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Gujarat - Rajasthan Jain Pilgrimage Itinerary(7 Nights)

Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Ranakpur, Mount Abu, Ahmedabad

for Senior Citizens, Pilgrim Traveller

Holiday Overview

Hathee Singh Jain Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 May 2013)
Dilwara Jain Temple Complex
Ranakpur Jain Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
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)
Lodurva Jain Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Lodurva Jain Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)

Gujarat - Rajasthan Jain Pilgrimage Itinerary is a predominently Jain Pilgrimage itinerary that allows guests to explore fully major Jain pilgrimage centres in North Gujarat and South Western Rajasthan.

Route

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

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival Ahmedabad. Proceed to Udaipur via Shamlaji and Rishabhdeoji
  • Day-2 Udaipur - Jodhpur via Eklingji, Nathdwara (Lord Krishna Temple), Kankroli Temple (Lord Krishna Temple)
  • Day-3 Chamunda Temple visit. Travel to Jaisalmer via Osiyan Temples and Ramdevra
  • Day-4 Jain Temples in and around Jaisalmer. Visit Sand Dunes time permitting.
  • Day-5 Jaisalmer - Ranakpur via Nakoda
  • Day-6 Ranakpur - Mount Abu
  • Day-7 Dilwara Temple Visit. Travel to Ahmedabad while visiting Temples of Kumbhariji, Taranga, Vadnagar, Mahudi enroute.
  • Day-8 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Ahmedabad - Mahudi Jain Pilgrimage (70.00 kms), Vadnagar Pilgrimage (112.00 kms), Shamlaji Temple (128.00 kms), Taranga Hill Buddhist Heritage (137.00 kms), Ambaji Pilgrimage (183.00 kms), Kumbhariyaji - Jain Pilgrimage (183.00 kms), Rishabhdeo Jain Temple (191.00 kms)

Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer Fort (1.00 kms), Lodurva Jain Temple Complex (15.00 kms), Sam Sand Dunes (40.00 kms), Ramdevra Temple (118.00 kms)

Jodhpur - Mehrangarh Fort (9.00 kms), Chamunda Devi Temple Jodhpur (9.00 kms), Shri Osiya Mataji (60.00 kms), Osiyan Jain Temples (60.00 kms), Osian Desert Experience (60.00 kms), Nakoda Jain Pilgrimage (110.00 kms), Ramdevra Temple (190.00 kms)

Mount Abu - Dilwara Jain Temple Complex (4.00 kms), Ambaji Pilgrimage (49.00 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)

Udaipur - Eklingji Temples (25.00 kms), Rishabhdeo Jain Temple (65.00 kms), Kankroli Temple (65.00 kms), Ranakpur Jain Temple (80.00 kms), Shamlaji Temple (124.00 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

Palitana (Major Jain Pilgrimage centre at 60 kms from Bhavnagar and about 200 kms South West of Ahmedabad) can fit in as a logical addition at the end of the itinerary.

Distances
  • Ahmedabad to Udaipur -250 kms (4 hrs)
  • Udaipur to Jodhpur -260 kms (6 hrs)
  • Jodhpur to Jaisalmer -305 kms (6 hrs)
  • Jaisalmer to Ranakpur -445 kms (8.5 hrs)
  • Ranakpur to Mount Abu -132 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Mount Abu to Ahmedabad -210 kms (3.5 hrs)
Route

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

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival Ahmedabad. Proceed to Udaipur via Shamlaji and Rishabhdeoji Arrival Ahmedabad and proceed to Udaipur (250 kms - 5 hours). Enroute visit Shamlaji Temple (Lord Krishna) & Rishabhadeoji (Jain Temple). Reach Udaipur by late evening.

Day-2 Udaipur - Jodhpur via Eklingji, Nathdwara (Lord Krishna Temple), Kankroli Temple (Lord Krishna Temple) Proceed for Jodhpur (275 kms - 7 hrs) via Eklingji (Jain Temples and Shiva Temple), Nathdwara (Lord Krishna Temple) & Kankroli (Lord Krishna temple).

Day-3 Chamunda Temple visit. Travel to Jaisalmer via Osiyan Temples and Ramdevra Visit Chamunda Mataji temple in Mehrangarh fort and proceed to Jaislamer (300 kms - 6 hrs), enroute visit Sachiya Mata Temple & Jain temples at Osian (60 ks from Jodhpur). Guests also have option to visit Ramdevra temple (Few kms from Pokaran enroute Jodhpur - Jaisalmer route) Reach Jaisalmer by late evening.

