One of the five holiest places of the Jain community, Ranakpur derives its name from one of its former rulers Rana Kumbha. Situated at a distance of 96 km from Udaipur, Ranakpur is known for its beautiful temples. Lush green hills surround this picturesque little town, which is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Rajasthan. In fact the beautiful natural surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for the beautiful temples Ranakpur is famous for. Most of these temples made of amber stone, date back to the 15th century and are a magnificent sight to behold.
Having the distinction of being one of the most beautiful places in Rajasthan, Ranakpur Tourism attracts a huge number of tourists every year. If you are on a holiday to Rajasthan you should make it a point to travel to Ranakpur and revel in its sheer beauty. However, the best time to book the Holiday Packages in Ranakpur is during the winters (October to March).
Tourist Attractions in Ranakpur
Some of the most famous tourist attractions you can visit when you travel to Ranakpur are listed below.
The Chaturmukh Jain Temple
This temple, which is also known as the 'Four Faced' temple, is dedicated to the venerated Tirthankara Rishabhji. The Chaturmukhi Jain temple sprawls over an area of 48,000 sq. feet and is open on all four sides. The complex comprises of 29 halls and 1,444 intricately carved pillars and is one of the most famous temples in Ranakpur.
Desuri is famous for its three Jain temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman and Navi Mata. Other attractions located in this picturesque site include an old mosque, which is also worth a visit.
The marble temple of Parshvanath is also known as the 'Patriyon ka Mandir'. The temple, which is famous for its black stone image of the Jain saint Parsvanath was built in the mid 15th century. Surrounded by high hills, this beautiful temple is also famous for its pierced stone windows with ornamental designs. Besides, there are many other beautiful temples and places you can visit and Ranakpur Travel can be an amazing experience.
Muchhal Mahavir Temple
Lord Mahavir with a big moustache, this is what it means. The temple is another popular attraction in Ranakpur. It also features two sculptures of elephants at the entrance gateway in guarding position.
Surya Narayan Temple
Dedicated to Sun God, this temple has various murals on its circular wall structures. Inside the complex, one will find sculpture of Lord Surya riding a chariot with seven horses.
Best Time to Visit
Lying in the tropical climatic zone, Ranakpur experiences typical hot and dry summers. The maximum temperature during the season rises up to 42 degrees Celsius resulting in scorching heat. Monsoon receives scanty rainfalls but drops in temperature are observed. October to March however is the best time to visit Ranakpur.
How to Reach
» Air: The nearest airport is the Dabok Airport in Udaipur that is 110 km away.
» Rail: Falna, which is 35 km away, is the nearest railhead, which is on the Delhi- Ahmedabad sector.
» Road: A network of buses run from Ranakpur to nearby places. Besides, four daily deluxe buses connect Udaipur with Ranakpur. You can also hire cabs from Udaipur. To commute locally you can easily find a number of un-metered auto- rickshaws and cycle rickshaws.
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