Sperituality & Art + Monk & Nun + nature & beauty + water & hill + + +
Kshetrunjay or Shetrunjay is a hill located at a height of 591 metres. The Shatrunjaya Temple is the most sacred temple of the Jains and one of the largest of its kind in India. One has to climb up the hill for about 4 kms (600 meters-4000steps) on a stepped path to Shetrunjaya (victory over the area). You can reach this place either in Doli or lift chairs or by walking. There are about 863 Jain temples, built over 900 years on the hilltop. The construction of temples of Palitana spanned over a period of 900 years. These temples were built in two phases. The first one being from the 11th to12th centuries AD as a part of the resurgence of temple building all over India. The second phase was from the 16th century AD onwards. Muslim invaders destroyed some of the earliest temples built in the 11th century AD during the 14th and 15th centuries AD. The existing temples date back to 16th century AD onwards. It is 230km away from Ahmadabad and 60km from Bhavnagar.
Bhavnagar or Ahmedabad
Climbing the hill
Returning to Ahmedabad
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Bhavnagar OR Ahmedabad
End location: Ahmedabad or Bhavnagar
Duration: 2 days
This duration is of climbing the hill and return down after vising it. You need an extra day to reach there. Next day you start early in the morning and finish it by afternoon and later on you can proceed further. So its a program of 2 days.
I have set the activity level as light by keeping in mind that doli or lift chair or palanquins are available (local surcharge for the use of those may apply) and its use helps poor people around to survive.
Transportation is included.
100 USD per person is being charged for lift chair
I can recommend you accommodation, but those arrangements must be done by yourself.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.