Palitana Jain Temple and Pligrimage Center:-
51km southwest of Bhavnagar, Palitana is famous destination in Gujarat for being the base to the Shatrunjaya hill on which stands a conglomeration of 863 exquisitely carved Jain shrines built by devotees during a period spanning 900 years from the 11th century onwards. Along with Mts. Abu, Girnar and Chandragiri, Shatrunjaya is one of the most sacred places for the Jains.Notable shrines are those of Shri Adishwara, Chaumukh, Kumarpal, Vimalsha, Sampritiraja, Bhulavani, Astapada and Shahastrakuta. The ascent to the temples is by a flight of 3490 steps and generally takes about 2 hours. The panoramic views of surrounding landscape as well as religious activities will provide you peace of mind.
How to Get There:-
1> By Air:-
Bhavnagar’s airport is connected by flights from major cities in India.
2> By Train:-
Palitana is on a rail branch line, with trains available to Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad and intermediate points.
3> By Road:-
Palitana is connected by good motorable roads to all places in India.
- 56 km from Bhavnagar
- 215 km from Ahmedabad
- 112 km from Surat
- 295 km from Mumbai
- 403 km from Pune
- There are few hotels out there.