#1 of 8 Places to Visit in Palitana

At a distance of 9 km from the Palitana Railway Station, Shatrunjaya Hill is a sacred hill situated at Palitana town in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. It is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for the Jains and among the must-visit places as part of Palitana holiday packages.

Shatrunjaya means a 'place of victory against inner enemies' or 'which conquers inner enemies'. This site on Shatrunjaya hill is considered sacred by Swetambara Jains. According to the Shatrunjaya Mahatmya, the first Tirthankara Rishabha sanctified the hill where he delivered his first sermon. It was his grandson Pundarika who attained Nirvana at Shatrunjaya, hence the hill was originally known as 'Pundarikgiri'. Bharata Chakravartin, the father of Pundarik, also credited with building a temple here in honor of his father Rishabha. Legendarily it is also associated with many other Tirthankaras. Jains believe that a visit to this group of temples is essential .....

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#2 of 8 Places to Visit in Palitana

At a distance of 4 km from Palitana Bus Station, Shri Vishal Jain Museum is a museum situated in Taleti area of Palitana. Situated at the foot of the Shantrujaya Hills, it is one of its kind museum in India and among the best places to visit in Palitana.

Named after a great Jain Acharya Vishalsen Suriji, the museum is dedicated to Jain heritage and culture. The stories and legends about this enigmatic religion are pictorially depicted here. It is one of the very few rare museums in the world dedicated entirely to the history of Jainism.

The museum houses an excellent collection of artifacts, excavated idols from earlier temples, coins and ancient manuscripts written on palm leaves. For those interested in the history of Jainism, there is an exhibit on the life of Lord Mahavira. This museum also exhibits some remarkable exhibits of Jain artwork and artifacts up to 500 years old and beautiful ivory carvings. In addition, one can also see is a circular temple with mirror walls .....

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#3 of 8 Places to Visit in Palitana

At a distance of 25 km from Palitana, Hastagiri Jain Tirth is a famous Jain temple located near Palitana in Gujarat. Situated on a hill on the bank of the Shetrunjaya River, it is one of the popular Jain pilgrimage places in Gujarat and among the must-visit places in Palitana.

Hastagiri Jain Tirth is dedicated to Bhagwan Rishabhdev or Shri Adishwar Bhagwan. This hilly land is also known as Hastisengiri. According to the history of the temple, the place is regarded as a sacred place of the times of Bhagawan Adishwar. The sacred place was established by Bharat Chakravartin, the eldest son of Bhagawan Adishwar. Even today one can see the foot images of Bhagawan in a small temple on the very ancient hill. Bharat Chakravartin had attained salvation here. He had observed fast unto death and attained moksha here. The elephant of the King also followed him, thus the teerth is called as Shri Hastagiri Tirth.

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#4 of 8 Places to Visit in Palitana

At a distance of 35 km from Palitana and 55 km from Bhavnagar, Talaja is a historical town situated near Palitana in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. Located on the banks of Shatrunjaya River, it is one of the popular places to visit in Gujarat and among the must include places in Palitana Tour Packages.

Talaja is better known as the birthplace of the famous poet Narsinh Mehta. Also, it is home to some important sites for Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. The main attraction here is the ancient Buddhist Rockcut Caves on Talaja hill. The rock-cut cave group includes 30 caves among which 15 are water tanks. The Ebhala Mandapa, a large hall with four octagonal pillars is the most impressive structure of all. These caves are adorned with fine carving of Boddhisatva. The caves are around 2000 years old and require about a 15-20 minutes walk up the hill to reach them. They are of the 4th stage of Buddhist cave architecture, noticeably earlier than the famous Buddhist caves of Maharashtra. .....

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#5 of 8 Places to Visit in Palitana

At a distance of 57 km from Palitana and 74 km from Bhavnagar, Gopinath Beach is a beautiful beach situated near Gadhula village in Gujarat. Along the coast of the Gulf of Khambat, it is one of the popular beaches in Gujarat, and among the most scenic places to visit during Palitana trip.

Gopnath was the summer home of Maharaja Krishna Kumar Singhji of Bhavnagar. The beach offers awe-inspiring scenes with its stunning limestone cliffs and great views. The gentle breeze of the sea refreshes the spirit and soothes the soul. The beach has exquisite, firm sands for walking and shallow shore waters for wading. However, it is not an ideal place for swimming as it has a high tidal disparity of the coast which turns the water murky.

