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Gujarat Jain Pilgrimage tour package

 

About –Gujarat State is a popular destination for Jain pilgrimage and is of a great importance to religious, cultural and historical activities for Jains. There are number of Jain temple in Gujarat few of them being Palitana, Mahudi, Sonagadh, Bhavagadh etc. The sacred destination of Palitana where the holy Shatrunjay Hills are is located in Gujarat. These places are visited by millions of Jain pilgrims along with other tourists all-round the year.

Ideal time to visit – One should avoid traveling here in Summer season as the weather is extremely hot and humid, the best time to visit these places is during winters as the weather becomes pleasant and you can enjoy traveling in much better way.

 

How to reach

Ahmedabad is well connected by air, rail and road to major Indian cities.

  • By Air-International and Domestic airlines connect Ahmedabad to Bombay, Delhi and major cities of India. The city is also linked to and from International destinations as well.
  • By Rail-Ahmedabad is linked to Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai and other major cities in India by rail.
  • Road-Ahmedabad is connected by National and State Highways to major cities in India.

 

Why you should choose our Gujarat Jain Pilgrimage tour package.

This trip is designed for the tourists who want to experience the influence of Jainism in Gujarat by visiting different places that means of greatest importance to Jain devotees. Places like Mahudi, Vadanagar along with Palitana that is highly revered between Jain pilgrims are covered in this package. This package is also made for photography and architecture enthusiasts as these temples are made in intricate detail and beautiful carvings.

 

Gujarat Jain Pilgrimage tour package – Overview

 

This 7 day trip package is intended to give you comfortable stay options along with transportation and guide service in the tourist destinations that includes the most important destinations of importance to Jain pilgrims in Gujarat. This trip will provide you a tour to the most important destinations like Mahudi, Vadanagar and other Jain temples around Ahmedabad along with the distant ones in Palitana Bhavnagar and Gondal.

 

Gujarat Jain Pilgrimage tour package – An overview

 

This trip starts from Ahmedabad (23.0300° N, 72.5800° E) and covers a number of locations of Jain importance such as Mahudi (23.4833° N, 72.7833° E) Vadanagar (23.7850° N, 72.6400° E) Bhavnagar (21.7600° N, 72.1500° E) Palitana (21.5200° N, 71.8300° E) etc. The weather of Gujarat is hot and humid during summers and pleasant during winters. Languages spoken here is Gujrati along with Hindi and English is also spoken here.

 

Fairs and festivals

 

While Navratri and Uttrayan are celebrated all over Gujarat, Mahavir Jayanti is one of the most important festivals of Palitana and other places important to Jains dedicated to lord Mahavir who founded Jain religion. This festival is celebrated during 13th day of the bright half month of Chaitra according to the Hindu solar Calendar.

 

Hotels

 

Ahmedabad

Hotel Radiant – 1000 onwards (9825039809)

Hotel Dimple international – 800 onwards (9879733366)

Hotel Madhuban – 800 onwards (9998434537)

Hotel Maninagar Residency – 1000 (9428001350)

Dwarka

Kokila Dheeraj Dham – 200 onwards (+91-2892- 236747)

Maheshwari Bhawan – 500 onwards (9824284702)

Somnath

Lilavati Guest House – 500 onwards (2876-233033)

Hathising ki Wadi – 300 onwards (917922180774)

 

What to eat –The local Guajarati cuisine is highly popular here and is served in every restaurant along with Indian, Chinese and South Indian food. Since Gujarat is pure vegetarian state hence there are not many options of eating non veg food here.

 

7 day Trip Itinerary for Gujarat Jain Pilgrimage tour package

 

Day 1 – Ahmedabad

Our representatives will pick you up from Railway station/Airport and will transfer you to the hotel. We will visit Hathising Jain temple in Ahmedabad. This temple is built in a large compound consisting of 52 temples. This temple was is dedicated to 15th Jain Trithanakara Shree Dharmnath. The temple is known for its architectural and intricate carvings on the walls of the temple.

Day 2 –Ahmedabad – Mahudi – Vadanagar – Taranga Hill - Kumbhariyaji - ShamlaJi temple.

Today we will leave early morning after breakfast and visit Mahudi. It is a major Jain Pilgrimage located 35 kms away from Gandhinagar and at a distance of 70 kms from Ahmedabad. Shri Ghantakarna Mahavir temple here is visited by millions of pilgrims of Jain religion. From here we will proceed to Vadanagar that is at a distance of 40 km from Mahudi and is located in Mehsana region. This is another Jain pilgrimage with historic significance as well. It consists of 12th century Torans, Solanki period gates with intricate designs, lake, old havelis and Jain temples. Kumbhariyaji and Dilwara Jain temple are two of the popular Jain temples here.

