Jain Pilgrimage Shikhar Ji Tour

DURATION
5 NIGHTS 6 DAYS
TYPE OF TRIP
ROAD TRIP
START CITY
JODHPUR
END CITY
DELHI

Considered as one of the Holiest of all Jain Teerths, Shikharji Temple in Jharkhand is one of the most visited Jain pilgrimage places. The temple is perched atop Parasnath Mountain, the highest among the Parasnath Range. This temple is popular among the Jain followers as this is the place where twenty out of twenty-four Tirthankaras attained Moksha or Freedom from the Cycle of Rebirth.

The name of the temple Shikharji has been given due to its location. Shikharji means the highest or venerable peak. The temple also gained a name as Sammed Shikhar or zenith of concentration. It is here that many Tirthankars indulged in meditative practices or Samadhi. The name of the hills where the temple is located is Parasnath, and the meaning of the word Parasnath is derived from the name of the twenty-third Teerthankara, Parshvanatha. He also attained Moksha at this temple. Today, this site is not only famous as a pilgrimage site but also a major tourist attraction. People visiting this place also enjoy adventure sports activities like Parasailing and Paragliding.

DAY 1 - DEPART FROM YOUR HOME COUNTRY

On arrival in Jodhpur in the morning, our representative will be there to meet you and transfer you to your already booked hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the amazing Jodhpur city. An overnight stay at the hotel in Jodhpur.

DAY 2 - Jharkhand

In the morning, catch the flight to Jharkhand. On arrival in Jharkhand, our representative will transfer you to a heritage hotel where you can relax and enjoy an overnight stay.

DAY 3 - Shikhar Ji Temple

In the morning after breakfast, visit the Gandhi Smiriti Museum and the old City. After exploring the city return back to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay. After that we will drive to Usri Waterfall, located at a one and a half hour-drive from Parasnath Hills, Usri waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in India. As the altitude of this fall is around 39 feet, you will be in awe of the cascading water.T

DAY 4 - Khandoli Park

In the morning after breakfast, we will leave the hotel to climb theKhandoli Park. Khandoli Park is one of the most interesting places in Jharkhand. The park is built by the Khandoli hills that look like a saddle. As the hills are made of Granitoid gneiss, it has massive boulders surrounding it. To make this hill more popular, the Urban Development department of Jharkhand, created a park over there. This park is quite well-maintained and contains a lot of different varieties of plants and animals.

DAY 5 - Jain Museum

Today in the morning, we will drive to Jain Museum, Jain Museum is a great site to know the history of Parasnath hills. As the museum is located right at the foot of Parasnath hills, you will have no problem visiting there while exploring the Shikharji temple. In this museum, you will witness manuscripts, idols, and scriptures that are important for the Jain community. You will gain a lot of knowledge by studying the history of Madhuban.

DAY 6 - INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

In the morning, we will transfer you to the airport to catch the flight for international departure.

  • Emergency evacuations/Rescue expenses, if required.
  • 16 days accommodation
  • Any extra nights stayed due to bad weather, early arrivals, etc.
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Travel & Medical Insurance Permissions and other official formalities
Documents

You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.
Common Items
  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).
Toileteries
  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet once