Earlier known as Padliptapur, Palitana is a sacred city and is one of the holiest places of pilgrimage for the followers of Jainism in Gujarat. Palitana is famous for being the base to the holy Shatrunjaya hill which is home to 863 exquisitely carved Jain temples built by devotees during a period spanning 900 years from the 11th century onwards. Out of all the temples here, the temple dedicated to the first Tirthankara, Sri Adishwar, is the most famous one. Kumarpal, Chaumukh, Vimalshah and Sampriti Raja are the other famous temples to visit in Palitana. Apart from pilgrimage center, Palitana is also known for the horse-breeding. Typically, 1-2 days are required to explore Palitana Tour Packages.
Junagadh, Porbandar and Rajkot are also close to Palitana and 4-5 day trips can be planned to visit Palitana along with these places as part of Gujarat Tour Packages.