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Abhishek jain

Abhishek jain5.0/5

1 review

Pilgrimage place

Best place to go. With going with family and group. I went at the time of sakranti. Temple beautifully decorated. Rangoli was done with different types of pulses .. Fruits, flowers, diyas ..
Awesome decoration.
Cloth Market is also there.
Beautiful Traditional lahengas, chunni, purses aate available.

Anuradha Agrawal

Anuradha Agrawal3.6/5

19 reviews

Must Visit Jain Pilgrimage

The creators of world famous Dilwara temples, Jain pilgrimages are up top and extensively carved marble masterpieces. Palitana is the largest vegetarian town in the world and no different.
Main attraction is 3500 steps climb up the Shetrunjay Hills and the temples up top are resplendent. Marbles, silver, rose petals and garlands, incense, all put together create a pious and devotional atmosphere that reaches the soul.
We were under the impression that the entire flight of 3500 is amidst temples on both the sides but that is not the case. The temples are only at the top in the cluster.
Rest of the town is simple, no great eateries and is wanting for uplift, the only industry being the temple and religious tourism.

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Palitana Overview

Palitana, a religious city, located at an average elevation of 67 metres, is situated in the district of Bhavnagar in the state of Gujarat. One of the major pilgrimage centres for Jains, this destination is located at a distance of 50 km to the south-west of Bhavnagar city.

The history of Palitana dates back to as early as the year 1194. It was established as a 'Second Class' princely state sprawling over an area of 777 sq km. It was one of the major states of Saurashtra. The main languages spoken in this city are Gujarati and Hindi.

In addition to Palitana's hand weaved bamboo products, the destination is also known for its beautiful temples. The city has around 1300 temples, which are known for their intricate carvings and architecture. The unique trivia about these temples is that these have been constructed over a period of over 900 years by various generations of Jains. The construction of these temples began in the 11th century.

Kumarpal Temple, Sampriti Raja Temple, Shri Adishwar Temple and the Vimalshah Temple are some of the most prominent temples, which are flocked by large influx of pilgrims every year. Tourists can also make a visit to the Kala Bhandar which is a museum, located in proximity to Shatrunjaya Hill.

Flights, trains and buses are available to reach the destination. The nearest airport to Palitana is located at a distance of approximately 61.1 km, which is Bhavnagar Airport. Tourists travelling from international destinations can arrive at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, in Ahmedabad, which is located at a distance of 229 km.

Palitana is connected by the Palitana Railway Station which connects the city of Bhavnagar. This railway station is located at a distance of 1.8 km from the destination. However, a better alternative is to board trains to Sihor Gujarat Railway Station, which is located at a distance of 33.5 km from the destination. This station is connected with some of the major places in India like Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.

Travellers can also reach Palitana via a frequent service of buses from Bhavnagar, which are operated by the State Government. In addition, buses also operate from Ahmedabad, Diu, Una and Talaja to Palitana. The best time to explore Palitana is during the winter season, which extends from the month of October and lasts till the month of February.

Photos of Palitana

Shatrunjay Hill, Palitana

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Anuradha Agrawal

Shatrunjay Hill, Palitana
Jain shrine, Palitana

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Anuradha Agrawal

Jain shrine, Palitana
Jain shrine, Palitana

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Anuradha Agrawal

Jain shrine, Palitana
Shatrunjay Hill, Palitana

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Anuradha Agrawal

Shatrunjay Hill, Palitana

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