Time Required : 2-3 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Timings : 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Entry restricted after 11:00 AM)
Muktagiri is famous pilgrimage centre dedicated to Jainism located in Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border in the central part of Indian. It is a collection of 52 temples situated on the Satpuda Mountain ranges amidst lush greenery very close to a breathtaking waterfall. The picturesque location is mind-stirring, especially during monsoons when the waterfall gushes with gallons of clear water and the vegetation is dense and verdant green. Since the temple complex is situated on a hill, devotees have to climb up the hill. There are about 350 steps to reach the top. It may sound a bit exhausting to climb so many steps, but once you are up there, the panoramic view of the entire complex under the lovely skies is sure to uplift you with a sense of experience like never before.
Muktagiri is also known as Mendhagiri or the Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Muktagiri. It is best explored with by foot making it a hot spot for people searching for trekking trails in the region. Just pack your essentials, wear your trekking gear and get going. A halt at the waterfall is advisable to rest before you proceed to the magnificent temple complex. The ones who are not in a physical condition to climb the stairs can take palkhi (palanquin) services from the base of the hill at a minimal cost.
Many followers believe that many miracles have happened here and hence come here to attain peace. Some religious texts state that many saints have attained peace and salvation at Muktagiri. The divine vibe of the temple complex won't go unnoticed, and you are sure to feel a step closer to Nirvana.