthir, Bheem & Arjun got Nirvana here. Therefore, it is known as Siddhakshetra, where one attains Moksha, amongst Jain devotees. One of the most important temples in Palitana is the Digamber Jain Temple. It is an ancient temple that encompasses 9 shrines with the idols of all the Tirthankaras.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 3 Bhavnagar

On day 3 of your tour transfer to Bhavnagar railway station/ airport to board train/flight for your onward destination with sweet & unforgettable memories of your tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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