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Jain Temple - Kolkata, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Feel the influence of the mystical Jain temple at Jain Temple - Kolkata. A major tourist attraction in Kolkata, as well as one of the most important Jain temples, it was built by a Jain named Rai Badridas Bahadoor Mookim in 1867. Witness a lamp burning with ghee inside the sanctum sanctorum, which has been continuously burning ever since the commission of the temple. The deity of Lord Shitalnathji is seated there as well, and his diamond forehead is a famed attraction. See the lavishly decorated interiors with mirrors and glasses abundant, along the intricately paved marble floor. Put Jain Temple - Kolkata into our Kolkata (Calcutta) itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Kolkata boasts a variety of deluxe, high-end hotels, situated especially in the heart of the city and in the upscale neighborhoods of the South Kolkata district. While both mid-range and budget options are plentiful and can be found all over town, if you're not looking to splurge, consider booking ahead, as decent but affordable establishments fill up quickly.
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  • The temple is surrounded by decorative gardens and situated in one of the poorer parts of the city. The temple itself is extremely ornate, with beautiful mosaic and mirrored decor. The gardens too are...  more »
  • An unusual temple to visit. Very active and friendly people there, including a 100 yr old lady who apparently visits every day. Well worth a look if you're in the area.  more »
  • We visited the temples in the morning, so there were very less people and one priest showed us some interesting details in the art and architecture. The buildings are wonderful and the surrounding als...  more »