This is a spectacular oldest Jain temple outside India This temple boasts of being the first of its kind to be constructed outside of the Asian continent. Built in the traditional style in white marble, the temple is located in the middle of the hustle bustle of the narrow streets of the old town but once you enter the temple. you come across the serene and quite structure which is splendid. A holy place for all devotees and followers of Jainism. the first Digamber Jain Mandir outside India was opened in the presence of Pujya Kanji Swami Built in1963 this spectacular temple is adorned from floor to ceiling with sculptures and figurines. The artwork on the walls is amazing. Watch the exquisitely decorated white marble structure adorned with statues, gold spires, silver doors and plenty of other features that compels time and attention. Pay your respects to the pratimajis of Shantinath, Neminath, Parasvanath, Mahavir Swami, Simandhar swami, and a bhavi Tirthankar. This Temple has a social gathering area for all the followers of Jainism. Classes and a children’s pathshala have also been running for many years. Visit the temple to enjoy the beauty of Indian temple architecture and for the truly spiritual experience.
Either by taxi or through Tuk Tuk or Matatu. Located in the heart of the city. easily accessible.
15 min (8.7 km) via Malindi Rd/B8 by taxi
1 h 47 min (8.6 km) via Malindi Rd/B8 by walking.
Tuk-Tuk has been the most popular form of short travel within Mombasa. You can also hire a Tuck Tuck for 50 kes from one place to the other within the central Business district. Expect to pay about Kes 100 to go further. Be sure to confirm with the driver before starting the trip what he will charge you.
When you hire a small car the prices start around the US $40 for self-drive. It's advisable to hire a driver, which will cost you around the US $15 per day
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