The 860 Jain Temples at the top of Palitana sound like a "must see" but the 2000 steps to the top sound very difficult for an older person.
Can anybody say just how tough the trip up and down will be in late December? Do they allow us to wear shoes until we get to the top? (I went to the top of the Rock temple in Tamil Nadu last year without shoes and found out how "out of shape" my feet are and was just about lame the next day!!)
I understand they will carry us up, but I'm 6'0, 200 lbs--will that work? I've heard it is very uncomfortable to be carried up?
Can I just take a hot air balloon to the top? will Prayer do it?
Thanks a lot!
Travel-junkie3PO (also--a wimp, I guess)