The Ancient Jain temple is located at Sultan Bathery, earlier known as Kidaganad town of Kerala. It is said to have been built in the 13th century CE. The temple is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.

At a distance of 24 km from Kalpetta & 1 km from Sulthan Bathery Bus Station, Jain Temple is an ancient temple located in the heart of Sulthan Bathery town in Wayanad district. This is one of the most important amongst a series of ruins spread across Kerala that testify to a period of a strong Jain presence in this region and also one of the best heritage places to visit in Wayanad.

Few holy sites have ever served as a shrine, an administrative hub and as an ammunition base for an invading army. One of the holiest sites for Jainism across the country lies in the gorgeous hills of Sulthan Bathery.

The Bathery Jain Temple, dating back to the 13th century, is said to have been built in the prevalent architectural style of the then reigning Vijayanagar Dynasty. Tipu Sultan set up his battery at this site, and today the entirety of Sulthan Bathery is named after the same. One is immediately made aware of the sanctity and colourful past that shrouds this temple in both grandeur and mystique.

The temple is now a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.

Activities / Things to Do

  • Explore the History
  • Temple visit
  • Sightseeing
  • Explore culture

Quick info

  • Timings

    6.00 AM - 9.30AM & 05.30 PM - 06.30PM

    Open all days

  • Entry Fee

    Free entry

  • Time required


    Usually, it will take fewer than1 hours

  • Best month to visit

    All time we can visit th

  • Traveler type

    History Buffs, Experience Seekers and God Lovers.

  • Geographical information


    Altitude: 1000 m Above sea level

  • Location

    Latitude: 11.660233, Longitude: 76.250705

  • Nearest Bus station


    Sulthan Bathery

  • Nearest Railway station


    Calicut CLT around 97 kms

  • Nearest Airport

    Calicut CCJ around 110 km Kannur CNN around 118 km

  • Tips

    Dress modestly

Things to carry

  • Water
  • Camera / Mobile camera

Ticket rates / Prices / Charges

  • Entry

    There is no entry fees

Additional information / F.A.Q

Any Jain bhojanshala in temple or Jain food available nearby?

No, bhojanshala / food in temple. you can find pure veg restaurents nearby.

Why Are the Jain temple Famous

1. Holy site
2. Architectural style
3. Monument of national importance.
4. Great carvings and pillars

How do I get to Jain temple ?

How do I get to edakkal caves?
The nearest railway station to Jain temple is at Kozhikode/Calicut which is located at an approximate distance of 97 km. The nearest airport to Jain temple is also at Calicut and it takes nearly 3 hours to reach Jain temple if you follow the Calicut-Wayanad road.
Kannur Airport also near and it's about 118 km.

What is the best time to visit Jain temple

Morning and evening.

Is Jain temple is good to visit ?

Yes of course. it's good to visit for History Buffs, Experience Seekers and God Lovers.

Updated on 01/01/2020

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