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Ex-Ahmedabad Jain Pilgrimage(4 Nights)

Ahmedabad, Mount Abu, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad

for Senior Citizens, Pilgrim Traveller

Holiday Overview

Outside Dilwara Temple
Ranakpur Jain Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Ranakpur Jain Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Sadri (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)

Ex-Ahmedabad Jain Pilgrimage is a Jain Pilgrimage itinerary that covers all major Jain Pilgrimages north of Ahmedabad, all the way upto Mount Abu, Ranakpur and Eklingji in Rajasthan.

Route

Mount Abu(1) - Ranakpur(2) - Udaipur(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival Ahmedabad - Mount Abu
  • Day-2 Visit Dilwara Jain Temple. Travel to Ranakpur. Visit Ranakpur Jain Temple complex.
  • Day-3 Jain Temples around Ranakpur
  • Day-4 Travel to Udaipur via Sadri and Eklingji
  • Day-5 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Mount Abu - Dilwara Jain Temple Complex (4.00 kms), Kumbhariyaji - Jain Pilgrimage (50.00 kms)

Ranakpur - Ranakpur Jain Temple (1.00 kms), Sadri (23.00 kms), Muchhal Mahavir temple (37.00 kms), Jirawala (67.00 kms), Mandoli (139.00 kms)

Udaipur - Eklingji Temples (25.00 kms), Rishabhdeo Jain Temple (65.00 kms), Ranakpur Jain Temple (80.00 kms), Muchhal Mahavir temple (130.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Ahmedabad Departure - Ahmedabad
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

This pilgrim break can be combined with Palitana and Girnar for an comprehensive Jain pilgrimage itinerary.

Distances
  • Ahmedabad to Mount Abu -210 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Mount Abu to Ranakpur -132 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Ranakpur to Udaipur -80 kms (2 hrs)
  • Udaipur to Ahmedabad -250 kms (4 hrs)
Route

Ahmedabad - Mount Abu(1) - Ranakpur(2) - Udaipur(1) - Ahmedabad

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival Ahmedabad - Mount Abu  Arrive at Ahmedabad and proceed to Mount Abu (4500+ ft asl). Enroute vist Jain Temples of Mahudi , Vadnagar , Taranga , Kumbhariaji (near Ambaji) Relax for the rest of the day (226 kms - 5 hrs).

Day-2 Visit Dilwara Jain Temple. Travel to Ranakpur. Visit Ranakpur Jain Temple complex. Visit Dilwara temple (complex consisting of five marble Jain temples is one of the finest in Rajasthan) and later proceed to Ranakpur (132 kms - 3 hours) and visit renowned Ranakpur Jain Temple complex.

Day-3 Jain Temples around Ranakpur Proceed for other Jain temples like Jahaj Mandir at Mandwala (Jalore) , Mandoli, 35 kms from Jalore , Parsvanatha temple located at Jirawala (village in Sirohi District) , Muchhal Mahavir temple at Ghanerao (30 kms) Return evening.

Day-4 Travel to Udaipur via Sadri and Eklingji Visit Varahavatar Temple and Chintamani Parasnath Temple at Sadri and later proceed for Udaipur enroute visit The Adbhudji Jain temple at Eklingji (150 kms - 3.5 hrs).

Day-5 Departure Return to Ahmedabad (250 kms - 4.5 hours) enroute visit Rishabhadeoji (situated 65 km from Udaipur on Udaipur-Ahmedabad).

Detailed Sightseeing

Mount Abu :

  • Dilwara Jain Temple Complex - Mount Abu is home to one of the most visited and architecturally renowned Jain temples (11 to 13th century), Dilwara Temples. The complex comprises many temples

  • Kumbhariyaji - Jain Pilgrimage - Kumbhariyaji at Ambaji (a walk away from Ambaji Temple) are a beautiful cluster of live 1034-1162 AD Kain temple with intricate marble carving rivaling those of Dilwara and Ranakpur. Kumbhariyaji is visited as a part of ex-Ahmedabad pilgrimage itinerary alongwith Mahudi, Vadnagar, Taranga and Dilwara temple.