Taranga Hill is 20 km away from Vadanagar, this place has caves where Buddhist monks used to live thousands of years ago. Taranga hill is famous for Buddhist sculptures and statues. From here we will proceed to Kumbharyaji that is situated in Ambaji. Ambaji is famous for one of the 51 Shaktipeeths, Kumbharyaji is nearby the Ambaji temple and is a series of Jain Temples with intricate marble carvings. The Main Deity here is a 7 feet high, white colored idol of Bhagawan Neminatha in the Padmasana posture.

From here we will return to Ahmedabad for overnight stay and dinner in hotel.

Day 3 – Ahmedabad – Bhavnagar

Today we will check out from Hotel and drive for Bhavnagar, upon arrival you’ll be transferred to the hotel for check in after which we will visit the city for sightseeing. Takhteshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Gandhi Smriti. We will later return to hotel for overnight and dinner.

Day 4 –Bhavnagar – Palitana

We will check out from the hotel early morning after breakfast we will drive to Palitana, the most important place of Jain pilgrims. This entire region is decorated with around 5100 big and small temples. We will also be going for a trek to Mount Shatrunjaya where there are many small temples and a museum

Overnight stay and dinner in hotel at Palitana.

Day 5 –Palitana – Somnath

Today we will check out from hotel and drive for Somnath. In our way we will visiting Swaminarayan Temple and Bhuvneshvary Ayurvedic Library in Gondal.

Swaminarayan temple was constructed in 1934 by Shastriji Maharaj there are many idols of different gurus and imporatant figures that include Dhami, Guru Parampara, Dham, Mukta, Ghanshyam Maharaj and Sukh Shayya.

Bhuvaneshwari Ayurvedic Pharmacy was Founded in 1910 by Gondal’s royal physician, this pharmacy manufactures ayurvedic medicines and the entire operation can be seen in the premises.

From here we will drive for Somnath and upon reaching we will check in hotel. Later we will visit Somnath temple and then return hotel for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 6 - Somnath –Dwarka

Today we check out from hotel and drive for Dwarka, upon reaching we will check in for stay in hotel. We will spend our day visiting temples here and then return to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

Places to visit in Dwarka

Dwarakadheesh temple: This is the main temple dedicated to Lord Krishna is famous for the structure along with Morning and Evening aarti.

Nageshwar Temple: This temple is built in a forested region that is popularly known as Daruka van. Its references can be traced in one of the famous Sanskrit Shlokas that describes the locations of 12 important Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.

Gopi Talav: A famous place where it is said that Lord Krishna used to play with Gopis

Bet Dwarka: This is an island,that is said to be the original site of Lord Krishna’s Dwarkapuri.

Rukmini temple: This temple is situated at a distance of 2 Kms from Dwarakadheesh temple is the temple dedicated to Rukmini Devi Ji, the wife of Shri Krishna.

Day 7 – Dwarka – Ahmedabad

Today we will drive for Ahmedabad after checking out from the hotel where the you’ll be dropped at Railway station/airport and the trip will end.



Gujarat Jain Pilgrimage Tour Packag: Tour Cost Inclusions

·  Meeting and assistance on arrival 

·  06 Nights accommodation in above mentioned or similar hotels 

·  Daily Buffet/ fixed Menu breakfast 

·  Air-conditioned car for sightseeing and excursions as per our itinerary 

·  Driver Bata, Toll tax and parking

Tour Cost Excludes:-

Air fare / train fare 
Jeep safari at Sasangir.
Coolie / porter charges. 
Camera charges. 
Donations at temples. 
Extended stay or travelling due to any reason.
Any meals other then those specified in Tour Cost Includes’ 
Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc. 
Any other item not specified in ‘Tour cost includes’ 
Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing. 
3.09% Government service tax




Gujarat Jain Pilgrimage Tour Packag: Tour Cost Inclusions

·  Meeting and assistance on arrival 

·  06 Nights accommodation in above mentioned or similar hotels 

·  Daily Buffet/ fixed Menu breakfast 

·  Air-conditioned car for sightseeing and excursions as per our itinerary 

·  Driver Bata, Toll tax and parking

Tour Cost Excludes:-

Air fare / train fare 
Jeep safari at Sasangir.
Coolie / porter charges. 
Camera charges. 
Donations at temples. 
Extended stay or travelling due to any reason.
Any meals other then those specified in Tour Cost Includes’ 
Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc. 
Any other item not specified in ‘Tour cost includes’ 
Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing. 
3.09% Government service tax

