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Tours - Jain Pilgrimage Tours

 

Day 01 : Varanasi

0800 Hrs. Departure from Tourist Bungalow, Varanasi to local sight seeing
1230 Hrs. Departure for Sarnath
1300 Hrs. Arrival at Sarnath and Lunch
1400 Hrs. Departure for local sight seeing at Sarnath
1615 Hrs. Evening Tea at Hotel Mrigadava, Sarnath
1700 Hrs. Departure for Kushinagar and packed dinner in Coach
2300 Hrs. Arrival at Pathik Niwas, Kushinagar and Night Halt

Day02 : Kushinagar (Kakandi and Pawanagar)

0700 Hrs. Morning Tea at Pathik Niwas, Kushinagar
0800 Hrs. Breakfast at Pathik Niwas, Kushinagar
0900 Hrs. Departure for Kakandi
1200 Hrs. Arrival at Kakandi and local sight seeing & packed lunch
1400 Hrs. Departure for Kushinagar
1700 Hrs. Arrival at Kushinagar and Tea
1800 Hrs. Local sight seeing at Kushinagar
2100 Hrs. Arrival at Pathik Niwas, Dinner & Night halt

Day 03 :Pawanagar

0700 Hrs. Morning Tea at Pathik Niwas, Kushinagar
0800 Hrs. Breakfast at Pathik Niwas , Kushinagar
0900 Hrs. Departure for Pawanagar
0930 Hrs. Arrival at Pawanagar and local sight seeing
1230 Hrs. Departure for Kushinagar
1300 Hrs. Arrival at Kushinagar
1315 Hrs. Lunch at Pathik Niwas, Kushinagar
1500 Hrs. Departure for Balrampur and packed dinner in Coach
2200 Hrs. Arrival at Tourist Bungalow, Balrampur and night halt

Day 04 :  Balrampur

0700 Hrs. Morning Tea at Tourist Bungalow, Balrampur
0800 Hrs. Breakfast at Tourist Bungalow, Balrampur
0900 Hrs. Departure for Shravasti
0915 Hrs. Arrival at Shravasti
0920 Hrs. Local sight seeing at Shravasti
1130 Hrs. Departure for Ayodhya
1400 Hrs. Arrival at Ayodhya
1415 Hrs. Lunch at Hotel Saket, Ayodhya
1500 Hrs. Local sight seeing at Ayodhya
1900 Hrs. Departure for Allahabad and packed dinner in Coach
2230 Hrs. Arrival at Allahabad and night halt

Day 05 :  Allahabad

0630 Hrs. Morning Tea at Hotel Ilawart, Allahabad
0730 Hrs. Breakfast at Hotel Ilawart, Allahabad
0830 Hrs. Departure for Kaushambi
1000 Hrs. Arrival at Kaushambi
1000 Hrs. Local sight seeing at Kaushambi and Prabhash Giri (Pabhosa)
1200 Hrs. Departure for Allahabad
1330 Hrs. Arrival at Allahabad
1330 Hrs. Lunch at Hotel Ilawart, Allahabad
1500 Hrs. Local sight seeing at Allahabad
1700 Hrs. Evening tea at Hotel Illawart, Allahabad
1800 Hrs. Departure for Varanasi
2100 Hrs. Arrival at Varanasi - Tour concludes

Jain temples and tirtha (pilgrimage sites) are present throughout the Indian subcontinent, many of which were built several hundred years ago. Many of these temples are classified according to Jain sects. Idols of tirthankaras are present in these temples. Many Jain temples are found in other areas of the world. This article lists and documents prominent Jain temples and Tirthas around the world.

India is the land where Jainism originated. Today, around 3.2 million Jain devotees live in India. Across the length and breadth of India lay the Jain temples and shrines and hold immense attraction for all those who desire to see the great Jain architectural splendor, and to know and understand the teachings of Lord Mahavira and the other Jain Tirthankars. The essence of Jain religion and its preaching is very well reflected in different Jain temples and shrines. It is really a state of pure bliss to explore history, religion, art and culture of the Jains. 

Dilwara Temples, Rajasthan
The Dilwara temples are located around Mount Abu, a famous Hill station of Rajasthan. The Dilwara temples date back to the 11th to the 13th century AD and are famous world-wide for spectacular use of marble. The renowned marble temples of Dilwara are one of the most sacred pilgrimage places of the Jains. They are an awesome blend of simple beauty and wonderful grace. The marble temples have an opulent entranceway 

Palitana Temples, Gujarat
Palitana Jain temples are believed to be the most sacred of all the Jain temples. The Palitana temples are located on Shetrunjaya hills and comprise of 863 temples, elegantly engraved in marble. Palitana was the capital of the princely state of the Gohil Rajputs. The Palitana temples are simpler than other Jain temples with their profusion of sculptures and carving, but they are no less impressive. Many of the smaller temples have used white plaster for their principal walls, saving the marble for the domes and spires. 

Ranakpur, Rajasthan 
Ranakpur is located in Rajasthan. It is one of the five most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. Ranakpur is probably the most extensive of Jain temples in India, covering 40,000 square feet (3600m). The Ranakpur temple can be called a treasure house of pillars. The pillars are arranged in such a manner that none of them obstructs the view of the pilgrims wishing to have a `Darshan' (glimpse). From any corner of the temple one can easily view the Lord's image. It is believed that there are about 1444 pillars in the Ranakpur temple. 

Shravanbelagola 
Shravanbelagola is a great centre for Jain culture. It is situated at a distance of about 100 km from Mysore. Shravanbelagola is famous for its colossal statue of Gomateshwara, who is also referred to as Lord Bahubali. The statue is carved out of monolithic stone and is 17 meter high. It can be seen from a distance of even 20 km.

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(04 Nights - 05 Days.) Destinations Covered : Varanasi - Kushi
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