Rajasthan is not only known for its forts and havelis, this huge royal state is also the home to some of the finest Jain Temples in India. It can be best known by the fact that a major number of Swetambara and Digambara temple are located in this state. In the south-western region, one can find good number Svetambara temple, while the north-eastern area is dominated by the Digambara centers. In fact it is state that house the famed Dilwara Jain Temple and the magnificent Ranakpur Temple. In Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Osian, Mount Abu, Ajmer, Alwar, Jaipur, Udaipur, and Sawai madhopur, Banswara, Nakoda one can find a good number of Jain temples. Our special 13 nights 14 days Rajasthan Jain Temple Tour takes you on a delightful journey of some of the most sacred and grand Jain pilgrimage sites of Rajasthan.
Day 1Delhi-Alwar [Tijara]
Begin your tour
Welcome to Vardhman's "Rajasthan Jain Pilgrimage Tour"
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel/home/airport/railway station & then drive straight to Alwar. Reach Alwar & check into your hotel. Fresh up & then visit Shri 1008 Chandra Prabhu Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Dehra Tijara is located Tijara, District Alwar (Rajasthan). The principal deity of Tijara Atishaya Kshetra is Bhagwan Chandra Prabhu (The 8th Teerthankar). The idol of Bhagwan Chandra Prabhu is very beautiful and attractive in Padmasana Posture made of white stone that was discovered on August 16, 1956 after digging. Another temple of Tijara City is an ancient beautiful temple with attractive pinnacles. This was constructed in V.S. 1895. The principal deity of this temple is Bhagwan Parshvanath (23rd Teerthankar).
The idol of Bhagwan Neminath (22nd Teerthankar) is said to be miraculous; this was installed in V.S. 1135. Other idols of this temple were installed in V.S. 1548. Overnight: Hotel
Day 3Jaipur [Choolgiri Jain Temple, Jain temple Sanganer]
Early morning visit Chulgiri Jain Temple & Shri Digamber Jain temple of Sanganer.
The ancient Shri Digamber Jain temple of Sanganer has fine carvings that are comparable to the Dilwara temples of Mount Abu that are built in many phases. Shri Digamber Jain temple Sanghiji is a jewel of town. This is an old temple, represents the ancient style of architecture completed in many phases, last phase of this spectacular temple was completed in 10th century A.D. according to inscription of V.S. 1011 in one of the pylons (Toranas). In this temple the Principal Deity the Lord Adinath (Rishabh Dev), the first tirthankar are supposed to be 4000 years old. Overnight: Hotel
Visit Mahavirji Jain Temple & The Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Chamatkarji. Shri Mahaveerji Atishaya Kshetra is famous all over the world for Bhagwan Mahaveer's miraculous idol discovered from the earth 400 years ago. This Kshetra is situated at Chandangaon near river Gambheer in district Karauli of Rajasthan, the biggest state of India. This temple is surrounded by Dharmashalas (Guesthouses). The premises of Dharmashalas surrounding the temple are called Katla. In the center of Katla, main temple is situated. The entrance gate of Katla is very attractive and magnificent. Atishaya Kshetra Chamatkarji is situated in the historic city - Sawai Madhopur of Rajasthan, which is surrounded by beautiful hills of Arawali Mountain Range. At Chamatkarji Atishaya Kshetra, a 6 inches high miraculous idol of Bhagwan Adinath in Padmasana posture is installed in a beautiful altar. Due to the miracles of this small idol, the name of this Kshetra was kept Chamatkarji (Chamatkar - miracles).
