Orchha-Sonagiri


Orchha-Sonagiri tour occupies a significant position among the weekend tours from Orchha. Sonagiri is a sacred Jain hill, which is located about 45 kilometers from Jhansi.
It houses as many as 77 Jain temples along the hills and on the hills slopes. Among the 77 temples, temple number 57 is the main temple. However, the most beautiful temple, among 77 temples, is the temple dedicated to the 8th Jain Tirthankar, Chatranatha.

Sonagiri is one of the important pilgrimage sites for the Digambar Jains. Legends believe that King Nanganag Kumar attained nirvana at this site, along with his fifteen million followers. Several white Jain temples are scattered around hill, which are dedicated to the king and his followers. Sonagiri is one of the most popular sites that witness a huge tourist traffic every year. Thousands of Jain pilgrims come to this site to pay reverence to ascetic saints.

Sonagiri is located Datia-Gwalior road and is connected with an excellent network of roadways to Gwalior, Jhansi and Datia. Moreover, the hill is located on Agra-Jhansi railway line. Therefore, it can be reached through train from Datia, Jhansi and Gwalior. Tourists willing to come to Sonagiri by air plane can take a flight to Gwalior airport and thereafter avail the roadways from Gwalior. It is noteworthy that Sonagiri possesses a number of hotels and lodges for the accommodation of the tourists. The hotels in Sonagiri are known for its warm hospitality and room services.



Last Updated on 19/06/2013

     


     

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