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a captivating village which is located between the cities of Jodhpur
and Udaipur. It lies in the Pali district of Rajasthan and is known
for the spectacular range of Jain temples that can be found here.
Ranakpur is a pilgrim destination which is indispensable in the
itinerary of a tourist who is on his pilgrim tour of north India.
This charming village has derived its name after Rana Kumbha.
Well-known for some excellently carved 15th century Jain temples in
amber stone, Ranakpur is one of the five holiest places of the Jains
and flaunts outstanding natural beauty. Dharna Sah, who happened to be
a Jain businessman, approached Rana Kumbha when he had the vision of
his great temple to request a portion of land for its construction.
The magnificent Jain temples were built during the rule of the
open-minded and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha during the 15th century.
The basement of the complex covers 48,000 sq. feet area and features
four additional shrines, twenty four pillared halls and domes
supported by more than four hundred columns. There are 1,444 columns
and all of them are intricately carved with different appearance. The
inventively engraved nymphs playing the flute in various dance
positions at an elevation of 45 feet makes for an absorbing sight.
Udaipur is the nearest
airport and is well connected to Jaipur, Delhi and Mumbai.
Udaipur is the nearest
railway station and is well-connected with all major cities of
Ranakpur is well
connected by road to all major cities of Rajasthan.
People travel to Ranakpur because of its splendid Jain temples, which
is the biggest draw for majority of the tourists.
The temple is one of the five major sites for Jain pilgrimage India.
The Sun temples were built in 15th century during the reign of Rana
Kumbha. This built of white limestone temple is elaborately adorned
with intricate sculptures. The images of all 24 'Tirthankras'
(prophets) are carved on the porticoes in a corridor around the
Hotel Ranakpur Hill
Hotel The Fateh Bagh [hh]
Hotel Ghanerao Castle [hh]
hh - heritage hotel ; ph -
palace hotel ; bh - boutique hotel ; gh - guest house ; hs - home stay
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