Day-4 Jain Temples in and around Jaisalmer. Visit Sand Dunes time permitting. Visit Parshavnath Temple, Rishabnath Temple, Ludarva Jain Temple complex and Jaisalmer Fort. Evening if time permits can visit Sand dunes of Sam (45 kms - 1 hr) enjoy the camel ride and sunset and back to city by late evening.

Day-5 Jaisalmer - Ranakpur via Nakoda  Proceed to Ranakpur (460 kms - 9 hrs) via Nakoda Jain temple. Reach Ranakpur by late evening.

Day-6 Ranakpur - Mount Abu Visit the Rankpur Jain temple complex. Visit Muchhal Mahavir temple situated Falna - Kumbhalgarh route, Chintamani Parasnath Temple at Sadri, Parsvanatha temple (1134 AD) and Neminatha temple. Reach Mount Abu by late evening (200 kms - 5.5 hrs).

Day-7 Dilwara Temple Visit. Travel to Ahmedabad while visiting Temples of Kumbhariji, Taranga, Vadnagar, Mahudi enroute.  Visit Dilwara temple complex. Travel to Ambaji Temple (50 kms) and nearby Kumbhariaji (Jain temple). From Ambaji Travel to Ahmedabad (180 kms - 3 hours) via Taranga Jain temple, Vadnagar (12th century Torans, beautiful carved Solanki period gates, lake, Nagar Brahmin havelis, 17th century Hatkeshwar temple) and Ghantakarna Mahavir Temple - Mahudi. Reach Ahmedabad by late evening.

Day-8 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Ahmedabad :

  • Mahudi Jain Pilgrimage - Mahudi is a major Jain Pilgrimage center at 35 kms from Gandhinagar and 70 kms from Ahmedabad. Shri Ghantakarna Mahavir temple here is visited by millions of pilgrims all round the year.

  • Vadnagar Pilgrimage - Vadnagar is a temple town 34 kms from Mehsana having 12th century Torans, beautiful carved Solanki period gates, lake, Nagar Brahmin havelis, Jain temples (Derasar), 17th century Hatkeshwar Shiva temple. Mahudi, Vadnagar, Taranga, Kumbhariyaji and Dilwara Jain temple is part of a popular ex-Ahmedabad Jain temple circuit.

  • Shamlaji Temple - This is one of the rare temples of Lord Krishna in which cow idols are also worshipped depicting his childhood as a cowherd. For the Vaishnavites Shamlaji is one of the hundred and fifty four most important places of pilgrimage in India. Shamlaji is a popular ex-Ahmedabad excursion and visited enroute to Udaipur / Dungapur.

  • Taranga Hill Buddhist Heritage - Taranga Hills, 20 kms from Vadnagar is home to caves that were used by Buddhist monks thousands of years ago. It has Buddhist sculptures carved in stone that resemble the Bodhi Vriksha or Kalpavruksha and other Buddhist motifs. Taranga Hills harbours connections with Buddhism. The main idols enshrined in the Taranmata and Dharanmata temples are of Buddhist goddess Tara. Broken terracotta images of Buddha, four carved images of Dhyani Buddha on a stone plate, stone and brick walls inside rock shelters etc. have been discovered from here Taranga Hills is popularly visited alongwith Mahudi, Vadnagar, Kumbhariyaji, Ambaji and Dilwara Temple as part of an ex-ahmedabad pilgrimage circuit.

  • Ambaji Pilgrimage - Ambaji Temple at Ambaj is considered one of the Shakti Peethas and has considerable local and regional importance. Ambaji Temple if one of the major regional pilgrim centre and gets hundreds of thousands of devotees arriving everyday for darshan.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Jaisalmer :

  • Jaisalmer Fort - Jaisalmer fort is one of the rare living forts with a sizeable community living inside the fort. It has a few heritage hotels that allow guests to experience living in a fort, temples and an entire community that has been living there for generations. Fort offers views of the Jaisalmer and Thar desert beyond.

  • Lodurva Jain Temple Complex - Ludrawa is famous for the Jain temple dedicated to 23rd Tirthankara. The temples were rebuilt in the late 1970s and extensive restoration work was carried out in early 2000s to bring it back to its former glory.