Ranakpur :

  • Ranakpur Jain Temple - Ranakpur is renowned for Jain Temple Complex. This is white marble temple with 1444 pillars and intricate carving. Three Jain Temples to Rishabhadeva, Neminath and Parsvanath, and the dharamshalas, stand close to each other in a walled enclosure. It is one of the "Luncheon" sectors of Rajasthan where guests on the Udaipur-Jodhpur Route stop over for lunch and marvel at the Ranakpur temple Complex.

  • Sadri - Sadri is situated near Ranakpur, a major Jain pilgrim center.Sadri is dotted with 14 ancient Jain temples of 10th and 11th century. Major points of attraction include the ancient Varahavatar Temple and Chintamani Parasnath Temple.

  • Muchhal Mahavir temple - Muchhal Mahavir temple is a Jain temple dedicated to Lord Mahavir, at Ghanerao (Falna - Kumbhalgarh route) near Ranakpur. The fair is held here on the thirteenth day of the hindu calendar month of Chaitra.

  • Jirawala - Jirawala is a village in Sirohi District and renowned for its Jain temple complex having a Parsvanatha temple 1134 AD) and a Neminatha temple.

  • Mandoli - Mandoli, 35 kms from Jalore is a Jain temple dedicated to Guru Shantivijay Surishwarji.

Udaipur :

  • Eklingji Temples - Eklingji Temple (25 kms from Udaipur) is dedicated to Lord Ekling (Shiva) and was founded by Acharya Viswaroopa contemporary of Adi Sankaracharya. There is another temple called Nathon Ka Mandir in the temple complex with inscriptions dating back to the 10th century CE. There are two more temples are that are visited in Eklingji Sas Bahu Temple - built in the 10th century; this temple is dedicated to the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law and has intricate carvings including some erotic figures. Adbudji Jain temple is a temple in ruins dating back to the 17th century and houses a black marble statue of Shanti Nath

  • Rishabhdeo Jain Temple - Rishabhdeo Jain temple is located 65 kms from Udaipur on the Ahmedabad highway. Rishabhdeo is a popular jain pilgrimage centre and an excursion from Ahmedabad alongwith Mahudi. The temple architecture is outstanding and besides the main idol, there are 23 other idols and out of them, 2 are standing and 21 are in a sitting position. All these idols are made up of Ashtadhatu (composed of eight metals) and encircle the idol of Lord Rishabhdeo.

  • Ranakpur Jain Temple - Ranakpur is renowned for Jain Temple Complex. This is white marble temple with 1444 pillars and intricate carving. Three Jain Temples to Rishabhadeva, Neminath and Parsvanath, and the dharamshalas, stand close to each other in a walled enclosure. It is one of the "Luncheon" sectors of Rajasthan where guests on the Udaipur-Jodhpur Route stop over for lunch and marvel at the Ranakpur temple Complex.

  • Muchhal Mahavir temple - Muchhal Mahavir temple is a Jain temple dedicated to Lord Mahavir, at Ghanerao (Falna - Kumbhalgarh route) near Ranakpur. The fair is held here on the thirteenth day of the hindu calendar month of Chaitra.

Destination Overview

Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad, Gujarat's commercial capital and is one of the major industrial cities in India. Ahmedabad has always been a centre for handicrafts having an old city character, temples, textile museum and heritage monuments that attract tourists.

Mount Abu - Mount Abu (5000 ft asl) is a local getaway, a well visited hill station and visited for Dilwara group of Jain temples (5 kms).

Ranakpur - Ranakpur is renowned for Jain Temple Complex. This is white marble temple with 1444 pillars and intricate carving.

Udaipur - Udaipur is the Lake city of Rajasthan. Udaipur has now become an ex-Ahmedabad getaway and a destination where guests arrive to experience romance of the lake city and a bit of rajasthan.

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Distances
  • Ahmedabad to Mount Abu -210 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Mount Abu to Ranakpur -132 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Ranakpur to Udaipur -80 kms (2 hrs)
  • Udaipur to Ahmedabad -250 kms (4 hrs)

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Distances
  • Ahmedabad to Mount Abu -210 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Mount Abu to Ranakpur -132 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Ranakpur to Udaipur -80 kms (2 hrs)
  • Udaipur to Ahmedabad -250 kms (4 hrs)

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