Jain Jatra

  • Itinerary

Day 1.Arrive at Ahmedabad in the morning. Visit Mahudi and Koba Jain temples near Ahmedabad and the Hutheesing Jain Temple in the city. Travel down to Bhavnagar with a detour en route to Vataman. Stay at Nilambag Palace/Narayani Heritage.

Day 2. Early morning visit to Palitana - ascend to the Shatrunjaya Hill and visit its Jain temples. Descend and depart for Diu via the Jain temples of Talaja. Stay at Radhika Beach Resort.

Day 3. Enjoy early morning walks at the beach side, breakfast at hotel, later visit The Nagarseth haveli - Boasting of rich Portuguese heritage, the colorful three-storey Nagar Sheth Haveli speaks of Portuguese history like nothing else. The grandeur of its porticoes, carved balconies, stone-made lions and intricate arches in European and Indian styles makes it a must visit place. St. Francis Church - Built in 1593, the Church of St Francis of Assisi is one of the oldest and most beautiful churches on the island. A divine message seems to reverberate everywhere when you stand in this church of immaculate architectural beauty. This old church overlooks the mesmerizing Arabian Sea.St.Thomas Church - The Church of St. Thomas was constructed in 1598, and it served as one of the major churches of Portuguese India. The Church is one of the few churches in India that boasts of Gothic style architecture. Its whitewashed exteriors still bear the worn out and faded frescos of the Portuguese era. In 1998, the abandoned church of St. Thomas was converted into a museum.St. Paul Church - Built in 1610, this impressive church is dedicated to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. Its baroque style of architecture and curiously treated volutes make it the most elaborate of all the Portuguese churches in India. This place of worship, with its white spires that seem to reach out to the skies, proclaims peace and divinity in the quite, little enclave of Diu. Goghla Beach, Evening at leisure. Overnight at Hotel / Resort.

Day 4. Depart for Junagadh via historic temples of Somnath. Stopover for a Lion Safari in Gir before reaching Junagadh. Evening sightseeing of Junagadh. Stay at Hotel Vishala.

Day 5. Ascend Mt Girnar to visit the Jain temples. Descend and travel to Jamnagar. Visit the Jain temples and bandhani market of Jamnagar. Stay at Hotel Express.

Day 6. Travel from Jamnagar to Mandvi via Badreshwar Jain temple site. At Mandvi, visit the 72-Jinalaya and other Jain Derasar. Stay at the Beach at Mandvi Palace.

Day 7. Full day excursion from Mandvi to the Jain temples of Naliya and Tera. Return to Mandvi in time to witness the beautiful sunset at the beach.

Day 8. Travel from Mandvi to Shankeshwar. Stay at Rann Riders Resort, about 25km from Shankeshwar.

Day 9. Morning safari in the Little Rann Sanctuary. After breakfast, depart to see the 11th century Modhera Sun Temple. Continue to Patan, known for its Jain temples, Jain havelis and Patola silk weaving. Stay at Balaram Palace Resort near Palanpur.

Day 10. Visit the Jain temples of Taranga and Kumbhariyaji before travelling to Mt Abu. Visit the Dilwara Jain temples. Stay at Bikaner House Palace Hotel on Dilwara Road.

Day 11. Travel to Ranakpur to visit the Jain temples. Continue to Udaipur and stay at Udaipur

Day 12. After breakfast, return to Ahmedabad via Kesriyaji-Rishabdeo Jain temple.‚Äč

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