Palitana, in Bhavanagar district, is 1 mile (2 kilometres) from the Shatrunjaya Hill, the most important centre of Jain pilgrimage, with an incredable 863 Jain Temples on top of its twin peaks. Palitana is a major marketing centre for chillies, cereals and pulses.
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The Gadaladeniya Temple's design is of South Indian origin with a Devale attached to it, similar in character to the Natha Devale and the Gedige of Adahana Maluwa. The main shrine room has a seated Buddha statue and the remains of some paintings of the Gampola period. A half day excursion called the 'Temple Loop' is a great way to sample the lovely rural surroundings of the Hill Capital.