A Religious Visit to the Palitana Temple Town

India, Palitana Guide (B): A Religious Visit to the Palitana Temple Town

Having traveled to New Delhi just about 2 weeks back to capture some of the city’s Mughal-era tombs and monuments, it felt a right time for me to pay an equal attention to another beautiful Palitana Temple town, in Gujarat State. Unlike some of the popular bloggers across the world, I haven’t yet left my full time job for travel owing to homely responsibilities and feel I can still manage to see some of the better places, especially in India. The idea then is to travel by flight to cover maximum distance within shortest span of time, so as to reach the destination faster – which helps me in only getting more time at disposal to explore better. Palitana temple town fitted the bill perfectly.

Frankly, I do not know. May be I was searching for something on the internet and this cover picture came in the forefront, helping me make a decision spontaneously to pay a visit here. As I mentioned earlier, having the possibility to reach a destination as fast as possible is the single most important reason for me to make a decision, if I am not taking leave from work. So, weekends matter. I did some research and found that I can take a flight on Saturday night from Pune to Ahmedabad, take a late night train from Ahmedabad to Palitana (210 Kms), reach Palitana temple town in the morning, visit the temples & nearby market during the day, take return train in late evening and catch early morning flight from Ahmedabad to Pune, join office on Monday morning. Too hectic schedule to be followed but it was worth it. When the schedule seems possible, I do everything to make it a reality. As one devotee in my train to Palitana pointed out, HE has called me and HE will take care of me ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Religious Visit to the Palitana Temple Town
Guide Location: India » Palitana
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Shatrunjaya Hill  
Author: Shaunak Marulkar
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