Later in the evening transfer to Sawai Madhopur railway station to board overnight train. Overnight: Train
Reach Udaipur Junction railway station. Vardhman representative will meet you & then transfer to your hotel. Fresh up & then proceed to visit Rikhabdev Jain temple. Rishabhadeoji is situated 65 km from Udaipur and is on Udaipur-Ahmedabad Road. The name of the town is Dhulev, however it is better known as Rishabhadeo. It is a well known pilgrim site. The main attraction is the temple of Rishabhadeoji , the first Jain tirthankara. Local Bhils also worship the deity. Lord Rishabhadeo is also Kesariaji because a large offering of saffron (Keshar, a common ingredient in Jain rituals) is made to the deity. The main idol of this temple is Digambar Lord Rishabh Dev carved in black stone in Padmasana posture about 3.5 feet tall. Long hair of idol touches the shoulders. Two oxen are carved in the center of simhasana (platform) of the main idol, which also has 16 dreams of the mother of Tirthankar.
Later visit Fateh Prakash Palace, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, City palace museum. Overnight: Hotel
This morning drive to Banswara. Reach & check - In at your hotel. Fresh up & then visit Arthuna temples. Arthuna as well as its surrounding areas have clusters of ruined Hindu and Jain temples belonging to the 11th, 12th and the 15th centuries. Among the dilapidated ruins is a beautifully carved conjugated statue of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesh. Lankiya village around Arthuna has Shaivite temples called Nilkanth Mahadev Temples. This old Digamber Jain Nasiyaji Atishaya Kshetra exist on a beautiful Hill which is located 1 km ahead in south of 'Amaravati' (now named as Arthuna). Overnight: Hotel
Day 8Banswara [Arthuna Stone Temples, 55kms from Banswara]-Udaipur
Morning visit Andeshwar Jain Temple of Banswar. This place is situated on a hillock in Kushalgarh tehsil of Banswara district. This is very famous Jain temple housing rare Shilalekhs of the 10th century. We can find two Digamabara Jain Parshwanatha temples at this place. The main temple was built by Digamabar Jain Panchayat of Kushalgarh. The main idol of Bhagawan Parshwanatha is being protected by seven hoods.
After sightseeing drive back to Udaipur. Reach & check- In at your hotel for overnight rest. Overnight: Hotel
On day 10 of your tour drive to Ranakpur. Reach & check -In at your hotel. Fresh up & then proceed to visit Ranakpur Jain Temples. The renowned Jain temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Adinatha. The temple is designed as Chaumukha-with four faces. The construction of the temple and quadrupled image symbolize the Tirthankara's conquest of the four cardinal directions and hence the cosmos. Overnight: Hotel
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Reach & check- In at your hotel. Fresh up & then visit the Mehrangarh Fort, rising up a hilly scarp, built on the advice of a hermit, overlooking the city in the image of a long sentinel. Inside the Fort are a number of palaces added by successive rulers. In this palace you would see different miniature paintings & cradle room. After this you would visit Jaswant Thada Memoria. Visit the museum of UMAID BHAWAN PALACE. Overnight: Hotel
Full day excursion to Osian temples. Osian is famous as home to the cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples dating from the 8th to 11th centuries. Of the 18 shrines in the group, the Surya or Sun Temple and the later Kali temple, Sachiya Mata Temple and the main Jain temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira stands out in their grace and architecture.
Later drive back to Jodhpur for overnight rest in the hotel. Overnight: Hotel
Day 13Jodhpur- Nakoda [Complex of three Jain temples - Parsvanath, Adinath and Shantinath] -Jodhpur
Full day excursion to Nakoda ji. Nakodaji is one of the famous Jain temple of India. It is situated in the forest in the hills. In this tirtha with a charming natural atmosphere all-around, we have an idol of Mulnayaka Shri Parshvanath Bhagavan. It is black in complexion, 58 cms in height and in Padmasana posture. The idols is extremely charming and miraculous. The miracles of the presiding deity of this spot, Shri Bhairavaji Maharaj are well-known. The main idol is that of Shri Nakoda Parsvanath. This statue was brought here from the village Nakoda which is near Sinduri., hence the place is called Nakoda Parsvanath temple. But this alone is not the attraction of the temple. The idol of Shri Nakoda Bheruji was installed by Acharya Shri Vijay Himachal Suri who also established idols of other Teerthankars in this temple.
Later drive back to Jodhpur for overnight rest in the hotel. Overnight: Hotel