A sacred city, Palitana is located at distance of about 215 km from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Palitana is considered as one of the most popular pilgrimage areas for Jain people. Five different hill locations with their distinct group of temples are considered holy for Jain people, out of which Palitana is the most important one. Palitana has the maximum number of Jain mandirs and Jain temples. Many of the Jain temples in Palitana were built during the 11th, 12th and some during the 16th century.
Now you have an app to assist during your Palitana tour. The Palitana app provides information regarding the places you can visit during your Palitana tour. This app works on both Android and iOS. Another great feature of the app is that it can work without data. You just need wi - fi connection or data connectivity initially to download the app. After it has been downloaded, it can work without the connection also. With the help of the app, you no longer require a local guide as the app covers the stories about Palitana, Jain mandirs located within and its history.
The best time for you to visit Palitana is from July to September, the monsoon season & October to February. If you want to take a flight to Palitana, Bhavnagar is the nearest airport. The railway connectivity is from Bhavnagar to Palitana (a small railway station). You can also go by road.
v One of the most famous tourist attraction is Shatrunjaya, which is the holy pilgrimage for Jains.
v Chaumukh temple has a large four-faced structure of Adinath can be seen on the marble pedestal.
v Adishwar temple in Palitana has nicely decorated roofs and pillars.
If you wish to see other places around Palitana, Bhavnagar (51 km's) and Lothal (143 km's) are other popular tourist attractions.