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Palitana Travel Guide


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Palitana At a Glance
  • Population:175,000
  • Area :777 sq.kms.
  • Geo Location:North West
  • Average Climate:12°C - 33°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:02848

Introduction

For the tourists visiting Gujarat, Palitana is considered a must-visit tourist destination, not only for the followers of Jainism, but also for those who wish to bask in its picturesque beauty and enjoy the unobtrusive blend amalgam of human endeavor, architectural skills and zealous religiosity. indianholiday.com is your one-stop search when it comes to garnering usable inputs on tour to Palitana.

The mount Shatrunjaya that lies within a kilometer's distance from the town enjoys an unparalleled popularity among the Jain tourists who make it a point to visit the place on their Palitana tours. The entire summit of the mountain is covered with around 900 Jain temples that compete with each other as far as their beauty and splendor is concerned.

In fact these temples are reckoned among the major tourist attractions in Palitana. The Chaumukh Temple is one of the most important temples where the presiding deity is the four-faced image of Rishabhdev. Another major tourist highlight is the Muslim shrine Angar Pir. The Pir's blessings are invoked by the childless women.

Palitana is blessed with a number of bustling bazaars where you can indulge your shopping urge. In fact you can make the most of your spare time during your tour to Palitana by indulging in shopping in the Palitana bazaars where you can pick up a variety of handcrafted items and woven bamboo products.

Touring Palitana is not a problem for the travelers. Palitana is dotted with a number of hotels where you can seek comfortable accommodation at affordable rates. The guests are welcomed into the exquisitely furnished guestrooms that are dotted with all the modern in-room amenities. The guests are served scrumptious dishes at the on-site restaurants.