Divine Hills and Temples: Palitana Jain Temple Trekking Tour
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Product Code : AGORA475
Embark on a spiritual journey with our Palitana Jain Temple Trekking Tour. Trek up the majestic Shatrunjaya Hill, which houses over 800 Jain temples, as you take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Explore the intricately carved marble temples dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras, adorned with precious stones and sculptures. Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of this revered pilgrimage site and experience the rich cultural heritage of Jainism while trekking through the divine hills and temples of Palitana.
6:00 AM: Start your day early in the morning from Rajkot and drive to Palitana, which is approximately 215 km away. Enjoy the scenic drive through the countryside of Gujarat, with the Aravalli Hills in the backdrop.
10:00 AM: Arrive at Palitana, a renowned pilgrimage site for Jains, and proceed to the base of Shatrunjaya Hill.
Begin your trek to the top of Shatrunjaya Hill, which is approximately 3.5 km long and comprises around 3750 steep steps. The trek is challenging but rewarding, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
10:30 AM: As you ascend the hill, you'll encounter numerous intricately carved Jain temples, each with its unique architecture and history. Take your time to explore these temples and appreciate the rich cultural heritage of Jainism.
Admire the exquisite marble carvings, sculptures, and precious stones that adorn the temples, and learn about the Jain Tirthankaras (spiritual leaders) revered in these temples.
1:00 PM: Reach the summit of Shatrunjaya Hill, where you'll find the revered Palitana Jain Temple complex. This complex consists of more than 800 temples dedicated to various Jain Tirthankaras.
Spend some time soaking in the spiritual atmosphere and enjoying the panoramic views from the hilltop. The serene surroundings and the divine aura of the temples create a unique experience.
2:30 PM: Begin the descent back to the base of the hill. Take your time to carefully descend the steep steps and enjoy the scenic beauty of the surroundings.
4:00 PM: Return to Palitana and have a delicious Gujarati lunch at a local restaurant. Gujarati cuisine is known for its unique flavors and vegetarian delicacies, which are a must-try during your visit to Gujarat.
After lunch, you can take some time to explore the local market and pick up souvenirs or artifacts related to Jainism or Gujarat's rich cultural heritage.
5:00 PM: Depart from Palitana and drive back to Rajkot.
9:00 PM: Arrive back in Rajkot by late evening, depending on the pace of your return journey.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.