Ranakpur Tourism

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Kamal Dahiya5.0/5

111 reviews

Hidden gem of Rajasthan

Ranakpur is near about 52 km from kumbhalgarh. This place is known for its world famous jain temples. This small town doesn't have many things to offer except jain temples. Roads are not in good shape, but as you enter Ranakpur jain temples you won't believe on your eyes, these temples are beyond mens thinking.

Suhani Sogani5.0/5

16 reviews

Essence of Spritiuality

Ranakpur Jain temple is one of the most spectacular of the Jain Temples situated in the Pali district of Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to the founder of Jain religion ie the 1st Thirthankara - Bhagwan Adinath. The name of the temple and the town, Ranakpur is dedicated to the provincial ruler Rana Kumbha. The temple is built with the help of around 1444 pillars and no two pillars are same and from each pillar you can see the statue of God. You cannot count the pillars, it is said that if two people are counting simultaneously there will surely be difference in their counting. There is one beautiful carving made out of a single marble rock with 108 heads of snakes and numerous tails. There is no end to the tails. There are various other marvellous piece of architecture which you will get to know once you visit there.

You may sit in any part of the temple and you will not feel hot. It has two other small temples also. There is a mess and small guest house where you can book your stay. Also, guides are available both in hindi and english. You can reach the destination either from Udaipur or Jodhpur and there are various luxurious resorts near by for weekend getaways.

So plan your trip to Ranakpur to feel the divine aura

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Ranakpur Overview

Ranakpur is a small village located in the Aravalli range, between Udaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan. It lies in the Pali district of Rajasthan, which lies 60 km from the city of Udaipur. The village is renowned for a large Jain Temple, which is also one of the most important Jain temples in the country.

Ranakpur derives its name from Rana Khumba. It is said that Rana Khumba gave the land for the construction of the Jain temples in the region, when a businessman named Dharna Shah approached him and told him about his vision of a great temple.

Another Jain temple in the village apart from the main Jain Temple is the Sun Temple, which is located right opposite the main one. The presence of these two Jain temples makes Ranakpur one of the most important pilgrimage centres for the Jain community in India.

The main Jain temple complex covers a total area of 48,000 square km and has 1444 different columns. The temple also has two large bells which weigh 108 kg each and whose sounds echo through the whole complex.

There are other temples too in the village which are dedicated to different Gods of the Hindu community. Being situated in Rajasthan, it experiences very hot summers with the temperature ranging from 38° to 42° Celsius. The winter months of December to February experience temperatures between 11° to 20° Celsius.

The best time to visit Ranakpur is in the months of September to March, when the temperature remains comfortable and there is not much rainfall. Ranakpur is well connected by means of roads, although it does not have a railway station.

The closest railway station to the place is at Falna, which is 30 km away. There are taxis as well as buses from Falna to Ranakpur. Buses are available from Udaipur as well to the Ranakpur temple and the journey takes about 3 hours.

Although the village lacks the grandeur of the palaces of Udaipur and Jaipur, the temples present in the region make up for it and make it an important pilgrimage centre.