Palitana Temples - Things to Know Before Visiting
Palitana, Gujarat 364270, India
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About Palitana Temples
Palitana temples of Jainism are located on Shatrunjaya hill by the city of Palitana in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India. The city of the same name, known previously as Padliptapur, has been dubbed "City of Temples". Shatrunjaya means a "place of victory against inner enemies" or "which conquers inner enemies".
Attractions Near Palitana Temples
Shatrunjaya also spelled Shetrunjaya are hills located by the city of Palitana, in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India. They are situated on the banks of the Shetrunji River at an elevation of 164 feet above sea level. These hills have similarities to other hills where Jain temples have been built in Bihar, Gwalior, Mount Abu and Girnar
The Talaja Caves are located in Bhavnagar district. The rock cuts are carved out into deserted conical rocks. The rock cut group include 30 caves among which about 15 are water tanks. The cave has unique architecture known as Ebhal Mandapa. The halls are plain. "On the facade there are chaitya windows with a broad bank below them." The chaitya and cells were carved during Buddhism influence in 2nd century BC.
One can spot vibrant flora, various species of birds and butterflies and a large fox population. It is one of the oldest human-made forests in India, made in 1888 by Mr Proctor Sins for Maharaja Takhtasinhji of the Bhavnagar city. The Victoria Park is a great place to relax amidst lush biodiversity, just a little away from the noise of the city. You can unwind here on a day out with friends and family and revel in the beauty of the landscape.
Nilambag palace is a royal palace of the Gohil dynasty. This palace is now a luxurious hotel and the visitors are not allowed there. It is open only for their customers.
A museum has been set up in the present Lathi town, where visitors can gather more information about Kavi Kalapi's life and the history of Gohilwad Kingdom. Lathi is a town with a municipality in the Amreli district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Sursinhji Takhtasinhji Gohil (1874–1900), popularly known by his pen name, Kalapi was a poet and the royal of Lathi state in Gujarat. He lived in Lathi-Gohilwad, which is located in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat.
Also known as Shri Gopinathji Dev mandir is a Hindu temple in Gadhada. This temple was built by Swaminarayan himself. This temple is one of six temples that was made under the supervision of Swaminarayan.
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Discover More Attractions in Bhavnagar, Where Palitana Temples Is Located
Bhavnagar borders with Ahmedabad District to the northeast, Botad District to the northwest, the Gulf of Cambay to the east and south and Amreli District to the west.