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, Gujarat

(Palitana is also known as Padliptpur)
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State: Gujarat
District: Bhavnagar
Famous for/as: Temples
Languages: Gujarati, Hindi
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 22-40°C, Winter 12-33°C
Altitude: 66 m
Pincode: 364270
STD code: 02848
Palitana is an important religious city located in the state of Gujarat in the district of Bhavnagar. It is one of the most important pilgrimage centers for believers of Jainism in the country. Many pilgrims and devotees can be seen in the city throughout the year. Jains believe that many of their spiritual leaders attained salvation at this place.

There are many temples that are located in the place in a hill called the Shatrunjaya. In total there are around 1300 temples and many are made from marble with exquisite carvings and sculptors. This is a place that one must visit to witness the beauty of the temple architecture. The temples on the hill have been built over a period of 900 years by various generations of Jains and construction was first started in the 11th century. One has to climb a total of 3800 steps that have been cut out of the rock to reach the temples. Some of the temples have been built with sandstone and some with marble and different hues and colors can be seen on top of the hill.

There are many guest houses that can be found in the city of Palitana and it is believed that every Jain must visit the place at least once to attain salvation.
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