In the holy city of Palitana, Shatrunjaya Hill is an important place of worship in Jainism, a belief system that revolves around non-violence toward all living things - people, animals, even insects.

Shatrunjaya is a hill of steps stretching 591m high. The 4-km ascent via the 3950 steps takes about two hours. You start at sunrise and walk on your own without a guide. Along the way are 863 magnificent marble Jain temples, comprising the holiest place on earth for Jainsm.They were built at different times but most belong to the 16th century and bear many common architectural features.

From the top of the hill, a breathtaking panoramic view of the Gulf of Cambay and the countryside makes an unforgettable picture for any traveller.

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