Shatrunjay is one of the holiest Jain pilgrimage sites in the world. There are over 3400 steps to reach the top of Shatrunjay. The climb is 3.5 Km, or 2.2 miles from the base in Palitana town and takes approximately two hours. This app guides you as you climb to the summit. It acts as a personal pocket tour guide along the way with fascinating stories of the shrines on the path and the main temple complex on the summit.
The ActionTour app has nine detailed maps so that you will not need any other help. The App covers 50 major and 50 minor points of interest to makes sure that you see every significant point, temple and shrine. It tells you stories of historical and mythical figures of ages past. It also shows you Jain rituals, Jain hymns & traditions. It's perfect for all ages and works without wifi/data once downloaded.
Shatrunjay is to Jains what Jerusalem is to Christians and Jews, and what Mecca and Medina are to Muslims. Every Jain aspires to visit this major pilgrimage centre at least once in their lifetime. The hill attracts several million people from all over the world every year. Ancient history says that thousands of saints have achieved the state of perfect purity here. Hence each and every stone of this holy hill is worshipped.
Palitana is the first city in the world to become legally vegetarian in 2014. It has outlawed anything related to animal violence, including the buying and selling of fish and meat.