Gujarat Jain Pilgrimage tour package Tour Itinarary

Day 1 – Ahmedabad

Our representatives will pick you up from Railway station/Airport and will transfer you to the hotel. We will visit Hathising Jain temple in Ahmedabad. This temple is built in a large compound consisting of 52 temples. This temple was is dedicated to 15th Jain Trithanakara Shree Dharmnath. The temple is known for its architectural and intricate carvings on the walls of the temple.

Day 2 –Ahmedabad – Mahudi – Vadanagar – Taranga Hill - Kumbhariyaji - ShamlaJi temple.

Today we will leave early morning after breakfast and visit Mahudi. It is a major Jain Pilgrimage located 35 kms away from Gandhinagar and at a distance of 70 kms from Ahmedabad. Shri Ghantakarna Mahavir temple here is visited by millions of pilgrims of Jain religion. From here we will proceed to Vadanagar that is at a distance of 40 km from Mahudi and is located in Mehsana region. This is another Jain pilgrimage with historic significance as well. It consists of 12th century Torans, Solanki period gates with intricate designs, lake, old havelis and Jain temples. Kumbhariyaji and Dilwara Jain temple are two of the popular Jain temples here.

Taranga Hill is 20 km away from Vadanagar, this place has caves where Buddhist monks used to live thousands of years ago. Taranga hill is famous for Buddhist sculptures and statues. From here we will proceed to Kumbharyaji that is situated in Ambaji. Ambaji is famous for one of the 51 Shaktipeeths, Kumbharyaji is nearby the Ambaji temple and is a series of Jain Temples with intricate marble carvings. The Main Deity here is a 7 feet high, white colored idol of Bhagawan Neminatha in the Padmasana posture.

From here we will return to Ahmedabad for overnight stay and dinner in hotel.

Day 3 – Ahmedabad – Bhavnagar

Today we will check out from Hotel and drive for Bhavnagar, upon arrival you’ll be transferred to the hotel for check in after which we will visit the city for sightseeing. Takhteshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Gandhi Smriti. We will later return to hotel for overnight and dinner.

Day 4 –Bhavnagar – Palitana

We will check out from the hotel early morning after breakfast we will drive to Palitana, the most important place of Jain pilgrims. This entire region is decorated with around 5100 big and small temples. We will also be going for a trek to Mount Shatrunjaya where there are many small temples and a museum

Overnight stay and dinner in hotel at Palitana.

Day 5 –Palitana – Somnath

Today we will check out from hotel and drive for Somnath. In our way we will visiting Swaminarayan Temple and Bhuvneshvary Ayurvedic Library in Gondal.

Swaminarayan temple was constructed in 1934 by Shastriji Maharaj there are many idols of different gurus and imporatant figures that include Dhami, Guru Parampara, Dham, Mukta, Ghanshyam Maharaj and Sukh Shayya.

Bhuvaneshwari Ayurvedic Pharmacy was Founded in 1910 by Gondal’s royal physician, this pharmacy manufactures ayurvedic medicines and the entire operation can be seen in the premises.

From here we will drive for Somnath and upon reaching we will check in hotel. Later we will visit Somnath temple and then return hotel for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 6 - Somnath –Dwarka

Today we check out from hotel and drive for Dwarka, upon reaching we will check in for stay in hotel. We will spend our day visiting temples here and then return to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

Places to visit in Dwarka

Dwarakadheesh temple: This is the main temple dedicated to Lord Krishna is famous for the structure along with Morning and Evening aarti.

Nageshwar Temple: This temple is built in a forested region that is popularly known as Daruka van. Its references can be traced in one of the famous Sanskrit Shlokas that describes the locations of 12 important Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.

Gopi Talav: A famous place where it is said that Lord Krishna used to play with Gopis

Bet Dwarka: This is an island,that is said to be the original site of Lord Krishna’s Dwarkapuri.

Rukmini temple: This temple is situated at a distance of 2 Kms from Dwarakadheesh temple is the temple dedicated to Rukmini Devi Ji, the wife of Shri Krishna.

Day 7 – Dwarka – Ahmedabad

Today we will drive for Ahmedabad after checking out from the hotel where the you’ll be dropped at Railway station/airport and the trip will end. 

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