One can also visit 700 years old Gopnath Mahadev Temple situated near the beach, among the major Palitana tourist places. Set .....

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#6 of 8 Places to Visit in Palitana

At a distance of 29 km from Gandhinagar, 109 km from Vadodara, 175 km from Bhavnagar, 220 km from Rajkot, 230 km from Mount Abu, 250 km from Udaipur, 257 km from Surat, 310 km from Jamnagar, 534 km from Mumbai, 585 km from Bhopal, 681 km from Jaipur and 905 km from Delhi, Ahmedabad is the largest city and also the former capital of Gujarat. Situated on the banks of the River Sabarmati, it is one of the popular places of heritage in India, and among the must-include places in Gujarat tour packages.

Ahmedabad is India's first UNESCO World Heritage City and is also regarded as one of the fastest-growing cities in India. Also known as Amdavad, the city of Ahmedabad is the commercial hub and also the living symbol of the rich cultural heritage of Gujarat state. Popularly called the Land of Gandhi, Ahmedabad is closely associated with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the father of the nation. It .....

Distance (From Palitana): 214 Kms
Trip Duration (From Palitana - Including Travel): Full Day

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#7 of 8 Places to Visit in Palitana

At a distance of 90 km from Jamnagar, 101 km from Junagadh, 105 km from Amreli, 172 km from Porbandar, 173 km from Bhavnagar, 184 km from Somnath, 214 km from Dwarka, 218 km from Ahmedabad, 231 km from Bhuj, 275 km from Vadodara, 401 km from Surat and 718 km from Mumbai, Rajkot is a bustling city in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Situated on the banks of the Aji and Nyari rivers, it is the fourth largest city in Gujarat and among the top Gujarat holiday packages.

Rajkot, literally the City of Princes, is the former princely capital of the Saurashtra region and now an emerging tourism destination and business hub of Gujarat. Built by Thakur Saheb Vibhaji Ajoji Jadeja in 1620 AD, the city has been a seat for the Jadeja rulers. It was named after its co-founder Raju Sandhi. In 1720 AD, Rajkot was seized by Masum Khan, an official ruler of the Junagadh region. After 12 years, Rajkot was conquered by the Jadeja clan. In the year 1807, .....

Distance (From Palitana): 171 Kms
Trip Duration (From Palitana - Including Travel): Full Day

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#8 of 8 Places to Visit in Palitana

At a distance of 6 km from Veraval, 83 km from Diu, 94 km from Junagadh, 131 km from Porbandar, 197 km from Rajkot, 221 km from Jamnagar, 233 km from Dwarka, 408 km from Ahmedabad, 428 km from Bhuj, 447 km from Vadodara, 601 km from Mount Abu, 636 km from Surat, 669 km from Udaipur, 787 km from Indore and 912 km from Mumbai, Somnath is a temple town situated in the Gir Somnath district of Gujarat. Also known as Prabhas Patan, it is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in India, and among the must include places in Gujarat tour packages.

The town of Somnath is famous for the Somnath Temple, considered to be one of the most revered and holy shrines in India. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is one among the twelve prominent Jyotirlinga shrines and also one of the oldest places of pilgrimage in Gujarat. The meaning of the .....

Distance (From Palitana): 215 Kms
Trip Duration (From Palitana - Including Travel): Full Day

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Most Asked Questions on Palitana

  • What is the best season to visit Palitana?

    Winter between October and March is the best time to visit Palitana when the climate is pleasant. Summer months are too hot in Palitana while the monsoons months have good temperature and weather but the hills at Palitana are closed for climbing.

  • How many days are required to visit Palitana?

    Palitana usually requires 1-2 days to visit the most important attractions. There are several wonderful places to visit around Palitana like Dwarka, Somnath, Bhavnagar and Diu which usually take additional few days.

  • What is the budget required to visit Palitana?

    Budget of Palitana trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Palitana tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5200 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 8950 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Palitana?

    Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Palitana like Shatrunjaya Hill, Shri Vishal Jain Museum, Hastagiri Jain Tirth, Talaja, Gopnath Beach, etc.

  • How much time it takes to visit all the temples in Palitana?

    There are in total 863 temples in Palitana which are situated from base to the peak of the Shatrunjaya hill. It requres half day to full day to visit all the temples as one needs to climb nearly 3500 steps spanning 3.5 km up the hill. Although there are multiple routes, the shortest one goes around the outer walls of the temples on the hilltop and passes Angar Pir.

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