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Journey to Palitana: Exploring Jain Temples and Shatrunjaya Hill

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Duration

8 Hours

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a spiritual and scenic journey with our “Journey to Palitana” tour. Starting from Rajkot in the early morning, you’ll drive to Palitana, a revered Jain pilgrimage site known for its magnificent temples atop Shatrunjaya Hill. The challenging trek up the hill offers panoramic views of Gujarat’s countryside, while the hill’s summit houses over 800 Jain temples, each a masterpiece of marble carvings and rich history. Descend, savor a delicious Gujarati lunch, and explore the local market before returning to Rajkot in the evening, concluding an enriching day of Jain heritage and natural beauty.

 

Highlights

  • Trek up Shatrunjaya Hill: Embark on a challenging but rewarding ascent of Shatrunjaya Hill, with its 3.5 km trail and 3750 steep steps, offering breathtaking views.
  • Explore Exquisite Jain Temples: Admire the intricate marble carvings, sculptures, and precious stones that adorn the temples on the hill, each steeped in Jain history and spirituality.
  • Palitana Jain Temple Complex: Reach the summit to discover the revered Palitana Jain Temple complex, featuring over 800 temples dedicated to various Jain Tirthankaras and panoramic hilltop vistas.
  • Gujarati Cuisine Delight: Enjoy a delicious Gujarati lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the unique flavors and vegetarian delicacies of this vibrant cuisine.
  • Cultural Souvenirs: Explore the local market in Palitana and collect souvenirs or artifacts reflecting Jainism and Gujarat's rich cultural heritage, rounding off your enriching day tour.

Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 $ 272.00
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 $ 501.00
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 $ 773.00
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 $ 996.00
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 $ 1,233.00
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 $ 1,505.00
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 $ 1,777.00

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 6:00 AM

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 9:00 PM

Morning:

6:00 AM: Your day begins with an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Rajkot. Embark on an approximately 215-kilometer journey to Palitana, a sacred pilgrimage site for Jains, offering a scenic drive through Gujarat's picturesque countryside, with the Aravalli Hills forming a majestic backdrop.

10:00 AM: Upon your arrival at Palitana, a revered destination for Jain devotees, proceed to the base of Shatrunjaya Hill. Here, you will commence a challenging yet rewarding trek to the hill's summit, covering approximately 3.5 kilometers and featuring around 3750 steep steps. This ascent offers not only a physical challenge but also breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape.

Afternoon:

10:30 AM: As you ascend Shatrunjaya Hill, you will encounter a plethora of intricately carved Jain temples, each distinguished by its unique architecture and historical significance. Take your time to explore these remarkable temples, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Jainism. Admire the exquisite marble carvings, sculptural marvels, and the presence of precious stones within the temple complexes, while also learning about the revered Jain Tirthankaras, or spiritual leaders.

1:00 PM: Reaching the pinnacle of Shatrunjaya Hill, you'll encounter the revered Palitana Jain Temple complex. Comprising over 800 temples dedicated to various Jain Tirthankaras, this complex emanates a profound spiritual aura. Take a moment to absorb the tranquil ambiance and relish the panoramic views from this elevated vantage point, making your visit a truly unique and spiritual experience.

Evening:

2:30 PM: Embark on your descent back to the hill's base. Carefully navigate the steep steps while savoring the scenic beauty that surrounds you.

4:00 PM: Return to Palitana and indulge in a delectable Gujarati lunch at a local restaurant. Gujarati cuisine, renowned for its distinct flavors and vegetarian delicacies, offers a delightful culinary experience that is a must-try during your visit to Gujarat. Following lunch, explore the local market, where you can procure souvenirs or artifacts that reflect Jainism or Gujarat's rich cultural heritage.

Evening:

5:00 PM: Bid farewell to Palitana and commence your return journey to Rajkot.

9:00 PM: Arrive back in Rajkot by late evening, with the exact timing subject to the pace of your return journey. This concludes your spiritually enriching and culturally immersive day trip to Palitana, a memorable exploration of Jain heritage and natural beauty in Gujarat.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up and drop off to from your hotel in Ahmedabad
  • Transport by AC vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Languages

English

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