  • Sam Sand Dunes - Sam Sand Dunes at about 40 kms from Jaisalmer are renowned for the touristy desert experience that it offers. There are number of camps set around here alongwith Camel owners who provide a ride to guests arriving to the desert. Its recommended to arrive here in evening before sunset and enjoy sunset on sand dunes and then proceed to one of the camps for an evening entertainment and ethnic Rajasthani dinner experience.

  • Ramdevra Temple - Ramdevra lies on the Jodhpur - Jaisalmer route at about 120 kms Short of Jaisalmer near Pokhran. Ramdevra is home to the temple of Baba Ramdevji. Devotees from all over visit the temple all round the year. Ramdeora Fair is held here in the months of August and February and is attended by devotees in large numbers from all over India..

Jodhpur :

  • Mehrangarh Fort - Mehrangarh Fort is one of its kind fort that stands as the most prominent and visited monument in the city. Its vast, has a number of halls / rooms that are worth a visit and there is even a museum in there which displays weaponary and many artefacts from the royal past. Its a kind of must visit for anyone arriving to Jodhpur for its sheer grandeur.

  • Chamunda Devi Temple Jodhpur - The Chamunda Mataji temple in Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, was established in 1460 and is still worshipped as the principal deity by the royal family of Jodhpur and other citizens of the city. The temple witnesses festivities in Dussehra.

  • Shri Osiya Mataji - Sachiya Mata Temple (Also known as Shri Osiya Mataji) is a renowned local pilgrimage and considered main deity for some of the local communities of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

  • Osiyan Jain Temples - Osian is famous as home to the cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples dating from the 8th to 11th centuries. It is an important Jain pilgrimage center for the Oswal Jain community.

  • Osian Desert Experience - For guests arriving at Jodhpur and not having time to drive to Jaisalmer, Osian represents an excellent alternative to experience Thar desert. Sand dunes near Osian are home to several camps who conduct evening entertainment programmes, camel rides and even overnight camping in desert villages.

  • Nakoda Jain Pilgrimage - Nakoda is situated in the Barmer district of Rajasthan. Barmer lies between Abu and Jaisalmer and lies in middle of very desert like terrain. Parsvanatha Jain temple here is a major Jain Pilgrimage centre.

  • Ramdevra Temple - Ramdevra lies on the Jodhpur - Jaisalmer route at about 120 kms Short of Jaisalmer near Pokhran. Ramdevra is home to the temple of Baba Ramdevji. Devotees from all over visit the temple all round the year. Ramdeora Fair is held here in the months of August and February and is attended by devotees in large numbers from all over India..

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

  • Ambaji Pilgrimage - Ambaji Temple at Ambaj is considered one of the Shakti Peethas and has considerable local and regional importance. Ambaji Temple if one of the major regional pilgrim centre and gets hundreds of thousands of devotees arriving everyday for darshan.

  • 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.

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.

  • Kankroli Temple - Kankroli is home to a renowned Krishna temple at 65 kms from Udaipur on the banks of renowned Rajsamand Lake.

  • 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.

  • Shamlaji Temple - This is one of the rare temples of Lord Krishna in which cow idols are also worshipped depicting his childhood as a cowherd. For the Vaishnavites Shamlaji is one of the hundred and fifty four most important places of pilgrimage in India. Shamlaji is a popular ex-Ahmedabad excursion and visited enroute to Udaipur / Dungapur.

  • 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

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.

Jodhpur - Jodhpur is the city known for its crafts, Forts, Palaces and Vibrant rural backdrop around it.

Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer is visited for its Fort, restored cenotaphs, temples and Sand dunes all around it. It comes alive during the desert Festival in Jan end.

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

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).

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.

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Distances
  • Ahmedabad to Udaipur -250 kms (4 hrs)
  • Udaipur to Jodhpur -260 kms (6 hrs)
  • Jodhpur to Jaisalmer -305 kms (6 hrs)
  • Jaisalmer to Ranakpur -445 kms (8.5 hrs)
  • Ranakpur to Mount Abu -132 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Mount Abu to Ahmedabad -210 kms (3.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Ahmedabad to Udaipur -250 kms (4 hrs)
  • Udaipur to Jodhpur -260 kms (6 hrs)
  • Jodhpur to Jaisalmer -305 kms (6 hrs)
  • Jaisalmer to Ranakpur -445 kms (8.5 hrs)
  • Ranakpur to Mount Abu -132 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Mount Abu to Ahmedabad -210 kms (3.5 hrs)

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