Jain Temples
Jain Temples
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • solotraveller
    Glasgow, United Kingdom218 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful temples but overcrowded and noisy
    Beautiful temples inside the Jaisalmer Fort but such a disappointment only because of noisy tourists who do not respect the ambience of the place. The only thing they are interested in is to take pictures. Be prepared to pay 50 rupees as entry (never heard of ever having to pay to enter a temple) and 50/- per camera which includes your phone camera. A rip off! Be careful of priests inside who call you up to the sanctum sanctorum and offer you Prasad because you have to pay them too. If you get a good guide, that's fantastic because explanations are very welcome. When you see the Sun shining on the stone sculptures, you get why it's called Sona or gold. Go as early as possible to avoid the loud and boisterous crowds and to absorb the sanctity of the place.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 January 2024
  • FHTR In Rajasthan
    Jaipur, India246 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Journey Through Time
    Jaisalmer's Jain temples aren't just places of worship, they're architectural marvels! Each intricately carved structure tells a story, transporting you back in time. Wandering through the corridors felt like stepping into a golden age of artistry. The detailed sculptures and delicate designs left me awestruck. While the climb to some temples might test your legs, the panoramic views and serene atmosphere are worth every step. Highly recommend it for history buffs and art lovers! #JaisalmerGems #JainMarvels
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 February 2024
  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,85,091 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Ensemble of Jain Temples
    This Jain temple has been around since the 16th century and was constructed for the Jain Tirthankara, Chandraprabhu Ji. Like most Jain temples I’ve ever seen, this one is also richly decorated with fine wall carving as well as many statues of Jain Tirthankaras. I thought the most impressive of the already exquisite carvings was the domed roof of the main hall which I think is supposed to represent the Jain cosmology. The temple was located opposite my hotel Hotel Suraj and inside the fort grounds. Even if you’re staying outside the fort grounds, it’s worth visiting this temple as part of any visit to the fort or city. This temple is connected to a number of other Jain temples via doors, roofs and walls, so the chances are you'll see the connected temples too. An annoying thing is that people will try and trick you into performing some Jain ritual and get you to donate. I just put my feet down and told them no.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Sweetra
    United States279 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Intricate Maze
    These temples are beautiful. They are full of carvings, statues, pillars, and some have beautiful ceilings. There weren’t many other visitors so it wasn’t too bad. The holy men tried to be helpful and pointed us in the right direction to see the rest of the temples. They did ask for donations. There are signs that say to put the money in the large rectangular metal containers but the holy men want the money in the trays on the large containers. The money in the containers go to the trust for Jain temples and they do what they want with it. Same with the 250 rupees per person they charge. The money that you put in the trays goes to the holy men and their families who are the ones taking care of the temple you are visiting. You choose if you want to donate and where you want to put your donation. You can spend a lot of time inside looking at all the carvings and taking photographs.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 April 2024
  • Sandy_JSR
    Jamshedpur, India2,016 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jain temple inside Fort
    Jaisalmer Jain temples is a group of seven Jain temples inside Jaisalmer Fort. The entry to the temple is free, though there is charge for carrying camera / mobile. The temples are built with yellow sandstone and have nice architecture and intricate carvings. When we visited the temple in the beginning of Oct’23 in morning time, there was limited crowd. We had a peaceful visit to the temples and see the intricate carving inside the temples. Overall, a visit is always recommended along with fort visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 May 2024
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Sandy_JSR
Jamshedpur, India2,016 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Jaisalmer Jain temples is a group of seven Jain temples inside Jaisalmer Fort. The entry to the temple is free, though there is charge for carrying camera / mobile. The temples are built with yellow sandstone and have nice architecture and intricate carvings. When we visited the temple in the beginning of Oct’23 in morning time, there was limited crowd. We had a peaceful visit to the temples and see the intricate carving inside the temples. Overall, a visit is always recommended along with fort visit.
Written 18 May 2024
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Sweetra
United States279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
These temples are beautiful. They are full of carvings, statues, pillars, and some have beautiful ceilings. There weren’t many other visitors so it wasn’t too bad. The holy men tried to be helpful and pointed us in the right direction to see the rest of the temples. They did ask for donations.

There are signs that say to put the money in the large rectangular metal containers but the holy men want the money in the trays on the large containers. The money in the containers go to the trust for Jain temples and they do what they want with it. Same with the 250 rupees per person they charge. The money that you put in the trays goes to the holy men and their families who are the ones taking care of the temple you are visiting. You choose if you want to donate and where you want to put your donation.

