Some of the best Jain temples of the country are located in Gujarat itself. The state has witnessed the various stages in the growth and evolution of Jainism and many renowned Jain Tirths or pilgrimage centers grace the state of Gujarat. Jain temples of Girnar, Champaner and Pavagadh are world famous for the brilliant architecture of the ancient times that they exhibit.
- Darshan and visit to Hutheesing Jain temple
- Mahudi, Vadnagar and Tarang hill visit
- Bhavnagar city sightseeing
- Visit to the spiritual Palitana hills
- Darshan to Somnath mahadev and Dwarkadheesh temple
Day 1 :Arrive Ahmedabad & Ahmedabad Jain Temple Tour
Upon reaching Ahmadabad airport or railway station, you’ll be received by our tour operator who takes you to pre-booked hotel. Check into hotel and later proceed to visit Hutheesing Jain Temple, one of the most magnificent Jain temples of Gujarat made most artistically out of white marble. The temple was constructed in 1848 AD and was named after a wealthy merchant Seth Hutheesing. The temple was built in honor of the revered Dharmanath; the 15th Tirthankara of the Jains and it took nearly 10 Lakhs to construct this extravagantly adorned Jain temple. Post visit, we return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 :Ahmedabad – Mahudi – Vadnagar – Tarang Hill
After breakfast, we set out for a day long tour and visit some of the most prominent Jain temples of Gujarat. First we visit Ghantakarna Mahavir Temple at Mahudi. This temple came into being in 1923 AD and stands beside River Madhumati. Next, we visit Vadnagar; a historical city of Gujarat with innumerable vestiges of the rich, historic past. From Vadnagar, we undertake an excursion to the famed Taranga Hills consisting in 14 richly carved Shwetambar Jain Temples and 5 Digambara Jain temples. Among these, Ajitnath Jain Temple is the most renowned. After visiting these temples at Taranga Hills, we proceed for two other significant pilgrimage centers; i.e. Kumbhariyaji and Shamlaji. Kumbhariyaji consists in a cluster of Jain temples, all intricately carved and dating back to an era between 1034AD-1162AD while Shamlaji is a Lord Krishna shrine located on the border between the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. After spending the entire day by visiting these temples, we return to Ahmadabad for overnight.
Day 3 :Ahmedabad – Bhavnagar
Next day we depart for Bhavnagar, a culturally vibrant city in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. On reaching Bhavnagar, we check in at the hotel and later move on for the Bhavnagar city sightseeing. The places we visit during the sightseeing tour are Shri Adishwar Temple, Khodiyar Mandir, Aksharwadi Temple, Takhteshwar temple, Gandhi Smriti memorial. Post sightseeing, we return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4 :Bhavnagar – Palitana
Next morning, we hit the road for Palitana. Palitana is well known for its beautiful Jain temples scattered all across the city. However, the highest concentration of Jain Temples at Palitana occur atop the Shatrunjaya hills; one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for the followers of Jainism. On reaching Palitana we check into the pre-booked hotel and later set out to ascend the Shatrunjaya hills for the purpose of visiting the most revered and magnificently carved Jain temples of Palitana. After darshan, we return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5 :Palitana – Gondal – Somnath
Next morning we drive to Somnath from Palitana and on the way, drop at Gondal for few hours. At Gondal we visit the famous and majestic Swaminarayan temple; an architectural marvel that came into being in 1934 under the initiative of Shastriji Maharaj. Another site that we visit at Gondal is the Bhuvaneshwari Ayurvedic library where we get to witness the production procedure of many Ayurvedic medicines and also get to educate ourselves in the genre of Ayurvedic medicines. After Gondal sightseeing we drive down straight to Somnath; on reaching, check into the hotel and later set out to pay a visit to the revered Jyotirlingam shore temple of Lord Somnath who is none other than Lord Shiva.
Day 6 :Somnath – Dwarka
We set out for Dwarka the next morning. Dwarka is an important pilgrimage destination for the Hindus as it is one of the Sapta Puris and also one of the Chardhams of the All India circuit. On reaching we check into the hotel and later set out for a darshan at the famous Dwarkadheesh temple where Lord Krishna is worshipped as ‘King of Dwarka’. Post darshan we return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7 :Dwarka – Ahmadabad
In the morning we’ll drive our way back to Ahmadabad. The tour comes to a close today and you’ll be dropped at Ahmadabad airport or railway station where our tour operator bids you adieu and you proceed onwards for your return journey, thoroughly rejuvenated and enlightened.
- Pick up and drop off service
- Guided sightseeing
- Driver allowance, parking charges, fuel charges etc
- Meals as per itinerary
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Any expense of personal nature
- Extra charges in case of an emergency
- Shopping, tipping, laundry, portage etc
- Monument entrance fees, camera charges etc
- Anything not in the inclusions section
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q.Who is Hutheesing temple dedicated to?
A. The famous Hutheesing temple is dedicated to the 15th Jain tirthankar
Q.Which river flows in Vadnagar?
A. The holy river Kapila flows in Vadnagar
Q.What are the top attractions to visit in Bhavnagar?
A. Here are the top attractions to visit in Bhavnagar: Nishkalang mahadev temple, khodiya mandir, victoria park, takhteshwar temple etc
Q.How many steps are there in Palitana?
A. Palitana has about 3,750 steps to reach the top.
Q.How long does it take to climb up the palitana hills?
A. It takes a good couple of hours to reach the top temple in palitana hills. Some people go by foot or some people even hire doli service to reach.