Few days before I got the chance of visiting one of the amazing historical places of Madhya Pradesh which is Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Shetra, Sonagiri. Sonagiri is a small town in Datia district near Dabra and it is about 60 KMs from Gwalior city. Sonagiri is basically a Jain pilgrimage hill station and it is one of the primary pilgrimage places for the Jain devotees.
I found Sonagiri a very beautiful and peaceful place to visit near Gwalior city. There are more than 100 temples situated on the hill and all the temples have excellent architecture. The history of Sonagiri is from the 9th century onwards. It is said that on this hill more than 5 crores of ascetic saints have achieved liberation.
Sonagiri is very popular among tourists coming from Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi, Orchha, etc. Ascetic saints come to Sonagiri – Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Shetra to practice self-discipline, austerity and to attain salvation/ liberation (Moksha). Sonagiri is one of the 40 Amazing Places To Visit Near Gwalior.
How To Reach Sonagiri Jain Temples
Reaching Sonagiri is very easy as the place is well connected with rail and road means of transport. There is a dedicated railway station for the Sonagiri Jain Temples named as Sonagiri Junction which comes under the Agra-Jhansi rail line. Sonagiri can be accessed by road via the Dabra-Datia highway which also lies on the Gwalior-Jhansi Road.
Complete Address of Sonagiri Jain Temples: Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Shetra, Sonagir, Post – Sonagiri, District – Datia, Madhya Pradesh, Pin – 475685.
Now below is the information of Sonagiri travel distance from some of the famous locations –
Sonagiri travel distance from Delhi is around 450 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Mathura is around 270 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Agra is around 210 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Morena is around 120 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Bhind is around 150 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Gwalior is around 60 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Jhansi is around 30 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Orchha is around 50 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Shivpuri is around 110 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Bina is around 220 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Bhopal is around 410 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Indore is around 500 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Ujjain is around 450 KMs.
Sonagiri travel distance from Jabalpur is around 400 KMs.
Here is a short travel video of Sonagiri hill station with some of the important information about the place –
Sonagiri is one of the best places I visited in recent times. If you are looking for a peaceful and historical place to visit then Sonagiri is the perfect choice for you. Also, the spiritual significance of this place is on the next level. Many renowned and learned Saints are known to gain salvation at this place. A 9.8 feet rock-cut statue of Lord Chandraprabhu is situated at the hill station, dating back to the 5th to 6th century.
Sonagiri is a must-visit and one of the most amazing places to visit near Gwalior city Madhya Pradesh. If you want to know more about the Sonagiri or need any kind of information about the same then feel free to tell us in the comment section below.
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