This place will be a different experience altogether... a climb over a shield mountain... takes you back to ages of Jain literature.... But safety is a concern, that to in late hours... It will take 1-1.5 hrs to climb n be back.... the optimum time to start climbing would be 5 am or 4.30 pm....
It is true that not many people know this place. There is a local temple and behind the temple you may have to travel few 100 meters and you see a forlorn place. Climb by foot to some distance and you can see a cave, however, we may have to go in group as this place (inside the cave) gambling... 更多
Such a beatiful place! We went there on a tuesday and we were the only ones there on the majestic big snake mountain in the warm sunlight overlooking the landscape. And there is two places with Buddha statues cut out in the walls.
If you are jain, you should be visiting this place if you are passing near madurai. Very small trek to top of the hill. there are 2 paths .. you should not miss the one on left side. There is very big carving(5 ft) of statue in rock there.
Not many people are aware about this location. It's only a rock with sculptures on it (Jain Sculptures). But if you would like to see something extravagant apart from the all-lookalike temples of Madurai, must visit here. Try not to go when it's too hot. Amazing view of the city.
The climb is worth for the cool breeze during early mornings/late evenings if you are lucky!, the view from top and the engravings. This place is not known to every one and is not very famous though..
Samanar Hill is 12 Kms from Madurai town, which is unfortunately very less known to the people of Madurai. If you are in need of small to medium adventure; a nice evening climb could just give you that. It is heard that Jain saints used to reside at the hill and you can see some ancient sculptures there. From the... 更多
I went to this place, two days before Deepavali, and one day before I left Madurai with my close friend.... 更多