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Palitana is categorised as Pilgrimage

Palitana Pilgrimage (Nivalink Trip Dated - 9 March 2007)
Hills around Palitana (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 April 2013)
Talaja Temple complex (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 April 2013)

Reasons to Visit
  • Palitana is one of the most revered Jain Pilgrimage option at about 60 kms from Bhavnagar.
  • The temple complex requires 3000 steps climb and is worth a visit from architectural point of view and thus visited by guests from all over the world.
  • The hill where the temple is situated, every devout Jain aspires to climb to the top of the mountain at least once in his lifetime.
  • Places of tourist interest include Shri Adishwara Temple, Chaumukha temple, and temples of Kumarpal, Vimal Shah and Sampti Raja, Muslim shrine of Angar Peer, Stapiya Kala Sangrah and Shri Vishal Jain Kala Sansthan Museum.
  • Significant Pilgrimages of Saurashtra region of Gujarat"Palitana Temples (60 kms from Bhavnagar) are situated on a Shatrunjay hilltop, Palitana has over 863 temples, built in the 11th and the 12th century and are carved in marbles. It is said all the Jain Tirthankars, excepting Neminath, had attained nirvana here. Palitana is considered most significant of Jain pilgrimage, second only to Samet Shikhar in Jharkhand. Palitana is a popular standalone pilgrimage and combines well with Junagadh for a Jain pilgrim break. Guests can also visit Talaja Jain "
  • Significant Ex-Ahmedabad Jain Pilgrimages in Gujarat and Rajasthan"Palitana is set on a hill and is a set of incredible 800+ temples. Palitana is second only to Parasnath in Jharkhand in terms of significance and is visited by all travellers with interest in heritage and architecture. Talaja Hill is another Jain pilgrim site near Palitana on Diu route."
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Pickup from Ahmedabad and Drop to PalitanaRs. 6330
Pickup from Bhavnagar and Drop to PalitanaRs. 3521

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Palitana Temples (60 kms from Bhavnagar) are situated on a Shatrunjay hilltop, Palitana has over 863 temples, built in the 11th and the 12th century and are carved in marbles. It is said all the Jain Tirthankars, excepting Neminath, had attained nirvana here. Palitana Temples is a complex built over a hill with 3000+ steps having hundreds of temples. It is most significant pilgrimage in Jainism and is a very popular destination for all guests travelling to Gujarat.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Talaja is home to important sites for Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. Also, this place holds the importance to Buddhists as there are around 30 ancient Buddhist caves cut into rocks, with fine carving of Boddhisatva. The Ebhala Mandapa, a large hall with four octagonal pillars is the most impressive structure. There is a notable Jain temple on a hill alongside the town. The same hill has 13 Buddhist caves carved into solid rock. The caves are around 2000 years old, and require about a 15-20 min. walk up the hill to reach them.
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Jain Temple, Buddhist Heritage
    Khodiyar Maa Temple is located 16 km from Bhavnagar on Bhavnagar-Shihor (Rajkot road) highway. This is Khodiyar Maa's main shrine and visited throughout the year by hundreds and thousands of devotees and is a major local and regional pilgrim centre.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
AdpurOutskirts of Palitana and on the foothills of the Palitana Jain Temple complexGetaway/Pilgrimage1
Nearest Airport in Palitana
  • Bhavnagar Airport ( BHU ) , Bhavnagar-55 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Palitana
  • Bhavnagar Terminus ( BVC ), Bhavnagar-55 Kms
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