You can spend a lot of time inside looking at all the carvings and taking photographs.
Written 6 April 2024
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Amelie9626
Cape Town, South Africa1,615 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The Jain temples are a set of six temples within the Jaisalmer Fort. You basically buy a ticket for your mobile phones to enable you to take photographs, and there is no ticket to enter the temple as such for Indians.

You must leave your shoes outside the temple and must have knees and shoulders covered so no shorts are allowed.

The temples themselves are absolutely beautiful from the inside. There are a number of priests or holy men who keep insisting that you have to pay them something. But if you have to donate any money, please donate them in the rectangular metal boxes with slits in them, so that the money actually goes towards funding the upkeep of the temples and their maintenance.

The staff at the temple are very rude because they don't really explain to you where you have to go next. So I think we only actually saw about 4 of the 6 temples, but we were just tired of asking them for directions and help.

I believe that the Jains missed out a great opportunity here to explain more about their religion and their culture to all the tourists who visit these absolutely beautiful temples. They should have put up more signage and posters explaining more about Mahavir Jain and the temples and what to the various aspects of the temple represent and what are some of the rituals and customs that are performed at the temple.

As we went very early in the morning, the temples were empty and there were no guides around, so we essentially did a quick walking tour in about 15 minutes and left because we didn't really understand much about the temple.
Written 29 February 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This Jain temple has been around since the 16th century and was constructed for the Jain Tirthankara, Chandraprabhu Ji. Like most Jain temples I’ve ever seen, this one is also richly decorated with fine wall carving as well as many statues of Jain Tirthankaras. I thought the most impressive of the already exquisite carvings was the domed roof of the main hall which I think is supposed to represent the Jain cosmology. The temple was located opposite my hotel Hotel Suraj and inside the fort grounds. Even if you’re staying outside the fort grounds, it’s worth visiting this temple as part of any visit to the fort or city.

This temple is connected to a number of other Jain temples via doors, roofs and walls, so the chances are you'll see the connected temples too.

An annoying thing is that people will try and trick you into performing some Jain ritual and get you to donate. I just put my feet down and told them no.
Written 16 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

FHTR In Rajasthan
Jaipur, India246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Jaisalmer's Jain temples aren't just places of worship, they're architectural marvels! Each intricately carved structure tells a story, transporting you back in time. Wandering through the corridors felt like stepping into a golden age of artistry. The detailed sculptures and delicate designs left me awestruck. While the climb to some temples might test your legs, the panoramic views and serene atmosphere are worth every step. Highly recommend it for history buffs and art lovers! #JaisalmerGems #JainMarvels
Written 2 February 2024
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Ashima J
Pune, India373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
beautiful carvings and details.. must visit for all the archi lovers.. placed right in the center of the jaisalmer fort .. must vist !
Written 29 January 2024
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solotraveller
Glasgow, UK218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Beautiful temples inside the Jaisalmer Fort but such a disappointment only because of noisy tourists who do not respect the ambience of the place. The only thing they are interested in is to take pictures. Be prepared to pay 50 rupees as entry (never heard of ever having to pay to enter a temple) and 50/- per camera which includes your phone camera. A rip off! Be careful of priests inside who call you up to the sanctum sanctorum and offer you Prasad because you have to pay them too.

If you get a good guide, that's fantastic because explanations are very welcome. When you see the Sun shining on the stone sculptures, you get why it's called Sona or gold. Go as early as possible to avoid the loud and boisterous crowds and to absorb the sanctity of the place.
Written 3 January 2024
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cichti
Adelaide, Australia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Simply incredible that these temples are still in the condition they are in after so many centuries. Such intricate stone carvings. The holy men are delightful, encouraging us to sit, meditate and chant with them under the dome
Written 5 July 2023
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia9,601 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Jaisalmer Fort is a unique place to visit. Apart from some stunning havelis, the most beautiful structures are the 7 Jain temples. Build 600 years ago, their architecture and carvings are unbelievably beautiful. As in Dilwara, there are hundreds of animals and human figures intricately carved, both inside and outside. Because most of these are protected from the elements, they look like new. It is essential to visit with a knowledgeable guide.
Written 30 March 2023
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Rajiv T
New Delhi, India194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The old temples inside the old living fort was worth a visit
Such delicate carving apart from the religious peace it was a wonder to see it
Written 18 February 2023
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